STEP BACK IN TIME at VINTAGE DAY
Candler Field Museum will re-create The Sights and Sounds of the 1920s at the Annual VINTAGE DAY on Saturday, June 1st. The airfield and museum is located just off Hwy 362 in Williamson GA. Activities are scheduled starting at 11 am at this family-focused event that includes an invitation to dress-up in period costumes; see the display of old cars and vintage planes; and enjoy the old-fashioned food and music. This year’s event will host live music and airplane fly bys throughout the day. Admission fee is $10 per car with all proceeds going to support the Candler Field Museum Youth Aviation Program.
This year we will start off the afternoon with the Hansons, a family singing group that will present modern juke box music with a vintage feel. Following that, we will welcome the Appalachian Travellers, a local bluegrass group sure to delight the crowd. We are expecting a number of vintage aircraft to fly in and offer fly bys for the crowd to see, hear and learn about the type of aircraft and its significance to the era. VINTAGE DAY best represents the Museum's continuing efforts to re- create the Original Atlanta Airport as it was in the 1920s. People who lived in the 1920s experienced a fascination with the emerging technology of both the Automobile and the Aeroplane. Barnstorming, air shows, and flying circus events were popular forms of entertainment for families before TV. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day including Barbeque, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Brats along with a full menu at Barnstormer’s Grill.
This year we will conduct a raffle of a Remington Model 870 12gauge Magnum Duck Shotgun with tickets priced at $20 each. We will also raffle off a handmade Patriotic Quilt with tickets priced at $10 each. Raffle Tickets can be purchased on Vintage Day or prior to by visiting Barnstormers Grill or by calling the museum office at 770-467-8318. The raffle drawing will be held at 3 PM on Vintage Day, and you do not need to be present to win.
The day will end with a candy drop of candy bars attached to parachutes for the kids to pick up. This is a reenactment of the early days at the original Candler Field when Doug Davis would drop candy bars from his airplane.
For more information about the museum, the Youth Aviation Program or VINTAGE DAY, visit www.candlerfield.com.