10th annual Vintage Auto Show at Deering Estate

The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, will host the 10th annual Vintage Auto Show on Sunday, November 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car enthusiasts of all ages can experience a variety of vintage cars, from 1965 and older, displayed on the historic grounds of the Deering Estate.

As a salute to Charles Deering, first chairman of the International Harvester Company, The Deering Estate’s 1950 International Harvester Truck will also be on display. The harvester truck was originally purchased in Chicago by Marion Deering McCormick, Charles Deering’s daughter. After Mrs. McCormick passed away in 1965, the truck was inherited by her son and maintained by the McCormick family until it was donated to the Deering Estate Foundation.

Tickets to the event are $15 for visitors (ages 15 and up), and $7 for children (14 and under). Admission is free for Deering Estate Foundation members and children under 4 years old. Tickets and foundation member tickets are available online via Park Link. Create your Park Link account today.

Limited tickets are available and required for all guests. All members and non-members must purchase or reserve tickets online in advance. 

Additional activities include:

  • Vintage automobile scavenger hunt: Use photo clues to identify a selection of cars on display.
  • Vintage Auto Show Craft: Pre-packaged crafts available for children that can be done at one of our picnic tables or taken home. Limited supply.
  • Lawn Games: Enjoy a variety of outdoor lawn games.  
  • Nature Preserve Tours: Offered at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Space is limited and will be filled first come, first served. All guests, including Deering Estate Foundation members, must sign up on the day of the event.
  • Self-guided nature trails: Explore some of the nature trails on-site and use the free iNaturalist mobile app to identify flora and fauna.
  • Kayak rentals (for an additional fee): Enjoy kayaking on Biscayne Bay, paddle over sea-grass beds and explore the mangroves. Rental fee includes the use of the kayak, life vest, paddles and a small dry bag for personal belongings. Weather permitting. Limited availability.
  • Award winning film “On This Land: The Charles Deering Estate”: Funded by the 100 Ladies of Deering, written by author and preservationist Becky Roper Matkov, and produced by Emmy-Award-winning director Carl Kesser. Also available online in English & Spanish.
  • Food & beverages available for purchase from Sports Grill and Coffee Vibes. 

Guests are also welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets. Please note that the historic house museums will be closed and not accessible during this event.

About Deering Estate
The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida, and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Stone House, and along with our philanthropic partners, the Deering Estate Foundation & 100 Ladies of Deering, we will be hosting a series of events & programs in celebration of this momentous occasion. The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Miami. 

About The Deering Estate Foundation
For those who treasure the Deering Estate, who advocate for its preservation and wish to invest in its future, The Deering Estate Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and corporations alike to partake in membership, signature events, and one-of-a-kind experiences, all in service of providing vital funding and support to the Deering Estate. Through these efforts, the foundation fulfills its mission to uphold the legacy of Charles Deering’s cherished 1920s-era property, to provide funding for the cultural, educational and recreational experiences it offers, as well as its significant scientific and archaeological endeavors to conserve its diverse flora, fauna and the eight native ecosystems that thrive on its 450 acres, and to ensure its longevity as a prized American heritage site. Established in 1989, The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation and the philanthropic partner of the Deering Estate. Interested individuals can become a member here!

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