The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Presents Our 13th Annual Spring Power-Up and Open House!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
(one day before our Annual Meeting)
Rain or Shine (we have plenty of shelter)
Tentative Information - Admission fee: $5.00 for non-member adults, age 6-12 is $2.00, and children 5 and under as well as CAMA members are free
Spectator Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM.
The show is on our grounds in Kent, CT. Click here for directions to CAMA.
Parking provided close to event. Handicap parking area.
Food will be provided for the Spring Power-Up
Our 2017 Spring Power-Up will be our 13th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA after a nasty winter. Northwestern Connecticut winters can be notoriously bad, so the Spring Power-Up will be a good chance to bid the cold weather goodbye. Unlike the Fall Festival, our Spring Power-Up will be a showcase of our own extensive collection of steam and internal combustion engines, tractors, the historic Cream Hill Agricultural School and the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.
That being said, either member or non-member outside exhibitors are welcome to bring their machinery and set up for the day. Show off that new purchase or that fresh restoration project. There is no charge for exhibitors to display their antique machinery-related items. Outside vendors are welcome to set up for a nominal fee. If you would like to sell (vend) at the Spring Power-Up, please email us with your request (use form in the gold sidebar at above-right). As with the Fall Festival, only antique, vintage or machinery-related items may be sold at the Power-Up.
CAMA's own extensive collection of antique machinery will be highlighted at the Spring Power-Up. In our Industrial Hall, our stationary steam engines spring to life, including our large C.H. Brown steam engine with a massive 14 foot diameter flywheel. Come see our recently restored Nagle-Corliss engine run. Come to the Industrial Hall and see the progress. In our 5-bay shed and oilfield power buildings, our large one-lunger "hit and miss" engines will be fired up. Over in the Diebold Hall, our museum- and member-owned tractors will see the light of day after a long hard winter. On our narrow gauge railroad tracks, our 1925 Hawaii Railway Co. #5 Baldwin steam locomotive will steam up for a few trips up and down our track. Our 1922 Plymouth Diesel locomotive will be out and about. Visit the Mining Museum and see what new exhibits have been created over the winter as well as progress to the new addition.
***Please note that we are at the mercy of the "machinery gods". Although we make every effort to get our antique machinery running, we can't always predict that all machinery will be operational on the day of the Power-Up***
So bring your friends and family and come on down to CAMA. Any vendors that want to set up on the grounds should contact us ahead of time so we can get an idea of the space needed. Remember that during the Spring Show, we park cars up top on the exhibition field in front of the Agricultural Hall which is very central to all the action.
This will eventually link you to a printable 2017 Spring Power-Up flyer. Help us advertise the show by printing copies and distributing them at your work or other locations.
For specific information for either exhibitors or spectators, please call CAMA at 860-927-0050.