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Annual Museum CARnival Car Show

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9 am to 2 pm (Vehicle Registration 8 am to 12 noon)


We are looking forward to our Annual Museum CARnival Car Show on June 16, 2018, from 9 AM to 2 PM here on the beautiful grounds of the AACA Museum, Inc., in Hershey, PA.   Join us for this fun-filled day with all makes, models, and years of vehicles in our Car Show. The Car Show will also include tailgating on the lawn, a variety of vendor booths, a 50/50 drawing, family-friendly activities, entertainment, our popular Valve Cover Racing and more!

Mark your calendars – more details to come!

View the details of the 2017 Carnival Car Show below!

There is no admission fee to the CAR show area or for the activities.    The Behind the Scenes Tour is by donation.    Admission to the AACA Museum exhibits is $12 for Adults, $11 for Seniors, $9 for Juniors and FREE for children 3 & Under and AACA Members with their membership card.  

This year’s CARnival is dedicated to our beloved
Jeanne H. Smith.

“For as long as there is a memory, she lives in our hearts.”

Schedule of Events 2017:

8amCar Show Registration – $20 Day of Show

9am to 2pm Carnival Fun!

VanGo – See the art and technology museum that moves! Courtesy of the Susquehanna Art Museum

Learn More About VanGo!
Photo Stop – Stop by and get your picture taken in antique bike or antique car
Spin the prize wheel – Win prizes while supplies last
Wacky Big Trikes – Race around the Mega Rally race track!
Car Finger Painting – your chance to paint on a real car!

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Games – Corn hole, Ring Toss, balloon animals, face painting
Vendor Booths –Vendors will join us with a variety of products and services
Photo Stop – Stop by and get your picture taken in an antique bike or antique car
Food & Ice Cream Vendor – Stewart’s Root Beer will join us with hotdogs, burgers and their famous Root Beer Floats

10am to 1pm – Invitation Only – Jeanne Smith’s Memorial Celebration –
Schmidt Collections Building – For more information or to
RSVP, call Nuria at 717-566-7100 X113 by Friday, June 9th

9am to 12pm – Valve Cover Racing – Unlimited practice until Racing Competition at 12pm

12:15pm to 1:15PM – Kids Education Program
     -Vehicle Scavenger Hunt
     -Trash Car Build – create your own automobile from recycled household items
     -Light it Up – Kids age 8-15 years can discover the right connections to power the headlights of an automobile

12:30pm to 1:30pm – Antique Car Rides

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1:00pm – Behind the Scenes Tour – Schmidt Collection Storage Building – by Donation

2pm – Remarks / Awards / 50-50 Drawing



Valve Cover Racing:

Sign up for the Valve Cover Racing!

Practice all day until 12 pm – then race against other guests

What’s a valve cover race?
Think Pine Wood derby for automotive enthusiasts. Take your favorite valve cover, add wheels, and go racing. Is a Buick staight 8 valve cover faster than a Chevy, Studebaker, Ford, Chrysler or flat head side cover? Bring yours to the Car Show and find out. If you do not have a valve cover to race, we have valve covers available to borrow!

Ladies and Gentlemen, “START – YOUR -GRAVITY!!”

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