About The Show

Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport is an annual event sponsored by and for the benefit of The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. All proceeds go directly to the Curtiss Museum and we encourage you to visit it while you're in Hammondsport. It's a must see if you've never been and if you have been, you should go back because so much has changed recently!


Seaplanes will be parked at Depot Park in Hammondsport at the head of Keuka Lake. Show cars will be parked along Shethar Street and on Park Place adjacent to the Village Square. All options are within a short, easy walk.


All show car entrants and seaplanes are required to pre-register prior to arriving at the event. There is no donation required for seaplanes. Show car entrants are required to make a $20 donation to the Museum at the time of registration. The owners of registered seaplanes or show cars will receive a “windshield card” for their vehicle.

Each arriving seaplane pilot and 1 co-pilot will also receive complimentary tickets to the event banquet taking place on Saturday night at the Curtiss Museum.


Our sponsor hotel is the beautiful Best Western Plus in Hammondsport. There are other local hotels and B&B's available, as well. A listing of these accommodations can be found at the Hammondsport Chamber Website

Food & Beverage

There are numerous, excellent restaurants and an historic watering hole called Maloney's in the Village of Hammondsport. There will be food vendors at Depot Park and on the Village Square, as well. You will have no shortage of choices when you get hungry or thirsty.

Banquet Dinner Saturday Night

All are encouraged to stay and enjoy the wonderful banquet dinner at the Curtiss Museum. You will sit and mingle amongst the exhibits. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 PM and your first drink is included! A fabulous 4-course dinner is at 7:00 PM. Announcements, awards and a silent auction will follow at 8:00 PM. There will be numerous historic and interesting items up for auction with all proceeds going directly to the Curtiss Museum. The cost to attend is only $70 per person and it is open to the public. Remember, arriving Seaplane Pilots and 1 co-pilot are invited to attend the banquet at no cost. You can register for the banquet and view the banquet menu by clicking the button below.

Register for Banquet

Free Shuttle Service

There will be a free shuttle service running from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM the day of the event. It will operate in a loop with stops at

  1. Depot Park, where the Seaplane activity will be
  2. The Village Square in the center of the village of Hammondsport where the car show activity will be centered
  3. At the Hammondsport Central School for overflow parking
  4. At the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum for over flow parking and museum visits
  5. At the Great Western Visitor Center

The loop will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Thank you to the ARC of Steuben County for their generous support.

Activities For Kids

There will be lots to do for kids of all ages so plan to bring them! The seaplane activity at Depot Park is always a favorite! The car show will feature unique and interesting cars that always captivate the young ones, too. There will be a trophy given out during the car show for the “Kids Choice Award”, so while you’re looking at and deciding on which cars to vote for (more info on awards below) your self, your children will do the same. We want their involvement and votes each day at the car show. There will also be a “Kid Zone” at the museum tent in Depot Park with specific activities geared toward kids. Then, of course, there is the Museum, which you’re encouraged to visit while you’re here. Leave your car where it is and take the shuttle! Or park at the museum and after your visit, leave your car there and take the shuttle into town.

Car Show Awards

Unique trophies will be awarded on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM in the Village Square. Unlike some car shows where the judges are experts who critique ever inch of your car from top to bottom, the judges at Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport are the audience members. Those who choose to participate (and all will be encouraged) will be provided with a ballot where they will vote for their favorites in each category. Those votes will be tallied and awards will be given that day. The award categories are:

  • American Classic (1998 or older) – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • American Exotic (1999 or newer) – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • Foreign Exotic (all years) – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • Best of Show
  • Kids Choice Award