Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival --- July 1 - 5, 2015

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival -
July 1 - 5, 2015

College of Aviation at WMU

The College of Aviation at WMU offers the only comprehensive aviation program at a public university in Michigan, with over 700 undergraduate students, is one of the best aviation programs in the nation. Backed by over 70 years of aviation experience and our excellent industry reputation, the College of Aviation is a powerful force in the future of aviation training. We produce graduates who think critically, communicate effectively, and participate meaningfully and ethically in the dynamic field of aviation.


Website: www.wmich.edu/aviation

Participating Food Vendors

FOOD VENDORS ACCEPTED AND PRODUCT

  • The Best Around – Featuring Philly Steak, Chicken on Stick, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Philly Chicken, Fries, Nachos, Hamburgers, Saratoga Chips, Sausage Dogs, Beverages.
  • Gabby’s Famous BBQ – Featuring BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Chicken Sandwiches, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Burgers, Corn Dogs, Fries, Hot Dogs, Kabobs, Philly Steak, Salads, Turkey Legs, Rice, Beans, Beverages.
  • Beach Concessions – Featuring Candy Apples, Carmel Apples, Carmel Corn, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Sno Cones, Beverages.
  • The Best Around – Featuring Philly Steak, Chicken on Stick, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Philly Chicken, Fries, Nachos, Hamburgers, Saratoga Chips, Sausage Dogs, Beverages.
  • Schlotzsky’s – Featuring Chicken Wraps, Deli Sandwiches, Chips, Beverages.
  • Ibison Concessions – Featuring Cheese Fries, Chili Cheese Fries, Corn Dogs, French Fries, Pretzels, Elephant Ears, Floats, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Strawberry Shortcake, Shakes, Beverages.
  • The Best Around – Featuring Pizza, Nachos, Lemon Shake Ups, Beverages.
  • The Best Around – Featuring Flowering Onion, Fried Veggies, Onion Rings, Corn Dogs, Beverages.
  • The Best Around – Featuring Philly Steak & Chicken, Chicken on Stick, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Fries, Nachos, Hamburgers, Saratoga Chips, Sausage Dogs, Beverages.
  • Gabby’s Kitchen – Featuring Chicken Tenders, Wings, Corn Dogs, Fries, Curly Fries, Beverages.
  • The Best Around – Featuring Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Lemon Shake Ups, Beverages.
  • The Best Around – Featuring Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Lemon Shake Ups, Beverages.
  • Fire Kissed Pizza – Featuring awesome homemade pizza’s with a variety of toppings, Beverages.
  • Big Kahuna’s – Featuring Frozen Custard, Shakes, Floats, Razzles, Sundaes, Apple Dumplings, Frozen Cheese Cake, Beverages.
  • Ibison Concessions – Featuring Cheese Fries, Chili Cheese Fries, Corn Dogs, French Fries, Pretzels, Elephant Ears, Floats, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Strawberry Shortcake, Shakes, Beverages.
  • Red Chili Pepper Café – Featuring Mexican Food and beverages.
  • B & S Concessions – Featuring Mini Donuts on a stick!

Beach Concessions

Beach ConcessionsBeach Concessions has been in the concessions business since 1984 and have been a food vendor at the Battle Creek Field of Flight since 1988 and have enjoyed every year. Stop by and see us and we will be sure to sweeten your taste! We serve the finest in:

  • Caramel Corn
  • Popcorn
  • Cotton Candy
  • Caramel Apples
  • Candy Apples

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beachconcessions

Best Around Food Concessions

Red Velvet - The Best Around Food ConcessionsBlooming Onion - The Best Around Food Concessions Saratoga Fries - The Best Around Food ConcessionsBest Around, Inc Food Concessions are family owned and operated by the McGrath Family. They started the business in 1978. We have over twenty units available and ready to offer a variety of products, including: The Best Around Food Concession - McGrath Family owned

  • Elephant Ears
  • Saratoga Fries
  • Red Velvet
  • Flowering Onion
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Chili & Cheese Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Burgers
  • Steak & Sausage
  • Philly Steak
  • Philly Chicken
  • Corn Dogs
  • Chicken on a Stick
  • Cheese on a Stick
  • Deep Fried Veggies
  • Pizza
  • Nachos
  • Lemon Shake Up Lemonade
  • and more...

The Best Around Food Concession Stand - Elephant Ears

Lemon Shake Up Lemonade - The Best Around Food Concessions

We designed the units ourselves to meet the strictest health codes and to be the most efficient for fast, quality customer service. We work several large state fairs and have equipped our units for high volume sales. Our equipment is immaculately clean, modern, and well maintained. Our employees are friendly and oriented towards quality customer service.

