The Weekender: Airshows, Concerts And A Runway Run


Looking to fly somewhere for free food? has some options plus camp-out events for The Weekender.EAA Chapter 1479 in Missouri willhost a fly-in Saturday to kick off the Sound of Speed Airshow and Concert, sponsored by the city of St. Joseph and the 139th Airlift Wing. Fly-in pilots eat free and arrivals can receive a fuel discount. The airspace closes at noon for the show, which runs Saturday and Sunday.

Join the fun run/walk Saturday at the Air Fair & 5K on the Runway in Eugene, Oregon. The event also features aircraft displays, Young Eagles flights, food trucks, exhibits, an airline ticket giveaway, live music and a beer garden.

Also in Oregon, camp under the wing at Albany Municipal for the Northwest Art & Air Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday.Infinite Air Center will provide a farewell cookout Sunday afternoon for fly-in pilots.

On Saturday in Lexington, North Carolina, the local schools andFly High Lexington will host the7th Annual Big Toy Day at Davidson County Airport. Take in a variety of airplanes, cars, boats, motorcycles and more, and enjoy Lexington-style barbecue while there. Fly-ins get fuel discounts, and the first five arrivals receive a t-shirt or hat.