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Event Dates: September 13, 2014 - September 14, 2014 Location: Fishers, Indiana
The inaugural Festival of Machines presented by Ricker’s runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13-14 at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers, Ind.
A select group of concourse-quality classic cars will be showcased throughout the two-day festival, highlighted by models including a 1914 Stutz Bearcat; a 1927 Cadillac Duel Cowl Phaeton, one of just eight cars ever produced to commemorate Cadillac's 25-year anniversary and only one of two in existence today; and a 1933 Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupe.
Motorsports celebrities will appear daily to meet and greet fans. Drivers will be available to pose for photographs, sign autographs and share their stories and answer questions about what it’s like to race professionally.
A two-seat Dallara Indy Car will offer festivalgoers rides throughout a portion of Conner Prairie’s 800-acre grounds both Saturday and Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.
Many other vintage and historic vehicles will be showcased as well. Steam engines, vintage planes, boats, military vehicles, vintage fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles, construction equipment, helicopters, vintage tractors will also be featured.
Several family-friendly activities will be held each day, including courses for pedal cars and Soap Box Derby cars for young children, hay rides, games, a steam engine and tractor parade and more. Children can also explore the inner workings of engines, test their boat-building skills and design and build their own fizzy rocket dragsters.
Admission is free for members; for non-members, the cost is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors age 65 and over and $10 for youth ages 2-12. Active and veteran military personnel with proper identification will be admitted free.