2014 10th Anniversary Spring Power-Up

The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Presents Our Spring Power-Up and Open House!

Saturday, May 3, 2014
(one day before our Annual Meeting)

Rain or Shine (we have plenty of shelter)

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.

The Kent Lions will be providing food this year for the Spring Power-Up

Fixed 5and4 doublehead

Our 2014 Spring Power-Up will be our 10th Anniversary of this celebration to the re-opening of CAMA after a nasty winter.  Connecticut winters are notoriously nasty, 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 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. With the assumption that our restoration will be complete, come see our beautiful Nagel-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.



***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.  

For specific information for either exhibitors or spectators,  please call CAMA at 860-927-0050, or Jim Daly (our show chairman) at 860-354-1859.