Friday, October 31, 2014

Air, Square fairs paired for busy weekend

By The Herald Staff | 5/7/2014

GARNETT ­— Saturday is set to be a day for air and crafts.

The Garnett Industrial Airport Advisory Board’s “Air Fair 2014” is planned 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Square Fair crafts festival at the Garnett Industrial Airport, 1202 E. Fourth Ave., Garnett.

GARNETT ­— Saturday is set to be a day for air and crafts.

The Garnett Industrial Airport Advisory Board’s “Air Fair 2014” is planned 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Square Fair crafts festival at the Garnett Industrial Airport, 1202 E. Fourth Ave., Garnett.

The free air fair event is expected to include low altitude formation flyers, PT-19 open-cockpit airplane rides for $200 by the Commemorative Air Force, vintage and specialty aircraft displays, World War II Jeep rides, a special appearance by the Kansas City Bettys, a volunteer group of Christian women who dress up in World War II fashions and perform music at veteran, museum and military events, and more activities.

“It is really cool seeing airplanes flying wing tip to wing tip,” Gary Ecclefield, Garnett airport manager, said. “This is all depending on the weather, but it looks like it is going to be good.”

The airport is welcoming fly-ins for the event. All fly-ins will receive a complimentary breakfast, a new’s release for the event said.

Hamburgers and hot dogs are expected to be available for lunch and free transportation by shuttle every half hour will be provided to and from Garnett’s town square to the fair, the release said.

For more information, visit www.ExperienceGarnettKs.com or call Ecclefield at (785) 448-6931.

Also Saturday, the 42nd Annual Square Fair is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anderson County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Fourth Ave., Garnett. The festival is to include craft booths, concessions, biscuits and gravy at the Garnett Fire Department, West Fourth Avenue, Garnett, historic tours of the Harris House and Anderson County Historical Museum, a quilt show and kiddie rides. Musical entertainment from Everett Cox, Laurie and Bobbie Ming and The Holy Cows also is planned.

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