Don't miss CAMA's 29th Annual Fall Festival. Here are the preliminary particulars.
DATES: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 27, 28, 29, 2013 (Three days)
HOURS: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day for spectators.
This event is held rain or shine. We have plenty of indoor shelter.
Multiple food vendors available. Don't miss CAMA's famous "Engineer's Vegetable Beef Soup" and pie with ice cream. Plus, great food from area service organizations.
ADMISSION FEES: $10 for adults/teens, $5 children age 6-12, free for children age 5 or less. Free for CAMA members.
Special Note to Exhibitors and Vendors (click here for the Exhibitor/Vendor page)
CAMA's 2012 Fall Festival was a great success. Even some rain showers on Friday could not keep the spectators and enthusiasts away. We have every intention of making our 2013 edition every bit as good or better than the 2012 show.
Our American #1 sawmill has plenty of logs to be cut into planks.There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer, a splitter, and maybe even a drag saw. All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.
Skip Kern, our new lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop near ours.
In the Industrial Hall of Steam, Conrad Milster will be giving talks and live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines. We hope to see our Nagle-Corliss engine in operation for this show. See our newest acquisition, a very early (possibly Ames) engine, that came to us in beautiful condition, on loan from the New York Hall of Science.
Besides all of CAMA's permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.
One of the numerous vendor displays from a previous Fall Festival. See anything you'd like to buy???
A beautifully finished scale model of a hit or miss gasoline engine displayed by one of many guest exhibitors.
We hope to have Lumber Jack/Jill demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival, featuring Shannon Strong, a well-known local fitness trainer. The show will feature demonstrations of handsaw and ax skills and is always very entertaining. Shannon is also a personal trainer, strength trainer, specializing in core training, and mind-body fitness. Demonstration times will be announced at the show.
Don't miss our Friday evening barbecue chicken dinner. There's a limited number of tickets available, so buy them in advance at the food pavilion. The dinner is from 5:30 to 7:00 PM and will be held at the picnic pavilion unless inclement weather forces it inside the Industrial Hall. Tickets are $10 per person. Menu includes grilled chicken, baked ziti, cole slaw, rolls and butter, soft drinks, coffee and dessert. All proceeds benefit the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association.
Parking is free in our lower parking field. When you arrive, just follow the signs to the lower field parking and a free shuttle bus will bring you to the main gate. There is very limited handicap parking next to the main gate. Additional handicap parking is available in the lower field and is so marked. The bus will make a separate stop at the handicap area. If you or a passenger in your car are unable to board a bus, than tell an attendant and some accommodations will be made to allow drop-off at the main gate.
Any questions about the show? Use the following form to contact CAMA.
Special Note to Exhibitors and Vendors (click here for the Exhibitor/Vendor Page)