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45th Annual Daytona Turkey Run kicks off Thanksgiving Day 2018

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 15, 2018

The 45th Daytona Turkey Run welcomes fans of all ages to celebrate their love of classic cars. Win two tickets to to the race by clicking here. Meanwhile, if you love cars you may want to plan a quick trip across the state.

Daytona’s Turkey Run is the largest combined car show and swap meet in the U.S. It’s a four-day show that kicks off at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving day at the Daytona Speedway, and runs through Sunday, November 25th.

Turkey Run Activities Include:

  • Headlining the 45th Daytona Turkey Run is a fun, supersized event showcasing the original Batcopter N3079G from the Batman TV series. The 1966 Batmobile and 1966 Batcycle will also be on display.
  • Mecum Auctions Mobile Experience. Experience first-hand what it feels like to be in the middle of a fast-paced Mecum auction through simulations and hands on activities!
  • Enjoy the Hops & Hoods Craft Beer Festival. Keep the party going and sample more than 120 different craft beers from 48 different breweries. Saturday, Nov. 24th from 12pm-4pm. Samples are 4 for $5 or 10 for $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.turkeyrun.com or inside the show. Must be 21 years of age.
  • Little Gobbler’s Play Zone. Kids will have a blast in bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable games and more. All Play Zone activities are free of charge.

Daytona Turkey Run is Open to Public

The Daytona Turkey Run is open to the public and features more than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom, muscle cars, race cars and trucks on display and for sale, as well as a massive swap meet in which vendors sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories. There is also an Artisan Alley with fashion and art and a full midway of delicious food vendors.

More than 150,000 automotive enthusiasts attended the 44th Daytona Turkey Run.

The 45th Daytona Turkey Run is presented by White Diamond and is sponsored in part by Mecum Auctions and Spectrum.

Turkey Run Admission and Hours

Admission is $15 Thursday through Saturday and $10 on Sunday with free parking. Children under 11 are free.

Show hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Free parking is available at the Daytona Speedway all four days.

The Spring Turkey Run dates, March 22-24, 2019, were also just released so folks can plan ahead for next year.

For more information about the Daytona Turkey Run, visit www.TurkeyRun.com.

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