Planes, Trains & Automobiles

East Troy, WI

  Aug. 11, 2018, 7 a.m.   Physical flyer

East Troy will host its first Planes, Trains & Automobiles event on Saturday, Aug. 11 bringing a fun filled and action packed day to town.

The event will kick off with the much-anticipated return of the Friends of the East Troy Airport’s open house & pancake breakfast fly-in from 7-11 a.m. featuring an assortment of vintage, homebuilt and certified aircraft. Attendees can enjoy breakfast among special guest plane appearances, airplane rides and a performance by the Skydive Milwaukee skydivers. 

From there attendees can catch a free shuttle to the East Troy Fire Department's Open House featuring demos, games, food and firetruck rides (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) then explore a variety of antique trolleys and interurban coaches at the East Troy Electric Railroad (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and finish the day with vintage and muscle cars at Gus's Drive-In Cruise Night (4 p.m.)

Free shuttles will be available throughout the day as well as wristbands for discounted trolley rides for Planes, Trains & Automobile attendees. For more information, visit easttroy.org.


SHUTTLE SCHEDULE


PLANES | EAST TROY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT | 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    2085 County Road L,

     East Troy, WI   53120

    

East Troy Airport will host its annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In. Eat breakfast, go for an airplane ride, grab a raffle ticket and watch the Skydive Milwaukee skydivers. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets for breakfast are $8 for adults and $5 for children (8 and younger). 


FIRE TRUCKS |  EAST TROY EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     8406 County Rd. ES
     East Troy, WI 53120

Stop by the East Troy Fire Department to see what being a volunteer firefighter entails. Meet your local volunteers and check out all the apparatus (kids are able to ride in a firetruck). Food will be available for purchase. Games, demonstrations and more going on throughout the day 

Activities include:

• bounce house and fire truck rides

• police department and other vehicles on display

• car extrication demos at noon and 2 p.m.

• fire extinguisher hands- on demonstrations at 1 and 3 p.m.

• CPR demonstrations at 4 p.m.

• blood pressure checks throughout the day

• meat raffles


TRAINS | EAST TROY RAILROAD MUSEUM

    2002 Church St.

    East Troy, WI 53120

    

Ride the rails of the 111-year-old East Troy Electric Railroad, Wisconsin’s last original electric railroad line. Passengers can pick up the train at the East Troy Depot, on the hour, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A variety of antique trolleys and interurban coaches that once whisked passengers from major cities to surrounding towns and nearby summer retreats will be featured. 

Departing East Troy Depot
 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (last round trip if starting here)  Departing Elegant Farmer Depot
 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm (last round trip if starting here), 3pm, 4pm
 Departing Indian Head Park
 10:40a, 11:40p, 12:40p, 1:40p (last round trip if starting here), 2:40p, 3:40p

Fares are $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors and $8 for youth 3-14. Children younger than 2 ride for free. For additional details, visit easttroyrr.org.

    

AUTOMOBILES | GUS’S DRIVE IN

    3131 Main Street,

    East Troy, WI 53120

Gus’s Drive-In will transform into a cruise night hot spot beginning at 4 p.m. attracting car lovers from all over the region and local customers who can enjoy the vehicles, music and drive-in menu. For more information, visit gussdrivein.com.

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