A fun-filled day for families will occur on Saturday, as Celebrate Neosho 2018 will be held at the Neosho Airport, staring at 9 a.m. and running until after 10 p.m.

A fun-filled day for families will occur on Saturday, as Celebrate Neosho 2018 will be held at the Neosho Airport, staring at 9 a.m. and running until after 10 p.m.
This year the event is focused as a "Military-Veteran-Police-Fire-Emergency Services Air Show."
"We have something for everyone out there at this event," said Paul Richardson, the director of public relations and events for the city of Neosho.
According to Richardson, there will be plenty of food vendors one will be able to spend the entire day visiting the various ground/static displays provided by Civil Air Patrol, The Flight Museum, a CAF Traveling Museum, Air Med Services Helicopter, the many planes in the show, Firefighter Tribute Truck from CEI, Military Tribute Truck from D&D Sexton, Highway Patrol, Newton County Sheriff, NPD, NFD, Twin Jet Engine Powered 1940 Fire Truck "Aftershock" and more.
The main purpose of Celebrate Neosho is, "one, it is an event that brings a lot of people and this year, we are getting a lot of attention and i think we are going to see more people this year from outside of Neosho," said Richardson. "The second thing that it does is (one), a large part of the funding comes from hotel/motel tax which is collected from people outside of Neosho and we give back to the citizens of Neosho some. There is no gate fees or parking fees, the citizens of Neosho come out and have a good time, enjoy."
For the kids, Richardson said there will be rides to games and even a ping-pong drop (1 p.m.) where kids can collect ping pong balls and exchange them for a variety of prizes.
Throughout the afternoon, watch R/C controlled aircraft demonstrations or experience the Exotic Super Cars as they make high speed runs down the runway. These cars will also be on display in the Car Show held throughout the afternoon. Get your photo made in a F-101 (F-14 Tomcat Tribute) Fuselage and receive a complete tour of the intact and historically correct restored cockpit.
At 5 p.m., the  aerobatic Air Show will begin, with a Flag Raising tribute. Watch as a host of performers provide everything from skydiving to a variety of planes demonstrating amazing displays of flight including flyovers by KC Formation Flight. Kyle Franklin a local favorite will be included in the program. Franklin who along with his Franklin's Flying Circus will bring three separate acts to the show, The Shetterly Squadron (composed of Radial Rumble, Rifle Airshows and G&M Airshows) returning for their second year, Mike "Spanky" Galloway, Brian Correll Airshows, Outlaw Airshows, Bob Richards, Justin Lewis in the FLS Microjet, Darnell Racing with the "Aftershock" Jet Truck, and all choreographed by Gordon Evans of Heartland Airshows.

5 – 6 p.m.
• BRIAN CORRELL IN HIS HIGHLY MODIFIED PITTS SPECIAL “WAKE UP TEASER ROUTINE”
• OPENING CEREMONIES. SKYDIVERS WILL BRING IN THE AMERICAN FLAG TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF THE START OF THE AIRSHOW
• BOB RICHARDS WILL PERFORM HIS AWARD WINNING DEMONSTRATION HIS PITTS SPECIAL
• JOE “RIFLE” SHETTERLY, TEST PILOT AND A-10 FIGHTER PILOT, WILL PERFORM AEROBATIC MANEUVERS IN HIS POLISHED “RV-8” MONOPLANE
• GREG SHETTERLY, A SMOKE JUMPER PILOT, WILL AMAZE YOU IN HIS DR-107 HOMEBUILT PERFORMING PRECISION AEROBATICS
• VINCENT T. HILL IN THE GORGEOUS HIGHLY POLISHED NORTH AMERICAN T-28 TROJAN TRAINER WITH A SOUND ONLY THE T-28 CAN MAKE.

6-7 p.m.
• MIKE “SPANKY” GALLAWAY, YOUR NEOSHO AIRSHOW ANNOUNCER AND AEROBATIC PERFORMER IN THE NIMBLE AND FAST TURNING XTRA-300
• KYLE FRANKLIN, NEOSHO HOME TOWN HERO AND NATIONALLY KNOWN AIRSHOW ENTERTAINER IN THE AGILE “KITFOX”
• KC FLIGHT FORMATION TEAM WILL KEEP IT IN TIGHT FORMATION
• BRIAN CORRELL RETURNS TO SHOW CENTER TO AMAZE YOU HIS AMAZING PITTS SPECIAL BIPLANE
• NEAL DARNELL AND “AFTERSHOCK”… THE FASTEST JET TRUCK IN THE WORLD… HOW FAST WILL HE GO IN NEOSHO?

7-8 p.m.
• LEE CROUCH, CORPORATE JET PILOT, WILL FLY THE BIG RED 450 HP STEARMAN AND SHOW YOU AEROBATIC GRACE AND BEAUTY IN THE SKY
• JEFF SHETTERLY AND HIS NORTH AMERICAN “SNJ”
• “SHETTERLY SQUADRON” GREG SHETTERLY IN THE DR-107 AND JOE SHETTERLY IN THE RV-8 WILL JOIN JEFF SHETTERLY FOR ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE 3-PLANE DEMOS

8-9 p.m.
• JUSTIN LEWIS WILL PERFORM IN THE 320 MPH FLS “MICROJET”
• “TEAM VORTEX” DUAL PITTS HIGH ENERGY DEMO. BOB RICHARDS AND BRIAN CORRELL WILL PERFORM TOGETHER IN ONE OF THE BEST DUAL ACTS IN THE AIRSHOW INDUSTRY
• KYLE FRANKLIN IN THE HIGHLY MODIFIED AND CUSTOM BUILT BIPLANE KNOWN AS “DRACULA”
• NEAL DARNELL AND “AFTERSHOCK”… THE FASTEST JET TRUCK IN THE WORLD… WILL HE AND KYLE SEE WHO HAS THE MEANER MACHINE?
• KC FLIGHT FORMATION TEAM’S “TWILIGHT” SHOW

9:30 p.m.
• JEFF SHETTERLY IN THE SNJ PERFORMING HIS FAMOUS NIGHT SHOW

9:45 p.m.
• FIREWORKS
"The fireworks will be a 20 minute show," he said. "Designed, choreographed and constructed by A.M. Pyrotechnics from Buffalo, Mo, each year gets bigger and better. More than 15,000 shots will light up the night sky as we bring the day to a climactic conclusion."