If you’ve been in Abbotsford or anywhere in the Fraser Valley during the summer, then you’ve likely heard about one of the area’s biggest events: The Abbotsford Airshow!
The Abbotsford Airshow is a family friendly event that is packed full of awe-inspiring performances, displays and exhibitions that celebrate aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and the local community. Put simply, it’s a three-day event full of jets and planes performing a variety of tricks and routines!
For more than five decades, the Airshow has been entertaining attendees and visitors from all over the world. In 1962, the then-recently formed Abbotsford Flying Club decided that an airshow would be an effective way to promote flying from Abbotsford’s airport, which was inactive at the time. The Abbotsford Rotary Club gave $700 to cover the show’s budget and fifteen thousand people came to watch.
Since that first year, the average annual attendance has exploded to more than 125,000 visitors who come to enjoy the ground displays of Canadian military aircrafts and corporate jet displays, private and homebuilt aviation examples, interactive kids’ zones, aviation school kiosks, concession and souvenirs.
This year, the Abbotsford Airshow is taking place from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11 at the Abbotsford International Airport. Diehard fans will know that it’s always on the second full weekend in August. (And, if you’re already booked up for that weekend, you can plan ahead for the future because the 2014, 2015 and 2016 event dates are available online too!)
This app is one of the four easy ways that you can buy your Airshow tickets. (Note: Every venue offers different types of tickets. Make sure to double-check the website before you get them) Here’s how you can get your tickets to this year’s Abbotsford Airshow:
- Buy them online at the Abbotsford Airshow website
- Pick them up at Save On Foods and PriceSmart Foods locations across the Lower Mainland
- Order them by phone
- Buy them at the show at the King Road gate
. . . Or, you can get them for free!
I’m giving away one carload pass (valued at $100) for the Abbotsford Airshow. The carload pass gives admission for up to eight people (adults or children, travelling in the same vehicle) and it’s valid for any one of the three days of the show. It’s a fantastic deal!
And it’s easy to win! You can enter the draw by liking my Facebook page, and I’ll give you an extra entry if you share the Abbotsford Airshow contest post.
A winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, August 5. Good luck!