Midcoast Model Festival

Apr 8 - Apr 9 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This two-day indoor event features models of all kinds including trains, aircraft, boats and automobiles. Miniaturists also display their impeccably crafted work. Radio controlled model demonstrations, kids activities and more highlight this popular family event.

The Midcoast Model Festival has realized tremendous past success, attracting model builders of all ages and numerous model clubs from around the region. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

This two-day indoor event attracts approximately 70 exhibitors and features a vast array of models of all kinds including trains, aircraft, boats, automobiles and more. Miniaturists also display their impeccably crafted work. Radio controlled model demonstrations, children’s activities and more highlight this popular family event. Modelers from throughout Maine and beyond display a mix of kit models as well as handmade creations. This show is a celebration of all types of models, and exhibitors are expected to bring everything from antique model steam engines to cars, planes, ships and trains. Models of all sizes will be accommodated. If you are an exhibitor and intend to fly RC aircraft at the Midcoast Model Festival, please contact Aircraft Conservator Bob Bailey at bb@ohtm.org to go over FAA policies.

On the smaller scale, miniaturists will once again be joining the show. Not to be confused with children’s dollhouses, miniaturists build architectural quality scale homes and furnishings. Even the tools that build the hobby are miniature, and will be displayed and demonstrated throughout the weekend.

The family-oriented event will feature demonstrations and activities for all ages including flight simulators, indoor flying demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The Museum is pleased to welcome back the Southern Maine Scale Modelers, who will host their popular “Make-and-Take” model workshop beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The workshop allows each participant to build their own sans-glue snap kit model. A variety of styles will be available and children can choose from a selection including numerous styles of cars, trucks and aircraft. Instruction and all materials will be provided, and the workshop is free. Workshops will continue throughout the day on Saturday on a walk-in basis.

Standard admission of $14 for adults will be charged at this event. Children under 18, as well as retired and active duty Military, are admitted free every day. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the weekend. For more information about the event call the Museum at 594-4418 or visit our website at owlshead.org. The Museum is located at 117 Museum Street, in Owls Head, Maine, just two miles south of Rockland on Rte. 73.

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