Winter AutoFest canceled in 2021 due to COVID

Winter AutoFest canceled in 2021 due to COVID. Lakeland Winter Collector Car Auction still taking place as planned.
Winter Autofest

LAKELAND, FL - Winter AutoFest, is held annually at the SUN n’ FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland each February. The event, powered by Pennsylvania based automotive promoter Carlisle Events, has taken place in Lakeland since 2013 and has grown exponentially since its inception. The three-day offering includes a quintet of car show options, an automotive flea market and two-day classic and collector car auction. Following a best-ever 2020 offering the Carlisle Events team was eager to return to Lakeland, February 19-21, 2021 for Winter AutoFest, however; the Coronavirus had other plans.

As with many aspects of the past 8+ months, Carlisle Events and Winter AutoFest 2021 have fallen victim to Coronavirus. Because of ongoing COVID related concerns, the planned 2021 event has been canceled for 2021 ONLY! The event as it’s been known and recognized for the past few years WILL RETURN IN FULL in 2022, running February 25-27.

While Winter AutoFest has been put in the garage for an extended period of time, there are two aspects of the weekend that will continue. First and foremost, the auction element of the event will be happening at the facility during its originally planned dates. Carlisle Auctions, the sister company of Carlisle Events, will move forward with its two-day classic and collector car auction, Lakeland Winter Collector Car Auction. This socially distant event takes place on the SUN n’ FUN Expo Campus grounds, within a trio of spacious hangers February 19-20. Start time is 10:30 a.m. daily and interested parties can bid and buy THREE great ways, in person, online and on the phone. More details on this event will be shared in the coming days via a separate news release.

Feature two is the annual Air & Coach Concours. This gathering of luxury motorcoaches has become a popular destination for those who enjoy the motorcoach lifestyle. The $299 participation cost includes three overnights at the spacious SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, TWO bidder’s passes for the auction, plus four coupons, power hook ups and more.

For complete details on the 2021 Carlisle Events, visit or call 717-243-7855. Enthusiasts interested in auction specific information should visit or call 717-960-6400.

Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events is a partner or producer of over a dozen annual collector car/truck events. Events are held at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA), Allentown Fairgrounds (Allentown, PA), the Sunset Auction Facility (Sarasota, FL) and the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus (Lakeland, FL). The season schedule includes four automotive flea markets of varying size, five auctions, as well as individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, imports, tuners and performance sport compacts. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, events hosted at Carlisle attract enthusiasts annually from all corners of the globe. More information is available at or

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