Attractions & Events

Guardhouse Social (Tuesday, May 3)
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Celebrate the start of the 2022 International Meet with the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Studebaker Guardhouse. This reconstruction project became a reality thanks to the generous support of the Studebaker Drivers Club Restoration Fund and Club members. The ribbon cutting will be followed by the opportunity to catch up with old friends at a kick-off ice cream social. Event details subject to change due to ongoing construction adjacent to the guard house. The event will take place at 635 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, Indiana 46601.

Seminar (Wednesday, May 4)
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A Concert In The Park at the Studebaker Fountain (Wednesday, May 4)
Enjoy a concert in the park courtesy of the SDC Band and the restored grandeur of the Studebaker Fountain. South Bend’s newly renovated Leeper Park is the site of the reconstructed Studebaker Fountain, a gift from J.M. Studebaker to the city of South Bend in 1905. Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the SDC Band’s performance backed by the Studebaker Fountain’s cascading waterfalls. There is no cost for this casual hang out opportunity.

Seminar (Thursday, May 5)
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Studebaker Night at the Ballpark (Thursday, May 5)
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Join us for Studebaker Night at the Ballpark when the South Bend Cubs (High-A Affiliate of the Chicago Clubs) play the Peoria Chiefs. Players will wear throwback Studebaker jerseys and Stu D. Baker, the Cubs mascot, will be available for photos! A very special guest from the Studebaker Drivers Club will throw out the first pitch – stay tuned to learn who will have this honor. Studebakers will circle the field during pre-game festivities, and a reserved “Studebakers only” parking lot with security will be provided.

If you select the Pepsi Club Suite, your ticket includes a delicious dinner buffet, climate-controlled indoor seating, and available outdoor seating. Each guest will also receive a complementary Cubs hat! General admission seating affords you the classic baseball experience under the lights.

LaPorte County Historical Society Museum/ Kesling Auto Collection Driving Tour (Thursday, May 5)
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Get your Studebaker (or other form of transportation) ready for a cruise! This roughly 60-mile driving tour is sure to be a highlight of the Meet as you get out on the open road. Cars will round up at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds at 9:30am and leave promptly by 10:00am for the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum in LaPorte, Indiana, home to the fabulous Kesling Auto Collection. The tour fee includes Museum admission for two adults. Additional admissions may be purchased for $10 per person. All food is paid for individually. The tour will return to the St Joseph County Fairgrounds around 2PM.

*All times Eastern, but please note that the LaPorte County Historical Society is in the Central time zone.

Studebaker Factory Tours (Friday, May 6)
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Construction in the Renaissance District will impact the details of this event. Final details will be announced on as soon as they are available.

Ladies’ Luncheon (Friday, May 6)
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The Potawatomi Conservatories is a beloved South Bend landmark that was designed and built in the 1960s by one of the 20th Century’s pre-eminent greenhouse designers, Lord & Burnham. Explore three different conservatories with Conservatory Director, Emily Bradford, as well as learning about the greenhouse’s role as a center for botanical education, plant care, gardening, and more. We invite you to join us for a light luncheon amidst the conservatories’ tranquil bliss. Bus transportation will be provided; pickup is at the DoubleTree South Bend with a 10:30 a.m. departure.

Jeff Rice Seminar (Friday, May 6)
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First Friday Cruise-In (Friday, May 6)
Head to Downtown South Bend for a Studebaker Homecoming. This free event is part of Downtown South Bend’s (DTSB’s) First Fridays. Studebaker-only parking will be reserved on Michigan Street as a centerpiece for a community celebration. The evening begins with a Studebaker procession followed by a performance by the SDC Band, special discounts at many downtown restaurants, and a host of other First Friday activities!

Farewell Picnic (Saturday, May 7)
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What could better way to cap a week of memories than with good barbeque and even better friends? Acclaimed local food “truck” (it’s actually a Volkswagen Beetle!) Wood, Stock & Grill will fire up the grille and serve your choice between two meats served alongside two delicious sides! Begins at 5:00pm at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds.