Props and Pistons Festival
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I park? Please park at the marked lot near the access road to Derby Downs. Use the address of 1170 George Washington Blvd Akron OH to find this lot. The parking is FREE and we offer a FREE shuttle right to the main gate. Parking anywhere else is at your own risk of being towed and could be a VERY long walk to the front gate.
Handicapped accessible bus with a lift is available at the free parking lot.
Handicapped drop off is available at the main gate (1800 Triplett Blvd).
I am traveling to get to the show, where should I stay? Please stay at our preferred hotel. The preferred hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn near the Goodyear World HQ. Mention the Props and Pistons Festival when you contact the hotel at 330-733-2900 for drastic savings
What is the entrance fee? Adults=$20, Children 6-17yrs.=$5,
5yrs and under=FREE.
Unlike most airshows that charge high admissions, we try to keep it family friendly. We pride ourselves in selecting quality attractions that we are able to provide with help from our generous sponsors.
Can I bring Food and drinks? If you must as we have plenty of grass to set up a picnic area. With that said we do ask that you visit our many locally owned food vendors. They are here sponsoring the show and we encourage you to try their variety of food selections.
Can I bring my own chairs? Yes, we encourage you to bring your own chairs and blankets since our selection is limited and on a first come first served basis. We ask that you respect the view of others in setting up your chairs.
Are pets allowed? No, pets are not allowed, however service animals (as defined by the ADA) are welcome.
What items are prohibited? Cooking devices, open flame sources, alcohol, pets, drones, and any illegal items to include illegal weapons.
Can I fly my drone or R/C aircraft? For the safety of all of our spectators drones and R/C aircraft are strictly prohibited. Please leave the flying to the experts that we have vetted through our rigorous safety program.
Is smoking allowed? Due to the various restrictions around fuel vents and displays smoking is PROHIBITED. E-cig's and vaping are also PROHIBITED
How can I help or sponsor part of the show? The majority of the event is paid for by generous sponsors. If you would like to advertise in our show-book, sponsor part of the show, or donate to Inspire Aviation. Please click here to learn more.