May 6, 2021

First-Ever Chester Air and Land Festival Promises a Day of Family Fun This Saturday

Chester, CT — The first annual Chester Air and Land Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, at the Chester Airport, featuring antique and classic cars, airplanes, antique tractors and a tractor-pull competition.

Gates open at 10 a.m. for the family-oriented festival, which runs to 4 p.m. Admission is only $7 for adults and only $4 for children under 12. Great food and beverages will be available, as well.

Red Bull Racer and aerobatic pilot Michael Goulian will be on hand for autographs and pictures during the festival.
The air-and-land festival is sponsored by the Chester Hose Co., the Chester Pilots Group, Whelen Engineering Co. Inc. and the Rotary Club of Chester.

Parking for the daylong family festival will be available at Whelen Engineering in Chester, Cedar Lake-Camp Hazen in Chester and the Route 9 Exit 6 commuter parking lot at Inspiration Lane. A shuttle bus is available from those locations. Signs will be posted to identify these lots The Chester Airport is located at 61 Winthrop Road in Chester.

In the event of rain, the daylong event will be held the following day,
on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the Chester Air and Land Festival, please visit or send an email to