RetroFest™ 2021

RetroFest™ 2021

RetroFest™ 2021 Virtual Cruise Party and Car Show

This year RetroFest™ 2021 will be live-streamed! There will not be a physical location for attendees to visit, instead viewers can watch RetroFest via the comfort of their home or office. Due to Covid-19 we are forced to avoid large gatherings downtown, which is why we are keeping RetroFest alive with a new a modern live streaming format. Our cruise will not be open to the public this year, however select cars will be featured inside of our video stream over Friday June 25, and Saturday June 26.

Ms. RetroFest™ Pageant

TitleWe will also be running a Ms. RetroFest™ Pageant. We are very happy to invite Melanie Renaud, Miss Galaxy Chatham 2021 and former Miss Teen Chatham-Kent-World 2013 and Canada’s Perfect Supermodel 2015 as the director for the Ms. RetroFest 2021 pageant. The winner of the competition will be a confirmed ambassador of downtown and all that RetroFest™ represents.

The Ms. RetroFest™ Pageant contestants have now been selected.

Visit our Ms.RetroFest Event Page . All the contestants will have completed a video with a business downtown Chatham and will be asked some questions as to what would make them a good ambassador. Some points will be given for the business video taped: their retro-wear: June 18th – June 24th at midnight, the public will be able to vote for their fav; and points for their on-stage Q&A.

The Junior Judges

The 8 junior judges have been selected.

Visit our Retrofest Chatham Facebook page under events to see the cars the junior judges will be deciding on . Only the first 8 youths between 6yrs and 12 yrs old will be awarded a gift for participating. Everyone on Facebook can like their favourite choice however, the 8 children will make the final decision.

The Downtown Contests:

During the month of June as part of our RetroFest™ livestream Cruise Party and Car Show the Historic Downtown Chatham-BIA will be hosting a Downtown Contest during the weeks of:
Week 1: June 7-11 1st prize Facebook Link week 1 Over
Week 2: June 14-18 2nd prize Facebook Line week 2 Going
Week 3: June 21-25 3rd prize Facebook Line week 3
All you need to do to be entered for that week is to post a selfie of you making a purchase from one of our retail, service or restaurants from downtown Chatham to Facebook with #DowntownChathamContest and @thebusinessname. The winners for all three weeks will be randomly selected and notified June 26th and must be able to pick up their prize from downtown Chatham. Entries do not carry over week to week, you must submit a new photo to be entered the following week. You can only win once. Good luck and happy shopping!

RetroFest™ Registration Information

Registration will be different this year, instead of our formal registration, we simply ask you to feature your car on our Facebook event page located here. All classic car enthusiasts are asked to visit this page, and upload a photo of your classic car. Be sure to include the the Make, Model and Year of the car you are showing, as well as any other information that you would like to share!

RetroFest™ 2021 Schedule

Friday night, June 25, 2021 6pm to 9pm

Friday Night Live Stream Cruise Party – Lead Sponsor – OLG

Our Master of Ceremony will be Greg Hetherington from 99.1 and his co-host.

We will be live streaming our hand picked / featured cars within our mini-cruise, as well as a live streamed concert for you to enjoy. Throughout the video stream, we will also be featuring a number of guest speakers, showcasing the Ms. RetroFest Contestants for our judges, and much more!

Saturday June 26, 2021 between 11am and 2pm

Saturday Live Stream Car Show Lead Sponsor – ENGIE

We will presenting live streamed music for your entertainment (bands to be posted soon).

and featured video content including a look into a number of vehicles, their owners and their stories behind the cars. We will host our award ceremony, which will include the announcement Ms. RetroFest 2021 pageant, the Junior Judge awards, the Car-Choice awards, and the Downtown Contest Winners . We will all need to abide by the Covid-19 restrictions.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping to make this year’s RetroFest™ happen!





Municipality of Chatham-Kent

RM Auctions

99.1 FM CKXS

Abstract Marketing

Candlebox Productions

Postmedia: Chatham This Week & Chatham Daily News

The Greenhouse Nursery

and our facilitators Historic Downtown Chatham-BIA and Kent Historic Auto Club!!