Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Truck, Tractor and Commercial Vehicle Meet takes place Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. During the weekend Owls Head is transformed into the center of the universe for antique truck and tractor enthusiasts. Also featured will be commercial and military vehicles, as well as vintage earth-moving construction equipment.

There will also be an antique aeroplane show (weather permitting) in the mornings.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum will observe standard closing time, remaining open until 5 p.m. both days. Owners of all pre-1996 vehicles, not just trucks, are also welcome to exhibit at this and all other non-auction museum events at no charge.

Vintage commercial vehicles and trucks from marques including Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mack, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Autocar, Diamond T and more will be represented at the truck meet. A diverse showing will include examples ranging from local delivery trucks and construction vehicles to pickups and fire engines. Both restored and original trucks will be displayed.

Antique tractors from classic manufacturers including John Deere, Farmall, Oliver and Case will be showcased as well. As is tradition with the Truck, Tractor and Commercial Vehicle Meet, an antique tractor parade will take place on museum grounds during both days of the show.

Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy live music at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Rose and the Wayfaring Strangers, a favorite local band, will be performing on Runway 17.

In addition to an assortment of classic trucks, tractors, military equipment and commercial vehicles, an array of family activities will include vehicle demonstrations, big rig blind spot demonstrations by the Maine Professional Drivers Association, children’s educational activities, a pedal car “kiddie corral,” free Model T rides and (weather permitting) antique aeroplane demonstrations. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Darling’s Ice Cream Truck for a Cause will be on hand, serving up tasty treats on a donation-basis. All proceeds from the sale of the frozen treats will benefit the museum.

In conjunction with Hagerty, the Museum will offer the Hagerty Youth Judging program both Saturday and Sunday. This program invites youth to score vehicles based on a set of criteria provided by Hagerty. This activity is free, however, enrollment is limited to 12 youth each day of the event and signups will be offered on a first come, first served basis the days of the show. Judging will begin at 11 a.m.

Event admission is $18 for adults. Children under 18, as well as retired and active duty military, are admitted free every day. Gates open to visitors at 9 a.m. For more information about the event call 594-4418 or visit online at owlshead.org.