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Fly In Festival

AUGUST 23 - 25, 2018

About the festival

Proudly Partnered With Fly In Festival

The Fly In Festival is a Bluegrass, Old Time Music, Americana, and Acoustic Music Festival held the last weekend in August. The festival is located on the beautiful Robert Newlon Airpark & Campground, along the Ohio River just North of Huntington (Lesage) West Virginia. The festival grounds will opens the evening before the event for camping, jamming, and gathering. Some of the region's best Old Time, Bluegrass and Americana Bands will be performing, as well as Air Plane Tours, Sky Diving, and Camping. Tickets are $25/Day, $40/Weekend. Primitive Camping is $20/weekend, and a limited number of Full Hook-Up RV site are available for $35. Food and Drinks will be sold by the Fly In Cafe. Call (304) 733-1240 for more information.

Location & Directions

Robert Newlon Airport

6090 Kyle Lane, Huntington, WV 25702

Contest Information


The contest winner will receive paid entry to the national flatpick contest at the Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS – Sept. 12 – 16, 2018

  • 1st Place Custom Made Bob Thompson D-18 Style Guitar
  • 2nd Place Blue Ridge Guitar from Fret & Fiddle
  • 3rd Place Custom Made Doug Hepler Guitar
  • 4th Place Guitar from Route 60 Music

How to Enter

Entry fee is $10 paid at the time of registration via mail.

c/o June Kessinger
P.O. Box 52
New Haven, WV 25265

Click here to read the official rules.

Past Winners

  • 2016 Presley Barker
  • 2014 Allen Shadd
  • 2013 Matt Lindsey
  • 2012 Ben Cockman
  • 2011 Adam Hager

Contact Us

June Kessinger

(304) 593-5650