Second Annual Wings And Wheels Festival Comes To Bath County August 7th

Warm Springs, VA – Bath County’s second annual Wings and Wheels Festival is coming up Saturday at Ingalls Field. Last year was a big success and this year there’s even more to see and do. Wings and Wheels is sponsored by the Bath County Airport Authority, Bath Parks and Recreation Department and the Bath chamber of Commerce. Melinda Nichols is the Director of the Bath Chamber.

She says one new event this year is an air show at 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30pm showcasing aerobatics and comedy. Johnny White with Aviators Unlimited in North Carolina is the star of the air show. He has 45 years of flying experience under his belt. Airplane rides were very popular last year and there will be more opportunities this year to take to the skies.

“They will be offering the airplane rides again this year” says Nichols. “We have a guy coming in with a helicopter that will also be doing some rides.”

In addition to watching big planes fly, you can watch little ones too. Another addition to this year’s festival will be remote controlled model airplane demonstrations in the afternoon between 1 and 3.

The “Wheels” in the Wings and Wheels festival is an antique and classic car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. This year categories for emergency vehicles and equipment have been added, including an antique category.

More food will be available this year too. Eden United Methodist Church will be doing a pancake breakfast along with ham biscuits. The Mountain Grove Fire Department will be barbequing chicken. Hot dogs, pork barbeque, popcorn, cotton candy and more will be offered.

Musical entertainment will be provided by gospel groups the Edenaires and the Announcers, and No Lifeguard On Duty, a group from Covington. There will also be games and activities for children throughout the day. Tents will be set up for shade and please remember to bring a chair.

The second annual Bath County Wings and Wheels Festival is Saturday August 7 from 8 to 4 at Ingalls Field, near Hot Springs. Admission is free. Ingalls field is located off Route 220, about 7 miles south of The Homestead. Follow the signs from there. For more information call 540-839-5326.

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