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Heavy Equipment Takes Center Stage at the Earth Movers and Shakers Show

The Earth Movers and Shakers show at the Owls Head Transportation Museum is a fun event for the whole family. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22.
The Earth Movers and Shakers show at the Owls Head Transportation Museum is a fun event for the whole family. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22.
Posted Sept. 21, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:45 p.m.

Join us at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 for our annual Earth Movers and Shakers Show. This earth moving show is an ever-popular family event featuring heavy equipment, interactive activities, demonstrations and more.

At the event visitors will feel the earth move under their feet as big trucks, bulldozers and heavy construction equipment take center stage.

Owners of pre-1993 vehicles arriving in their vintage automobiles are invited to exhibit at this sensational show and at all other Museum (non-auction) events. As always, exhibitors receive free admission. Exhibitor gates open at 8:30, and gates open to the public at 9:00.

Children will have the opportunity to enjoy a special sandbox play area with toy earth moving equipment including trucks, bulldozers, backhoes and more. Additional children’s activities, including paper airplane construction, will be offered indoors. As always, visitors will enjoy free model T rides throughout both days of the event.

Museum staff will discuss and demonstrate a broad array of vehicles from the collection and, weather permitting, our collection planes will take to the skies for a spectacular antique aeroplane show.

On both days of the show Owls Head Transportation Museum Aircraft Conservator Karl Erickson and our team of dedicated aviation workshop volunteers and pilots will demonstrate the Museum’s unrivalled collection of antique aircraft. The most recent addition to our aircraft collection, the last surviving 1930 Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing, will take to the skies, and additional planes that may fly for demonstrations include the Museum’s 1941 Stearman, our 1933 Waco, our 1916 Sopwith Pup, our 1923 Fokker C.IV and our beloved 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron). Our open flightline, also scheduled for both days of the event, provides an opportunity for visitors to see, hear and experience the planes close up and visit with our pilots.

Rain or shine, visitors will have access to the Museum’s indoor collection featuring dozens of rare antique cars, motorcycles and aeroplanes. Guests will also have an opportunity to view the Museum’s exhibition, MGs & Microcars, showcasing a unique collection of more than 25 MGs and small cars from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.

Admission is $12 for adults and, as always, children under 18 are admitted to the Museum and show free of charge. Refreshments catered by French & Brawn Catering and Market Place will be available for purchase at the Caboose during both days of the show. No pets are allowed in the Museum or on show grounds.

Any visitor who renews their membership or purchases a new membership on the day of an event is automatically entered in a drawing for a scenic ride in the Museum’s 1941 Stearman biplane. One winner is drawn at noon and one at 3:00 p.m. each day of the event.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum Street in Owls Head, Maine, directly off of Route 73. The Museum is open seven days a week, year round. For more information please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at (207) 594-4418.

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