It is my good friend Mike Maquire who owns a special 1988 Red Corvette – A TRACK and has lead the Aurora Canada Day Parade for many years as well as participated in many local Aurora and Newmarket special events and car shows told me about the Annual Kirkfield Parade, Festival and Car Show and that for the 11th year he would be leading the parade again this year. The way Mike described this event, I wanted to make sure I did not miss it.
The event is known as the Annual Kirkfield Festival and features a huge Parade and Classic Car Show with Rods, Classics, Antiques, Motorcycles and Cars and Trucks 1990 and older. The festival which ran from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on September 1st this year, included a pancake breakfast which took place at the Museum, a craft show, children’s activities, music, shuttle wagons and hayrides, and of course the parade and car show. The parade travelled along Kirkfield’s main street, Portage Road and terminated at the Lions Club Complex. Local shops and the main street were decorated for this special occasion. This event was organized and sponsored by the Kirkfield Festival Committee the Kirkfield District Lions Club.
Parade and car show
Considering the small size of Kirkfield, population of about 250, there were more than 200 automobiles on display at the car show from cities and towns near and far from Kirkfield. The parade route was lined with both local folk and visitors to Kirkfield, so on September 1st the population of Kirkfield increased dramatically. An enjoyable day was had by all.
I would suggest that a trip to Kirkfield is enjoyable at any time, but if you have an interest in “old cars” then plan on visiting the Annual Kirkfield Parade, Festival and Car Show in early September or if your interest lies in boating then visit the lift lock during the summer months.
Information can be obtained from the following: Kirkfield and District Historical Society firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography and Article by David Falconer