Candler Field Museum will re-create The Sights and Sounds of the 1920s at the Annual VINTAGE DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 4th. The airfield and museum is located just off Hwy 362 in Williamson GA. Activities are scheduled from 11 am - 5 pm at this family-focused event that includes an invitation to dress-up in period costumes; see the display of old cars and vintage planes; and enjoy the old-fashioned food and music. This year’s event will be a music festival along with an airplane parade of flight. Admission fee is $10 per car with all proceeds going to support the Candler Field Museum Youth Program.
This year we will start off the afternoon with the Freedom Belles who will arrive on the DC-3. This singing group will present WWII era music at the airplane and then move into the hangar to continue their songs. They will entertain again during the afternoon along with the Bonnie Ridge Blue Grass group. A Parade of Flight will begin promptly at 1 PM. This will consist of a continuous parade of aircraft that will pass by the audience while the announcer explains the significance of each airplane. VINTAGE DAYS best represents the Museum's continuing efforts to re- create the Original Atlanta Airport as it was in the 1920s. People who lived in the 1920s experienced a fascination with the emerging technology of both the Automobile and the Aeroplane. Barnstorming, air shows, and flying circus events were popular forms of entertainment for families before TV. Food and refreshments will be available all day including Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, and a 1920’s Blue Plate special along with a full menu at Barnstormers Grill. Airplane rides in our vintage Waco biplane will be available all day.
This year we will conduct a raffle of a 1928 Colt .380 automatic nickel plated pistol with tickets priced at $20 each. We will also raffle off a handmade aviation related quilt with tickets priced at $5 each. Raffle Tickets can be purchased by visiting Barnstormers Grill or by calling the museum office at 770-467-8318.
The raffle drawing will be held at 4:15 PM, and the day will end with the flying of a 1917 Curtiss Jenny. This Jenny is one of only 6 remaining in the world. The Jenny will drop candy bars attached to parachutes for the kids to pick up. This is a reenactment of the early days at the original Candler Field when Doug Davis would drop candy bars from his airplane.
The Candler Field Museum is a living museum located in rural Williamson GA where old aeroplanes still fly, antique cars still drive and the sights and sounds of the 1920s era come to life every day.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11 AM - Aircraft Flybys
11:30 AM - Candy Drop
12 - 12:45 - Music by Freedom Belles
1 PM - Parade of Flight
2:15 PM - Music Bonnie Ridge Bluegrass
3:45 PM - Music Freedom Belles
4:15 PM - Raffle Drawing
4:30 - Candy Drop and prizes by Curtiss Jenny
We are in the process of improving our runway. We have installed a sprinkler system on each side of the runway. For a few weeks the runway width will be narrowed to 50 feet. It is well marked with white cones. This is temporary and as soon as the installation is complete the runway will return to the normal 100 ft width. The runway will remain open during this process.
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