A family-oriented festival featuring airplanes and antique
cars will be held June 2 at the town-owned
Plainville Wings and Wheels had its debut last year. This year the event is expected to draw hundreds of visitors and will raise money for the Plainville Food Pantry, the Petit Family Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Dozens of antique and classic cars will be on display, and rides in small airplanes and a helicopter will be available for a modest cost. In addition to food vendors and exhibits by local groups and businesses, the event will include carnival rides for children.
Admission to the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, is $5 for adults, $2 for children age 5 to 11, and free for children under age 5.
"We're trying to make it a town event, with things to interest everyone," event co-chairman Scott Saunders said Tuesday.
Rides lasting at least 15 minutes will be available for $20 per person in a small plane, $45 per person in a helicopter and $50 per person in an antique plane. Organizers expect the number of people who will want to take a flight to be large.
"Last year, we had some people waiting as long as four hours for a flight," Saunders said. The wait should be shorter this year.
Robert E. Lee, the town manager, said in an email that the festival committee is expecting more than 500 classic cars to be on exhibit.
"This is a great community event for local charities that it
is intended to be fun for all of the family and bring people to the town-owned
The rain date is the following Sunday, June 9. For details, go to the Plainville Wings and Wheels web page at http://www.plainvillewingsandwheels.com.