The Show

22 years and still going strong!

Once again the skies over Culpeper County will roar with the thunder of historic and high-performance aircraft this October 9th that promises fun for the whole family. Free again to the public this year, the show with heart-stopping stunts and precision flying performed by historically significant aircraft and some of the nation’s best pilots. With a week of spectacular aviation events planned, we are sure that you too will be bitten by the “aviation bug”.

The return of the 2021 Air Fest marked the fourth year of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program prior to the Air Fest and we’re happy to announce that it was another grand success! Over 1200 5th and 6th grade students were exposed to aviation related technology exhibits to make up for the missed show in 2020!

The Culpeper Air Fest is the largest annual event in Culpeper, and we’re proud to announce an exciting lineup for 2021 after a year off due to Covid. This show is not only a fun day for the whole family, it’s a significant educational experience for future aviators as well.

Steve Nixon

Culpeper Air Fest Chairman

On Saturday the 8th, our week long aviation journey will culminate starting at 9 a.m. when gates open with the buddy boxing event hosted by the Culpeper Barnstormers and their fabulous model aircraft. Stay tuned to our website and social media outlets for updates.

Pepper’s Grill is the official caterer of the Culpeper Air Fest. If you are looking for hotels, our preferred partner is the Best Western, Culpeper Inn.


This was the best organized event we have ever been to. Beautiful planes and awesome talents were shown by the pilots. We will be back!!!
Jean Gardner

Beautiful day for an air show thanks to all the sponsors, it was FREE! School bus shuttle from local high school. FREE!
Great day!
Don Kirsch

What a great day! Evening riding the school bus was fun. Great air show!!!
Audra Mercer Willett