To Reserve Your Rocket for the Rocket Contest Call:
304-992-9085 $25.00 Per Rocket
All contestants will be provided a stock build and launch Estes Rocket the day of the festival and up to 120 minutes in which to construct their entries. Contestants will be assigned launch order by a random drawing the day of the contest.
The 2017 Aiming High Rocket Contest will be held on September 23,2017 at the First Community Launch Pad located in New River Park in Beckley. New River Park is located next to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Contestant check-in will be at 11:00am until 11:30am at the First Community Launch Pad Rocket Construction Shelter near the tennis counts in New River Park. Rocket Construction starts at 11:30AM with first launch at 1:30PM.
All contestants must be 10 years old or older. There will be classes for Middle School / High School/College and Adult contestants.
This year’s Launch Capitan will again be Mr. Bobbin on loan from Shady Springs Middle School and assisting Mr. Bobbins will be the engineering students from Virginia Tech.
Contestants may register for the 2017 Aiming High Rocket Contest by contacting