The Daytona Turkey Run is going on November 28th – December 1st and is a family fun event that features more than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom, muscle cars, race cars and trucks! And so much more. Read on to see all the event details. While this post is sponsored by the Daytona Turkey Run, all opinions and our love for classic cars are our own.
2019 Daytona Turkey Run Event Information
This year marks the 46th Daytona Turkey Run, this family fun event welcomes fans of all ages to celebrate their love of classic cars. The Daytona Turkey Rod Run is the largest combined car show and swap meet in the U.S. is a four-day show that kicks off at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving day at the Daytona Speedway, and it runs through Sunday, December 1st.
My son LOVES classic cars, he gets that from my dad. It’s just in his blood. He can name the make and model of most classic cars, sometimes even the year and engine type. He has been to the Daytona 500 five times now and is really hoping that we can go again in 2020. He has car posters hung up all over his room and his career goals are to own a mechanic shop chain one day. Needless to say, he absolutely loves the Turkey Run that takes place right on the Daytona International Speedway, but you don’t have to be as big of a car nut as him to enjoy all the fun and happenings going on this Thanksgiving weekend. Daytona is just a few hours from Tampa, making it an easy day trip, less than an hour from St. Augustine, and only 1.5 hours from Jacksonville. In fact, we usually stay in St. Augustine when visiting Daytona.
Here is what you can look forward to at the Daytona Turkey Run:
- Meeting Rick & Kelly Dale from “American Restoration” on the History Channel. Stop by to say hello and get an autograph on Friday, Nov 29th & Sat, Nov 30th from 10am-2pm.
- The Mecum Auctions Mobile Experience. Experience first-hand what it feels like to be in the middle of a fast-paced Mecum auction through simulations and hands on activities!
- Enjoying the Hops & Hoods Craft Beer Festival. Keep the party going and sample more than 120 different craft beers from 48 different breweries. Saturday, Nov. 30th from 12pm-4pm. Samples are 4 for $5 or 10 for $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.turkeyrun.com or inside the show. Must be 21 years of age.
- The Little Gobbler’s Play Zone. Kids will have a blast in bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable games and more. All Play Zone activities are free of charge.
The Daytona Turkey Rod Run is open to the public and features more than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom, muscle cars, race cars and trucks on display and for sale, as well as a massive swap meet in which vendors sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories. There is also an Artisan Alley with fashion and art and a full midway of delicious food vendors. More than 150,000 people attended last year!
The 46th Turkey Run located here in Daytona Florida is presented by White Diamond and is sponsored in part by Mecum Auctions and Spectrum. Admission is $15 Thursday through Saturday and $10 on Sunday with free parking. Children under 11 are free. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available at the Daytona Speedway all four days.
For more information about the Daytona International Speedway Turkey Run, visit www.TurkeyRun.com.
Will you be attending the Daytona Turkey Run this year? Have you been to the Turkey Run before?
The Spring Turkey Run dates were just released, the Spring Turkey Run will be on March 27-29, 2020.