SIMSBURY FLY-IN, CAR SHOW & FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

 

Welcome to the largest event of its kind in the Northeastern USA!  New this year:  a major Food Truck Festival, featuring more than 20 food vendors offering a wide range of great things to eat.  Click here to see a list of participating food trucks..

We are like a special kind of country fair, built around displays of 750+ great airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage.  We have 150 exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers, and offer many fun activities to interest the entire family.  

We feature hundreds of airplanes and cars you can see up close and meet their proud owners. Our airplanes range from antiques dating back to the 1920's, to homebuilts, helicopters, small former military aircraft, and brand new airplanes on display by dealers. Our Car Show features old autos, brand new exotic vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, ex-military vehicles, and more than 30 new cars on display. Airplane and car owners are urged to display their vehicles for judging, and we award trophies in many categories.   Pets on leashes are welcome, and we even provide a watering station.  Handicapped parking and restrooms are available. There is no entry fee, but your donation is appreciated.  Nearby parking is available at $10, with proceeds to benefit the Boy Scouts.  We are Cyclist Friendly (see link on left)

The links on the left describe the full range of activities at our show.  Here are some of our planned 2018 attractions, with even more to come:

  • A major Food Truck Festival for breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • AT- World War II Training Aircraft and Helicopter rides
  • Gyrocopter demonstration flight
  • Aerial Banner Tow Pickup and Drop-off demonstration
  • Kids' activities - Kiddeland, face painting, and morRadio Control Model  Airplane Aerobatics
  • Free Seminar symposiums by outstanding presenters
  • Live Music - The Jolly Beggars authentic Irish music
  • Yankee Clippers Formation Flying Team
  • LifeStar Medivac Helicopter on display - Come meet the crew
  • Powered Parachute demonstration (winds permitting)
  • New Cars and Airplanes on display by dealers

We are the Simsbury Flying Club, and proceeds from this event help keep our airport in operation. As a non-profit, all-volunteer group, we receive no funding from any governmental agency. Special thanks to Chapter 324 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Cam Crashers Car Club,  our many Event Sponsors, and especially to our many volunteers. 

If your business would like to sponsor, advertise, or exhibit in 2018, please contact Bill Thomas for info (860-693-4550 or wdthomas421@gmail.com) 

Photos on this site are courtesy of Phil Worley, the Simsbury Camera Club, and you can see many Hartford Courant photos here.