Annual Events


The Cowtown “A”s have annual events every year.  These events include the annual Pate Swap Meet @ Texas Motor Speedway the largest swap meet in the Southwest.  The Pate Swap Meet averages over 8,000 spaces for people and vendor to bring their goods to sale or swap.  The Pate Swap Meet has been going since the mid 1980’s and has occurred every year except 2020 but it resumed in 2021 with great success.  Another annual event is the Grandparents Day Car Show This event happens every September on Grandparent day it was started in 1985 with a total of 129 Model A Fords, 124 members cars and 5 guest cars.  The Grandparents Day Show has opened up to all cars not just the Model A,  and we have cars from the Model T era all the way to modern modified and custom cars that show up each year.  To see the Grandparents Day Show is like a walk through the history of the automobile, and what better place to have the show than the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards with the cattle drive, the occasional horse-drawn wagon and the train station with a antique Steam locomotive that make regular runs several times a day.

Grandparents Day this year was
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Fort Worth Stockyards


Grandparents Day 1985

The First Year
Grandparents Day Celebration
Main Street Downtown Fort Worth

Grandparents Day
September 2021
Fort Worth Stockyards

This year was a success as you can see from the photos above.  You may hover your mouse over any picture above to stop that picture from changing to view it longer.  You may also view larger still photos in the Grand Parents Day 2021 Album


The 2021 Fort Worth Parade of Lights will be Sunday, November 21. Note the day of the parade is different than previous years, now the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The Fort Worth Model ‘A’ Ford Club will be participating in this parade for the 38th year. We are limited to 2 entries of 6 cars each for a total of 12. Ten of the 12 openings have been reserved. We have two remaining openings available. Call me at 817-657-4519 and reserve a place as soon as possible. Places will be limited to club member’s cars only, first called, first reserved. Above 12 cars will be placed on a waiting list. Please do not reserve a place if you are not sure you will be participating. All participants will be contacted with final parade details in early November. Note that the parade is the evening of the same day as the November club meeting, so plan accordingly