Moore County Airport to Host Festival DAvion Vintage Aircraft Celebration in April 2018
CARTHAGE, N.C.(Jan. 13, 2018) The inaugural Festival DAvion, a celebration of classic aircraft and military might, will be staged at the Moore County Airport in late April 2018, officials announced.
The three-day, first-of-its-kind festival on April 27-29 will feature vintage World War II collector planes and military aircraft displays, along with a Saturday evening concert and Sunday BBQ Cook Off on the tarmac of the regional airport located in the heart of the Sandhills.
The Moore County Airport Authority gave final approval for the unique celebration in mid December. Tickets to the festival are $30 and include entry each day and the live concert, with an act to be announced in early 2018.
We are very excited that an event of this caliber is coming to our airport, said Moore County Airport manager Greg Hudson. This festival has been in the planning stage for several months and everyone involved is focusing on making it a huge success. This event proves once again what a vital part the Moore County Airport is to our county and the communities it serves.
Moore County Airort Authority Chairman Bob Zschoche says the Festival DAvion will be larger than any event previously held event at the airport.
We look forward to hosting this aviation-themed festival that we know willappeal to all members of the community, he said.
A special buy one get one free introductory ticket offer will begin Jan. 14 at the Country Bookshop in downtown Southern Pines, the Old Sport Gallery in the Village of Pinehurst and the Pinehurst Resort Members Club for Pinehurst Members only. Online ticket sales, which include a limited number of front row concert seats, can also be purchased at www.festivaldavion.com.
All five branches of the military Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy have been invited to participate and are expected to provide unique aircraft displays with hands-on tours and information services. The Festival DAvion also coincides with the 100th anniversary of Fort Bragg, the largest Army base in the United States. A military family of four will be able to purchase tickets online only — for a special price of $10.
Aircraft have always held a fascination for both adults and kids alike. To see some of the nations most unique vintage and military aircraft is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for patrons of this event, said Festival DAvion co-founder Dave Droschak. And of course with the Wright Brothers first flights on the Outer Banks and such a strong military presense across our region this celebration will hold a special place in the hearts of many North Carolinians.
The Festival DAvion begins Friday, April 27 with a VIP hanger party, which will include a Southern BBQ feast as sponsors and guests have an opportunity to witness vintage planes flying in to the Moore County Airport to be staged for the static two-day judging.
Planes on display will include warbirds, cubs, clippers, stinsons, staggerwings, ultra-light ahd homemade aircraft. tinsons, Staggerwings, Cubs, Clippers, insons, Staggerwin
Various entertainment will be provided all day Saturday and Sunday to include precision military skydiving, helicopter tours, and local groups and solo artists.
Gates open at 10 a.m. each day, with the main concert to be staged at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28.
The BBQ Cook-Off on Sunday, Aprill 29 begins at 11 a.m. and will feature sampling from some of the states top pitmasters.
Concessions will be served each day, along with local craft beers and wines from across the state of North Carolina. In addition, aircraft themed merchandise and souveniers will be available from various vendors.
Parking will be staged at Sandhills Community College, less than a minute shuttle ride to the 2018 Festival DAvion airport location. Parking/Display space inside the Festival, adjacent to concert stage and aircraft displays. Two Festival D’Avion tickes, valid both Saturday and Sunday are $50.
For additional information contact: Dave Droschak, Droschak Communications, 919-630-6656, firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Stilwell, Tarheel Communications, 910-215-0861, email@example.com.
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