Community Events

Bothwell’s 21st Annual Optifest/Old Auto’s Car Show

WHERE
Victoria Park Bothwell, Ontario
WHEN
Friday, August 10, 2012 to Sunday, August 12, 2012
TIME
see description

Bothwell’s 21st Annual Optifest/Old Auto’s Car Show Weekend August 10-12, 2012 Victoria Park Bothwell, Ontario Friday S.W. Ontario’s Largest Automotive Flea Market. Non-Automotive Vendors in the Park Area. Car Corral Open. Huntley Inflatables in the park area. Parade at 7pm, begins at the arena and finishes at the park. (All vintage vehicles welcome). Contact Lisa Downie for more information, 519-695-2000. Jr. Canadian Cowgirls will perform a show under the lights at the ball diamond right after they finish in the parade. Snakebite is the evening entertainment. Saturday Gigantic Car Show (Show Vehicles 20 years or older preferred). Fun in the Sun is the theme for Bothwell 2012 when all convertibles, roadsters, touring cars or any open vehicle over 30 years will be admitted free. S.W. Ontario’s Largest Automotive Flea Market. Non-Automotive Vendors in the Park Area. Car Corral Open. Huntley Inflatables in the park area. D.J. Ken Chaplain in the car show area. Saturday afternoon Singer/Songwriter Jay Allen will perform in the beer tent area. Baby Contest (0-18 months); a booth will be located near the car show entrance in the park area where patrons walking by can vote on baby pictures. To register your baby’s picture, write your name, birth date and a contact number on the back of the picture, then drop off at Route 79 Restaurant, or Scoops & Subs Restaurant in Bothwell before 5pm Friday August 10th. Contact Chantelle Kyle for more information, 519-437-0415. Saturday afternoon, Troupe Abdo Belly Dancing professionals will give two performances in the car show area. All major draws in the car show area at 3:30 including the Spectator Draw of $500 50/50 draw at 4pm (last year winnings $17,000). Bothwell Legion hosts a large Meat Draw at 5pm in the beer tent. Face 4 Radio is the evening entertainment. Sunday Church Service at 10am in Victoria Park hosted by Bothwell Ministerial Association. Huntley Inflatables in the park area. Saturday afternoon Singer/Songwriter Jay Allen will perform in the beer tent area. Bothwell Fire Department is hosting 2nd Annual Waterball Tournament located on Catherine Street next to the park at noon. $20 per team, teams of 4 with at least one female on each team. Pre-registration is required by calling; Jenn Carroll at 519-695-6295. Only 12 spots available, so register quickly, first come first serve. Optimist Bed Races, Start at 3pm on the track. Bed is provided, $20 per team, teams of 5 (1 rider, 4 pushers), registration is the day of the event between 2-3pm at the east end of the track. Contact Chantelle Kyle for more information, 519-437-0415.

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