Labor Day Weekend in DeKalb County, Indiana

Another eventful Labor Day Weekend in DeKalb County was over too soon! Though it can never be long enough, it is always incredibly fun. Where to begin on recapping all of the exciting festivities?

Let’s start with The 59th Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival which is a very large part of the fun over Labor Day weekend. The Hoosier Tour rolled back into Auburn just in time for the Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday. Friday was the very popular Downtown Cruise-In, which had multiple music performances, food trucks, and over 600 cars on display!


Also, the Annual Arts and Crafts Show on Sunday was a success, and has been for 35 years! Countless other traditional ACD festivities took place as well, like the Parade of Classics and the Annual ACD Club Car Show!


Another exciting event going on in DeKalb County over Labor Day was the Auburn Fall Auction, located at the Auctions America Auction Park. They held the traditional auction, which included over 800 cars and memorabilia! The top seller was an incredible 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe that sold for $1.4 million! This classic beauty was owned by William Wrigley Jr. at one point. (Yes, Wrigley Chewing Gum family!) Wow!

2015 ACD

Austin Franzen, from Ames, Iowa, was a first time attendant of the Auburn Fall Auction. His favorite car on the block was a 1971 Dodge Charger (which is still for sale!) Franzen said, “I could sit here and watch the auction all day. It is exciting to see how much each car goes for.”

This year’s “Auburn Fall” had a record attendance of 85,000 people! This number was foreseeable considering the incredible events that the auction park had scheduled.

Freestyle sport bike riders, Jesse Toler and Kyle Sliger, performed tricks and stunts for the crowd to enjoy. A Monster Truck Show was scheduled for people to view on Saturday and also Hendricks Motorsports NASCAR vehicles were displayed. A highlight vehicle was Jeff Gordon’s famous “24” car that he raced from 2002 to 2004. It was also put on the auction block and sold for $110,000!


Each year the festivities in DeKalb County get better and better. We are already looking forward to next year.

Head to or stop in the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau for more information on upcoming events! Also, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates!


About Visit DeKalb County

Welcome to the official blog of the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. Nestled in the North East Corner of Indiana are ten communities that all share a common bond. And that bond is DeKalb County. Our job at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau is to showcase all of the experiences the county has to offer and one of the many ways we do that is by blogging. Each of our blogs tells a different story of DeKalb County and we hope that by sharing these stories and events it will encourage people from all over the world to visit the place we call home.
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