The following contst results are from the 2012 Sedalis International Rally.
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Read more: 2012 Contest Winners

Category: 2012 Sedalia Highlights

Schedule Changes at Huron

The Vintage Airstream Club Parade - June 26th at 11:30 a.m. 

NOT at 1 p.m.

Category: International Rally

Lewisburg WV logo 2016

 

The 59th International Rally will be in Lewisburg, WV at the State Fair Campgrounds.

June 28, 2016 to July 5, 2016

Full Hook-up sites are SOLD OUT!

Dry Camping Online Registration

 

 


Visit the website at lewisburg.wbcci.net for daily updates while at the Rally.


Update: There WILL be parking from 1-4pm on Sundays! The information published in the May Blue Beret was incomplete.

Update: Registration for the Rally has reached 750!  This is the largest number since 2010.  The facilities for our rally are nearly full.  The Fire Marshall could say that we are at maximum capacity.

Rally organizers have been losing sleep at night trying to find space for everyone.  Your response to this rally has been terrific, and we really appreciate all of you.  We wish that everyone in the Club could be in Lewisburg.. but the bottom line is that we've just run out of room and there is no more available.

It is painful for rally organizers and saddens us all but regrettabi, we must stop accepting both ON and OFF site registration on May 15th, and day passes for non-registered members will no be issued after May 15th.  If you plan on attending the rally you need to get registered NOW.


Rally/Convention Fees for registrations received prior to January 1, 2016, will be $450 for couples, $400 for singles, and $120 for each additional adult. Rally/Convention fees for the first 500 to register include FULL HOOK-UP.  The first 500 registrants include FULL HOOK-UP.  Registrants 500 to 660 will have water, electric, and pump outs.  Dry campers will have full access to all Rally events and be parked with convenient access to restrooms and shower houses.  STANDBY LIST: Registered dry campers will be on a standby list.  If in the event a full amenity vacancy occurs registants will have the option to upgrade for an additional fee.

Rally Fees received after January 1, 2016, will be $470 for couples, $420 for singles, and $120 for additional adults.

Through the courtesy of Airstream, Inc., all members pre-registering on or before January 1, 2016, will be eligible to participate in a drawing for up to a total of $2,000 in awards. The award may be redeemed at any Airstream Dealership or at the Jackson Center Service Facility for parts and service.

Free parking in the Bull Pen, with no services , is permitted for the night before your parking date. Additional nights prior to your parking date will be at the rate of $25.00/night, payable at verification..

FEE REFUND POLICY All rally/convention fee refund requests must be postmarked by May 15, 2016, and must include the complete Rally pass. All cancellations will be assessed a $30.00 administrative fee. There will be no refunds if postmarked after May 15 except as approved by the International Rally Committee.





Want to attend only a day? Or you have have a friend who wants to attend?  Here are the prices and guidelines.



Final Rally Schedule, June 5th Update



Visit the website at lewisburg.wbcci.net for more photos and information.


 

The Greenbrier Valley is made up of five communities: Alderson, Lewisburg, Rainelle, Ronceverte and White Sulphur Springs. Each is an eclectic small town that offers unique shopping, wonderful dining, vibrant art scenes and great outdoor recreation. Once you arrive in Lewisburg, you can head for the Visitors Center downtown (Court and Washington Streets) and pick up lots of information by speaking with the specialists there and asking questions about things to do, pick up literature and buy souvenirs. (Access their welcome video at www.greenbrierwv.com)

There are more than 50 attractions to appeal to a wide range of interests. Here a just a few:

Greenbrier Valley Farmer’s Market is open Wednesday (3-7) and Saturday (8-1) April through October at the County Greenspace at the corner of 219 and Arbuckle Lane, Lewisburg. Vegetables, fruit, meats, eggs, plants and flowers grown by organic producers in the valley.

Greenbrier River Trail is a 78 mile trail along the Greenbrier River. Originally part of the C&O Rail Systems, this
trail provides access for fishing and canoeing. It is open for hiking, biking, cross country skiing and horseback riding.
www.greenbrierrailtrailstatepark.com


Greenbrier Bowling and Recreation Center offers billiards, pro-shop, bowling and on-site dining. GreenbrierBowlingCenter.com


Confederate Cemetery is a cross-shaped mass grave of 95 once unknown soldiers who were killed during the 1862
Battle of Lewisburg.


