Selbyville turning back the clock once again


Age is but a number this weekend in Selbyville, contrary to what you may expect from one of the most anticipated events held in the town. Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day will once again be hitting the downtown streets this Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the celebration’s 54th annual installment.

Coastal Point • File photo: The Classic Car and Truck Show at Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day consistently brings dedicated spectators.Coastal Point • File photo
The Classic Car and Truck Show at Selbyville’s Old Timer’s Day consistently brings dedicated spectators.

In recent years, attendance has been in the thousands for the all-day event, which features games, prizes and live entertainment for all ages, and is highlighted by the Classic Car and Truck Show, which pulls in registrants from the town and surrounding areas.

“We already have a lot of people registered to bring in their classic vehicles,” noted town secretary and co-coordinator of the event Debbie McCabe. As of Tuesday morning, she said, “We have 128 people who have pre-registered to bring their classic cars in, and we expect a lot to come in that day, too. In the past, whatever number we have pre-registered is usually doubled the day of.”

The sunny skies that are expected to shine down this weekend could possibly make this Old Timer’s Day one of the largest in the town’s history.

“We had some rain last year, and because of that, it wasn’t as well attended as we had hoped,” said McCabe, “but after the cold winter we had this year, I think people are looking forward to coming out and enjoying their summer. It looks like it’s going to be a hot one, but I would rather that as long as we’re dry.”

Pre-registration for the car and truck show is going on now at Selbyville Town Hall and will continue this Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon.

In addition to the Classic Car and Truck Show, there will be many other events and activities for all ages, following the Old Timer’s Day opening ceremonies, which kick off the day at the town hall, located on Church Street, at 9 a.m.

The Selbyville Elks Lodge will provide an opening flag ceremony, and Cathy Gorman will return this year as the event’s live entertainment.

“She’s been doing this since I got on board six years ago,” noted McCabe, “and she does a great job. Everyone who stops by really enjoys her.”

A guest D.J. will also be present, providing music for Old Timer’s Day. Food concessions and vendors will be set up at the town hall and throughout the downtown area, all day long. Selbyville’s Mid-Coast Gymnastics will put on a demonstration at 11 a.m., and the Selbyville Library will offer crafts and face painting for children. The Next Step Learning Center – one of the new businesses in the town, will offer a number of family events, as well.

The town’s Railroad Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., displaying memorabilia and photos from the town’s history. Door prizes and 50/50 raffles, as well as T-shirt sales, will be available throughout the day.

Judging of the classic cars, trucks and tractors that have registered will take place from noon until 2 p.m., with plaques being awarded at 3 p.m.

For more information, call the Selbyville Town Hall at (302) 436-8314.