Planes, Tunes & BBQ

June 18, 2024

Join us at the Softball Fields in Area B on Thursday, July 25 from 1 – 7 pm for games, live music, RC plane demonstrations & a BBQ competition!


Tailgate Party


We’re kicking off Planes, Tunes & BBQ with a Tailgate Party starting at 1 pm!

Be among the first 250 people to attend and receive FREE ice cream! Get out of that stuffy office and take part in some games with your fellow peers including Giant Pong, Jenga, Connect 4, cornhole, and more! There will also be a kickball tournament presented by Fitness & Sports where you can prove your team is Wright-Patt’s Kickball Champions!

Beat the heat, entertain the kids, or just lay back and relax when you bring out your small, 2-person inflatable pool. All you have to do is set it up and we’ll fill it up for you!


Planes, Tunes & BBQ


RC Plane Demonstrations

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No wait, it really is a plane!

Thanks to R.A.M.S (Radio Aircraft Modelers Society of Wright-Patt AFB), come and see their mid-size, remote control planes in action. Not only will you be able to see what these planes can do, but you can also see them up close and talk with the owners about them.

Want to know more about R.A.M.S?
Check out their website to learn more!


Live Entertainment

Boot scootin’ boogie your way over to the stage and enjoy live music from the Tailgate Band, a party band playing classic country, southern rock, and classic rock.

BBQ Blaze Competition

Do you think you make the best BBQ chicken wings? Well, now is your chance to prove it. Sign up to compete in the “People’s Choice” competition.

The challenge if you choose to accept is to cook 100 chicken wings in 2 hours and serve to your fellow peers in attendance. They will vote on their favorite wings and tell us who the ultimate WPAFB Chicken Wing King/Queen really is.

Still asking what’s in it for you? Well, despite bragging rights, you will become the owner of a brand new Bullseye Wood Pellet Grill.

Enough contemplating, sign up today!


Schedule of Events

1:00 pmTailgate Party Begins:
– Games Area Opens
– Kickball Tournament Begins
– WP Club Food & Drink Sales Start
– Music from DJ Isicle
2:30 pmFirefest Load-In
3 :00 pmPlanes, Tunes & BBQ Begins:
– Cook’s Meeting
– Live Music from the Tailgate Band
5:00 pmPeople’s Choice Chicken Wing Sampling Begins
6:30 pmPeople’s Choice Chicken Wing Sampling Ends
6:45 pmBBQ Competition Award Ceremony
7:00 pmEvent Ends

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to help make this event amazing!
Volunteers are needed for event setup and teardown, traffic patrol, hydration station, and more.


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