Andrew Lewis Park includes the town’s original spring that supplied water to the original settlers...


Azulyn Day Spa offers relaxing experiences for facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, etc. AzulynDaySpa.com

Downtown Lewisburg offers over 50 award winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, antique shops and sidewalk
cafes...America’s Coolest Small Town!


Greenbrier Valley Theatre – official professional theatre productions, art exhibits, and more...


Herns Mill Covered Bridge (1884) is one of the only two covered bridges remaining in the county...2.6 miles from
downtown.


Lost World Caverns is a designated National Natural Landmark...self-guided tours available...two miles north of
Lewisburg.


White Oak Blueberry Farms offers pick your own blueberries from July to August...picking buckets and bags pro-
vided...304-497-3577.


Sunshine Farm and Gardens is a 60 acre private arboretum and botanic garden of more than 10,000 plants from around the world...12.9 miles north of Lewisburg.


North House Museum is an 1820 National Register home displaying period furniture, textiles, Civil War items, historic
wagons and decorative arts.


Riverview Golf Driving Range offers over 300 yards of target greens, grass, trees and putting green.


So you see, there’s something for everyone! And that’s just some of what’s in Lewisburg...

 


 

The excitement is building! We are only months away from the 59 th International WBCCI Rally in Lewisburg, West Virginia. I’m going to highlight several “must-do” WBCCI events/places in the coming months, so that your visit to this beautiful part of the country will be complete! While you will enjoy the seminars, entertainment and vendors who will be at International, there are other beautiful side trips you would want to make while in this part of God’s creation... one of them would be
The Greenbrier...America’s Resort!
Here is an escape in White Sulphur Springs that you could enjoy before, during or after the Rally...a place a world away from modern life...four o’clock teas, gala banquets and garden parties - reminding one of the quiet years following the Civil War, hallmarks of a long-gone age!

The columns looming above the front entrance are just a glimpse of what to expect. Designed by the son of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, The Greenbrier is monumental in scale. Lobbies and galleries, one after another, invite you to wander deeper into its interior to immerse yourself, to mingle, to rejoice in the graciousness of Southern hospitality. The parlors, ballrooms and 710 guest rooms are outfitted to impress. Jacqueline Kennedy’s social secretary
said, “The Greenbrier...is one of the known, proven, hotels for executive entertaining.” Twenty-six presidents have visited the resort as have royalty and foreign dignitaries such as Indira Ghandi, Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

Wander its 10,000 acre grounds...carriages escort sightseers among historic cottages, past five world class golf courses and into the mountains of the Monongahela National Forest beyond. Behind the scenes, the staff works around the clock to maintain a delicate order. The hotel and grounds are spectacular, but there’s a lot that you can’t see...especially...

The Bunker...
During the height of the Cold War, the U.S. Government built a relocation facility for Congress at The Greenbrier and today the resort offers tours of this once top-secret bunker. The 112,544 square foot bunker was maintained in a constant state of readiness for more than 30 years. The bunker included 18 dormitories designed to accommodate more than 1100 people. The facility also contained a power plant, communications area, clinic, meeting rooms, and lounges. The bunker’s location remained a secret until May, 1992, when The Washington Post published an article “The Lost Resort”, exposing the facility.  In 1995, the U.S. Government ended the lease agreement with The Greenbrier, and later that year, the resort began offering tours. The cost of the tour is $30.00 per adult and $15.00 per child ages 10-18. Minimum age is 10 years. Cameras, cell phones, and electronic devices are not permitted. For information and reservations, call 800-624-6070.

World Class Dining
Led by a world renowned Executive Chef, the Main Dining Room is the epitome of Greenbrier cuisine in an elegant setting. Breakfast and dinner are enjoyed along with a spectacular view of three championship golf courses. A modern Asian restaurant serves innovative Pacific Rim dishes and sushi. Prime 44 West is a supreme steakhouse and traditional Southern fare is served at Draper’s. The Forum features classic dishes and hand-tossed pizza prepared in a coal-fired oven. Reservations are required for dinner in all of The Greenbrier’s restaurants and may be secured by calling 800-624-6070.

Greenbrier Spa
This 40,000 square foot, five star mineral spa offers a wide range of relaxing and therapeutic services. Relax and rejuvenate with a summer’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries Body Wrap! The clinic offers aesthetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, and Perlane, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser photo rejuvenation. For more information, to purchase gift certificates or to make a reservation, please call 800-624-6070.

