Fokker takeoff
Fokker takeoff
Owls Head Transportation Museum will hold its annual Foreign Auto Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19. Gates will open at 10 a.m. The show will be held rain or shine, and a variety of indoor demonstrations will be rolled out in the event of inclement weather.

Featured among a diverse range of vehicles will be those made by British manufacturers. Owners of pre-2001 automobiles, organized clubs and all owners of British cars, regardless of year, are invited to exhibit their vehicles free of charge. Clubs wishing to arrange parking are encouraged to call in advance.

Museum staff, volunteers and pilots will demonstrate the museum’s collection of antique aircraft, including a 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (a.k.a. the Red Baron) that is scheduled to return to the skies after a long restoration. Additional planes that may fly for demonstrations include a 1917 SPAD XIIIc.I, 1917 Nieuport 28C.1, 1918 Standard J-1, 1930 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air D-4000 Speedwing, 1930 Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing and both of the museum’s 1940s Boeing Stearmans.

Weather permitting, a limited number of 20-minute rides in the museum’s vintage biplanes will be available for purchase.

Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, free for youth ages 17 and under and retired/active-duty military personnel (uniformed services ID required). Exhibitors of any classic, custom or special-interest vehicle that is 20 or more years old or of any British-manufactured vehicle from any production year, with a guest, will receive free admission.

Attendees who renew their museum membership or purchase a new membership on the day of an event will be entered in a drawing for a ride in the museum’s 1940s Stearman biplane. One winner will be drawn each day.

The museum, located at 117 Museum Street, follows Maine CDC guidelines and recommends that everyone wear face coverings while inside museum buildings.

For more information, visit, phone 594-4418 or email