Although we have received many "Best Service & Appearance" Awards, our highest honor is our satisfied customers. We take great pride in serving patrons at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival again this year.

Website: http://www.thebestaroundconcessions.com/index.htm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Best-Around-Inc/219642844656

Big Kahuna's Frozen Custard

Big Kahuna's Apple DumplingWhen the sun is hot during this year's festival, everyone will flock to the frozen delights served by Big Kahuna's!

Big Kahuna’s Inc. is from Cleveland, Ohio and is Family Run and Professionally Done! Their specialty is old-fashioned Frozen Custard. See the history of frozen custard below.

Besides frozen custard, the Big Kahuna's booth will be featuring tasty dessert treats, many frozen and cold, ranging in price from $4:00 - $8.00, including their famous Homemade Apple Dumplings, pictured left, made with their own Cinnamon Sauce recipe. They use Whole Apples, Delicious Ice Cream, Milk or Just Plain.

The Big Kahuna Menu* includes: 

  • Cones $4
  • Cups $4
  • Waffle Cones $5
  • Dream Cones $6
  • Sundaes $6
  • Banana Split $7
  • Brownie Delight $7
  • Maple Bacon Sundae $7
  • Strawberry Short Cake $7
  • Apple Dumpling $7
  • Shakes $5
  • Floats $5
  • Frozen Explosion Razzle $5
  • Hot Pretzels $4
  • Frozen Drinks $5
  • Frozen Banana $4
  • Chocolate Cheese Cake $5
  • Chocolate Strawberries $5
  • Add Chocolate Dip $1
  • Add Sprinkles or Crunch $1

*Prices are subject to adjustment. Tax is included.

Frozen Custard History - Just a couple of guys thinking' about the Good Old Days!Big Kahuna's Booth

It was in 1997 that my dad and I reminisced about Cleveland's old Euclid Beach Park (1895-1969). My dad was a young boy in the 1960s, a time when the pace of life seemed much slower, when you could spend a long summer day at the amusement park going on rides for a quarter each. He remembered the sound of Laughing Sal (The laughing lady at the fun house entrance), the smell of Popcorn Balls and Candy Kisses, the thrill of the Racing Coaster... Mostly, though, he recalled the thick, creamy frozen whip oozing from a curious looking machine and the way it was taken off the chute and slapped on a cone with the flick of the wrist. The taste still lingered in his mind and I wondered if this Frozen Confection could still be found.

I left no Cone Unturned in search of the Perfect Frozen Custard!

In my search, I discovered that, Custard Ice Cream originated on Coney Island in about 1919. It was sold as a Carnival Treat and quickly grew in popularity. Vendors began using egg yolk in their vanilla ice cream to make it extra smooth and creamy. This popular concoction called Frozen Custard was enormously popular through The Depression and the War years because it was delicious and inexpensive. As it grew in popularity, Frozen Custard could be found in Atlantic City and other East Coast Resort Communities. The problem was, real Frozen Custard was becoming increasingly hard to find. By the 1960s, most dairies and custard makers, in an effort to increase profits, began lowering the cream (butterfat) content and increasing the amount of overrun (air) in their products. What was left on the market was either Ice Cream or Ice Milk. I was not discouraged. We journeyed to a handful of places that still made old-fashioned Frozen Custard. I met the Kirkhoff family of Lafayette, Indiana. This family opened their shop in 1932, which is still in operation today and is considered the oldest continuously operating custard stand. It took me two years to perfect a recipe, acquire and fine tune a Modern Taylor 8754 Soft Serve Machine (Taylor thought I was nuts) and add 16 flavors of flavor burst. That is the art of flavoring. Flavor burst syrups are formulated to the highest standards and when applied to a custard with 10% butterfat and 1.4% by weight of egg yolks and a low overrun, you have the finest Frozen Custard like the Good Old Days.

Real Frozen Custard that is my Dream for 21st Century with Flavor Burst!

Today you can taste the World's Finest Frozen Custard at 30 county and state fairs that my company is at. No matter what your age, or whether you are a regular fair customer or tasting it for the first time, we are confident you'll keep coming back. Customers want to enjoy only the best. For a taste of the past and a taste of the future, why not try the best? You have tried the rest.

Sincerely,

Anthony Allega III
President

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Kissed Pizza

Fire Kissed PizzaFire Kissed Pizza is a family owned and operated business, since 2012.Fire Kissed Pizza in the Oven

Our pizza dough is hand made from scratch and proofed over night which gives it a perfect crust. You order the pizza you want, we assemble it as you watch.

Your pizza is then put into a 700 degree oven that has a wood flame. It is removed in about 90 seconds and put on your plate for you to enjoy. No pizza under a warming light!!

