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Accommodations
Several accommodation options are available for EAA AirVenture attendees including Hotels, Private Rental Accommodations, Dormitories, and camping at EAA's Camp Scholler where there are always plenty of sites available.

  • Hotels: There are thousands of hotel and motel rooms within an hour's drive of Oshkosh. For hotels closest to the event, especially in Oshkosh, you should anticipate premium rates, as well as minimum reservation and pre-payment requirements. Most hotels in Oshkosh are booked year to year by EAA AirVenture attendees, but there are many others to choose from. Many hotels have daily shuttle services to the AirVenture grounds, or other shuttles and public transportation may be available. To learn about available hotel and motel options, check out the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Hotel and motel listings include amenities, distance from the EAA convention grounds, availability, photos and contact information. For questions, please call 877-303-9200.
  • Private Rental Accommodations: Private Rental Accommodations, include both private whole homes and individual rooms for rent within a house. Convenient and affordable for families and groups, private rental accommodations are available in Oshkosh and the surrounding area. Hundreds of listings can be found on the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Listings include amenities, distance from the EAA Convention grounds, price, availability, photos and contact information for the homeowner. For questions, please call 877-303-9200.
  • Camping/drive-in: Camp Scholler is conveniently located on the EAA Convention grounds. Individual campsites are available for tents and vehicles of all sizes (including large RVs). Three-night minimum. No pre-registration is needed for Camp Scholler, and camping may be purchased in advance. Sites (including a limited number with electric and water hookups) are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, but plenty of sites are available. NOTE: At least one person in each camping unit must be an EAA member, but memberships are available at Camp Scholler entrance.
  • Dormitories: More than 3,000 dormitory rooms are available at colleges in Oshkosh, Appleton, Fond du Lac and Ripon, and at Valley Christian School in Oshkosh.  Prices and accommodations vary.

Activity Center
Located just east of the Forum Pavilions. Includes various activities, including Craft Tent, Aircraft greeters volunteers, Flying Cinema, and hospitality area.  Schedule for each area is available at the location.

Aeromart      
Aeromart is a consignment area that features spare aircraft parts of all types located just south and west of Exhibit Hangar D. Consignments are accepted at the beginning of AirVenture and throughout the week. EAA retains a portion of the sale price to operate the area and upgrade displays, etc.

Air Show
The daily air show is held each afternoon beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. and lasts for about 3½-4 hours.  It features a wide variety of aircraft and performers. The minute-by-minute schedule of performances is set each day, and is subject to change without notice. Grass seating is available along the flight line. Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed; however, they cannot be left unattended.  Individual performers are escorted along the crowd line after their flights to acknowledge the crowd’s appreciation.

Aircraft Repair
Emergency Aircraft Repair is located south of the Vintage Camping area, next to the Hangar Café along the flight line.  Maintained by EAA Chapter 75, this area has tools and other supplies for basic aircraft repairs.  For major repairs, aircraft maintenance personnel and FBOs on the airport can be recommended.

Airplane Rides
Flight are available to the public on four aircraft during AirVenture: The Bell 47 helicopter, based at Pioneer Airport; the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, based at the north end of Runway 18/36, near the Warbirds area; the B-17 “Flying Fortress,” which is based at Outagamie Regional Airport in Appleton (20 miles north, shuttles provided); and a premier helicopter experience aboard a Schweizer 333 turbine helicopter based at Pioneer Airport. Rates and times of these flights vary, and the most popular dates and times sell out quickly.                       

AirVenture Today       
The official daily newspaper of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is free of charge and available from boxes located throughout the grounds. Newspaper articles are also published to the AirVenture website.

Alcohol                       
No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the AirVenture public areas or along the flight line. Security will confiscate alcoholic beverages found in these areas. Beer and wine are available at select food locations within the AirVenture grounds and must remain within the confines of these designated sales locations. Alcohol is allowed in individual campsites in Camp Scholler and aircraft camping.  There is also a wide variety of restaurants and bars near Wittman Regional Airport and in Oshkosh that welcome AirVenture visitors.

ATMs
Available throughout the grounds, including at the Wearhouse and SkyShoppe merchandise buildings.

Author’s Corner
Located in the EAA Wearhouse, this area features aviation authors and their published works.  You can meet the authors, and have them sign their books. A daily schedule of authors will also be located in the EAA Wearhouse and printed in EAA AirVenture Today.

Awards
Aircraft awards are made in 11 categories following judging throughout the week.  Judging standards are available online. Each aircraft area holds its own awards ceremony. Other awards are also made to recognize those who are contributors to EAA or aviation.  Many of those awards are announced during evening programs at Theater in the Woods.  See the daily schedule for exact times and locations.

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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