50th Anniversary of Antique Auto Days featuring Rails, Tails & Ales

During the 50th Anniversary of Antique Auto Days on July 19 & 20 you'll see dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It's a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League!

Own a car worth showing off? Anyone can enter the show for just $5 per vehicle and receive free admission to the Museum! A special section will be reserved for all 1964 Models as well as a section just for any model year Pontiac GTO which are celebrating their 50th birthday this year too!

Car owners also receive a coupon book with local offers and acommemorative dash plaque.

A new Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal throughout the weekend. (link to formswap form)

The traditional Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor will depart the Museum grounds at 2 PM.

The show & flea market is included with regular museum admission of just of just $10 adults, $5 kids.







A New Twist on Tradition:  
Rails, Tails & Ales


Craft Beer lovers will delight in the new open air craft beer festival we're calling Rails, Tails, & Ales on Saturday, July 19 from Noon - 4:00. There will be great food vendors serving everything from lobster rolls to chowder and from wood-fired pizza to kettle corn.

The Boothbay Craft Brewery will also host a demonstration of brewing techniques and Josh Christie, author of MaineBeer: Brewing in Vacationland, will give a lecture on the history of brewing and beer in Maine.

The Rocktide Trolley will be providing a special trip from their standard downtown route to arrive/depart from the Museum at approximately 12, 2 and 4. Watch for a detailed schedule posted here closer to the event dates.

Thanks Rocktide Inn!

Tickets for a wristband to enjoy ten – 4 ounce beer tastings will be just $30 (must be 21!) and include Museum admission as well as a very cool souvenir beer mug. Those who do not want to taste need only to purchase regular admission when they arrive. Better yet, be a current Museum Member and your admission is free and your wristband just $25! Tasting tickets will be limited and on sale in advance online, at the Museum and at the Boothbay Craft Brewery & Watershed Tavern.

Participating Breweries

Boothbay Craft Brewery

Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company

Allagash Brewing

Rising Tide Brewing Company

Penobscot Bay Brewery

Bigelow Brewing Company

Funky Bow Brewery & Beer Company

Order Museum Member Tasting Tickets $25

Order Non-Member Tasting Tickets $30

Sock Hop Featuring • The Crown Vics

Take a trip down Memory Lane with us on Saturday night in our 1847 Boothbay Town Hall. The Crown Vics play traditional rockabilly in a style that honors the era of Carl Perkins and Scotty Moore. The Crown Vics tear it up with new energy and enthusiasm. The music starts at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets $10 each at the door. Be sure to wear clean socks!

Make plans to be in Boothbay for one great weekend of rails, tails & ales!!! Follow the event on Facebook for up to the minute details and announcements.

Hotel Deals:

Bayside Inn B&B, Boothbay Harbor, www.TheBaysideInn.com

Book a stay of two nights or more with us and your rate on the last night

is the year of your auto!  For example, if you have a 1964 GTO you would

pay $64 on your final night with us.  We offer self-parking and are

prominently located at the head of the harbor, so your car will be visable

to all!

White Cedar Inn Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, www.whitecedarinn.com

Stay with us on July 19 or 20th and recieve two free passes to the Owl's

Head Transportation Museum to complement this great show in Boothbay.

(Passes valid until 12/14)


Seagate Motel, Boothbay Harbor, www.seagatemotel.com

10% discount off regular room rate ($110) for stays of two nights or more. Must mention Antique Auto Days when making your reservation.