America’s Freedom Fest, Air Supremacy Airshows both cancelled

Goshen Municipal Airport announced Tuesday its two major events scheduled for July, America’s Freedom Fest and Air Supremacy Airshows, have been cancelled.

Goshen's annual air show and fireworks celebration, America's Freedom Fest, was scheduled to be held July 11.

“This has been a very difficult decision for us to make. As much as we wanted to hold this event for the enjoyment of our community, the healthcare needs of our families, friends and neighbors is of utmost importance right now. So, under the guidance of our federal, state and local health officials, we have decided to close this year’s event," said Dr. Gregg Lanzen, President of the Board of Directors for America’s Freedom Fest

The Board of Directors will immediately begin to plans for America’s Freedom Fest in July of 2021.

“We had secured what we believed to be one of the best air show lineups our event has ever seen,” Lanzen said. "And we will work hard to hopefully secure the same acts along with possibly some exciting new additions for 2021.”

The other show that was cancelled, the Air Supremacy Airshows, is a remote control model show scheduled for July 16-18.

The other event that has been affected is “Air Supremacy Airshows”, the Remote Control model show that was scheduled for July 16 – 18th at the airport.

RJ Monroe, Air Supremacy’s co-founder, said he supports this decision and looks forward to hosting the event in July of 2021.

All pre-paid entries will be refunded 100 percent with payments going out within the next few days, Monroe said.

“I know many people in Goshen look forward to these great community events; I understand this was not an easy decision for the event organizers to make,” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said. “However, I do applaud their foresight and care, above all else, for the wellbeing of our community. I would like to use this opportunity to remind residents and businesses to continue taking precautions and staying home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Maple City.”

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