RetroFest™  2018

RetroFest™ 2018

Watch youtube video: Invitation to RetroFest ™ 2017

2018 Video invite coming soon! We will post it here…

RetroFest 2018 Logo

RetroFest™ 2018,

RetroFest is all grown up at 18 years old.

RetroFest™ 2018 is May 25th and 26th this year so Mark your calendars!

Vendor Applications can still be attained by emailing the BIA at and request a copy. Some types of products may already be filled. Please let us know what your product is. Applications are only confirmed when payment is received and a confirmation has been emailed back to the applicant.

Calling for Junior JudgesSee post on Junior Judges: Email the office at

Bands have been booked by Summit Show’s Canada. Follow them: See the line up!

Soap Box Derby on William Street has also been confirmed by the Optimist Club of Chatham. Registration will be at 9 am.

Pre-registration for the Car Show is open. No registration is required for the Cruise but required for the show. All vehicles must be 25 years and older for both the Cruise and Show. Click here for registration:

Whenever possible, support our sponsors who support this great event. Without them, we couldn’t do so much for so little. See our sponsors by clicking here:


On Friday May 25th, the classic car cruise lines up at the Bradley Convention Centre at 4pm and takes off from the parking lot at 6pm sharp. There has been a route change this year but there will be signs and leader cars to help direct the flow. Once you reach downtown, the CK Police will direct you which way you will loop King Street. You may loop King Street for as long as you like or stop and visit the local businesses.

Classic Car Route Map2018

You may also head to the Tecumseh Park where vendors will be set up to sell their wares from 3pm until dusk, and activities (rides/games) will go from 3pm- 6pm. The beverage garden and the Music on the stage will end at 11pm.

On Saturday May 26th all of King Street and side streets will be closed and car registration will begin at 8am-11am. Awards for car show will be at 4pm. The Tecumseh Park will be open at 10am until 11pm. The vendors will leave around around 5pm so don’t hesitate to get what you want before they pack up that day. The activities will also end around 5pm. Please come out in lots of time to enjoy the free activities before they shut down. The beverage garden and the music will continue until 11pm.

Check out some Retro-Fun:

Life-size Pacman Maze; life-size Simone Says, Retro-gaming room and still the bouncy’s for the “younger” kids.


Check out the Music Line Up here: Thanks to Summit Shows Canada!