Celebrate Fall Classic Style at Sonnenberg’s Car & Motorcycle Cruise

Automobile enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the classic, vintage and antique show vehicles that will be on display on Sonnenberg Garden’s Fall Car & Motorcycle Cruise on October 4 from Noon to 4 pm. Cars, music, food, and access to both the gardens and mansion provide families a perfect way to celebrate a beautiful autumn day. Event attendees will be able to see a wide-range of vintage vehicles, mint-condition classics, and modern marvels on the grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. This year the members of the Finger Lakes Porsche Club, Kanandaique Corvette Club, Finger Lakes Mercedes Benz, Rochester Corvette Club, and others will be in attendance. All visitors attending the show that day will be invited to vote for their favorites, with the “People’s Choice Awards” to be announced prior to the close of the show at 4 p.m. Trophies will also be awarded to the “best of show” in ten different categories.Individual drivers/owners, car clubs, and others are welcome and encouraged to register in advance by Thursday, September 30 for $6 per vehicle at www.sonnenberg.org or by calling 585-394-4922. Vehicle registration will rise to $12 at the door on the day of the show. Admission for all occupants in the show vehicle are covered under the vehicle registration fee. Show cars may begin arriving at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, with the public display to begin at noon, running through 4 p.m. Registration fees are a non-refundable donation to support non-profit Sonnenberg. Show cars should enter at the north entrance of the park on Fort Hill Avenue. During the show, Gale-Wyn Catering will be selling chicken barbecue meals plus other food and drink items. Wine tastings will be offered inside Sonnenberg’s Finger Lakes Wine Center. Musical entertainment will set the mood for a fun-filled afternoon. It is a day the whole family will love!General admission at the door is $12/adults, $10/seniors (60+) & AAA members, $6/military personnel (w/ ID), $6/students (college w/ ID & 13-17), $1/children (ages 4-12), free for 3 and under. Event made possible by the generous sponsorship of Lyons National Bank, Canandaigua Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Victor Chevrolet. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is one of America’s longest surviving estates from the Victorian Era. The elegant Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1887 in Canandaigua by New York City financier Frederick Ferris Thompson, and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, as a summer home. Between 1901 and 1920, the widowed Mrs. Thompson and her staff created the nine formal gardens seen today. The grounds are open to the public from May 1 through October 31 each year. Sonnenberg is a non-profit organization dependent upon the support of members and sponsors and its dedicated corps of volunteers. For more information on the revival of the grand estate on the “sunny hill,” contact Marketing Coordinator Kimberly Burkard or Executive Director David Hutchings at 585-394-4922.

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