The Barnstorming Carnival
July 16-17, 2016Short Barnstorming Carnival Video
Springfield Beckley Airport
Springfield, Ohio

 Pancake breakfast 8:00-11:00 am
General Admission 8:00-7:00 pm


Pancake breakfast 8:00-11:00 am
General Admission 8:00-5:00 pm

The Barnstorming Carnival allows you to experience the golden age of aviation at the Springfield airport. This *FREE admission*  event brings the community and the airport together for a rare opportunity to experience antique 1920's,1930's, and 1940's vintage aircraft together in our local area. Barnstormers were pilots that traveled the United States in the early 1920's- 30's offering biplane rides and aerial tricks for a living. Barnstormers introduced millions of Americans to air travel well before organized commercial air travel was put in place. Today, These modern day barnstormers are still as unique as their 80 year ago counterparts. You will get to meet barnstormers from Virginia, North and South Carolina, Ohio, and other surrounding states. This is one of the stops for the barnstormers as they move north west bound through parts of Indiana and Wisconsin for the next two weeks. 

Biplane Rides
You can step back in time and enjoy a old fashion biplane ride in one of our 1929 biplanes. Mr Goodfolk and Scooter will be offering 15 minute biplane ride experiences for just $80.00 per person. Mr Goodfolks 1929 Travel Air 4000 is able to carry 2 passengers at a time while Scooters 1929 D-25 New Standard is able to carry up to 4 passengers at a time. During your ride you can throw on some goggles and a leather helmet so you can step back 86 years and enjoy the same experience that your grandparents experienced.  or just enjoy watching these unique flying machines mingle with the crowds.  This year we will have plenty of fun and exciting activities to do for the entire family. 

Take a biplane ride at the Barnstorming Carnival and get a free 4X6 photo for free.  A memory of a lifetime.

Our two day event will have many activities for your whole family to enjoy.
  • Pancake/ Fly-in breakfast ( Saturday & Sunday 8:00-11:00 am)
  • Antique biplane rides ( 8:00- Dark)
  • Vintage 1920 and 1930 aircraft on display with actual barnstorming pilots
  • RC Model airplane and Helicopter demonstrations
  • Model A Fords and Model T's
  • Kids model rocket build ( 2:00 pm ) * See additional information, Saturday only*
  • Kids Bounce house
  • Magicians and balloon twisting clowns
  • Paper Rocket building ( 12:00 & 4:00 pm) Both Days
  • Radio Control airplane simulator
  • Plane rides
                 * New this Year *
  • Meet and greet the plane and pilot ( 1:00 & 3:00)
  • Intro to preflight ( Good for all ages)



Kids power rocket building workshop will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm. ( Age 7-13)  Kids will spend approximately 1.5 hours building a powered model rocket kit for them to take home. Rocket kits are for beginner level experience so almost any child can build and complete the rocket. Please email Steve temple for additional information and to register your for the workshop. steve@templefinancialgroup.net

Paper rocket building will take place both on Saturday and Sunday (12:00 & 4:00). This activity can be shared with the entire family. Join us for a easy build along and fly workshop. This activity is totally free.


Barnstorming of the 1920's and 1930's was by far one of the most important era's to the world of aviation. Pilots flew their open cockpit aircraft all over the countryside of the United States and introduced our communities to the airplane and the sky. Pilots traveled from town to town offering airplane rides and putting on airshows were called barnstormers. Once they sold enough rides in the town, they would pack up and move to the next town for more barnstorming. This is your chance to see real modern day barnstormers and there beautifully restored aircraft travel through the Ohio valley area before they move westward to Wisconsin.


Direction to The Barnstorming Carnival

The event is held at 1251 W Blee Rd, Springfield , OH 45502. View map below for assistance. 

1251 W Blee Rd

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