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53rd Annual Antique Auto Days

July 15 @ 10:00 am - July 16 @ 2:00 pm

Special thanks to our event sponsor Cottage Connections, offering a wide variety of vacation rentals in Midcoast Maine.

See dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It’s a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League! A Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal. Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor and to scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay.

Anyone who owns a classic, antique, hot rod, muscle car, rat rod or other cool vehicle is invited to show it off on the Village Green on July 15 & 16. If you are not a member of MOALS there is just a small $10 entry fee upon arrival, no pre-registration required. Car owners receive free admission to the Museum (for themselves and one passenger, additional passengers must enter through Museum entrance and pay admission) and a commemorative dash plaque. A People’s Choice trophy will also be awarded.

An Auto Parts Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal throughout the weekend.  Those who wish to set up in the flea market need to register in advance. The fee is just $10 for a 10 X 10 space for the entire weekend.

Valve cover racing is back this year.  Visitors can build their own and bring it along to test it out on the track. MOALS members and others will also demonstrate their creations. Valve cover racing is a competitive event similar to the Pinewood derby, but vehicles are made from a valve cover from an internal combustion car engine, rather than of wood blocks. This hot new hobby for auto enthusiasts is fun for all ages.

Live music on both days! Saturday from 12 – 4 enjoy The Scott Davis Blues Band, a versatile, hard charging band of five seasoned, professional musicians playing a rompin’, stompin’  mix of blues, rock, and swing tunes that have been a real hit the past few years playing on Sunday.   On Sunday from 10 – 2 music will be by the Downeast Soul Coalition playing blues, funk, soul, and R&B. Their first year at Antique Auto Days, but regulars at several hot spots in Boothbay Harbor.

While at Antique Auto Days don’t miss Rails, Tails, & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, July 15 from Noon – 4:00. Tickets for a wristband to enjoy ten – 4 ounce beer tastings is just $35 (must be 21) and include Museum admission (Antique Auto Days) as well as a unique souvenir beer mug. Museum members save $5 per ticket!

A food court will include everything from cheeseburgers to pork BBQ and from wood-fired pizza to ice cream.

The Sunday afternoon parade will depart the Museum grounds at 2 PM. The parade route has been expanded to include both downtown Boothbay Harbor and scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Guests are encouraged to come see the show before that time as many of the cars head directly for home after the parade.

Admission to Antique Auto Days is included with Museum Admission.



July 15 @ 10:00 am
July 16 @ 2:00 pm