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September 8,9 & 10, 2017 in historic Ephraim.
We are pleased to announce the Third Annual Ephraim Vintage Festival (EVF) featuring the Hagerty Hill Climb and Arbor Crowne Properties Concours d’Elegance highlighting rare Pre-War European, American Classics, and significant post-war Sports Cars through 1968, September 8, 9, & 10, 2017.
The Ephraim Vintage Festival LLC is delighted that Arbor Crowne Properties will again be the Title Sponsor for Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance. The EVF is unique among North American classic automobile Concours, as this event will again include the exciting Hill Climb. For 2017 EVF is pleased to announce that Saturday’s Hill Climb will be sponsored by the Hagerty Insurance Company. The Hagerty™ Hill Climb is set upon a beautiful and challenging course that winds its way through the picturesque village streets and traverses the steep Niagara Escarpment carved by the glaciers.
FRIDAY, September 8th
Back by popular demand will be Friday’s Hillside Inn of Door County Tour which will green flag the Festival with a delightful driving tour of Door County. The Tour will marshal at the iconic Hillside Inn of Door County located in the center of Ephraim. The Hillside Inn of Door County Tour will guide participants to multiple boutiques, stops at bay side cafes, and unique art galleries that adorn the scenic countryside of Door County.
The Tour finishes back at the Hillside Inn for Registration and Technical Inspection of the cars for Saturday’s Hill Climb. A Welcoming Party is planned for all participants under the Grand Tent adjacent to the Hillside Inn starting at 6:00 PM.
SATURDAY, September 9th
The Hagerty™ Hill Climb runs will begin about 11:00 AM Saturday for all Registered Drivers with Technically Inspected cars with six Parade Laps for all participants and their registered guests. Single car run will then commence and continue to about 3:00 PM. This year, the Village is providing free viewing areas for the public and we expect 4,000 spectators to be in attendance.
At 4:00 PM a technical presentation called The Secrets of Mechanical Restoration will convene at the Hillside Inn. The presentation is sponsored by Cooper Technica of Bristol Wisconsin.
The Dinner Dance will commence at 6:30 for all event marshals, judges, and participants under the Grand Tent adjacent to the Hillside Inn, overlooking the magnificent Eagle Harbor. Cocktail Attire is required, and 1946 apparel is wonderfully accepted to attend this event. Dinner winds down with desserts and dancing with music delivered on stage by a traditional 16 piece swing band. This Gala, with the great swing band and participants dressed in 1940’s attire is fast becoming the “Goodwood Festival” of the Midwest.
SUNDAY, September 10th
The Arbor Crowne Properties Concours d’Elegance, will find the classic automobiles positioned Bayside along the stunning Eagle Harbor, starting at 11:00 AM on Sunday.
The historic and beautiful Village of Ephraim is located in picturesque Door County Wisconsin, one hour north of the City of Green Bay on Highway 42. Ephraim is situated perfectly along Eagle Harbor. The events will be held in the heart of Ephraim’s Historic District, home to charming shops, boutiques, restaurants, and a wide variety of elegant and charismatic hotels and B &B’s, most within walking distance to all weekend events.