Hoosier Kitefliers Society


The Hoosier Kitefliers Society promotes kiting by planning and coordinating kite activities, kite workshops, and kite demonstrations in conjunction with other community events. Please explore this website to learn more and plan to attend one or more of our activities. If you need more information, use our contact page to get in touch with one of our leaders.

Kitebuilding Workshop in Shipshewana Windjammers kite team in Shipshewana Display at State Museum Dual-Line Coaching HKS Rokkaku Merritt Beck kites at Beck Memorial Fly

A volunteer helps children build a kite at an HKS workshop during a kite festival in Shipshewana.

The Windjammers International Kite team performs at a kite festival in Shipshewana.

HKS set up a kite display at the Indiana State Museum for Father's Day, 2011.

HKS member Dick Claycomb coaches relatively new member Peggy Farlow on dual-line sport kite flying.

A rokkaku kite custom-sewn by an HKS member.

Some Merritt Beck kites on display at the annual Merritt Beck Memorial Fun Fly

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Fair Oaks 2016 festival reinstated, 2016 Cincinnatti festivall canceled

Update! Fair Oaks Farms informed the Hoosier Kitefliers Society March 10 that it reinstated its "Fair in the Air" festival, May 14 at its facility in northwestern Indiana, after briefly canceling it March 8 due to loss of a sponsor.

PIGS Aloft announced that the "Kites & MPX" festival, planned for April 9 at the VOA Park north of Cincinnatti, was canceled due to a conflict with a soccer tournament.

Shipshewana festival location confirmed: Same as last year

Map showing the location of the Kite Komotion kite festival, Shipshewana, Indiana, the last Saturday of AprilThe Hoosier Kiteflier's Society just got word that organizers of the "Kite Komotion" kite festival in Shipshewana, Ind. have decided that the festival will again be held on land near the Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren Street. This is the same location the festival has used since its inception.

Shipshewana festival location TBD

See an update to this story: Location confirmed

The location of the 2016 Kite Komotion kite festival in Shipshewana, Indiana had not been determined, as of Jan. 26, 2016

Kite Komotion, our annual one-day kite festival in Shipshewana, will not be at the same location this year that it's been since its inception. As of Jan. 26 -- when HKS published the winter issue of our member newsletter ("Ride the Wind") -- organizers had not decided the exact location of this year's festival, which takes place April 30.

As soon as organizers confirm the new location, we will announce it here on the club website, via our Yahoo! email group, and our Twitter account.

Anyone can join the Yahoo group by clicking on the link above ("Yahoo email group") and then following the instructions that appear.

If you have a Twitter account, you can "follow" @HoosierKite on Twitter. Our tweets also appear on our home page and even if you don't have Twitter, you can get our tweets via text message. To learn how, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

One Sky, One World 2015 photos available

One Sky One World kite fly Trinity Church Fort Wayne Indiana October 11 2015

Trinity Church, Fort Wayne, hosted the Hoosier Kitefliers Society for a One Sky, One World fun fly for world peace October 11, 2015. Some photos from the event are avaialbe in this website's photo gallery.

Date set for 2015 Shipshewana kite festival

Child flying handmade kite at 2015 Kite Komotion kite festival in Shipshewana IndianaOrganizers of the annual "Kite Komotion" kite festival in Shipshewana, Indiana have announced that next year's event will happen Saturday, April 30, 2016. The exactly location of the 2016 had not been confirmed at the time of this posting, so check back here as April 30 approaches, for the latest information.

Fair Oaks Farms publishes Fair in the Air videos

The fine folks at Fair Oaks Farms have posted two videos from their Fair in the Air Kite Festival held on May 9:

 Our thanks go out to Fair Oaks Farms, to all of the kiters and performers, and to the public who came out to see what kiting is all about -- some for the first time!

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  5. Fair in the Air
  6. Revised 2015 Kite Komotion festival flyer available for download
  7. Kites 'N MPX mini-festival is "Airwaves" successor
  8. Another empty space in the sky: David Kovacs
  9. Club newsletter published

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