Car, Tractor Shows Plus Classic Rock at Vinton County Airport Aug. 11

The Annual Big Boy Toy Day/Ridgetop Music Fest will be held at the Vinton County Airport Saturday, August 11. The event will provide a full afternoon 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, classic rock and roll by Double Shot of Athens, and airplane rides.

     Registration for the car show will begin at 11 a.m. 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 in the shelter house. A variety of drinks will be available. Root beer floats will be served as a special treat. Food service will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.

     Airplane rides will also begin at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon. The cost of a ride is $30 per person.

     Double Shot will be on the stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a stage closer to the car show this year. If you like classic rock and roll this band is worth seeing.

     Admission and parking are FREE.

     Big Boy Toy Day/Ridgetop Music Fest 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 5 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.

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