June 5, 2019

Places to Fly – East: Wiarton


The fifth annual Air and Auto Extravaganza is happening at the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (CYVV) on June 8, 2019. It features many attractions for the whole family, including aircraft, vintage vehicle and motorcycle displays, face painting, a vendor market, aviation museum and, of course, food.

Put on some comfortable shoes and take your time as you browse through our exhibits. We have some great local car and bike clubs who bring their prized vehicles to display; you never know what you will see. Incoming aircraft have the option of regular parking or display parking. Those who choose to display their aircraft have a chance to win the People’s Choice award. First, second and third place awards for the favourites in each category for car, aircraft and motorcycle.

The Hangar Village Market is a shopping experience, featuring interesting products from local merchants and talented artisans. Rest a bit in our aviation museum while watching some incredible footage of the glory days of aviation. Enjoy live musical entertainment by local band Detour, the Williamsons, featuring special guests Makenzy and Olivia; delight in some culinary creations from on-site food vendors and stop in and visit with our resident AMO and more.

Confirmed to be at the show this year (weather permitting) are a 1942 Fleet Cornell II military trainer (also known as a PT-26) from Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation and our Peninsula neighbours Blue Heron Helicopter Tours. We welcome anyone who would like to take part in our event to contact us via our website.

Photo by Jim Norton.