Aug 8 - Aug 9 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The airshow, or “Rally” is the Museum’s longest running and most popular event, featuring antique vehicles and guest aircraft of all manner. In 2015 assorted aerobatic performances, WW2 Warbird demonstrations and more will headline a dazzling event that is sure to leave spectators smiling for weeks to come! On Sunday, Aug. 9 the Museum will host one of New England’s favorite musical acts, The Mallett Brothers Band!
Classic cars, WWII Warbirds — including a B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang — as well as assorted aerobatic performers including Dan Marcotte Airshows and Jim Parker Airshows will headline the Museum’s most impressive event of the season. The Wings & Wheels Spectacular is the Museum’s longest running annual event; the inaugural airshow, known affectionately as “The Rally,” was first held in 1975. In 2014 the airshow drew a crowd of nearly 5,000 spectators throughout the weekend! Free kids activities and Model T rides ensure that there is plenty of fun for the whole family at this “can’t miss” event!
Gates open to the public at 9 a.m.; exhibitor gates open at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The show will go on rain or shine and a variety of indoor demonstrations and activities are planned in the event of inclement weather. All pre-1995 vehicles and all organized automobile clubs are welcome to exhibit free of charge. Exhibitors and one guest get in free. Clubs wishing to arrange parking are encouraged to call ahead.
On Sunday, August 9 the Museum will add an exciting musical component to the show with The Mallett Brothers Band taking the stage immediately after the conclusion of the airshow. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday, and a beer garden (cash bar, ID required) will be offered exclusively during The Mallett Brothers Band performance on Sunday! This is an all-ages show and the concert is included with admission to the airshow on Sunday, August 9. Also on Sunday, August 9, the Museum will welcome back the Darling’s Ice Cream Truck for a Cause as they serve up tasty frozen treats to benefit the Museum.
In addition to an assortment of classic, vintage and antique vehicles, an array of family activities will include demonstrations of vehicles from the Museum’s collection, free Model T rides and (weather permitting) antique aeroplane demonstrations. Remember, we fly our planes early, so try to get to the Museum in the morning to see our magnificent antique aircraft in action!
The Owls Head Wings & Wheels Spectacular will commence rain or shine. Vehicles will be exhibited on the Museum’s Runway 17, and the Museum will be open so visitors can tour the collection and exhibits.
Admission for this very special event is $20, and, as always, youth under age 18 and retired and active duty military personnel 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. No camping.