WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. — The sky is the limit at this year’s Beatles at the Ridge music festival, thanks to a fly-in scheduled at Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (ARG). The airport will welcome air travelers to the only airport The Beatles ever visited in Arkansas (September of 1964) and to the music festival on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Free shuttle service will be provided to pilots and their guest to and from the festival in downtown Walnut Ridge Saturday. The airport also will offer discounts on fuel.
The Parachute Inn restaurant, located next to the airport terminal, will be open all day, and the Wings of Honor World War II Museum, adjacent to the airport, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Beatles at the Ridge music festival opens Friday night, Sept. 20, and continues through Saturday night. It is one of the fastest growing festivals in the southern US, offering free entertainment on three stage areas, and the event is a blend of a country street festival and a world class music festival, featuring The Beatles tribute band BritBeat.
Over 100 vendors are expected, and a wide range of food and activities will be provided. Admission to the event and the pilots’ shuttle service are free.