The Casino Club
This club mixes world class gaming, live entertainment, international cuisines, and designer boutiques to create the grandest casino experience in the world. 320 state-of-the-art casino machines, 37 table games including black jack, roulette, baccarat, three card poker, and Texas Hold ‘Em are available. Well, there you have it! A fantastic destination for you as you plan your trip to Lewisburg, West Virginia. Our President Jim Schwerdfeger and First Lady Raisin are waiting to greet you! And they want you to have a great time...

BECAUSE WE CAN!
(My thanks to The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 200 West Washington Street, Lewisburg, West Virginia, 24901. 800-833-2068 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 


 

Hello Everybody! Winter is doing its best to keep us inside in many parts of the country. Biggest blizzard in a long time hit the northeast a couple of months ago. But snowbirds are returning from the South, others are preparing for summer and many are getting ready to travel to the 59th International Rally in Lewisburg, West Virginia! If you haven’t registered, now is the time to do so. The sites with electricity, water and sewer are sold out, but the Rally Committee and President Jim
Schwerdfeger are working hard to create more space for all who come...I returned from the January International Board of Trustees Meeting and Rally in Louisiana and learned that we have at 700+ units registered for this Rally. It will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar for June 28-July 4, 2016, at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg, WV.

Many units are planning caravans before and after the Rally to see the sites. If your unit hasn’t planned a caravan, now is the time to consider one. Have a couple of folks in your unit map it out and decide on how many days, just how many miles you want to cover a day and just where to stay.  And make the arrangements. Potluck suppers, grilling out or eating out - whatever you decide. It’s fun to do this together.  But if traveling on your own is your preference, then do so -
but come to International!

On arrival at the Rally site, you will receive a registration/welcome package with information on all the amazing events and tours that will be part of your rally experience.

Guided tours for some of these locations can be arranged at the Rally Tour desk. You can’t possibly see everything during your time at the Rally. REGISTER NOW!!!

Getting Your Trailer Ready: Now is the time to get your trailer in tiptop shape for the journey. Some things to consider right now:

1. Tires, brakes and “repacking” the wheels with new grease and perhaps seals...checking your brakes on the trailer...? How old are your tires? If 5 years or more you should replace...some things like “dry rot” you can’t see and the tread might still look good, but those tires need to be replaced...repack those bearings if you’ve traveled 10,000 miles, at least check them out, they could be leaking or seals aren't doing their job.  Make sure the new tires aren't more then 6 months old... check the date on the sidewalls.

2. Break away switch should be replaced every few years...check the propane gas tanks and regulator. Any gas leaks?

3. Tighten everything that’s gotten loose as you travel –your door? Lubricate your windows and especially your rear window emergency exit...lubricate your steps, TV antenna... open your windows and clean the dirt and road grime off the window seals.

4. Anybody checked the spare to see if it has air? Still in good shape?

`5. Check your hitch...Everything tight? Chains look good?

6. All your alarms in working order inside the trailer?

7. Tow vehicle serviced? Need to change transmission fluid, air cleaner, differential oil? Fuel filter?

As I write this I am thinking that this is what Howard Lefkowitz would want me to ask you as part of your preparation in coming to Lewisburg. He passed away recently and was such a gift to our club. His tech talks were probably the most attended series of workshops that were offered at the Rallies. We will still have these workshops but will sure miss Howard. Thank you, Howard, my friend, for helping us all to care and maintain our trailers and motorhomes. You were faithful in your work and did it with excellence! You will be sorely missed!

I will try to have a list of all the events and tours including those that occur before the Rally opens on June 28, in the next Blue Beret.

Remember to respond to the “volunteer coupon” in the Blue Beret. It takes lots of folks to put on the Rally.  And remember if you’re a volunteer, you park early.


 

Hello to all WBCCI members – we are getting closer to our 59th International Rally/Convention in Lewisburg, WV.  I hope this great event is high on your list of priorities and planning! I am sure that you are already preparing your Airstreams for summer travel.

At this time, according to registrations, we are going to have quite a few attending! The full hook-ups are sold out, but we can still find a way to get you space to park but will offer dry camping only. However, there are two dump stations at the fairgrounds. So it looks like we’ll have over 1500 coming to share in the good times as 725 have registered as of March 14.

