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Father’s Day Staycation: Check Out the Hollister Airshow & Carshow

Why travel outside of San Benito for a Father's Day adventure? Think local and fly by the Hollister Airshow & Carshow
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Why travel outside of San Benito County for a Father's Day adventure? In addition to our local wineries such as Calera and De Rose hosting special events this weekend, our local restaurants hosting special menus, local retailers offering special treats and many opportunities to explore our great outdoors… think local and fly by the Hollister Airshow & Carshow. 

Hollister is known for its rebellious nature, thrill-seeking attitude, love of taking adventures to the limit — especially the motor-driven variety. Coming to you this Father’s Day Weekend, the Hollister Municipal Airport presents the 2016 Hollister Airshow & Carshow bringing back favorites Daredevil Vicky Benzing, Motorcycle Stuntman Jason Pullen, Barnstormer Dr. D, Jet Ace Kevin Walker. New this year, the Alabama Boys are landing on the world’s shortest runway… a moving truck.

In addition, attendees will also enjoy local food vendors, static and historical plane displays, meeting the pilots, a motorcycle stunt show and much more. 

Admission is free for kids under 6, $10 for kids 6-12 and $15 for "big kids" 13 and over. Tickets may be purchased at Hollister Farmers Market, at the event and online at

The Hollister Airshow is made possible in part by proud supporters and generous sponsors including the City of Hollister, the Hollister Municipal Airport, San Benito County, EAA, San Juan Oaks, Damm Good Water, L+G Attorneys, LLP, Corbin, the Hollister Downtown Association, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, KION Channel 5 Central Coast News, Wings of History, Napa Auto Parts and Neil Jones Food Company.

Check out the details at See you at the show!

Think local San Benito. #BusinessinSanBenito

Kristina Chavez Wyatt

With more than a decade of community engagement, business advocacy, public relations and government affairs experience, Kristina Chavez Wyatt specializes in building and favorably positioning projects, programs, products and organizations via building coalitions of support through grassroots community engagement. She currently focuses on developing and executing strategic communications programs, building relationships, economic development strategy, business advocacy and navigating processes of government. Kristina formed Farmhouse Communications in 2011 following serving as a senior account executive for prominent national public affairs firm Meridian Pacific, Inc. and a central coast public relations firm Armanasco Public Relations, Inc. where she specialized in community relations, government affairs and media relations with a primary focus on PR, public affairs, land use and environmental policy, hospitality & tourism development, business advocacy, agriculture and grassroots community engagement. Kristina serves as Executive Director of the San Benito County Business Council, as a community engagement consultant in business development, energy, land use, agriculture and public policy sectors. She also serves as a Client Advisor for California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC). She is active throughout the Central Coast region in Farm Day agricultural education programs, area Chambers of Commerce, Farm Bureaus of San Benito, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties, Rotary Club of Hollister and California Women for Agriculture. She was appointed by Governor Brown in July 2014 to serve as a Trustee of the 33rd Agricultural District/San Benito County Fair. Kristina has been recognized as the 2009 Salinas Jaycees Outstanding Young Citizen, the 2010 Central Coast Young Farmers and Ranchers Member of the Year and 2010 Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. Under her leadership, Farmhouse Communications was honored by the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau as 2015 Service Business of the Year. Kristina’s work in community engagement as a member of the project team on the City of Salinas Economic Development Element was lauded in May and July 2015 by the American Planning Association Northern California and California State Chapters with awards of excellence for economic development planning and in April 2016 with an Outstanding Award in planning by the Association of Environmental Professionals. Kristina is a 5th generation Californian, raised in Gilroy. She is a graduate of Gavilan College and the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Agriculture and lives in Hollister with her husband Craig Wyatt who works as an agricultural crop production supervisor, their twin daughters Hailey and Molly and dog Rabbit.