Calendar of Events 2015

Every effort is made to be sure that this list is accurate.  However,  it would be a good idea to check with the contact person listed before charging off.

Don't know how to get there?  Check the Directions and Maps section at the bottom of this page.


Interested in antique and classic trucks?  This info was sent by John Sherris:  2015 update posted on 15 March 2014  American Truck Historical Society   Antique Truck Club of America

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2014 Straw Hollow Engine Show Calendar  

This list is still being updated as of 26 February 2015


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  July 4   Boothbay Railway Village Antique Engine Meet 
	 Boothbay ME Rt. 27, 7 miles south of Rt. 1 
Contact:  Margaret Hoffman, PO Box 123, Boothbay, ME 04537; 207-633-4727
July 11 & 12  23rd Annual Long Island Power Association Show
5942 Sound Avenue, Riverhead N.Y. 11901   
 July 12  Pepperell Crank Up Pepperell MA 
 Same as always was only with new folks doing the work.  
 Contact Christine Scully  @  978.925.9295
  July 12  ATCA New England Chapter 34th Annual Antique Truck Show
 Lancaster, MA at the Bolton Fairgrounds.

 July 12  Classic Car Show at The Gables at Winchester
299 Cambridge St.
Winchester MA

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Thank you Dick Koolish for this listing.

  • July 18 Owls Head Transportation Museum Show
  • Owls Head, ME
  • 7/18/2015
  • 7/19/2015
  • At 117 Museum Street.
  • 207-594-4418
 July 18, 2015  CAMA 2nd Annual Antique Internal Combustion Engine Show  
Kent CT
1 mile north of Kent on Rt. 7.    10AM to 4PM.  Free admission and food will be available this year. 
July 18-19 Quinebaug Valley Engineers Assn. Summer Show and Swap Meet 
The Zagray Farm Museum Colchester CT
Feature: Allis-Chalmers. 
I 1/2 miles north of Colchester center 
off Rt. 85. 
Contact  Ed Bezanson, 85 Dayton Rd., Waterford, CT 06385; 860-208-2422 
  July 23-25 Annual Weare Rally of the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors
 14 Center Rd, Weare, NH 03281

 July 26th  Indian Motorcycle Day    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History

 July 24-26  20th Annual Eliot Antique Tractor and Engine Show 
	 Feature: Misfit; oddballs and orphans. 
Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, Rt. 103,114 mile from junction of Rt. 103 and 236. 
Contact: Lisa Raitt, 2077 State Rd., Eliot, ME 03903; 207-748-3303; 

 July 31, Aug 1 and 2  Northeast Rockbusters Historical Construction and Equipment  Association

The locations is Mark Gluck's Farm located at 157 Packerville Road in Plainfield CT.  We have a lot of digging, dozing, grading, hauling, there is something for everyone!!  Plan to attend with your equipment and your helping hands cause we will need all the help we can get from the membership to put on another great show hosted by the Rockbusters!!


 Aug. 1-2  Back to the Past at Scribner's Mill 
	 	Harrison ME  follow yellow and black signs from Rts. 35 and 117 to Scribner's Mill Road. 
   Contact: Marilyn Hatch, 244 Scribner's Mill Rd., Harrison, ME  04040; 207-583-6455; 
  Aug. 8-9    36th Annual Straw Hollow Engine Works Show 	
   Boylston MA  Pine Ridge Farm, Cross St., off Rt. 70. 
Contact: Daniel Moore, 125 Linden St.,  Boylston, MA 01505; 508-869-2722. 
  Aug.15  13th Annual Durham Tractor Cruise-In 
	Durham CT
Durharn Fairgrounds, Rt. 17 (68 Main St)
Contact: Len Baginski, 860-349-3305. 
Aug. 15-16   24th Annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition 
	Mystic CT 195 exit 90
Contact: Scott Noseworthy, 75 Greenmanville Ave., P0 Box 600, Mystic, CT 06355; 860-572-5343 
email: scott.noseworthy@mysticseaport.orq 


In other news, the annual Barrington Antique Truck show held in Barrington NH will no longer be held in Barrington.  The show is being moved to the Star Speedway on Route 27 in Epping NH on Sunday August 23rd 2015. 



 September 4-13, 2015   Lee Mills Steamboat Meet 

 Moultonborough NH

The town of Moultonborough sponsors this annual 10-day meeting of Steamboats, now in its 43rd edition. The Meet features a parade of boats each Sunday of the event. The parade occurs at 2pm on the first Sunday, and at 10am on the second Sunday. There is also a race on Wednesday from the Moultonborough town docks to 19 Mile Bay in Tuftonboro. For further information please contact:

David Thompson
PO Box 175, Moultonboro NH 03254
(603) 476-2224

9-18 September  John W. Brown visit to New London CT 

Photos from a 2005 visit by the Brown to New London, CT

One of the last two operating World War II liberty ships will ake an extended visit to New London next fall as part of the
Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival.

The SS John W. Brown, home-ported in Baltimore, MD, will dock at Fort Trumbull State Park from Sept. 9 - 18, and will be open for tours and other dockside activities. In addition, one day will be devoted to a six-hour "Living History Cruise." The 441-foot, 10,000-ton vessel will also be available for local groups that might want to hold events onboard.

