Sun 'N Fun To Be One Day Shorter In 2008
July 19, 2007 — The Sun 'n Fun Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday to shorten the 2008 fly-in by one day, from April 8-14 (Tuesday-Monday) to April 8-13 (Tuesday-Sunday). The change was made based on the comments received from exhibitors, volunteers, and staff regarding the final half-day of the event, explained Bill Eickhoff, board chairman.
"For the past several years, the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In has ended with a half-day on Monday that culminates with an early afternoon air show. From a financial standpoint, Sun 'n Fun was financially responsible for services that were being underutilized during that final half-day period."
Sun 'n Fun President and Convention Chairman John Burton called the Board's decision a positive step for the event. "Not only will it make for a shorter work week for our volunteers, but it will also let our exhibitors and volunteers know that we have listened to their comments and implemented their suggestion to eliminate the final half-day," he said. "That being said, it is critically important that we maintain the integrity of that full, final day on Sunday to ensure that our participants and guests receive the full value of their investment."
Burton added that they're exploring ways to enhance next year's weekend activities. In 2007, reduced admission was offered to Florida residents and active duty military on both Saturday and Sunday, plus a concert was held by country music star Aaron Tippin on Saturday night. Similar activities will be considered again in 2008. In addition, Sun 'n Fun is considering other opportunities, including a jet demonstration team and even greater participation by the military. For more information on the fly-in, visit www.sun-n-fun.org.