Old Timer’s Day marks six decades of family fun

The 60th annual Old Timer’s Day is a family event that will showcase cars, tractors and emergency vehicles from 1985 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17.

Put on by the Town of Selbyville and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the show will take place on Church Street in Selbyville and benefit Delaware Hospice.

“We had about 2,000 people come throughout the day last year,” said Chamber of Commerce Event & Member Relations Manager Lauren Weaver, “and we expect around 2,000 people again this year.”

Weaver said the Chamber of Commerce is expecting about 130 cars to be registered this year.

Registration and check-in for the car show will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Judging and door prizes will begin at 11 a.m., with scores to be tallied from 2 to 2:30 p.m., and awards will be announced at 3 p.m.

In addition to the car show, Old Timer’s Day offers family activities. Firetruck rides and railroad museum tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there will be a kickball tournament from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Selbyville Public Library.

Old Timer’s Day “is a nice way for families to celebrate Father’s Day,” said Weaver.

The event will also feature the Glass Onion Band, a Delaware rock band, and vendors.

Though Selbyville is celebrating the 60th year of Old Timer’s Day, Weaver said that the event was originally a strawberry festival and has only been a car show for about the past 25 years.

Registered participants will park antique vehicles along Church Street, and everyone else can park on side streets, in municipal lots and in the Southern Delaware School of the Arts parking lot. Handicapped parking is reserved, by town hall.

The car show is free to attend. Vehicle registration costs $10, and vendor registration starts at $30, at www.thequietresorts.com.