Southern Utah is going back in time for its 4th annual Bryce Canyon Fly-in and Car show. This yearly event will be on Saturday, August 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The show is an opportunity for families, travelers, car enthusiasts and airplane lovers to have an exciting day of adventure in Bryce Canyon Country.
“So far, the Fly-in and Car show has been successful,” Greg Pollock, Bryce Canyon airport manager, said. “It usually takes five to 10 years before large crowds of people start to come, but a lot of people have come the past two years. One year, we ran out of food because we only expected about 150 people to show up. Luckily, Ruby’s Inn is close and helped us out.”
The show will be at the historic Bryce Canyon Airport, located at 450 N Airport Road Bryce, Utah. Starting at 10:00 a.m., visitors can attend the airport open house, view the historic warbirds, watch the static plane displays and observe the car show. The warbirds include planes from World War II and the Korean War; the pilots will be available to answer questions.
Later in the day, from noon to 2:00 p.m., attendees can purchase a pulled pork lunch to support the Tropic Scout Troop. At 3:00 p.m., trophies for the car show winners will be awarded. Admission to the Fly-in and Car show is free to the public.
The event also includes a raffle giveaway and prizes. Some of the prizes include a helicopter tour over Bryce Canyon National Park, camping chairs, camping backpacks and more. All the proceeds from the raffle go towards putting on the show.
“The second year about 600 to 800 people attended,” Pollock said. “We hope the show will not only continue to grow and bring attention to the airport from local areas, but also nationally. Our ultimate goal is to have enough people fly in, enter cars and attend the event to help the economy in our area.”
The show is the weekend of the National Parks Service’s birthday, so those in attendance can receive free admission to Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday, August 25, and after head over to the Fly-in and Car show.
For more information about the show, visit brycecanyoncountry.com/major-events/. Those interested in registering their car or airplane, visit brycecanyonairport.com/.
About Garfield County
Garfield County is located in Southern Utah and provides access to nearly a dozen national/state park and forest areas, including Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef national parks. Visitors enjoy epic road trips while exploring Scenic Byways 12 and 143—highways so spectacular they’ve been recognized by the Federal Highway Administration for their one-of-a-kind features. The area is only an hour drive to a commercial airport and four hours from either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. To plan your own world-class vacation, visit brycecanyoncountry.com or call the Garfield County Tourism Office at (800) 444-6689.