December 1, 2015 – Lakeville, CT – The first festival for grown-ups has been created. Grand Weekend Lime Rock Park will offer a civilized festival experience – featuring cars, along with music & comedy, food & drink, and “Grand Living” – when it arrives at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut on July 8-10, 2016. Grand Weekend is co-presented by Smoky Donut Productions and Lime Rock Park. www.grandweekendlimerockpark.comGW_slower

Grand Weekend will include three days of dynamic programming. Its auto experience includes the chance to test-drive luxury cars on winding country roads and ride along in supercars at triple-digit speeds. Its entertainment programming will offer top-tier music and comedy acts across four stages, high-end food and drink from leading tastemakers, and immersive exhibits from leading brands, ranging from fashion to wellness.

“We’re creating the ultimate weekend escape for adults; a festival where they can kick back, enjoy unique experiences and meet new people,” said Producer Dave Goldenberg of Smoky Donut Productions. “In addition to a great car experience, Grand Weekend will offer some of the best food, drink and live music in the country, at a beautiful venue surrounded by green hillsides.”

Grand Weekend co-founder Roger Garbow is a longtime fan of Lime Rock Park. “Lime Rock Park is a beautiful and historically significant motorsports facility. But Grand Weekend is not just for auto enthusiasts. Consumers will be able to explore and test drive the latest SUVs, luxury sedans, sports cars and convertibles in a relaxed and fun environment without the hassle and stress of the typical automotive shopping experience,” said Garbow.

Lime Rock Park spans an impressive 350 acres. The venue is owned by acclaimed racecar driver Skip Barber and is nestled in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, less than two hours from Manhattan, 2 1/2 hours from Boston, and close to Hartford and New Haven. Known as America’s most beautiful motorsports facility, the park recently completed a multimillion-dollar infrastructure upgrade.

The Grand Weekend production team includes veterans of some of the biggest and most successful automotive, live entertainment and culinary events in the world.

Pre-sale tickets for Grand Weekend’s General Admission and VIP experience will go on sale in February, when the complete line-up is released. Ticketholders must be 21 and over for admission.

To learn more about Grand Weekend Lime Rock Park, including its sponsorship opportunities, please visit grandweekendlimerockpark.com and follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Smoky Donut Productions: Founded in 2011 by entertainment and marketing veterans Roger Garbow and Dave Goldenberg, Smoky Donut Productions originated as a branding and event-production company for the automotive and entertainment industries. It looks forward to producing its inaugural festival, Grand Weekend Lime Rock Park, in July, 2016.

About Lime Rock Park: Owned by acclaimed racecar driver Skip Barber, Lime Rock Park is a 1.5-mile racetrack and automotive venue that merges modern amenities with picturesque landscaping, gardens, and streams. Set in a quaint village in Connecticut’s Litchfield County, Lime Rock Park is one of the most historic road-racing circuits in North America. Widely known as Paul Newman’s home track, the Park has hosted some of America’s greatest racing series and world-renowned racers—along with its famed annual Historic Festival. It is located at 60 White Hollow Road in Lakeville, Connecticut. For more information visit the park’s Website and follow it on social media: Facebook; Twitter and Instagram.



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