30th Annual Callaway Kite Flight September 4-5
CALLAWAY — This weekend the skies will be filled with beautiful kites of all shapes and sizes as part of the 30th Annual Callaway Kite Flight (Connie’s Legacy, # 30plus1in2021). As Zach Meyer of the JR Meyer Insurance Agency said in 2019, the weekend is “an incredible spectacle.”
Professional and amateur kites arrive at Callaway from across the country, and even from outside the United States, to join in on the Family Fun Weekend. Located four miles east of Callaway on Hwy 40 is Foster Smith Field where fun is provided for this Saturday September 4 and Sunday September 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event attendees will be able to admire professionally flown kites, but hobbyists, hobbyists, families and children are also encouraged to fly their own kites or purchase a kite during the event. event. Guests can bring picnic chairs and blankets to Foster Smith Field as they enjoy the festivities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, Saturday will feature the 10 p.m. night flight to Foster Smith Field and the free domestic flight at 8 p.m. on Saturday to the Callaway Community Center. There will also be a live auction of kites and kite items for children and adults, with proceeds going to the Callaway Senior Center.
The weekend will also feature watermelon meals, kite painting, face painter, balloon artist, candy, gifts, food vendors, the “Big Caterpillar” kite and the one of the largest American flag kites ever flown! (Time permitting.) A portion of t-shirt sales will benefit the Sandhills Cancer Fund.
Henry’s Bar will host a catfish fry on Saturday night starting at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and the Auxiliaries and will benefit the Bryson Booker Post # 59 scholarship fund. Thunder karaoke to follow.
Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $ 5 for adults, $ 3 for children or $ 25 for the whole family.