Press Release: Stuart Air Show Recognized with Awards

CELEBRATING AVIATION - Honoring its Past & Inspiring its Future

After a thorough review of the 12 states in the Southeast Region, the Southeast Tourism Society has once again named the Stuart Air Show as their award recipient for "STS Top 20 Event" for the third consecutive year. "The Southeast is home to unique and memorable events throughout the year. In spotlighting the Top 20 festivals and events each month, STS is not only giving these events the recognition they deserve but we're also creating a quick reference guide to some of the best festivals in the Southeast," said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. "These events are important to the economic vitality of our communities and this is a way for us to acknowledge the time and resources organizers have tirelessly spent to create memories for their attendees." Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   

In addition, the Stuart Air Show has also been voted Best Festival of the Region by Stuart Magazine. 

"We are honored to be named the recipient of the Southeast Tourism Society Award for a third consecutive year as well as being named Best Festival of the Region by Stuart Magazine," stated Amy Bottegal, President of the Stuart Air Show Board of Directors.  "Each year, the Stuart Air Show continues to grow and thrill audiences near and far.  We are so grateful to be given these distinctions and look forward to continuing our legacy of bringing an exciting, high-quality family adventure to the Treasure Coast."

This year's show marks the 29th anniversary and will be held November 2-4 at Martin County Airport - Witham Field. 

Aerobatic performances include Phillip 66 AeroStars, Rob Holland, Matt Younkin, Bob Carlton, and Chef Pitts Airshows as well as new acts such as Kyle Franklin with a Dracula Solo Bi-Plane, Vampire Airshows, and the Class of 45, an act that incorporates a Corsair and P-51 Mustang. Also confirmed to perform both Saturday and Sunday of the air show is the

U.S. Air Force F-16 Demo Team.

Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 are $15 each. Prices jump to $25 at the gate.   Special pricing for Veterans and Youth is also available.

For more information about the Audi Stuart Air Show, visit 


1. Southeast Tourism Society Top Twenty Events 2018 Winner logo

2. U.S. Air Force F-16


About the Audi Stuart Air Show

The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities.   Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.  

The Stuart Air show has been the recipient of the Southeast Tourism Society Award for the third consecutive year, a true distinction out of the 12 states in the Southeast Region. 

If you would like more information about the Stuart Air Show, please contact Susan Cunnane at 772-781-4882  or at Susan@stuartairshow.