Vinton Co. airport hosts music, cars and tractors

Staff Report

McARTHUR — The annual Ridgetop Music Fest, Classic Car and Tractor Show will be noon to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Vinton County Airport.

In addition to the cars and tractors, the band Double Shot from the Athens area will perform during the afternoon. The band plays classic rock and roll and performed at the airport last season. Double Shot has a large regional following so the music will be a good draw to the airport.

Registration for the car and tractor show will begin at noon with award presentations taking place at 4 p.m. The registration fee is $10 per vehicle and there will be a split the pot drawing later in the afternoon. There will be 25 plaques for vehicles 1983 and older and 15 plaques for 1984 and newer. There will be two Peoples’ Choice trophies including Best of Show.

Old-fashioned drive-in foods, including fresh cut French fries, will be available all afternoon in sandwich baskets as well as nachos, drinks, and more.

As usual, airplane rides will be available all afternoon beginning at noon. The cost of a ride will be $30 per person and tickets will be available in the airport’s shelter house.

If you like old cars and tractors and some good classic rock and roll, visit the Vinton County Airport six miles north of McArthur just off State Route 93 on Airport Road.

For more information, call Dan Alder at 740-594-3877, Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268, or Steve Keller at 740-418-2612.

Staff Report