Festival of Machines

Get up close to elite cars, steam engines, helicopters, and more!

Come and meet some amazing machines! If you want to get up close and personal with machines big and small, this is your chance. We will be hosting the First Festival of Machine Invitational Showcase, featuring vehicles that represent the best of the best of local car show winners. We will also have big machines for little folks to climb on, hands-on activities, and a chance to learn about what people in the past thought of the future of transportation. Join us for a celebration of motors, machines, and much more.

September 14 & 15

Included with general admission.
Free for members.
All Ages.

Sponsored by:

Duke Energy
Ed Martin Toyota/Nissan
State Farm

Festival of Machines

Invitational Showcase Car Show

Check out award-winning vehicles from across Indiana! These vehicles represent the best of the best when it comes to beautiful machines cultivated from car shows around the state. You can explore the history of car manufacturing and see some truly unique vehicles gathered into one amazing showcase. It’s a must-see for Hoosier car lovers!

Special thanks to Dan Distler for curating this showcase.

Festival of Machines


Love things with wings and propellers? Be sure to visit our high-flying machines.

  • Explore an air ambulance from St. Vincent Statflight
  • Watch RC aircraft demonstrations with the Northeast Side Taildraggers
Festival of Machines

Tractors and Heavy Duty Machines

Take a look at some powerhouses, including tractors, firetrucks, military vehicles and more.

  • Explore antique tractors, steam engines and small historic engines. See how they run and watch as they perform different tasks.
  • See vintage fire trucks and take part in cool water games.
  • BIG MACHINES PETTING ZOO: Get up close to tools and machines that help with BIG jobs.
Festival of Machines

Get Your Hands On The Fun

Take part in the fun by driving an RC Car on a course you helped build, play with roller-coaster mechanics, participate in LEGO car crash testing, and visit with other organization hosting hands-on activities.

Butch Patrick

Meet Butch Patrick!

Butch Patrick is synonymous with pop culture and the loveable character of Eddie Munster from the iconic television show, The Munsters. A character role that he embraces for the millions of fans who love The Munsters. Nowadays, Butch reflects the sustainability of simpler times and fans' memories of their childhood connection with TV shows. At every event when fans come to meet him, there is a special connection that transpires. The smiles and laughter, and exchange of memories and stories, allude to the fact that the Munsters will never be forgotten.