Come watch more than 150 model rocket launches as the country’s middle and high school teams compete at the National Finals the world’s largest student rocketry competition!
This year, 100 teams will compete for the title of National Champion, $100,000 in cash and prizes, and the opportunity to represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge this June at the Paris Air Show.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of rocket launches, interactive exhibits, food, and more. Event is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome!
Food trucks will have food for purchase on site.
What: 2023 American Rocketry Challenge National Finals – 150+ rocket launches & exhibit area
When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 – All Day
Where: Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, Virginia
public parking at Gate 7
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|7:30 AM||Great Meadow Gates Open for Spectators|
|8:15 AM – 8:30 AM||Opening Ceremonies | National Anthem|
|8:30 AM – 12:15 PM||First Round Team Launches|
|9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Exhibit Area Open|
|12:45 PM||National Association of Rocketry High-Powered Rocket Demonstration|
|1:15 PM||Announcement of Top 42 Teams for the Final Fly-off|
|2:15 PM – 3:45 PM||Top 42 Teams Second Round of Launches|
|4:15 PM – 4:35 PM||National Association of Rocketry High-Powered Rocket Demonstration|
|5:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Award Ceremony (Dining Tent)|