By MICHELLE SCHMIDT
The all-day event is an arts and crafts festival and then some. Most of the vendors at the event are local artisans, selling handmade wares such as lapidaries, birdhouses, paintings, wooden bowls and lawn ornaments. Several local businesses will also be present.
But there’s more than just art: the Lewiston Civic Theater is providing a stage for three local musicians who will each perform two-hour sets beginning at 9 a.m. Performers include Taylor Richardson, Phillip Wheeler and Dallas Boyd. The guitar-driven music will range from rock to folk.
And of course, being on a runway, there will be airplanes. The event is a fly-in breakfast, which means it is likely that small aircraft owners from the area will be flying in. A P40 WWII replica will also be on display and Kiwi Helicopter will be offering 10 minute rides for $40. Or you can learn to fly your own plane by signing up for flight school with Stout’s Flying Service.
Eventgoers can stay all day and never go hungry. The pancake breakfast begins when the event does. As the pancake griddle cools down, the Asotin County Fair Boosters open up shop, serving lunch from noon until 4 p.m. On the menu is “BBQ Beef on a Bun” and “Walking Tacos,” which involve Fritos and a fork. Café America will be selling espresso and a handful of vendors will be selling other food.
If you go:
WHAT: Art Along the Runway and Fly-In Breakfast
WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Breakfast served 8-11 a.m.
WHERE: Experimental Aircraft Association hangar at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, 270 O’Connor Road, Lewiston
ADMISSION: Free, suggested breakfast donation of $5
Schmidt can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (208) 305-4578.