Frequently Asked Questions

AirVenture Pricing Questions

How many tickets can an EAA member purchase?
Members can buy up to 14 daily tickets at the member rate or up to two weekly tickets. Weekly tickets count as seven days toward the total of 14. Members may request as many student tickets as needed. Members may also purchase an unlimited number of tickets at the nonmember rate. Tickets are required for admission beginning SUNDAY, July 25 (a ticket for Monday, July 26 includes admission for July 25).

Because there are no evening activities on Sunday, August 1, tickets for that day are discounted. You may use a Monday through Saturday pass for entry on Sunday, August 1, but you will be charged the difference in rate if you use a Sunday pass for entrance on Monday, July 26, through Saturday, July 31.

Can I purchase online tickets for my guests and children at different times?
Yes. You may purchase your ticket online and then return to the website at a later time to purchase tickets for other people. Original ticket limits will apply. See "How many tickets can an EAA member purchase?"

Do I need to purchase daily tickets for specific days?
Nonmember tickets purchased for Monday, July 26, through Saturday, July 31, can be used for any single day of the event that you choose. This provides flexibility for you should your travel plans change. Because there are no evening activities on Sunday, August 1, tickets for that day are discounted. You may use a Monday through Saturday ticket for entry on Sunday, August 1, but you will be charged the difference in rate if you use a Sunday ticket for entrance on Monday, July 26 through Saturday, July 31.

NEW in 2021! As an EAA member, you can choose to have your wristbands mailed to you prior to the event, thanks to EAA Express Entry. This option will expedite your entry into AirVenture and foster social distancing by reducing lines for on-site ticket sales. Member tickets will be day specific. However, if your plans change due to weather or other issues prevent you from being able to attend on the date selected, you will be able to exchange your unused ticket for a day that you are able to attend.

**You must be an EAA member through July 31st to order wristbands by mail. To guarantee timely delivery, orders must be received no later than June 15th.**

**Wristbands can only be mailed to addresses within the US.

May I purchase camping credentials online?
Yes. Advance purchase for drive-in camping in Camp Scholler is available for AirVenture. Please see Advance Purchase Camping FAQ section. You may purchase basic camping any time. There is a three-night minimum stay. Improved camping will be made available for sale on Friday, July 2, 2021. Improved camping (water and electric) is available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be paid from the time you book the site through the end of the show with no refunds. There is no need to purchase a basic site in advance if you plan to upgrade to an improved site. It is easiest to wait until improved camping is for sale to book your site.

Do I need a separate daily ticket to access the grounds on the Sunday (July 25) before the event starts?
While it is true that you need a wristband to access the grounds on Sunday, July 25, the daily wristband for Monday is actually valid for both July 25 and July 26. Therefore, you will only need to redeem one daily advance purchase ticket for a Sunday/Monday wristband. A weekly wristband is valid for admission throughout the entire event including July 25.

Can I use a daily ticket purchased for Monday through Saturday (July 26 to July 31) for discounted entry on Sunday, August 1?
Yes. Because there are no evening activities on Sunday, August 1, tickets for that day are discounted. You may use a Monday through Saturday ticket for entry on Sunday, August 1. However, you will be charged the difference in rate if use a Sunday (August 1) ticket for entrance on Monday, July 26 through Saturday, July 31. Weekly tickets include entry from July 25 through August 1.


Privacy Policy

What is your privacy policy?
We take online privacy very seriously, and our goal is to be 100 percent transparent when it comes to explaining what information we collect and how we use it. Certain basic information is required to process any credit card purchase: name, address, telephone number, credit card number, and the date of expiration on the card. Usually the address you give must be the same as the one to which credit card bills are sent. This is to ensure your security, so that no unauthorized purchases are made and sent to third parties.

In addition to this basic information, we request your email address, so that we may send you a confirmation of your purchase. This also helps to ensure your security and validate your identity. Remember, this email provides your transaction ID and PIN. View our full data privacy policy here ›


Redeeming Your Ticket at AirVenture

How do I redeem this ticket?
When you arrive at AirVenture, have your printed or digital ticket with you. You can exchange your printed or digital tickets for a wristband at any admissions window, and may then enter the site wearing your wristband. No need to stop at the gates each day! You may exchange all of your printed tickets for wristbands at once — the first time you arrive at admissions. The ticket will be scanned to verify the information, so it cannot be used more than one time. You will then be given the appropriate wristband(s) that permit entry to the grounds.

