For the past four years the Spanish Fork Airport has held an open house event titled “Aeroplanes, Trains, and Automobiles” each September. This year the name of the event has been changed to reflect the direction the event has taken. The event is now called “Utah’s Festival of Speed, Wings and Wheels” and is scheduled for Sept. 26
Organizers have a full day planned from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., where you can see displays of cars and several car racing events, including an exotic car race down the runway.
A variety of static display airplanes will be available to look at, in addition to several aerial displays. As always airplane and helicopter rides will be available.
The airport ramp will have a live band and food trucks. For more details check out the Spanish Fork Airport website at spanishfork.org/departments/airport/ww.php for the details. Tickets are limited and you need to order them promptly if you would like to attend.
Last years event brought 5,000 people to the airport ramp. This year with COVID-19 pandemic it looked for awhile that the 2020 event would be canceled. Airport manager, Cris Child, and the folks at Spanish Fork City Hall continued to negotiate with county and state health officials regarding conditions for the event that would enable it to be held at some level.
Right now, the number of tickets is limited to 1,000 and only available through SFCitytix.com. The tickets are priced at $12 for everyone 6 years of age and older. Tickets will not be available at the gate. Attendees, except for children under the age of 2, and staff will be required to wear a face covering. Participants will be required to wear a face covering except when competing or performing. Participants will be symptom checked before competing. (Helmick is a Serve Daily contributor.)