Grab the kids and head for Oxford, Maine, next Saturday, June 28. It’s Dozer Day, a hands-on construction equipment expo with real-life grown-up Tonka Toys.
Kids — and their big folks — will be able to climb into excavators, bulldozers, cranes, graders, dump trucks and concrete trucks and see a fire truck and ambulance, too. Not only that, there will be heavy-equipment demonstrations, door prizes, a prize mine, Lego building-blocks competition, free coloring books and photo ops. Teens forced to accompany younger siblings can test the heavy-equipment simulator.
Even better, the first 350 kids will receive a free plastic hard hat (that’s kids, not you, dad) and an “operator’s license” for the day.
It’s all a benefit for a local independent elementary school, so prepare to shell out $10 for one, $15 for two, $20 for three or four or $25 for a family of five or larger. Dozer Day takes place at the Oxford County Fairgrounds, off Route 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sunday.