8/8/2017 5:08:00 PM Classic Car, Tractor Shows plus classic rock at Vinton County Airport this Saturday
The Annual Big Boy Toy Day/Ridgetop Music Fest will be held at the Vinton County Airport this Saturday, Aug. 12. The event will provide a full afternoon and evening of entertainment and fun for the entire family featuring car and tractor shows, tasty drive in type foods grilled near the airport's shelter house, very good classic rock and roll by Double Shot, a popular band from Athens, and airplane rides.
Registration for the car show will begin at noon at a cost of $10 per vehicle with awards being presented at 4 p.m. Twenty-five plaques will be awarded to vehicles 1983 and older and 15 plaques will be awarded for vehicles 1984 and newer. There will also be two Peoples' Choice trophies including Best of Show. A 50/50 drawing will be held later in the day.
Antique Tractors will be displayed on the airport's tarmac beginning at 9 a.m. There is no registration fee, but each participant will receive a dash plaque.
Keeping with the old-time drive-in restaurant tradition, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, nachos with cheese, and fresh cut French fries will be served in baskets. Drinks will include a variety of sodas and bottled water. Root beer floats will be served as a special treat. Food service will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon and evening.
Airplane rides will also begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. The cost of a ride is $30 per seat.
Double Shot will be on the stage from 4 to 8 p.m. These guys love to play and take few breaks. If you like classic rock and roll this band is worth seeing. You can dance in the shelter house.
Big Boy Toy Day/Ridgetop Music Fest is the first public event of the 2017 season at the Vinton County Airport and is sponsored by the all-volunteer Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association. All event proceeds will be used to maintain the airport and adjoining grounds.
The Vinton County Airport is about five miles north of McArthur just off St. Rt. 93 on Airport Road.
For more information, call Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268, Steve Keller at 740-418-2612, or Dan Alder at 740-594-3877.