Duryea Day Returns for Its 48th Year

Get out of the house this Labor Day Weekend and come to the 48th Annual Duryea Day Antique & Classic Car & Truck Show & Flea Market at the Boyertown Community Park. Join us Saturday, August 31 for a day of cars, games, food, and fun! As always, Duryea Day is an affordable event for the whole family. National Penn Investors Trust Company is proud to be this year’s Duryea Day sponsor.

Come to the Boyertown Community Park on Saturday and you will see hundreds of antique and classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. All eras will be represented, from the brass to the tailfins to the muscle cars. For those who like something a bit edgier, there will be plenty of hot rods and motorcycles roaring through the park. Commercial and light duty trucks will also be on display. Delivery trucks, fire trucks, big rigs, and more will be at Boyertown Community Park for spectators to enjoy.

Make sure you visit Duryea Day’s large flea market full of all kinds of items to satisfy the shopping bug. Car parts and homemade crafts are available for purchase. Maybe you’ll even find that car part you’ve been looking for to complete your own vehicle restoration. Or perhaps you’ll run across that perfect piece of auto memorabilia or literature for your own collection. Looking for a classic car to call your own? Then the Car Corral is the place for you.

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Activities during the day-long festivities include the attention-getting Car Games. Watch drivers try to balance their antique cars on a giant teeterboard. There are great rides available for children, too—how about the popular Trackless Train Ride? Don’t forget that admission to the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is included in your admission fee to the park for Duryea Day. The trolley will be shuttling visitors all day between the park and Museum. Demonstrations of the model train exhibit set up in a 1926 Ford Model T truck will be running all day at the Museum. Catch the Museum’s special exhibit, “On Merit Alone: The Story of Acme” on its last day in the lobby. Also in the Museum gallery are some new artifacts on display, including three Pottstown-built bicycles and a 1918 Biddle convertible! Don’t forget the Reading Diner is also at the Boyertown Museum, as well as an early 1920s Sunoco gas station, which will be in the final stages of its restoration.

Duryea Day would not be complete without good music and good food. Ken Meyle’s Special Delivery is on hand to provide visitors with some great bluegrass and contemporary music. The Joe Soltysik Band will also be in the park playing classics from the 50s and 60s. And there’s good food offered throughout the day. Moyers Catering will be the main food vendor for the day, with breakfast and ice cream provided by the Lion’s Club and the Relay for Life Jay Walkers team. So indulge—you’ll be helping out a great cause.

Everyone has the chance to win with the 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be sold all day with the winner drawn at 3:00 pm. Participants in Duryea Day have the chance to win, too. Trophies will be awarded to Museum’s Choice Antique Pre War Car, Post War Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Modified, and Sports Car. See if your favorites get the award! And everyone can be a winner by saving a life and giving blood at the Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

Duryea Day is organized and run by the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and the Pottstown Region Antique Automobile Club of America. Proceeds benefit both organizations. For more information on Duryea Day, call the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles at 610-367-2090.