Planning underway for Oct. 5-6 Wings & Wheels

Sussex Tech junior Haley Owens receives a door prize from Joe Edwards at the 2017 Aviation Education Day during the Wings & Wheels festival.

GEORGETOWN – Planning is underway for 2018 Wings & Wheels, which offers popular staples and some new twists.

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s annual early fall festival is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6 on the grounds of the Delaware Coastal Airport.

The event kicks off Oct. 5 with Pathways to Aviation Day where 125 high school students will spend the day at the airport learning from aviation experts. The 2018 featured speaker for Education Day is Joe Edwards, NASA Shuttle Commander and an honored Naval pilot.

The evening of Oct. 5 will feature Kathie Martin & The Hot Rods for the Fabulous 50’s Greaser’s Ball in a hangar at the Delaware Coastal Airport.

Additional entertainment for the evening will include a hula-hoop contest, “Twist” contest and awards for best costume. Ticket price is $50 per person and includes dinner from Lighthouse Catering.

Saturday’s free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning with an opening ceremony including the National Anthem and presentation of colors by the Sussex Central ROTC Color Guard.

Flour bombing is among the popular aerial attractions at Wings & Wheels.

Events at the airport throughout the day include a vintage aircraft fly-in, car show, featured speakers, live entertainment and craft & food vendors. Also returning is the fan-favorite Flour Bombing Competition at 2 p.m. as well as the Official Naval Academy Parachute Team.

For vendor or car show registration information or to purchase tickets for the Fabulous 50’s Greaser’s Ball, visit the Wings & Wheels website at or call the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (302) 856-1544.

Wings & Wheels sponsors include Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers, Northrup Grumman, A.P. Croll, Nanticoke Health Services, The Voice Radio Network, Splash DesignWorks, CHEER, Fulton Bank, Lighthouse Catering, Sussex Eye Center, Wilmington University, County Bank, Sussex County Delaware, and Southern Delaware Tourism. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544 for information.

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