Website: http://firekissedpizza.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FireKissedPizza

Gabby’s Famous BBQ & Fry Stand

Famous Gabby's BBQ - Picture by Geer Fotog, Kalamazoo, MIFamous Gabby’s BBQ and Fry Stand has become part of a family tradition at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

No matter what you think you might like to eat, you will change your mind when you smell the aroma of the:Famous Gabby's BBQ - Picture by Sue Stirling Photography

  • BBQ Chicken
  • BBQ Ribs
  • BBQ Burgers
  • BBQ Polish Sausage Dogs
  • BBQ Kabobs
  • so much more! 

Add the rice, beans, coleslaw and curly fries and you have one complete meal at a reasonable cost.  Be sure to stop at Gabby’s BBQ and Fry Stand where we have lots of shaded picnic tables for you to enjoy your BBQ delights.

Ibison Concessions - Festival Food and Treats

Ibison ConcessionsIbison ConcessionsWith Over 20 years of experience, Ibison Concessions has grown through customer satisfaction and quality.  We pride ourselves in providing excellent products, at a high volume, without sacrificing the taste.  Ibison Concessions uses “fresh” foods and treats to keep that customer satisfaction at its best.

Featuring:

Ibison Concessions

  • Cheese Fries
  • Chili Cheese Fries
  • Corn Dogs
  • French Fries
  • Pretzels
  • Elephant Ears
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Ice Cream
  • Floats
  • Shakes
  • Beverages

 Website: www.festivalfoodandtreats.com

Red Chili Pepper Cafe

Red Chili Pepper Cafe is a family owned business. We provide great, great food! We use local vendors that supply everything from fresh meat to freshly made tortillas! Come and enjoy!

BREAKFAST MENU

BURRITO

Flour Shell, Eggs with Peppers and Onions
$4.00 each or 3/$10.00

SANDWICH

Biscuit with Egg, Sausage and Cheese
$3.00

BISCUIT AND SAUSAGE GRAVY

Half Order /1 Split Biscuit
$3.00

Whole Order / 2 Split Biscuits
$5.00

PANCAKES AND SAUSAGES

$4.00

LUNCH & DINNER MENU

TACOS

FLOUR OR HARD TORTILLA SHELL
Seasoned Beef and Beans
Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$3.00 each or 4/$10.00

BURRITOS

FLOUR TORTILLA

Seasoned Beef or Chicken
Re-fried Beans, Mexican Rice, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$6.00

WET BURRITO

Seasoned Beef and Beans
Sauce and Melted Cheese
Re-fried Beans, Mexican Rice, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$7.00

BELLY BUSTER BURRITO

Seasoned Beef and Beans
Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$10.00

CRUNCH WRAP

Seasoned Beef or Chicken
Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$7.00

FAJITAS

Seasoned Beef or Chicken
Grilled Peppers and Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$7.00

FIESTA BOWL

Seasoned Beef or Chicken
Mexican Rice, Re-fried Beans, Cheese, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$6.00

NACHOS

CHIPS & CHEESE

$3.00

NACHOS EL GRANDE

Nacho Chips Seasoned Beef or Chicken with Melted Cheese, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$6.00

MACHO NACHOS

Family Size
Bucket of Nacho Chips, Seasoned Beef, Melted Cheese, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$9.00

QUESADILLA

Seasoned Beef or Chicken
Cheese, Sour Cream and Salsa
$5.00

TACO SALAD

Flour Shell , Seasoned Beef and Nacho Chips
Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$7.00

TOSTADAS

Corn Tortillas layered with Seasoned Beef and Beans
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
$5.00

WALKING TACO

Doritos or Fritos

Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Sour Cream and Salsa
sm / $3.00
lg / $5.00

Jalapenos and Guacamole by Request

XANGO (chan-go) FRIED CHEESE CAKE

CHURROS

EMPANADAS

Schlotzsky’s

Schlotzsky's Battle Creek SandwichesAs a locally owned restaurant, Schlotzsky's is proud to be back and support our community for this summer’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival! This marks our 26th year being a partner and a food vendor at this great community event.  Stop by our tent and enjoy our delicious healthy selections that make us “lotz” better! Featuring:

  • Chicken Wraps
  • Deli Sandwiches
  • Chips
  • Beverages

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MAJOR EVENT SPONSORS - Pending

Battle Creek EnquirerBluefishBronson Healthcare | Bronson Battle Creek HospitalCapital CateringDuncan AviationDan HenryMiller LiteKellogg'sLifeCareParker AerospacePost Cereals websiteWIN 98.5 Your Country!Western Michigan University College of AviationWWMT News Channel 3

Applebee’s Battle Creek Wall featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival - Photo by Lisa Burns

“A special Thank you to Applebee’s in Battle Creek for featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival on their wall!  What an amazing job and tributeThank you for the support!

PARTNERS - Pending

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