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"When Pigs Fly South" is another “new” venture happening on the SUN ‘n FUN campus.  When Pigs Fly South will be the place to be - December 1, 2012.   Site Map

Everyone is welcome, no admission, no registration fees for show cars, motorcycles or airplanes!   Spend the day enjoying BBQ, listening to music while viewing beautiful show cars, motorcycles and beautiful aircraft.  We also hope to include show car games, food & trinket vendors. 

Our BBQ challenge event promises to lead us to the title of “World’s Largest Fly-In BBQ.”    You’ll want to say “you were there when...”  It will be great fun to start your holiday season and make new friends.

Arrival Directions

Address: 4175 Medulla Rd. Lakeland, FL 33811

General Public Driving In - Pipkin Road east from S. Florida Avenue or west from County Line Rd. to Medulla Rd. (Large SUN 'n FUN sign on corner).  Continue on Medulla Rd., Doolittle Rd. entrance on curve, (large elevated military aircraft) - Stay straight on Doolittle and follow signs to parking.

Show vehicles, BBQ Competitors and Vendors, please proceed past the general Parking lot to SUN 'n FUN Dr. Turn left and follow signage.  BBQ Check-In is located on the corner SUN 'n FUN Dr. and Laird Blvd.  Non-competing vendors turn left on Laird and proceed to Vendor Check in front of the SUN 'n FUN main office.  Show vehicle proceed straight on SUN 'n FUN Dr.  Show cars will park straight ahead, north of the taxiway.  Motorcyles turn left on taxiway and proceed to motorcycle parking in front of Hangar A.

Arriving Aircraft - Notify tower - Destination When Pigs Fly South at SUN 'n FUN.  You will be directed to the west entrance gate.  Ground handlers will be on hand to assist with parking.  Aircraft parking with be north of taxiway in front of SUN 'n FUN's hangars.  Arrivals are accepted starting at 8:00 a.m. - All aircraft must be tied down.

Campers - Please enter the site by the Rocky Road entrance, just west of the SUN 'n FUN's main entrance, follow signs.  Mobile registration will locate you to provide camping credentials.


Attention Guests

To make your day at When Pigs Fly South extra special, Breezer Aircraft USA  is giving away free airplane rides to 6 lucky winners.  Just  answer the aviation trivia question of the day below for a chance to win. 

You’ve only got a few days to win.   Answer the trivia question on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday by 4 p.m. each day to be in the drawing! 

Thanks to Hall Communications Group for your support!

Congratulations to our Aviation Trivia Contest Winners!

Wednesday - Anthony Rousseau & Jonathan Martin

Thursday - Leann DeArruda - Tampa, FL & Keri Ryan - Port Orange, FL

Friday - Michael Swain - Jacksonville & Diana Molnar - Lakeland, FL


If you would like to be a BBQ Challenge contestant for this event, please download the application and rules.  If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact Donovan Tinsley - 863-583-0081. to ________ at 7 p.m. to hear your

BBQ Challenge Contestants

2nd Hand Smoke
Bad Monkey BBQ
Beacon Hill Supper Club
Bite Me Barbeque
Butts 'n Bones
Cafe Agave
Gourmet Rednecks

Look-a-Here BBQ

Nacho Ordinary BBQ

Redneck Smokin' BBQ
Shantytown BBQ
Sho Gud Barbeque
Smoke Showin'
Southern Bred BBQ
Spit 'n Mad
Sultans of Swine

The Rusty Pig
We Be Smokin'
Whiskey Bent BBQ


Non-Competitor Food Vendors

If you are interested in being a food vendor during this event, please call 863-904-4003.  There are a limited number of spaces and food offerings available.  Please review the WPFS Non BBQ Food Vendor Contract.

Gifts & Crafts Vendors

We are providing a limited number of vendor spaces for crafters and those who are interested in selling gifts, aviation, automobile or motorcycle items at When Pigs Fly South. No electric available.  Please review the WPFS Exhibitor Contract.  Please forward completed contract to or fax to 863-646-9651.  Questions: Call Laura Vaughn 863-904-4003.

Attention Participants

If you plan to bring a motorcycle, show car or aircraft for display or to be judged, please fill out the following the information. (BBQ contestants must request and BBQ Challenge Entry Form Application)

Owner's Phone:( -
Zip Code:
Owner's Email:
If you wish to show your vehicle, please provide the information below.
Please click SUBMIT, to provide us the information above and to complete your registration.
Thanks for registering your show vehicle, we look forward to your participation!


