- Updated: 06 May 2015
President John and First Lady Sandy Stumpf invite you to the 57th Wally Byam Caravan Club International Convention/Rally Gillette, Wyoming - June 28-July 4, 2014.
Our theme this year is “THANK YOU VETERANS.”
New this year - Central Happy Hour.
This year we will have a central location for group Happy Hours. The location will be in the Box Elder campground “Middle South Commons Area.” Look for the signs. Bring your chairs, happy hour snacks and refreshments. Open daily to all Rally participants.
If you haven’t registered yet, please do so now. We need to count you in the planning process.
Last month we outlined some of the events experienced at previous Rallies. Some we will have again and others will be new, entertaining and interesting. New seminars, special events and attractions will be outlined in future articles, but at this time let’s look at some interesting events we can enjoy along with our Rally while we are in Gillette.
June 19-20, 2014 - Members arriving early can take part in Wright Days; a great time in a small community environment that will welcome you as you join the residents at the car show, demolition derby, BBQ and ice cream social, always a favorite with Airstream members. You can take part in a 5K run, visit the Wright Museum and enjoy many special exhibits during Wright Days. Enjoy bandmusic and face painting for the children. All this takes place in the town of Wright. Wright is 1/2 hour to 45 minutes south of Gillette and shares many events in the Campbell County area. For more information on this fun event go to www.wrightwyevents.com/wright-days
June 20 at 7 PM and June 21 at 2 PM, enjoy the Performing Arts Workshop presentation at the Cam-Plex Theatre. This production is the culmination of the “PAW” for youth aged 6 to college students and is produced and supported by professional entertainment directors and coaches. Tickets are available at the Cam-Plex Theatre box office. This year’s 21st anniversary production is entitled Roald Dahl’s - Willy Wonka! Starting June 27 through June 29, the Donkey Creek Festival will be underway at the Gillette College Campus. Check it out at www.facebook.com/donkeycreek-festival for comments and information on this fun filled event of great music, dancing, good food, family events and a car show. Enjoy the Beer Garden to complete the visit.
If you enjoy the rodeo, you will enjoy the cowgirls/cowboys youth Roping and Barrel Racing events. These events take place Thursday evenings adjacent to the Cam-Plex and Box Elder campground. This is a free event and all Airstream members are welcome. Mondays you can enjoy 4H Rodeo timed events with the members of the 4H Club.
Well it looks like a lot is going on that you won’t want to miss in Gillette, but let’s add a walk on the Gillette Art Walk, a trip through Gillette’s Historic Downtown, a visit to the Campbell County Rockpile Museum to experience this local history centre exhibiting Native American artifacts, rifles, horse drawn-vehicles, early homesteading, ranching and current mining practices just to name a few of the exhibits. Add to this coal mine tours, energy equipment displays, concerts in the park, golf, Devils Tower climbing wall, waterpark, Durham Buffalo Ranch, wildlife/history loop tours and the ever present antelope roaming freely as you travel downtown for shopping or various Airstream events.
Back at the Rally Events, June 27, 2014, will be a night to honor our Veterans with a special program. June 29, we enjoy a special Gillette Night with entertainment by Kenny Miller in his “Super Stars Super Show” and his amazing tribute to legendary greats like: Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Lots more Rally entertainment to come!
This will be an interesting busy Rally or it can be a relaxing Rally to sit and visit with new and old friends - your choice. Make a decision to register for your International Rally, Gillette, Wyoming June 28-July 4, 2014.
This is a Rally and a trip you should not miss. Join us - registration information is available at
Public Relations/Rally Promotions; Hazel Knopp #200, Chairman