Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
We’re proud of our history of moving forward and adapting, while preserving the past that built us. Our adaptability has not only created progress, but it’s also generated countless visitor attractions like the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn in DeKalb County.
Each Labor Day weekend, thousands of fans and classic cars roll out for the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. The festival kicks off with auctions, cruise-ins, contests, and reunions. At the center of it all, you’ll find rare, antique, and collectible Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs, once made right here in Northeast Indiana.
Known for their advanced engineering and remarkable design, these pre–World War II cars live in a stunning Art Deco building that once housed the Auburn Car Company’s headquarters.
This is a place where invention fuels innovation. Are you ready to join us?
Did You Know?
- Flocking from all over the world, nearly 200,000 people participated in the 2012 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and auctions. Many make a tradition of visiting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a National Historic Landmark that has welcomed nearly 2 million visitors from more than 40 countries.
- Nearly 100,000 people attended Auctions America’s annual Labor Day auction at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival—with more than $20 million in winning bids!
- Worldwide Auctioneers, located in Auburn, are vintage-motorcar specialists, and their passionate approach to the trade creates an incredibly unique experience.
- DeKalb County is home to the National Auto and Truck Museum, the National Military History Center, the Hoosier Air Museum, and the Early Ford V-8 Museum. That is a lot of history all in one place!
- Many DeKalb County residents (and visitors) spend serious time at the William H. Willennar Genealogy Center, an incredible collection of resources for gaining new perspectives on family history.