Other activities include races with kids pulling parachute kites, face painting, and a variety of craft and food vendors.
Don’t have a kite? Fret not. Kites are available for sale, and the first 300 kids (age 12 and under) receive a free one. The event is sponsored by the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Richmond Air Force kite club and the Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society from Charlotte.
Festival admission is free. There is a $5 fee for parking.