Event Info & Pricing

June 29 - July 4, 2023 - Battle Creek Executive Airport
All activities are subject to change or cancellation for weather or any unforeseen circumstances.
Event Info
  • All events take place at the Battle Creek Executive Airport.
  • All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”.
  • No loitering or viewing from parking lots.
  • No glass bottles or alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • Coolers will be inspected.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be purchased with cash or credit cards (must have proper ID).
  • We accept cash or credit cards for admission at the gate.
    To purchase tickets online in advance, visit (LINK COMING SOON).
  • Cash only for parking (credit cards not accepted).
  • ATM’s are available at Gate Admissions.
  • Children 3 ft. and under are FREE EVERY DAY!
  • Handicapped scooters and wagons will be available for rent.

Admission & Pricing

All activities are subject to change or cancellation for weather or any unforeseen circumstances. NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS on any purchases (advance sales, admission, parking, RV fees, carnival tickets or wristbands etc.). Gates will be open Rain or Shine.

  • We accept cash or credit cards for admission at the gate.
    To purchase tickets online in advance, visit (LINK COMING SOON).
  • Cash only for parking (credit cards not accepted).
  • ATM’s are available at Gate Admissions.



Daily Parking

Vehicles will be parked in the main parking off of Helmer Road and South Airport Road. Bicycles and Motorcycles are also welcome and we will have a designated area (on hard surface) for both. Your parking pass will be good all day; so you can come and go freely.

Daily Vehicle Parking (Cash Only)

  • Thursday, June 29: $10 per vehicle
  • Friday, June 30: $5 per vehicle
  • Saturday, July 1: $5 per vehicle
  • Sunday, July 2: $5 per vehicle
  • Monday, July 3: $5 per vehicle
  • Monday, July 4: $5 per vehicle

Daily Bicycle and Motorcycle Parking (Cash Only)

Bicycles and Motorcycles are permitted in designated areas at the Main Entrance off Helmer Road via JB Whiskey Gate and/or Denso Gate, or the BluFish lot. Please bring your own lock. Parking Fee is $5 per Bike and you can come and go as you like (good for entire day). 

Motorcycles will have parking on Runway 1331. You will access this via the two Main Entrances of Helmer Road. Parking Fee is $5 per Motorcycle and you can come and go as you like (good for entire day).

Gate Admission Fees

Daily Admission Fees are listed below. Admission can be purchased in advance on our website or cash at the gate. Credit Card sales also available at the gate. Your admission fee is good all day, however, you will need to ask for the daily wristband upon exiting if you wish to return. If you don’t obtain one of the bands, you will have to pay to come back in. Once you are on the event grounds, all the events such as Bands, Air Show, Balloons, Kites, Motorcycle Stunt show, etc., is free to watch with the exception of riding rides at the Carnival or playing games at the Carnival.

Daily Admission:
  • Thursday June 29: FREE ADMISSION
  • Friday, June 30: $13 per person
  • Saturday July 1: $13 per person
  • Sunday July 2: $13 per person
  • Monday, July 3: $13 per person
  • Monday, July 4: $13 per person
    PLEASE NOTE: Children 3 feet and under get in FREE EVERY DAY.

Skerbeck Carnival Pricing

Come visit the Skerbeck Carnival again this year at the Battle Creek Field of Flight. We are excited to have them return and provide great family fun! They were a huge success at last year’s Field of Flight and they are one of the BEST carnivals on the circuit today. They offer rides for everyone at great values. Skerbeck Carnival which will be operating 6 days this year – June 29th – July 4th.

Carnival Prices:

$25 Wristband Thu June 29 (Community Kick-Off Day!)
$30 Wristband Fri June 30
$30 Wristband Sat July 1
$30 Wristband Sun July 2
$30 Wristband Mon July 3
$30 Wristband Tue July 4

Individual Ride Tickets $1.50 each or buy a sheet of 50 for $60
Rides require 3-6 tickets each except the Top Gun Ride
Top Gun Ride requires 12 tickets or a wristband/mega band plus 4 additional tickets
Height restrictions apply


Skerbeck Entertainment Group

Carnival at the Field of Flight

Pre-Sale Redemption Instructions
Show your e-tic barcode at the carnival redemption booth. Presale ends at NOON on June 29th. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can purchase your wristbands on site at our ticket boxes, cash only on site. ATMs available.

Handicap Accessible Parking & Shuttle

Handicap Parking with Handicap Sticker or License Plate: Upon entrance to the Parking Lots located off HELMER ROAD, please advise Parking Volunteers that you or someone in the vehicle is handicapped. The Parking Committee will direct you to the designated Handicap Parking Area. We have a Free Shuttle Service that will run back and forth from the Handicap Parking area to the main gate.

Please remember we are on grass but we do have runways and taxiways that we can use to be mobile on. However, should anyone need any assistance or walking is a burden, simply let the Parking Committee know that you will need our “FREE HANDICAP SHUTTLE SERVICE,” and they will call the Handicap Shuttle Service Committee for you.

When handicap guests are ready to return to their vehicle, simply go to one of the Beverage Tents, back to the Main Entrance or flag down any volunteer on a golf cart and they will call the Handicap Shuttle Service.

There will also be wheelchair accessible port-a-jons on the event grounds.

  • Thursday, June 29, 4pm – 11pm
  • Friday, July 30, 3pm – 11pm
  • Saturday, July 1, 10am – 11pm
  • Sunday, July 2, 10am – 11pm
  • Monday, July 3, 10am – 11pm
  • Tuesday, July 4, 10am – 11pm

We have a free Shuttle Service that will transport handicap people from their Vehicle parked in our lots, Sponsor Parking Lot Signs, Handicap Parking, etc., to the event grounds. Please note:  These are a four passenger carts and only one family per trip will be permitted. We also have a Vendor that rents handicap carts that are permissible to have on the event grounds.  

In the parking lot located off Helmer Road, there will be Company/Sponsor Signs.  Spectators should be sure to write down or take a picture of the Sign you are closest to.  

The Parking Lot off Helmer Road, with Denso Gate #17 and JB Whiskey Grill Gate #16, will be divided in to four sections. The Company/Sponsor Signs will be in these sections and a minimum of four (4) Different Colored Flags will be in place; please remember that Yellow Flags are for Handicap Parking and not part of the four (4) that will be in the sections. These Flags are for the Parking Committee to better direct the Shuttle Team to the location of where they have spectators needing a ride and this will be a designated area for pick up and drop off.   

Spectators arriving and in need of a Shuttle should alert a member of the Parking Committee (they will be wearing an Orange or Yellow Vest and have a Radio). The Parking Committee will direct you to first park and point you to the nearest entrance to the event grounds or Shuttle Service Pick up.

The Parking Lot located off South Airport Road is called BLUFISH and also has Shuttle Service.  Simply tell the Parking Committee Volunteer with a Vest and Radio that you will need Shuttle and they will call for the Shuttle Service and direct you to the proper waiting area.

Any Spectators wishing for a ride back to their vehicle area, at the conclusion of the event, will proceed out the Main Entrance or King Jewelry Gate to the Shuttle Service Waiting Signs.

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