The annual car show that so many have enjoyed in the past will follow the same formula that has been used before, and the basic set-up in Dorchester Park is essentially unchanged.
The classic car show will take place on the lower field along Adams Street from 10 AM until 2 PM. Free registration for the car show opens at 8 AM, and awards will be presented shortly after 2 PM. Family Fun Day activities start in the upper field at noon and finish at 4 PM. The food court connects the two areas, with coffee available for purchase earlier in the morning, and food starting later around noon. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic food. Free horse and buggy rides will travel along the tranquil paths of the park during the afternoon.
Parking is available on local streets as well as in the back lot of the Carney Hospital, where there is also an entrance directly into the back of the park.
Remember, admission and participation for the whole day is free.
Dorchester Park’s Adams Street entrance is easily reached from Route 93 as well as from the Red Line’s Mattapan Trolley stations at Butler Street or Cedar Grove.
Exit 11 from 93 N and Exit 11-B from 93 S both end on Granite Avenue heading towards Ashmont. Take a left at the second light onto Milton Street and then the first left onto Adams Street. The Adams Street entrance to the park is about 0.3 miles from Milton Street, across from Cedar Grove Cemetery and close to Irena Road.
Note that there are 2 main entrances into Dorchester Park. The official address is 2174 Dorchester Avenue, but the Adams Street entrance is used for the day’s events. This entrance is about halfway between the Butler Street and Cedar Grove Stations of the Red Line. Maps at both of these T stations show Dorchester Park.
Please see the accompanying maps and list of activities to plan a day that anyone can enjoy.
Thanks to our friends at the IBEW and the Carpenter’s Center for their generous help in using their electronic signs along the expressway for advertising this exciting community event.
LOCATION OF DORCHESTER PARK IN THE GREATER BOSTON AREA
ADAMS STREET ENTRANCE NEAR EXIT 11 ON ROUTE 93
OVERALL PARK LAYOUT FOR THE DAY
LAST YEAR’S CAR SHOW AND FAMILY DAY INFORMATION – 2015
Latest Update on Car Show and Family Fun Day on Sunday, Sept. 13.
While there is some possibility of inclement weather tomorrow, the Third Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day is still on. Three big tents are in place on the upper field for Family Day events. Everything is ready to go with something for everyone to enjoy. Rain or shine, we hope to see you in Dorchester Park for Sunday’s events.
THE THIRD ANNUAL ANTIQUE & EXOTIC CAR SHOW and FAMILY FUN DAY WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015
The directions, maps, and arrangements at the park will be similar to what was used last year on Sept. 7, 2014.
ANTIQUE & EXOTIC CAR SHOW and FAMILY PICNIC
DORCHESTER PARK (Adams Street Entrance), Dorchester, MA
CAR SHOW: 10 AM to 2 PM FAMILY PICNIC: 12PM to 4 PM
DORCHESTER PARK, an urban oasis designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is located in the southern part of Dorchester, in the Cedar Grove and Lower Mills areas of Dorchester and just across the Neponset River from Milton Lower Mills. It is a few minutes drive from the Granite Avenue exit of Route 93 and about a 5 minute walk from 3 stations on the Ashmont branch of the MBTA’s Red Line.
There will be family picnic in the rear of the park from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the same day. Many of the people attending the family picnic will also be visiting the auto show.
DIRECTIONS TO DORCHESTER PARK
FROM THE NORTH
93 South to Exit 11 B (Granite Avenue – Ashmont). Left at 2nd light onto Milton Street, then first left onto Adams Street. The entrance to the park is about 0.3 miles on the right just after Irena Road and next to 1001 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA.
FROM THE SOUTH
93 North to Exit 11 (Granite Avenue – Ashmont), then follow the same directions as above coming from the north.
VIA THE MBTA
On the Red Line’s Mattapan Trolley connection between Ashmont Station and Mattapan Station, the park is a 5 to 10 minute walk from Cedar Grove, Butler, and Milton Stations. Dorchester Park is shown on the large maps at all three of these red line MBTA Stations.
The Third Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day is Now Just 6 Weeks Away.
More specific details will be released as the date gets closer, so please follow this site for more information.
Activities Schedule for the Third Annual Classic Car and Family Fun Day
As Sunday, Sept. 13th comes closer, here is a list of what is planned in Dorchester Park that day.
Classic Car Show: 10 AM – 2 PM on the lower field. Vote for your favorite car for best in show, best truck, best convertible, best muscle car and most original car. Prizes will be handed out after 2 PM at the table near the Adams Street entrance.
Food Court: Located between the lower and upper fields near the bottom of the Richview Street stairs. Coffee will be available by 10 AM and food will available by noon.
Horse and Carriage Rides through Dorchester Park: Rides start and stop at the tennis courts up the path from the information tent and also from the circle with benches at the entrance on Dot Ave.
Family Fun Day Activities: Located in the upper field beyond the Food Court. See the list for the schedule of what’s going on.