If you are a Silver Sponsor or above you earn invitations to a special new sponsor event we’re calling Culpeper Air Fest Night Lights Show. It’s a spectacular invitation-only night time airshow that includes a breathtaking pyrotechnics display on the performing aircraft.

Last year’s Air Fest held its very first STEM program for Culpeper County Public School fifth graders. The program, a partnership between the Air Fest and CCPS, introduced students to hands-on learning on subjects they have been talking about in classes.

One of the highlights of the Air Fest is the Potomac Flight. It is an annual event featuring a formation of World War II aircraft flying over our nation’s Capital as a tribute to disabled veterans. The flight requires coordination between many agencies and only happens at the Culpeper Air Fest.


Our goal is to honor the contributions of historic military aircraft, which helped to secure our nation’s freedom. The Culpeper Air Fest features the ONLY civilian-owned-and-operated Harrier jump jet, which can take off and land vertically, yet fly at near supersonic speeds. The Air Fest is a celebration of our aviation heritage and is a fun, family-friendly, community-oriented event. The show is locally produced, free to the public and draws top performers from around the nation offering something for everyone.

The Culpeper Air Fest is held at the Culpeper Regional Airport. Plan your trip to this year’s event with our handy FAQs section.


2018 Schedule of Events

Find out what else is planned this year at this year’s show and check out this year’s performers and planes that will be attending.

Here is our scheduled line-up for Saturday. Schedule is subject to change. Performances are scheduled from12PM to 4PM.

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • National Anthem w/Flag Jump
  • Flying Circus Stearman Ribbon Cutting Demo
  • ChefPitts Aerobatic Demo
  • Art Nalls L-39 Demonstration
  • Kevin Russo SNJ-6 Aerobatics
  • Warbird Flight (8 aircraft)
  • Joe Edwards T-28 Demonstration
  • Launch Potomac Flight
  • Paul Dougherty Eagle Aerobatics
  • Potomac Flight (2 C47s, 3 T-6 4-ships)
  • Redline Airshows Demonstration
  • Flying Circus Wingwalking Demo
  • Helicopter Ride for Distinguished Veteran
  • Manfred Radius Salto II Demonstration
  • Scott Francis MXS Aerobatics
  • Warrior Flight Team
  • Fighter Flight (YAK 9, Spitfire, Hurricane)
  • Heritage Flight (Spitfire, Hurricane, Harrier)
  • Art Nalls Sea Harrier Demonstration

And check out our static displays and more! Events starting at 9AM

  • RC Buddy Box Flights
  • Hobby Hangar: RC Jet Performance
  • Classic Car Display
  • RC National Champion Demos
  • Amazing Vendors and Food
  • Girls in Aviation Day