LIVERMORE FALLS — More than 100 personal airplanes, some dating back to the 1930s, are expected to arrive Saturday for the 24th annual Bowman Field Fly-In, said Ray Steinmeyer, a past president of the Bowman Field club.

The weekend event begins with planes from all over New England flying in to the field on River Road off Route 133 in East Livermore, he said. He said a Flight of Five — five planes, some dating back to the 1930s — will be flying in together from New Hampshire.

“It’s quite a sight,” he said.

The private airplane club maintains Bowman Field all year. Admission and parking is free, he said. The public is welcome to come join the pilots as they view other planes, visit and eat, he said.

Two hangars have been cleared to make room for a large lawn/rummage sale held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s a popular event that attracts many local people, he said.

One particularly sweet event for children, a candy drop, is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday and another at 2 p.m. Sunday. Children line the runway and after a pilot flies over the runway dropping candy from about an altitude of about 30 feet, the children run out and collect it, he said.

Other children’s games including a dunk tank, bounce tent and ice cream will be offered.

Three priced meals are offered, with breakfast served from 7 to 10 a.m. followed by lunches from food concessions, including the popular Bowman Burger, and a baked bean and spaghetti supper Saturday night.

A campfire Saturday night features sing-alongs and anyone with a guitar or musical instrument may join in. Camping overnight is also offered free of charge.

The 40-member club maintains the 2300-foot long airstrip throughout the year with 14 private planes kept at the field. During the winter, the field is not plowed but a snowmobile pulls a snowroller packing the snow down so planes can use skiis, he said.

Bowman Field is five miles north of Wayne village, south of Livermore Falls off Route 133. Signs will be posted at the junction of Route 133 and River Road, he said. There’s plenty of parking and the public is welcome.

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