Ramona, California - Cool airplanes so close you can touch them, classic cars, hot air balloon rides, a Kid’s Zone, live music, good food, control tower tours, helicopters, and a beer garden for adults - who could ask for more?

The Ramona Air Fair & Fly-in is coming back to the County of San Diego’s Ramona Airport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 6. Admission and parking are free.

As in past years, visitors will get to see a bevy of cool aircraft, from vintage airplanes to home-built airplanes, to CAL FIRE and U.S. Forest Service firefighting airplanes and helicopters. Free “Young Eagle” airplane rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for kids between 8 and 17 years of age. And kids and adults can take a free ride in a tethered hot air balloon.

There will also be classic cars to check out, a Kid’s Zone with free face-painting, balloons and piñatas, a craft beer garden, and food trucks for all.

Country rock band Southbound Jonny will play live music, and KSON will have a promo team and DJ at the event.

Visitors will also be able to take free tours of Ramona Airport’s control tower, the Classic Rotors Helicopter Museum, CAL FIRE’s Air Attack Base and the U.S. Forest Service’s Helitack Base. In addition, most of the airport’s flight schools and businesses are expected to be open.

Ramona Airport, one of the County’s eight airports, is the oldest CAL FIRE air attack base in the state. California’s fire service started flying missions at Ramona Airport in 1957.

For more information about Ramona Airport, go to the County Department of Public Works’ Ramona Airport webpage.