Heading out to the Ellsworth Air & Space Show: The do’s and don’ts

ELLSWORTH AFB, S.D. — When packing up to head out to the Ellsworth Air and Space Show on May 14-15, attendees are reminded there are a number of things that you are, or are not allowed to bring.

08 Air Show PhotoLeave the backpacks, ice chests and coolers at home. Only bags the size of a small purse or fanny pack will be allowed. Small camera bags will be searched upon arrival. Exceptions will be made for medical needs or diaper bags. Strollers are also allowed.

Lawn chairs, camp chairs, blankets and small umbrellas will be permitted. Any larger seating or shading is not allowed.

When it comes to drinks, no glass containers are allowed. You are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles as there will be water stations available for use. Food is allowed and vendors will be on site for visitors to purchase other food and drinks.  You cannot bring alcohol to the event, but beverages will be available for purchase.

While the airshow itself is free to all attendees (with the exception of Premium Seating), visitors are encouraged to bring cash or cards, but ATMs will be available if needed.

Pets are not allowed unless they are service animals. Emotional support animals are not permitted.

Your legs will be the main mode of transportation at the Air Show. Bicycles, roller skates or skateboards are not allowed.

Any tech-like drones, remote-controlled vehicles or walkie-talkies are to be left at home. Cameras are allowed, though no designated photography area will be set up.

Weapons of any kind are not allowed, regardless of permit status. This includes firearms, knives (pocket, multi-tool or otherwise), or walking sticks (except for handicap use). If confiscated, it will not be returned.

Everything you bring into the airshow will be subject to search.
The Air Show kicks off Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. MT and close at about 6:00 p.m. MT. Flying begins both days at about 11:00 a.m. MT.
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