There will be a whole lot of shaking going on when construction vehicles large and small converge on the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sept. 18 and 19, for its Earth Movers & Shakers Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show.

Backhoes, dump trucks, bulldozers, road graders of any year will take center stage in this tribute to the working vehicles that form the bedrock of our modern transportation system. Individuals and businesses are invited to display their equipment. All exhibitors get in free.

Activities include vehicle demonstrations and “Touch-A-Backhoe” where visitors will be able to get up close to vehicles and in some cases climb on board. A sand pit will be available for young people to display and demonstrate their own earth movers.

“It’s a heavy metal event the whole family will enjoy,” says museum curator Ethan Yankura.

The antique aeroplane show will begin at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. The museum’s fleet of World War I-era biplanes including a 1917 Curtiss “Jenny” made popular by barnstormers of the 1920s, a 1917 Nieuport 28C.1, and of course, the 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron) will take to the skies. An open flightline will allow visitors to get an up close look at the planes as well as talk to the pilots.

Coastal plane rides aboard the museum’s 1941 Stearman and 1933 Waco biplanes and 1978 Piper Super Cub may be purchased by museum members at any time through the museum store. Rides are sold to members only, however, ride certificates do not expire and are transferable. The Super Cub and Stearman carry one passenger. The price is $95 and $200 respectively. The Waco carries two passengers and costs $350.

Rain or shine, visitors will have access to the museum’s indoor collection of dozens of antique cars and aeroplanes. Current displays include an original 1850 Concord stagecoach, a full-scale reproduction of the Wright brothers 1903 Kitty Hawk Flyer and an elegant 1935 Duesenburg sedan.

Event admission is $12 for adults. Children under 18 are free. The museum store will be open showcasing a large inventory of books, diecast models, children’s items and more.

Gates open at 9:30 am. Food and refreshments will be available at the Squeaky Wheel. Pets are not allowed in the museum or outdoor exhibit area.

Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum Street (off Route 73) in Owls Head, two miles south of Rockland, Maine. For more information call 207-594-4418 or visit