Aviation Museum to Host Arts & Crafts Festival

Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will be hosting the second annual Wings & Things Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 26th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Museum staff are extremely excited to see the return of the festival which features food, drinks, entertainment, vendors, and more. An exciting new addition for all Star Wars fans, this year’s event will feature Rebels from the Devaron Base-Rebel Legion New Jersey and Imperials soldiers from the Northeast Remnant Garrison of the 501st Legion. They will be available for photo opportunities, mingling, and perhaps using the force! Over 20 vendors will be scattered throughout the grounds selling handmade and homemade goods. Those interested can also have their face painted! Food and drinks will be available all day including Rita’s Water Ice and Philly Pretzel Factory Pretzels. Singer songwriter Les DeRose will be performing from Noon to 4 PM. Classic cars will be on the grounds for all to see.

To help fundraise, businesses have supplied the museum with items to raffle off such a giraffe encounter at the Cape May County Zoo and flight vouchers from Spirit Airlines! Winners will be drawn at the end of the event. The museum is still actively seeking donations of goods for raffle baskets and sponsorships for this event and upcoming events. If interested, please email the museum at aviationmuseum@comcast.net or call (609)886-8787.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. The site was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center.  The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945. Current museum hours are 10am-4pm, 7 days a week.  For more information about Wings & Things or NASW, visit www.usnasw.org or call (609) 886-8787.