There will be many things on the grounds to check out besides the
scheduled show! Check here for a list of the many Static Displays that will be setup around the area.
How would you like to meet some of the 2020 Chippewa Valley Air
Show performers, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels? Make plans
to attend our public meet and greet event!
Click below to view and download a PDF version of the Show Grounds Map.
Check out the Visit Eau Claire website for information on hotels and campgrounds in the area. Please understand that due to show demands some accommodations may not be available on the days of the show.
We do our best to answer all questions that come in.
Here is a list of the most common questions that we have received.
What do tickets include?
GENERAL ADMISSION tickets include access into the air
show grounds, static displays and activities. Same
day re-entry is not guaranteed. Please check with
a gate admission attendant before leaving the ground
if you plan to re-enter.
RESERVED SEAT TICKETS
includes all that General Admission tickets receive plus a reserved,
assigned seat at the front of the crowd and access
to a cash bar. The seating will be plastic chairs,
similar to music festivals.
PRESIDENTS CLUB tickets
include all that General Admission tickets receive plus front
line seating, large tent, buffet line & 2 free drink tickets with cash bar,
complimentary pop & water and luxury restrooms.
The seating will be plastic chairs, similar to music festivals.
Do children need a ticket?
General Admission tickets:
- Children 5 and under are free and do not require a General Admission ticket.
- Ages 6-16 are $12 advance/$15 at the gate.
Reserved Seating / Presidents Club: All ages will need to purchase a ticket for these areas.
What is seating like for General Admission tickets?
General Admission tickets are for an open field viewing area on a first come, first served basis.
It is encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets
to sit on. There are no bleachers or chairs available in the
General Admission area.
Do you offer ticket refunds and exchanges?
All sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be allowed.
The air show will go on rain or shine, although lightning
or extreme weather may not allow for certain acts to fly.
The air show will do its best to accommodate all performers.
Can I leave and re-enter the air show grounds?
If you plan to leave and re-enter the air show grounds,
please just check with a gate attendant first to let them
know your plan. They will be able to assist you.
What if the weather cancels the air show on Saturday?
Can I use my ticket to get in the grounds again on Sunday?
General Admission ticket, you WILL be able to use it on Sunday IN THE EVENT
SATURDAY'S SHOW IS CANCELED.
If you have purchased a Reserve Seating or Presidents Club Ticket for Saturday, you WILL NOT be able to use it on Sunday. However, you will be able to use it to enter as General Admission.
Are drones allowed on or around the grounds?
No, organizers of the Chippewa Valley Air Show and
the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) want spectators and those in the Eau Claire and
surrounding area to understand that flying an unmanned aircraft in unauthorized air space is not just
illegal, but unnecessarily puts people at risk.
We want everyone at The Chippewa Valley Air Show to enjoy their experience without having to worry about the
consequences of a drone-related accident. Please, leave the
flying and photography to the professionals and come see the air show in person.
Do you offer military tickets or discounts?
We do not offer a military discount as
this is a fundraiser for a not for profit organization.
Where will I park? (Parking Information)
General parking is $10.00.
(Please note, this includes RVs, but RVs are not allowed to camp overnight on the airport grounds.)
Disabled parking is also available.
Disabled parking is on asphalt
and a short distance from the Disabled seating area which is also on asphalt.
Can I ride my bike to the air show?
Yes. There are bike racks near the airport terminal.
You can also chain your bike to one of the fences surrounding the air show grounds.
Will there be a shuttle to the air show grounds?
In the event that the EC North overflow parking lot is used, there will be a shuttle running throughout the day between the overflow lot and the Air Show grounds.
Will there be enough parking?
Yes. We anticipate having enough parking for everyone on
the air show grounds. If, once we start getting vehicles
in the parking lot, we think there will be a need for
satellite parking, the parking attendants will supply that information.
What types of accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities at the air show?
We have parking accommodations for persons with disabilities,
available with the presentation of a valid permit. Access to
this area can be gained from either entrance, but Starr Ave.
provides the closest, most convenient route.
The parking area is on asphalt and a short distance
from the specialized seating area, also seated on asphalt
Can I bring a scooter/wheelchair/golf cart?
The air show grounds are accessible by wheel chair and
motorized scooter. Personal golf carts are not allowed.
Please be advised crowds are often heavy, making maneuvering
difficult. The air show grounds also do not have
electrical outlets to supplement the power of any personal
devices or motorized equipment.
Can I bring a cooler or carry-in?
Coolers or carry-ins are not allowed and you cannot
bring any outside food or drink. All food and drink
must be purchased on the air show grounds.
I have health concerns. Can I bring my own food into the grounds?
Our food vendor will have healthy choices for people
with health concerns. Diet soft drinks and bottled water will be available.
Can I bring chairs?
Yes. You can bring chairs into the air show grounds,
including ones that come in a bag.
Will there be any covered seating areas?
The only covered seating area is reserved for the Presidents Club and
Corporate Chalets. There are no tents to sit under
in the general admission area. You are welcome
to bring an umbrella to shade yourself. Please
just remember to be respectful of the people sitting behind you.
Are pets allowed?
No. Pets will not be allowed on the Air Show Grounds unless they are a licensed/certified comfort animal.
When do the gates open?
The gates open at 8:30 a.m. Static displays, the Kids
Zone and exhibits will open at 8:30 a.m. The parachute
jump to open the air show will be at approximately 12
p.m. Performances will start immediately after that and
continue until about 4:30 p.m. We suggest arriving early
so you can enjoy everything on the air show grounds!
You can find a schedule of events by scrolling to the top of this page
How can I secure the best seat?
Come early! As soon as the gates open,
you will be able to claim your viewing spot.
Is there a schedule of events?
You can find a schedule of events by scrolling to the top of this page.
When are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels scheduled to perform?
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to
perform at 3 p.m. each day.
Do the same acts perform each day?
Yes. The same acts are scheduled to perform on both June 16th and 17th.
Will it be loud?
Yes! We suggest you bring ear protection if you are
sensitive to loud noises. If you will be bringing
children to the air show, please remember to protect
their little ears, too!
Can I take pictures?
Absolutely! We encourage you to share your photos with
us via social media. Look for Chippewa Valley
Air Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Can I get autographs from the performers?
Many of the performers will offer time for people to get
autographs after their performances. Watch the flight
line and listen for announcements during the air show
for more information.
Can I smoke?
No. You will not be allowed to smoke on the air show grounds.
What if I get sick during the air show?
There will be a first aid tent on the air show grounds, available to people who are injured or get sick.
How will I find a lost child?
If you need to find a lost child while on the grounds,
please find the nearest air show volunteer. That person
will direct you to a law enforcement official, who will
help you from there.
Will alcohol be available for sale in the general seating area?
Will there be an ATM available on the air show grounds?
Can I carry a gun on the air show grounds?
No. Firearms are not allowed on the Chippewa Valley Air Show grounds.
Can I bring a diaper bag with me?
Yes. You can bring a diaper bag and baby/toddler essentials with you.
Will there be a lost and found area?
Yes. If you need to find it, please just ask an air show volunteer.
Does the Chippewa Valley Air Show have a hashtag?
Yes. It is #CVAS20. Use it to share
your photos and experiences!