Lake Cumberland Airshow

The Lake Cumberland Air Show is a single-day outdoor festival held at the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport (KSME) in Somerset, Kentucky.

The 2021 event will take place on Sunday, August 29th.

Location: Lake Cumberland Regional Airport – 500 W O Newell Drive Somerset KY 42501

Take Flight!

Get ready for one of the year’s most anticipated family-friendly events!

From vintage military aircraft, civilian air show performers, to a fire-breathing jet truck, this year’s air show brings the aerial entertainment back to Somerset and the Lake Cumberland community for the first time in nearly two decades! See and feel the power of these impressive aircraft as they take to skies over Kentucky! The Lake Cumberland Air Show is being held in conjunction with the Somernites Cruise-In the same weekend. To allow for spectators to enjoy both events, the Cruise-In will be held downtown on Saturday with the air show taking place on Sunday.

Thanks to our community partners, admission to the show is FREE!

Event Schedule

8:30 AM-10:30 AM — Photo Opportunities w/ P-51 Mustang (see below)

10:30 AM — Gates Open, Shuttles from Somerset Community College begin

Static displays, helicopter rides, & food vendors



4:00 PM — Gates Close


Where is the air show located?

The Lake Cumberland Air Show will be located at the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset, Kentucky.

Parking is available off-site by use of shuttles.

Do I need a ticket?

No, the Lake Cumberland Air Show features FREE admission!

Where is parking? Is there handicap or motorcycle parking?

Parking is free with provided shuttles running from the Somerset Community College parking lot to the terminal-side of the airport. Handicap parking along with motorcycle parking is located at the main terminal building parking lot on a first come, first serve basis. VIP parking is also available for purchase. See the parking page for details.

What if it rains? Is there a rain date?

The air show will go on rain or shine, however severe weather or low clouds may hinder some flying activities. There is no rain date.

Can I bring chairs or blankets to sit on?

Yes! Folding chairs and blankets are welcomed and encouraged.

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