Celebration plays host to an Exotic Car Festival and the Great American Pie Festival this weekend. Also as part of the Exotic Car Festival, there will be a special showing of Back To The Future to Benefit Make-A-Wish and a talk with some who helped make the movie, including Christopher Lloyd. Tickets can be purchased here. Also some Star Wars characters will make appearances and celebrity cars (listed below) will be on display.
Exotic Car Festival
Join us for three days in Central Florida as the Ferrari Club of America hosts some of the world’s most incredible exotic cars, muscle cars and hot rods in a major concourse event!
The weekend will start with the duPont Registry Live Jet Reception on Friday April 18th. Held at a private jet hanger at Signature Aviation at Kissimmee Airport, the evening will feature a display of private jets, exotic cars, custom choppers and race boats. Hosted by Les Chefs de France, guests will be treated to Taittinger champagne, fine wines, and sumptuous cuisine at 15 chef stations from Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, the Ritz Carlton and many others.
The concours will take place on Saturday, April 19, with the cars lined up along the picturesque boardwalk of the Disney-built town of Celebration, Florida. The world-class show of 230 exotic, limited production automobiles was attended by an estimated 40,000 spectators in 2007. Cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, Lotus, Saleen, Pantera, Aston Martin, Bentley, DeLorean and many others will be displayed.
The 2008 event will feature a display of movie cars, including the Lamborghini Countach driven by Adrienne Barbeau in the 1981 film “Cannonball Run,” the “Dukes of Hazard’s” General Lee, a customized Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” as used in the film “Gone in 60 Seconds” and the original KITT from “Knight Rider,” now owned by former ‘N Sync star Joey Fatone. The show will also feature Luke Skywalker’s Land Speeder from the original “Star Wars” film as well as an appearance by many of the Star Wars characters.
Saturday night the Festival Dinner and Party fundraiser will take over Atlantic Dance on Disney’s Boardwalk. The evening will include silent and live auctions, a five star dinner, open bar and a private concert by the Little River Band. The evening will also include a presentation given by a Make-A-Wish child.
The event will conclude with a competitive rally, departing Celebration on Sunday morning for the 100+ mile course.
Great American Pie Festival
Taking place at Lakeside Park in Town Center, this year’s event is sure to your mouth water with cooking demonstrations, pie eating contests, children’s pie making, and of course, the famous Never-Ending Pie Buffet, which features award winning pies, ice cream, toppings and beverages. Festival hours are Saturday, Apr. 19 from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, Apr. 20 from noon to 5 pm.