OWLS HEAD — Cross over into a world of long haul itineraries, heavyweight load capacities and ferocious harvests during the Truck & Tractor Show at OHTM, Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.
During this event each year, the Owls Head Transportation Museum transforms into the center of the universe for truck and tractor enthusiasts and exhibitors, as well as those fascinated by the mysterious grandeur of military and commercial vehicles.
Demonstrations will take visitors behind-the-scenes on the impressive, yet complicated machinery under the hoods of these road giants, as well as a glimpse into the lives of those behind the wheel.
To compliment these beasts on the ground, spectators will also see aircraft demonstrations throughout the day, weather permitting.
As one of the most diverse events of the season, exhibitors of every type, shape and size thunder through the front gates for this show, from construction vehicles and delivery trucks, to pick ups and fire engines. In addition to the showcase of vintage tractors and trucks on display, the Museum invites International Harvester trucks as this year’s featured marque, waiving entrance fees for all exhibitors displaying an International Harvester of any year or model.
There will be time-honored traditions, like the noontime horn blow and antique tractor parade, as well as new and exciting sights, according to OHTM, in a news release.
“This event truly offers something for everyone - with live music, a memorial flyover and interactive demonstrations of sleep cabs, blind spot maneuvering and much more!” the Museum said.
Throughout the day, museum staff and volunteers will demonstrate a selection of cars, motorcycles and aircraft from its world-class collection.
The museum will be running a two-day sale during the show, selling scenic biplane rides for 50% off — $100 for members and $150 for non-members.
Rain or shine, gates will open at 9 a.m. for exhibitors and at 10 a.m. for the public.
All pre-1999 vehicles are invited to join the exhibitor’s show both days to receive two free admissions per vehicle.
“With a full service café, kids activities and free vintage vehicle rides, OHTM is the place to be all weekend long!” said OHTM.
Event admission is $18 for adults. Individuals under age 18 as well as retired career veterans and active duty military are admitted free.
OHTM is located just a few miles from downtown Rockland on Route 73.
For more information, visit owlshead.org/event or call (207) 594-4418, and find the museum on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.