Georgetown’s Wings & Wheels 2017 scheduled for Oct. 6-7


Smooth Sound Dance Band plays a Big Band/Swing Era favorite at the 2016 Wings & Wheels dinner show.

GEORGETOWN – Mark your calendars: Wings & Wheels 2017 is scheduled for Oct. 6-7.

Things kick off Friday with Aviation Education Day where upward of 125 high school students will spend the day at the Delaware Coastal Airport learning from aviation experts.

Larry Kelley, left, and honored Navy pilot/former NASA astronaut Joe Edwards.

The featured speaker for Education Day is Joe Edwards, a retired NASA Space Shuttle Commander and highly-decorated U.S. Navy TOPGUN pilot.

Friday evening, Smooth Sound Dance Band returns for an encore Wings & Wheels performance for the Big Band Dinner Dance in a large hangar at the airport.

Additional entertainment will be provided by the Delmarvelous Dolls, Ken Huff & Mr. Goodwood ventriloquist and the current Miss Delaware.  Ticket price is $50 per person and includes a buffet meal consisting of beef tenderloin, manicotti, side dishes, desserts and more.

For tickets visit the Wings & Wheels’ website: or call the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce 856-1544.

Saturday’s free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The opening ceremony includes the National Anthem and Presentation of Colors by the Sussex Central ROTC Color Guard.

Events at the airport throughout the day include vintage aircraft fly-in, car show, featured speakers, live entertainment and craft and food vendors.

Panchito, the B-25 bomber owned by Larry Kelley, draws an audience at the Wings & Wheels dinner/show.

Once again aircraft will participate in a flour bombing competition, slated for 2 p.m.

For vendor or car show registration information visit or call the Georgetown chamber office at 856-1544.

Sponsors of the 2017 festival include: Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers, Northrup Grumman, Fulton Bank, Nanticoke Health Services, The Insurance Market, Sussex County Council, Southern Delaware Tourism and Adams Radio Group.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544 for information.

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