View classic planes, cars against backdrop of Bryce Canyon at annual fly-in

Bryce Canyon Fly-in and Car Show, Bryce Canyon Airport, Bryce Canyon City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of the Bryce Canyon Fly-in and Car Show, St. George News

BRYCE CANYON CITY — Southern Utah is going back in time for its fourth annual “Bryce Canyon Fly-in and Car Show.” The show is an opportunity for families, travelers, car enthusiasts and airplane lovers to have an exciting day of adventure in Bryce Canyon Country.

This year’s event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Bryce Canyon Airport, located at 450 N. Airport Road in Bryce Canyon City.

“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.”

Registration and check-in for cars and planes starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. At 10 a.m., visitors will be able to 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, and the pilots will be available to answer questions.

Later in the day, from noon to 2 p.m., attendees can purchase a pulled pork lunch to support the Tropic Scout Troop. At 3 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. Prizes include a helicopter tour over Bryce Canyon National Park, camping chairs, camping backpacks and more. Proceeds from the raffle go toward putting on the show.

Pollock said the second year of the event brought 600-800 people.

“We hope the show will not only continue to grow and bring attention to the airport from local areas, but also nationally,” he said. “Our ultimate goal is to have enough people fly in, enter cars and attend the event to help the economy in our area.”

The Bryce Canyon Fly-in and Car Show coincides with the weekend of the National Park Service’s birthday, so those in attendance can receive free admission to Bryce Canyon National Park Friday and then head over to the Fly-in and Car Show Saturday.

More information about the show can be found online. Those interested in registering their car or airplane can find information here.

Event details

  • What: “Bryce Canyon Fly-in and Car Show.”
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Registration and check-in for cars and planes starts at 8 a.m.
  • Where: Bryce Canyon Airport, 450 N. Airport Road, Bryce Canyon City.
  • Cost: Free
  • Additional information: Admittance to Bryce Canyon National Park will be free Friday, Aug. 25, in celebration of the National Park Service’s birthday.

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