The visit will offer a rare opportunity for schools and other organizations to present a first-hand look at such subjects as World War II, the Merchant Marine, American shipbuilding, marine engineering and Navigation, and naval architecture.

The "Living History, Cruise" on Long Island Sound will take passengers back to the 1940s with historical reenactments, music of the era," attacks" by "enemy" aircraft, and even a chance to steer the ship.

The Brown and her sister ship, SS Jeremiah O'Brien, which is based in San Diego, CA, are the last two operating examples of the
fleet of 2,700 cargo ships that were built during the war by the U. S. Maritime Administration in one of the most ambitious shipbuilding
programs in history. Manned by merchant marine crews, they carried war materiel and troops across submarine-infested oceans in convoys and also supported allied invasions in Europe and Asia. Their guns were manned by detachments of naval armed guards. The ships have been widely regarded as a significant factor in the Allied powers winning the war.

The Brown will dock just several hundred feet from the site on which the U. S. Merchant Marine trained officers to man such ships as
the Brown.

The Brown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is maintained and operated by Project Liberty Ship, a non-profit or-
ganization composed solely of volunteers. She has visited New London twice before - in 1997 and 2003 -- for Living History Cruises.

A local committee is being set up to handle the visit. People interested in serving as a volunteer for the event or with inquiries about
scheduling an onboard group function should log onto or or call 860-629-0607.

  Sept. 12-13   4th Annual Daniels Farmstead Truck and Tractor Show and Swap Meet 
   Blackstone MA,  286 Mendon St., Rt. 495 to Rt. 16 to Main Street, right on Blackstone Street, which turns into Mendon Street. 
  RVs welcome overnight. 
Contact:  Gary Smith, PO Box 351,  Mendon, MA 01756; 774-573-0418
 Sept. 12-13  Dublin Show,  Route 101 Dublin NH
 September 13th  Yankee Yesteryear Car Club Annual Car Show 
Brooklyn Fair Grounds.  Chairperson Francis Duquette - 860-923-2781 -
September 12 and 13  Rhode Island Military Vehicle, Antique Truck and Tractor Show  North Kingstown, RI.  .

 Sept. 19-20  35th Annual Show  Tobacco Valley Flywheelers Gas and Steam Engine    Club 
    Haddam CT   Haddam Meadows State Park, Rt. 154.      

Contact: Russ Bengtson, 646 Bear Hill Rd., Middletown, CT 06457;  B60-347-5774

September 20, Norwich (CT) Auto Show
8:00am - 3:30pm (Optimal Viewing Time after 10am)
Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave. Norwich, CT

 Sept. 25-27  31st Anniversary Connecticut Antique Machinery Assn. Fall Festival 
    Kent CT
1 mile north of Kent on Rt. 7. 
Contact: Jim Daly, PO Box 425, Kent, CT  06757' 860-354-1859

27 September Old Colony Model RR Club 15th Annual Show

 Taunton Holiday Inn     Show Flyer HERE 


  Oct. 3-4 Quinebaug Valley Engineers Assn. Fall Festival and Swap Meet 
 Colchester 1-1/2 miles north of Colchester center off Rt. 85. 
Contact: Ed Bezanson, 85 Dayton Rd., Waterford, CT 06385; 860-208-2422; 
   Oct. 3-4  Boothbay Railway Village Family  Harvest Days & Antique Tractor Show 
 		Boothbay ME   Rt. 27, 7 miles south of Rt. 1.
 Contact: Margaret Hoffman, PO Box 123 Boothbay, ME 04537; 207-633-4727
 Oct. 3  New England Wireless and Steam Museum Show
East Greenwich, RI
  Oct. 3-4   Waters Farm Engine and Tractor Show at Waters Farm Days 
Sutton MA  Rt. 146 to Central Turnpike, Sutton to Douglas Rd. to Waters Rd. or Rt. 395 to Sutton Ave., Sutton to Douglas Rd.  to Waters Rd
. Contact: Ken Ethier, 404 Leicester St., Auburn, MA 01501;  508-832-6678; 

 October 4 Railfan III   Hoosic Tunnel 

 Show Flyer HERE

  October 11  ATHS Pioneer Valley Chapter truck show 

 Westfield, MA

  Mestek Field, 260 N Elm Street, Rt. 10 and 202

  Old antique trucks and pick-up Rain or shine. 8a.m to 3 p.m. Music and food, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, entrance fee-dry good for the food pantry and unwrapped toy for tots item.

  October 11-12  Swamp Yankee Days

Washington County Fairgrounds RI,  Route 112  Richmond RI

December 2015

 Dec 4th Thursday 7PM NEMES Monthly club meeting

Meeting location scheduled to be at the Waltham Public Library but check the website for meting location.

 Waltham, MA

 December 6 & 7     New England Model Train Expo

Royal Plaza Train Center     181 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough MA

Show Flyer HERE

 Dec 12   Annual NEMES Unofficial and Barely Organized Banquet 

Woodman's of Essex Restaurant @ 1:00 PM

121 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

No tickets to buy or reservation to make.  Just show up for  good company and fellowship

Dec. 13  Straw Hollow Engine Works Frostbite Crank-Up




To add an event, please send a brief description, time, place and a contact person to call for further information to Bill Brackett at   


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Directions to Mystic Seaport                           Directions to Lee's Mills NH               

Directions to Waushakum L.S.                        Directions to N.E. Wireless and Steam Museum 

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