The Owls Head Transportation Museum will hold its annual Snow Movers Winter Transportation Festival on February 26 & 27
s years two-day event will feature Lombard Log Hauler demonstrations, sleigh rides, an antique snowmobile parade, as well as many fun, family-oriented activities throughout the weekend.
Anyone owning a pre-1991 snowmobile, snow blower, sleigh, toboggan, sled or ice boat, etc. is invited exhibit their winter vehicles and receive free admission to the event. By special invitation any snow plow vehicleof any yearis welcome to exhibit free of charge.
Plow must be attached. The event will run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Hundreds of snowmobile owners from Maine and beyond are expected to attend, and several collectors and experts on antique and vintage snowmobiles will be on hand to showcase some of their rare models.
The Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA) will once again be involved with the show, and all MSA Club members will receive a discounted admission. All visitors under the age of 18 will be admitted free.
Snowmobile clubs are also invited to reserve a free booth space to promote
their club. Again this year there will be a Snow Vehicle Marketplace
where people can bring their snowmobiles to sell or shop to purchase a new snowmobile. Interested sellers should contact the Museum (594-4418) for information about arranging for a vendor space. There are also a limited number of indoor vendor spaces available for companies wishing to display and sell their winter items.
The event will take place with or without snow. Displays and exhibits will be both indoors and outdoors. A highlight on Sunday will be a demonstration of a 1914 steam-powered Lombard Log Hauler.
The 15-ton machine is currently on loan from the Harry Crooker family. There are also animal-drawn logging demonstrations planned for Saturday and Sunday
. At noontime each day there will be parade of antique
snowmobiles and snow plows. One of the highlights of last years show was a snowplowing demonstration featuring a huge Walter snowplow that demolished a large section of 5-foot high snow banks.
The Museum's Piper Super Cub will be available for coastal plane rides, weather permitting. Aerial views of the Camden Hills or Penobscot Bay islands in winter are spectacular. Rides may be taken at any time during the year.
Other planned activities for the day include snowmobile movies in the Museums auditorium, antique snowmobile demonstrations; horse and wagon (or sleigh) rides; and rides in the Museums 1926 Model T Ford snowmobile. Old snowmobile clothing and other snowmobilia will also be on exhibit, and food concessions will be available throughout the day.
For more information about the event, or to reserve a space for your Snowmobile Club or a vendor booth, contact Kevin Bedford at 594-4418 or kb @ohtm.org. More details about the event including a schedule of the days activities will also be posted on the Museums website as they are finalized. The Museum is located at 117 Museum Street, in Owls Head, Maine just two miles south of Rockland on Rte. 73.