Selbyville Old Timer's Day tradition 55 years and counting

The Town of Selbyville is turning back the clocks, once again, for the 55th Annual Old Timer’s Day, set for this Saturday, June 18, along Church Street in downtown Selbyville, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tradition has grown to become one of the most anticipated summertime events in the area, highlighted by the classic car and truck show.

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“This has been quite a successful event over the years,” said Bob Dickerson, Selbyville’s town administrator. “Our car and truck show has really become a big part of it. We have hundreds of automobiles entered each year. It’s heavily based on the weather conditions,” he noted, “so we’re hoping for a nice day.”

Registration for the car and truck show will run from 9 a.m. until noon at Selbyville Town Hall. The show will feature cars and trucks from 1975 and older, and will also exhibit classic emergency vehicles.
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Each year, Old Timer’s Day also pays homage to Sussex County’s strong agricultural success with a tractor show.
Judging of the car show will take place between noon and 2 p.m. with the awards ceremony being held at 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 100 registrants, and the Mayor’s Choice Award and a $100 cash prize will be given out, too.

Old Timer’s Day is free and open to the public, and will include door prizes throughout the day. Events, games and crafts will be available for the kids, and food vendors will be on hand, providing a variety of foods. For the first time in the Old Timer’s Day history, the Glass Onion Band will provide live entertainment.

“We’ve never had them at the Old Timer’s Day,” said Dickerson, “and we’re really excited to have them play.”
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For more information about the 55th Annual Selbyville Old Timer’s Day, visit or call (302) 436-8314.