AirVenture or Oshkosh? Different Names for the Same Awesome Aviation Event9:11 PM
When you are referring to the EAA annual convention, the trade show, the forums, presentations or workshops, Kidventure or the Innovations Center, it is correct to call it "AirVenture" because AirVenture is the event that is located in Oshkosh.
While the non-flying will reply "oh, the place where they make those cute little overalls," when you tell them you are going to spend a week in Oshkosh, pilots and the aviation family have an entirely different meaning for the word. "Oshkosh" is a city in Wisconsin, yes, but it is a state-of-mind for aviators, a happening, the Woodstock of the aviation world. Some even go so far as saying "Oshkosh" during show week is hallowed ground, and having been there numerous times - each better than the one before it - I find it hard to dispute that claim.