Annual Auto Show at Heritage Museums & Gardens Vehicle Registration

This event is no longer on sale.

Sunday June 13

8:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

This family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods, and custom cars in excellent original or restored condition. All body styles are invited and displayed on the lawns and fields at Heritage, where registered vehicles can compete for awards. This year’s show will highlight the Cape Cod Chapter of the Early Ford V8 Club. Sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation.

Please note that the number of show cars able to register will be limited this year to facilitate social distancing on the fields. Advanced registration is required. Registration will close once vehicle capacity is met.

Please note, that at this time we require that all visitors wear face coverings indoors and on transport vehicles, even if vaccinated. All unvaccinated visitors must wear face coverings indoors and outdoors, and continue to maintain at least six feet (two meters) of distance between themselves and other parties, per the Massachusetts Face Coverings Advisory. Our staff will continue to wear face coverings when interacting with the public.  Face coverings are required in the following locations:

  • The Shop at Heritage
  • The J.K. Lilly III Automobile Gallery with the From Carriage to Classic exhibit
  • The Special Exhibitions Gallery with the Let’s Play! New England Toy Stories exhibit
  • Transport vehicles for those with disabilities or needing assistance

The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 13. A decision to move to the rain date will be made by 5:30 am on Saturday, June 12.

Registration Requirements:

  • Vehicle registration is limited due to gathering size restrictions set forth by the state. Show cars will be displayed on two separate lawns for crowd capacity management purposes.
  • Deadline for pre-registration is 10 am on June 11, 2021, but day-of registration may be available (if capacity allows). Registration fee is $20 per vehicle until June 6. From June 7 until the day of the show, the registration fee per vehicle is $25.
  • Each entry includes two admissions to Heritage Museums & Gardens (a $40 value) and the opportunity to compete for Spectators' Choice, Participants' Choice, and Oldest Car/Motorcycle awards. At this time, judging capacity for the three Heritage awards is full and no longer available.
  • Vehicles will be admitted no earlier than 8 am on the show day. No admittance will be made to the show after 9:30 am sharp.
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens has the unrestricted right to use the entrants’ names in the promotion of the event.
  • Commercial signs and advertisements are not permitted without permission from show management.
  • Fire extinguishers are required in all show vehicles.
  • Movement of vehicles during show hours is restricted because the museum’s paved surfaces are shared with pedestrians. Participants who wish to leave early must specify their intention upon arrival and will be parked in an area reserved for early departure vehicles. If you decide to depart early, the exit rout may involve driving on a dirt road. NOTE: Early departure takes place at 12:30 pm, prior to the awards ceremony.
  • Awards will be presented promptly at 1:50 pm and all vehicles must depart the show field during the organized exit parade at 2 pm. 

Program fees fund Heritage’s mission to inspire people of all ages to discover, learn, and enjoy together. Thank you for your support. Vehicle Registration Fee:  $20 Prior to June 6, $25 June 7-12.

For questions or help with vehicle registration, please email