Wild West Air Fest

Sat. Sep. 2, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Steamboat Airport

14th Annual Wild West Air Fest - See the Very Best Pilots in the West

Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment for the whole family.

The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of your seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Don't miss the nonstop, action-packed performances in the extended air show this year.

2016 Highlights

  • New! GoPro Bomb Squad Wingsuit Jump Team
  • WWII Navy Torpedo Bomber TBM-3 Avenger performing a bombing simulation
  • Rocky Mountain Renegades with their 7 ship formation team
  • National Performer, Barry Hancock, in his WWII T-6
  • Professional Air Show Performer, Bob Freeman in his Extra330C
  • STOL (short take-off and landing) 5 competing aircraft who recently performed at OshKosh
  • International aerobatics champion Dagmar Kress

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Wild West Plane Rides

You can be part of the Wild West Air Fest and fly in these amazing aircrafts. Plane rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations and payments are made directly with the pilots. Some rides are able to be reserved online and others need to be made on site so arrive early.

T-6 Warbird
$375 for 20 minute ride
Reserve online today.

Caf 1943 Navy Twin Beech 18
$150 for co-pilot seat
$99 for others
Reserve made on site.

CAF J-3 Cub
$75 per person
Reservations made on site


Zephyr Helicopter
$60 per person
Reservations made on site



*2017 Schedule will be added when available*

2016 Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 3

Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat Airport, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

11 a.m.  Opening Ceremonies: Steamboat Springs CAP Color Guard, skydivers and National Anthem
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Aerobatics performed by the Rocky Mountain Renegades and other pilots

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Farmers Market, downtown Steamboat
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Downtown Sidewalk Sale, downtown Steamboat

Sunday, September 4

Wild West Air Fest, Steamboat Airport, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Aerobatics performed by the Renegades and other pilots

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Downtown Sidewalk Sale, downtown Steamboat
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Rocky Mountain PBR Bull Bash, Romick Arena  

Full Calendar


$10 for adults per day (or $15 for the weekend), $5 for youth ages 12-6 for the weekend, and FREE for 5 and under.  Purchase tickets in advance and skip the line at the event! 

NEW! VIP Flight-Line Seating: Looking for the best seat in the house at the Air Fest? Add VIP flight-line seating to your admission for only $5. VIP seating is first-come, first-served.

A $3 military discount will be honored for tickets purchased on site.

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**No parking at the event site. Parking available at the Stockbridge Transit Center or the Yampa Valley Electric Lot, 2211 Elk River Road, with city buses running to and from the event. Dogs will not be permitted on buses or at the event.**

To view buses locations in real time, click here.

Exclusive Air Fest Condo Deals

Book your Labor Day getaway with Mountain Resorts. 

Aircraft Sponsors

Atlantic Aviation
City Market
Civil Design Consultants
Hawk Flight
Steamboat Motors
Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
The Steamboat Grand
Wind River Casino
Yampa Valley Electric 
Zephyr Helicopter Company


In you are interested in participating in the air fest contact Debby Standefer at debby@ddmarketingconcepts.com.

Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsors

View the below for options on how you can be a part of this highly anticipated Labor Day Weekend event.

Volunteer   Sponsorships   Vendors