New for 2021! If you opted to receive your physical wristband(s) in the mail prior to the event, upon arrival, you will be able to skip the lines at the gate, show your wristband at the security checkpoint and head straight to the flightline.

**You must be an EAA member through July 31st to order wristbands by mail. To guarantee timely delivery, orders must be received no later than June 15th.**

**Wristbands can only be mailed to addresses within the US.

Can I redeem all my daily tickets at one time?
Yes! No need to stop at the gate each day. You may exchange all of your tickets at once — the first time you arrive at admissions.

What time do the gates open?
The gates open each day at 7 a.m.


On the Grounds

What can I bring into the grounds with me?
A complete list of prohibited items is available here. In general, no alcohol is allowed on the event grounds and no pets are allowed (except service animals).

What benefits are available for EAA members at AirVenture?
The first benefit is the ticket in your hand; EAA members receive the lowest admission rates for themselves, their families, and their guests. In addition, EAA members also receive a variety of benefits while onsite, including discounts on food and merchandise, as well as other opportunities not available to the general public.

As an EAA member, you can choose to have your wristbands mailed to you prior to the event, thanks EAA Express Entry. This option will expedite your entry into AirVenture and foster social distancing by reducing lines for on-site ticket sales.

**You must be an EAA member through July 31st to order wristbands by mail. To guarantee timely delivery, orders must be received no later than June 15th.**

** Wristbands can only be mailed to addresses within the US.


Forgot My Tickets

Oh no! I've traveled all the way to Oshkosh and now I can't find my tickets! What do I do?
Don't worry! If you have access to a printer you can easily reprint your tickets. You will find a "View Ticket(s)" link in the order confirmation email sent to you when you purchased your tickets. Open that link and print your ticket(s). If you cannot locate your confirmation email, click here to have one resent. If you are unable to reprint your tickets prior to arrival, tickets can be checked in from a smartphone or iPad. AirVenture admissions volunteers will also assist with computer look-ups of transactions.


Forgot My Wristbands

Oh no! I've traveled all the way to Oshkosh and now I can’t find my wristband/left my wristbands at home! What do I do?
Don’t worry! You will be able to purchase new wristbands for the same price that you paid with the advance purchase price. When you return home or find your original physical wristbands, you may mail the unused and unaltered wristbands to EAA to receive a refund.


EAA Membership Options

I'm not an EAA member but want to join and purchase at member rates — how does that work?
You can join EAA first by clicking here and once you complete the process, use the membership number provided in the confirmation email to purchase at the member rate. You may also select the nonmember admission but then follow and accept the prompt that asks if you would like to join.

That membership allows you to purchase AirVenture tickets for you and your immediate family at reduced member rates. EAA membership provides the tools and resources to help you get the most from your passion for aviation.

As an EAA member, you can choose to have your wristbands mailed to you prior to the event, thanks to EAA Express Entry. This option will expedite your entry into AirVenture and foster social distancing by reducing lines for on-site ticket sales.

**You must be an EAA member through July 31st to order wristbands by mail. To guarantee timely delivery, orders must be received no later than June 15th.**

** Wristbands can only be mailed to addresses within the US.


Veteran/Active Duty Military Pricing

Who is eligible for the veteran/active military rates?
The veteran and active duty military rate is intended for individuals that are active duty, veterans, retirees, or reservists of any branch of the U.S. military. We ask that those using this type of ticket be ready to present proof of military service at the gate when their ticket is exchanged for a wristband.

What constitutes "proof of military service"?
Sufficient proof of military service can be in the form any of the following: certificate of release or discharge (DD Form 214 or its predecessors); active duty, reserve, or retired military ID (CAC, DD Form 2, DD Form 1173); valid membership card in any veteran's association/group.


Advance Purchase Drive-In Camping (Camp Scholler only)

Why buy advance purchase camping?
When you purchase camping at least 24 hours in advance, you can anticipate an expedited registration process. Upon arrival at Camp Scholler, you will be directed to dedicated windows to obtain your camping credentials.

New in 2021! Members will have the option to take advantage of express camping check-in. Campers arriving between Thursday July 22nd and Sunday July 25th, will access express check-in by entering through the Gray Lot. This process will allow you to enter the campground with a scan of your bar-coded ticket, and head directly to your campsite without stopping at the camper registration building. *Look for directional signage when you arrive*

Why is advance purchase camping only available for drive-in camping in Camp Scholler?
The primary reason is that while aircraft camping is normally available there are times when space is limited at Wittman Regional Airport. We simply cannot guarantee availability and do not want to sell camping that might not be able to be used. Drive-in camping is always available and does not have the potential for this to occur.

