The Arvada Harvest Festival is an entire weekend of activities starting Friday evening and running through Sunday afternoon (9/6 – 9/8) put on and sponsored by the Arvada Jaycees. There is a parade held Saturday morning with well over 100 entries consisting of schools, businesses, clubs, and other organizations from the Arvada area. The Arvada Associated Modelers is proud of our affiliation with the city of Arvada, the Arvada Parks and Recreation Department, and the Arvada Jaycees Harvest Festival.
In support of these efforts, we are honored to enter a float in the parade each year along with sponsoring and putting on a free air show at our airpark Saturday afternoon for over 700 people. Not only does the air show bring in flyers from up and down the entire Front Range and provide drawings for free giveaways, but the Arvada Fire Department brought a truck to spend the afternoon visiting with people and, again this year, Flight-for-Life stopped by with their helicopter to greet and meet area residents. Three of the most popular events are always the candy drop from R/C planes, flight simulators for everyone to try, and the “You Can Fly Too” program that gives kids a chance to fly a R/C trainer with one of our instructors.
Photo credits: Lee Jay Fingersh
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