‘Festival of Machines’ coming to Conner Prairie

Published On September 9, 2014 » 2279 Views» By Lauren Guidotti » Blogs, IMS History

This weekend the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is making an appearance at Conner Prairie to take part in its first “Festival of Machines.” You know Conner Prairie for its educational history, hot air balloon rides and “Symphony on the Prairie” during the summer months. This Saturday and Sunday, however, you’ll see the park be taken over with planes, trains and automobiles, to name a few.  To quote the event, it’s a “celebration of transportation!”

With just your general admission, you’ll be able to check out steam engines, vintage planes, boats, military vehicles, vintage fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles. Take shade under the Indianapolis Motor Speedway info dome and check out cars from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum’s collection. Visitors will be able to see an Indy car show car, as well as sign up for two-seater rides courtesy of Dallara that will cover a portion of Conner Prairie’s 800-acre grounds. Tickets are $20 and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss the chance to meet racing celebrities like Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann and hear her talk about her partnership with Glass Hammer racing.

You won’t want to miss this inaugural event, so grab the family and make sure to make it out in time for the commemorative flyover of a historic aircraft happening both days of the event!

Event Info: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 13 -14. Cost: Adults $15, Youth (2-12) $10.

Visit Conner Prairie here for more information.

Festival of Machines from Conner Prairie on Vimeo.


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Lauren Guidotti

Lauren is the Community Outreach Manager for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.