I've never camped at AirVenture, how does camping work?
Basic Camping: The price of your camping is based on the day you arrive. You pay upfront for camping through the end of the event (Sunday, August 1). When you leave, simply stop at the main camping gate and you will receive a refund for an early departure after a three-night minimum is applied. Check out time each day is noon. You are not reserving any specific space. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you see an area marked with rope, tape, flags etc. it is likely already occupied by another camper.

Each campsite is approximately 20-by-30-feet in size and you may have one tent/camper and one vehicle on each campsite.

Parking for any additional vehicles (in lot S at Camp Scholler West Gate) is not available in advance, but may be purchased at the main camping gate when you arrive.

Improved Camping: A limited number of campsites with hookups for your RV are available. Like dry camping, an improved camping site must have a paid credential to be secured.

Improved sites go on sale Friday, July 2 and payment will be calculated from the day an EAA member secures a site for each day of camping through Sunday, August 1. Campers must pay from the day they secure the site through the end of the show; no reservations for a future arrival date are taken. Unlike camping credentials for unimproved (dry camping) sites, there are no refunds for unused days on improved sites. Unlike dry camping, members choose a specific site when they secure their improved camping site.

30 and 50 amp hookups on all improved sites.

Purchase improved camping on July 2 or after. There is no need to purchase basic camping to secure an improved site.

New in 2021! Members will have the option to take advantage of express camping check-in. Campers arriving between Thursday July 22nd and Sunday July 25th, will access express check-in by entering through the Gray Lot. This process will allow you to enter the campground with a scan of your bar-coded ticket right from your vehicle, and head directly to your campsite without stopping at the camper registration building. *Look for directional signage when you arrive*

Note: Express camping check-in will not have wristband sales, S-lot sales or Program sales.

What if I arrive after hours?
You will be greeted by a member of our security team, they will ask that you leave your driver’s license with them, proceed to the campground to find a site, and return to the camper registration building in the morning to complete the check-in process and collect your license.

When I buy advance purchase camping for a specific arrival date — what happens if I arrive on a different day?
When you purchase a specific arrival date, it becomes the first day that you are eligible to stay in Camp Scholler. Unused camping days due to arriving later than the purchased arrival date will not be refunded but will be applied to the three-day minimum. If you arrive earlier, you will be able to check-in at the Camper Registration building and pay the difference. This will only be available at the Camper Registration building.

Is advance purchase camping nonrefundable like advance purchase admission tickets?
Unlike admission tickets, advance purchase basic camping is refundable if you are not able to attend. Refunds will be provided, less a three-night minimum charge ($84). If you are unable to attend, send your ticket information to:

EAA AirVenture Refunds
PO Box 3086
Oshkosh, WI 54903
eaarefunds@eaa.org

When I buy advanced purchase basic camping, am I reserving a specific location?
No, you are not reserving any specific space. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each campsite is approximately 20-by-30-feet in size and you may have one tent/camper and one vehicle on each campsite. Parking for additional vehicles (in lot S at Camp Scholler West Gate) may be purchased at the main camping gate when you arrive.

Do I need to be a member to camp in Camp Scholler?
To purchase a campsite in Camp Scholler you must be a member. Others in your party do not need to be members to camp with you.

When can I check in for camping at Camp Scholler?
On-site registration hours are as follows:

  • 6/26: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 6/27-7/15: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 7/16: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • 7/17: 7 a.m.-midnight
  • 7/18-7/25: 6 a.m.-midnight
  • 7/26: 6 a.m.-noon


Refund Questions

What is EAA's refund policy?
All online admission ticket sales are nonrefundable, similar to any ticket you might purchase for a ballgame, concert, etc. However if you are unable to attend, you may give your ticket to someone able to attend as your guest. Keep in mind that if you have a member-priced ticket, your membership should be current through the end of the show.

Camping purchased in advance is specific to an individual member and may not be transferred or given away. Online camping tickets are refundable (with a three-night minimum charge) should you purchase in advance and find you are unable to attend.

What if it rains and the daily air show is canceled?
While the daily afternoon air show is a highlight of AirVenture, the event encompasses much more than the three-hour air show each afternoon. With hundreds of indoor exhibitors, thousands of unique aircraft, the EAA Aviation Museum, and hundreds of forums and activities for all ages each day, AirVenture continues rain or shine. In case of severe weather that forces evacuation of the grounds prior to the air show, the usual AirVenture refund policy will apply.

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