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Planes, Trains, & Automobiles is an annual event held on the first Saturday in October. The day begins at the Shawnee Regional Airport on 2202 N. Airport Dr. and ends at the Santa Fe Depot Museum on 614 E. Main St.
The Shawnee Regional Airport will start the day at 8 AM, bustling with fun family activities such as helicopter rides, carnival games, and food trucks. A spectacular array of stunt planes and vintage aircraft will be on display throughout the day. Have you ever wanted to try skydiving? The thrill of experiencing the sport of skydiving can be a reality as well. All of this will set the stage for a breathtaking fly-in and air show at 12 PM.
Starting at 2 PM, the sights and sounds of the past will be a short drive away at the Santa Fe Depot, located at 614 East Main St. Come see the model trains make their way in and out of the streets of Shawnee on the room-size model representation of Shawnee during the 1941-42 era. A real train will be waiting on the tracks open for visitors. Live demonstrations will be ongoing such as quilting, blacksmith, a working chuck wagon, butter making, corn-husk doll craft, square dancers and more.
Antique car fans will enjoy a showcase of 50-plus hot-rods, vintage, and classic cars. The gallery of cars will be parked on the east end of Main St. Antique tractors, bikes, motorcycles, local fire trucks, a police car, and other emergency vehicles will also be present with professionals available to visit and answer questions.