Aviation Type Clubs & Organizations - If you are a member of a aviation club, and plan to attend "When Pigs Fly South", be sure to register upon arrival.  A member of the aviation club with the most members in attendance will have the opportunity to win two weekly tickets for SUN 'n FUN 2013.  The drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.  Mark your calendars and join us and Good Luck! 

Print  an Aircraft Window Entry Sign

Show Car Clubs - If you are a member of a show car club, and plan to attend "When Pigs Fly South", be sure to register upon arrival.  A member of the car club with the most members in attendance will have the opportunity to win two weekly tickets for SUN 'n FUN 2013.  The drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.  Mark your calendars and join us and Good Luck!

Print a Show Car Window Entry Sign


Valve Cover Racing
Fan Belt Toss
Lifter Toss

Motorcycle Clubs - If you are a member of a motorcycle club, and plan to attend "When Pigs Fly South", be sure to register upon arrival.  A member of the motorcycle club with the most members in attendance will have the opportunity to win two weekly tickets for SUN 'n FUN 2013.  The drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.  Mark your calendars and join us and Good Luck!

Print a Motorcycle Entry Sign

When Pigs Fly South T-Shirts ***FOR SALE - $10.00**

                   (Purchase below or onsite - while supplies last)


Harley Davidson of Lakeland is hosting the “HOG PEN” so if you ride, this is the place you want to be on December 1.  Motorcycle judging will be apart of the day's activities.

Aircraft Judging  & Show Car Judging -   If you have a vintage car, an airplane or motorcycle, you are welcome…. No registration fee - please fill out the registration form below, just to let us know your coming! 


On-Site Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Show Displays in place: 10:30 a.m
Judging: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Awards: 3:30 p.m.


(Cars, Motorcyles & Aircraft)
Best In Show
People's Choice
(tickets for sale below)

Kid's Choice (8-16)
Longest Distance Traveled

Drawing for Club with Most Members!

When Pigs Fly South Photo Contest

PHOTO SPECIFICS: Photos may be taken with any camera. (including high resolution phone cameras, iPads and SLR cameras and other digital formats)  We prefer higher resolution photos as this will be best for media exposure. Submit photos in JPG format please.

PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: All photos submitted become the property of SUN 'n FUN and may be used for promotional purposes. Credit will be given to the photographer as a courtesy.

PHOTO JUDGING: Photographs will be judged on composition, how well the photo represents the happenings of the event and creativity. Photographs will be judged by professional photographers as well as SUN 'n FUN staff.  Judge's decisions will be final.

Winning photos will be placed on the official SUN 'n FUN website with the mention of the winner's name.  Winners will be notified within 10 days of the close of the event.

Deadline to submit photos is DECEMBER 2 at MIDNIGHT
Please send photos via email to:       
Put in the subject line:  BBQ 2012 PHOTO CONTEST  
Please include:  NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER


1st Annual SUN 'n FUN Indoor FreeFlight Challenge will be held in Hangar A.  Please check on-site signage for flight competition schedules.

The Central Florida Indoor Free-flight Club promotes the building and flying of all sorts of indoor free-flight model airplanes, whether an original design for high performance competition or kit models for scale or sport. If you are interested in building and flying indoor free flight models, we highly encourage you to join our ranks and share the knowledge and help that club membership affords. Our members are always willing to help and give advice for the new "indoor free-flyer" or you former flyers regaining the fun of your youth.

What are Free Flight Model Airplanes?  Free Flight modeling is the oldest form of aero-modeling, and is still practiced all over the world. In Free Flight, once the model has been launched, the modeler has no control over it. All of the balance and trimming must have been done correctly beforehand. This is part of the intriguing challenge of Free Flight.


Florida Air Museum at SUN 'n FUN will be open on Saturday - Free Admission


Breezer Aircraft USA will be providing introductory discovery flights for $80.00 Camping is also available onsite Friday and Saturday nights.


Songs from the 80's, 90's and current. We play all the stuff you know the words to from Artist like Journey, Bryan Adams, Matchbox 20, Heart, Joan Jett, Maroon 5, Pink, Avril Lavigne.  Will play from 1:00  til 5:00 p.m.

Pilot Mall will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Lakeland Aero Club will be conducting an Airplane Wash in front of Hangar "D" to raise funds for student flight training operations.

Please fill out the following form if you would like to VOLUNTEER during this event:

Primary Phone:( -

Purchase When Pigs Fly t-shirts & event camping below:

Online Ticketing for When Pigs Fly South - Camping Options powered by Eventbrite

For more information contact or call 863-644-2431.
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