The 25th Annual Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show will be held at the Branch County Fairgrounds in Coldwater, MI, Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is expected to attract more than 10,000 spectators from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and other states, according to Doris Cooper, Chair of the Advertising Committee. More than 300 vendors, selling everything from arts and crafts and food to new cars, used vehicles and car parts, will be on hand. Vendors can set up their booths Friday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 12, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., and Sunday, May 13, from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Net proceeds of the event, run completely by volunteers, will go to various charities.
This year, the Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show will pay tribute to Scott Brayton, a race car driver who hailed from Coldwater. In 1996, Brayton was killed in practice after qualifying for the pole position in what would have been his 16th Indianapolis 500 race. Brayton’s family and friends will be present, along with one of his race cars.
Cars, Trucks and Choppers Draw Adult and Children Spectators
Several vehicles will be on display including a Monster Truck and a motorcycle custom built by Paul Jr. as seen on American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. The chopper will be raffled off by Lamar construction for the March of Dimes. The event also will showcase stock cars from the early days through the present to honor Michigan’s Butler Motor Speedway. The largest show in the area, the Swap Meet and Car Show boasts up to 1,600 show cars and more than100 motorcycles.
Dash plaques and goodie bags will be given to the first 500 attendees, and door prizes will be drawn daily. The drawing for grand prizes, including a $500 set of Pell Tire wheels or tires will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
For more information:
Coldwater Swap Meet and Car Show
Branch County Fairgrounds
262 Sprague Street
Coldwater, MI 49036