Barnstorming Carnival

 The 6th annual Barnstorming Carnival will be July 13-14th at the historical Springfield Beckley Airport in Springfield, Ohio bringing the aviation enthusiasts and the community together!



This FREE community event allows you to experience the Golden Age of Aviation. The Barnstorming Carnival is the opportunity to experience some of the rarest 1920’s,1930’s, and 1940’s aircraft gathered together in our local area. This event is an investment in our community and youth to help to provide more opportunities for our youth to develop the tools they need and passion for the future.

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Over the past five years the event has grown bigger and better each and every year. 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. 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.

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In 2017, we had over 60 aircraft in the display area. All of the aircraft on display were from the 1920’s through the 40’s or replicas of that era. Historical barnstorming biplanes from the actual 20’s 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.

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Kids Activities: 

Whether you and your kids are taking one of the most memorable biplane rides of your lives, building paper or powered rockets, jumping in a bounce house for hours, peddling a miniature Tiger Moth or P-40 all around the ramp, enjoying Lucky the clown and his balloon tying skills, sitting in an open cockpit biplane, building a balsa glider, watching an unbelievable magic show, or learning about aviation, you will experience all of this because we just love to share our passion for aviation with you.

Paper Rocket Building
Saturday 11:00, 1:00, 3:00
Sunday 11:00, 1:00, 3:00

Foam glider building
Saturday 12:00, 3:30
Sunday 12:00, 3:30

Face Painting

Lucky the Clown

Powered Rocket building and launch
3:30-5:00 ( SUNDAY ONLY $ 10.00 per child)

12:30, 2:00, 3:30

This is an opportunity for kids of all ages to come and learn about the different parts of an airplane. One of our barnstormers will do a hands on walk around preflight inspection of the aircraft. They will explain the engine, wings, tail and fuselage and the curious kids will have the opportunity to sit in the aircraft and be the pilot.

Meet the Barnstormer
12:00, 3:00

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The Barnstorming Carnival takes place July 13-14, gates open at 8:00 am. The Springfield Beckley Airport is located at 1251 W Blee Rd, Springfield, OH 45502. For more information, please visit their website.

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