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Denton FarmPark to Host Expanded Military Vehicle Show
Show to Honor Veterans, Include Huey and Cobra Helicopter Rides

Denton FarmPark will host the 6th Annual Military Vehicle Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. This year’s show has been greatly expanded to include displays of military uniforms, machine guns and other memorabilia from World War II through the Vietnam era, and a gun and collectors show.
The family-friendly event will include an opportunity to ride, weather permitting, in Huey and Cobra helicopters for a fee. Military veterans are encouraged to register at the gate for a drawing for free helicopter rides. Machine gun demonstrations will shoot blanks only.

Tommy McLendon, one of the event’s organizers, said the goal in diversifying this year’s show is to “honor our veterans – particularly from World War II, Korea and Vietnam – while they’re still with us.”

McLendon said that he has been fascinated by veterans’ stories all of his life. “This has been a passion of mine for a long time, and these guys are getting up in years. I have met so many of them and heard their stories, and it makes you feel so honored just to shake their hands. I respect all military, including those who are serving today.”

The show will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 28 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 29. Day passes are $10 per person; weekend passes are $15. Visitors with a military ID will receive a 50 percent discount.

More information, including a full schedule, is available at or by calling 336-859-2755.

Denton FarmPark is a family-owned historical park with 15 restored buildings including a grist mill, general store, church and plantation house. The park also hosts other festivals and events, including the annual Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion and the Country Christmas Train.