Wild West Air Fest

Daily, Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 - Sun. Aug. 31, 2014

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Steamboat Airport and Various Locations

10th Annual Wild West Air Fest & Labor Day Celebration

Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment in the air, on the mountain and all over town! It's a Labor Day celebration for the whole family.

The Wild West Air Fest features a vintage and warbird static aircraft display, classic cars, radio controlled airplane shows, Wings Over the Rockies KidSpace and much more!

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for youth ages 12-6, and FREE for 5 and under.

Pilots Sign Up Here

 

Wild West Air Fest Navy And Cars

On Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. stop by the Farmers' Market on 6th Street and shop ‘til you drop at Steamboat’s semi-annual downtown sidewalk sale.

Grab your cowboy hats and throw on your boots for the Rocky Mountain PBR Bull Bash on Sunday. This thrilling event pushes cowboys’ skills to their limit as they take on top-ranked bulls to compete for a big cash prize.

Nearly 300 road cyclists compete in the Steamboat Springs Stage Race, a four stage race which includes a time trial, circuit race, road race, and criterium.

Wild West Aircrafts

An exciting part of the Wild West Air Fest is that you can be a part of the action and fly in these amazing aircrafts. See below for available plane rides. Please be ready to pay for your ride on site at the event.

Ride payment and bookings are now done on the day of the event at the airport. Plane rides are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations and payments are made directly through the pilots so get out early and reserve your favorite flight.

Piper Cub Wild West Air Fest Boeing Stearman Wild West Air Fest Helicopter Wild West Air Fest Avenger Wild West Air Fest

1941 Piper J-3 Cub, WWII Trainer
Ride Cost: $75*

1944 Beechcraft D-17S (Staggerwing)
Ride Cost: $50*
Helicopter
Long Ranger
Bell 206L-3
Ride Cost: $50 per person*

1945 Grumman, TBM Avenger, WWII Navy Bomber
Ride Cost: $495*

*Please check back for the 2014 plane rides TBA.

2013 Weekend Schedule

Please check back for the 2014 event schedule TBA.

Saturday, August 31st

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat Airport
10:15 a.m.  World War II Presentation by Chuck Stout - From Biplanes to Atomic Bombs: The astonishing changes in aviation technology during the six years of World War II, Steamboat Airport*
12:00 p.m.  Tribute to the Troops, Steamboat Airport
12:15 p.m.  Radio Controlled Airplane Show, Steamboat Airport
1:15 p.m.  Presentation by Phil Waters - Aircraft Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War, Steamboat Airport*

Sunday, September 1st

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat Airport
10:15 a.m.  Presentation by Phil Waters - Aircraft Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War, Steamboat Airport*
12:15 p.m.  Radio Controlled Airplane Show, Steamboat Airport
1:15 p.m.  World War II Presentation by Chuck Stout - From Biplanes to Atomic Bombs: The astonishing changes in aviation technology during the six years of World War II, Steamboat Airport*

*The History Channel Dogfight Series will be playing in between Wild West Air Fest presentations on Saturday and Sunday.

View the full calendar of events for Labor Day Weekend by clicking on the link below.

Full Calendar

Pilot Application

Please check back for pilot application and deadline to be announced.

Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsors

View the below for options on how you can be a part of this highly anticipated Labor Day Weekend event.

Volunteer   Sponsorships   Vendors