Festivals in Wichita And where they come from By Trea Gadbury Alissa Farley Keith Simmons • Flight Festival celebrates the fact that we • • • • are the air capital of the U.S.A. It can involve lots of stunt planes performing aerial tricks. This years performances will be performed by Red Eagle Air Sports, Red Barron Pizza Squadron, and Oregon Aero Sky Dancer. The date will be August 22, 2008 - August 24, 2008. This festival is celebrated merely for public enjoyment, and to celebrate our dominance in the airplane making business. River Festival • The River Fest is about when the pioneers • • • decided to have a year long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wichita. It was called the River Festival, because the Arkansas River was such an important resource they had the last day of the year long fest along the river. They held A carnival, hoe-down, hometown fair, water shows, a pow-wow and A fishing contest. This is now an annual event and attracts people from all over Kansas adding up to about 350,000 people. The 8th Annual WSU Car Show • This is a car show created by • • • the Kansas W.S.U college students. This is all the college kids showing off there ‘Hot Rods’ for everyone else. This is funded by the college students mostly, and occasionally the college funds some of it. Last years’ winner was Wayne Bagby with a 1949 Chevy Truck. Conclusion • All in all Wichita does not have the • largest amount of festivals but it does have some of the most entertaining. I hope you enjoyed this power point and learned something from it.