6th Annual Barnstorming Carnival
- Dates: July 17, 2021 - July 18, 2021
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Springfield Beckley Airport
- Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Price: FREE!
This FREE community event allows you to experience the Golden Age of Aviation, featuring open cockpit biplane rides! Located at the historic Springfield Beckley Airport in Springfield, Ohio. This event brings aviation enthusiasts and the community together. The Barnstorming Carnival is an opportunity to experience some of the rarest aircraft from the 1920s through the 1940s gathered together in our local area.
With over 5000 happy spectators last year, our mission is to share our antique aircraft with the general public and to provide many activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy. In addition to our antique aviation activities, there is a classic car cruise-in on Saturday and a Food Truck Rally on Sunday! A variety of activities will be scheduled such as kids peddle planes, paper, and powered rocket building workshops, foam glider building, balloon tying clowns, magic shows, and a display of rare antique aircraft with real barnstormers who will share their aviation knowledge with all.
In 2017, we had over 60 aircraft in the display area. All of the aircraft on display were from the 1920s through the '40s or replicas of that era. Historical barnstorming biplanes from the actual '20s and 30's such as (Travel Airs, New Standards, Waco's, Great Lakes, and Bucker Jungmann's) were present. Other interesting aircraft that have attended the event each year have included the most popular Pietenpol Aircamper, Fairchild 22, David monoplane, and a WWI replica Sopwith Pup.