CALLAWAY—This weekend the sky 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 with J.R. Meyer Insurance Agency put it in 2019, the weekend is “an amazing spectacle.”
Professional and amateur kite flyers arrive to Callaway from all over the country—and even outside the states—to take part in the weekend of family fun. Located four miles east of Callaway on Highway 40 is Foster Smith Field where the fun is scheduled for this Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event attendees will be able to enjoy viewing kites flown by professionals, but amateurs, hobbyists, and families and kids are also encouraged to fly their own kites or purchase a kite during the event. Guests can bring chairs and picnic blankets to Foster Smith Field as they enjoy the festivities between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, Saturday will feature the Night Flight at 10 p.m. at Foster Smith Field and on Saturday at 8 p.m. is the free Indoor Flight at the Callaway Community Center. A live auction of kids and adults kites and kiting items will also take place with proceeds benefitting the Callaway Senior Center.
The weekend will also include watermelon feeds, kite painting, face painter, balloon artist, candy drops, giveaways, food vendors, the “Big Caterpillar” kite, and one of the largest American Flag kites ever flown! (Weather permitting.) A portion of t-shirt sales will benefit the Sandhills Cancer Fund.
Henry’s Bar will be hosting a catfish fry on Saturday night beginning at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and the Auxiliary 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 kids, or $25 for the whole family.