Annual Barnstorming Carnival takes off this weekend

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Barnstorming Carnival and Classic Car Cruise-In returns this year on Saturday and Sunday at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

The free event celebrates the golden age of aviation with biplane rides and vintage antique aircraft displays, according to a city of Springfield press release.

The carnival will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

“The Barnstorming Carnival is a fun, family-friendly event that gets more popular each year, and is a great opportunity for the public to discover the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport,” said Airport Manager Seth Timmerman.

More than 5,000 people attended past carnivals, and we’re looking forward to another great turnout this weekend.”

This year, organizers have added a 1932 Monocoupe Model 90 aircraft and a PT-19 built in 1941, according to the release.

A pancake breakfast served by Hustead EMS will be available both days from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Activities for children will include pedal planes, foam glider building, face painting, a bounce house. A balloon tying clown and a magician will also be on site.

More information about the event is on the carnival’s website or contact Dewey Davenport at 937-877-0837.

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