BRACEBRIDGE - Car fans may have a reason to spend an entire weekend in Muskoka on Father’s Day.
This year, Gravenhurst has scheduled its annual car show to take place just one day prior to Bracebridge’s annual Father’s Day car show on June 17. Councillors in Bracebridge are unsure of the impact that the schedule change will have on attendance.
“I’m not sure how that’s going to play out; ours is a Sunday, theirs is a Saturday,” said Coun. Liam Cragg.
“We just don’t know how it’s going to affect crowds and what the turnout will be on vehicles.”
Last year, Gravenhurst held its car show on June 11, a full week before the Father’s Day weekend. Though there has been dialogue between organizers of the two shows, Cragg said the date change was picked due to a scheduling conflict in Gravenhurst.
The Bracebridge show has been run on the Sunday of the Father’s Day weekend for the past three years.
“I’m very hopeful that the event won’t be impacted,” said Mayor Graydon Smith.