Are you joining a caravan to come to Lewisburg? Get your friends and travel together...that’s a fun time in itself! (It will also qualify for points toward a unit merit award!)

Once in Lewisburg, there is so much to see and do with great entertainment, interesting seminars, roundtable discussions, vendors to help you with your RV lifestyle, visiting with old friends and making new ones, Unit and Region luncheons, dinners and happy hours. The annual meeting will give you an opportunity to give some input in the direction of your club.

So if you haven’t registered, NOW is the time to do so! And if your decision has to be a last minute one, you will still be welcome!

By the way, as I write this I am at an RV Park in Lake Worth, Florida. I came here to work on the Region 3 Rally in Doswell, VA the end of April, to write this article for Blue Beret and to do my taxes. It is a nice, quiet spot on Lake Osborne to relax and rest a little following a 10 day caravan/
rally organized by Unit 30 South Florida, which was fantastic... from Ft. Lauderdale sights to Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida, with other Airstreamers from the Suncoast and Everglades units. (These activities also qualify for points for a unit merit award!) BUT when I arrived yesterday the office asked for my driver’s license AND THE REGISTRATION FOR MY AIRSTREAM! I had to scramble a little...! I mention this because this is the first time in 12 years of Airstreaming that I’ve been asked to produce this! Park officials said that incidences of stolen RVs have pushed our county commission to pass this ordinance...so make sure you have your registration papers for your RV...more of this may be coming down the pike!

Now, to the seminars...I am told that there are about 40 seminars scheduled as of today, and they are always well attended. There will be seminars about hobbies, medical and health, RV repair and maintenance, computers and information about the Lewisburg area.

I heard from Past First Lady, Sandy Perryman, that there will be two seminar presentations by Airstream’s Rick March entitled “Upgrades and Exterior Maintenance” and “Interior Maintenance Tips and Adjustments”...also Dave Schumann will present “General Airstream Maintenance”...Carolyn Beardshear will present three seminars: “Smart Apps for Smart People”, “Beginning Web Design” and “Intermediate Web Design”.

Other Seminars: “Convection Oven Cooking”, “How to Know When to Hang Up the Keys”, “First Timers Seminar” and “Caravan Training” for those who would like to lead/co-lead a caravan.

The “Art/Hobby Show”, “Photo Print/Snapshot Contest” and the famous “Flea Market” will return!

President Jim Schwerdfeger and First Lady Raisin are looking forward to welcoming you to Lewisburg. We are all going to have a great time there –
Because We Can!

 


 

Hi Everybody!
Well, this is my last article as Publicity and Rally Promotion Chairman...I was appointed by our President Jim Schwerdfeger last summer shortly after his election and I have enjoyed the opportunity to prepare you for the upcoming 59th International Rally/Convention in Lewisburg, West Virginia, June 28-July 5, 2016.

I will be working on the grounds at the Lewisburg Rally to welcome the outside news media, prepare publicity for the Lewisburg area both before and during the Rally, provide local newspapers to the rally site, and meet all visitors who wish to learn of WBCCI. I will also be updating all job descriptions for the 2017 Rally in Escanaba, Michigan. I will be asking some of you to be available for radio, TV and newspaper interviews as requested. I will be informing the press of the Vintage Parade, interesting rally happenings, community services and assist guests touring our facilities. I will be interested in finding out who traveled the farthest, who’s the oldest person attending, whose rig is the oldest, who are the oldest and youngest members of WBCCI, etc. As you can see we will be having fun!

While you are in Lewisburg, please remember you are an ambassador for our club. Wear your badges; let folks know who you are when you meet other Airstreamers and people from around town. Let them know our primary mission is to have fun and see this beautiful country, but that we also support numerous charities through our unit memberships and in Regional and International Rallies. You might invite some to come out and see the Airstream motorhomes, trailers and vans on site as well as the Airstream dealer who will be there showcasing the latest trailers and vans.

As you travel, come with others in a caravan if you can. Be sure to take regular breaks or rest stops every 2 or 3 hours to stretch your legs. Take the time to check a few things on the RV and the tow or towed vehicles. This should be a routine safety check at every rest stop.

Howard Lefkowitz reminded us:
• Take a quick look at each tire to see if any have low air pressure. Don’t forget the inside tire or dual axles.
• Check the wheel hubs to see if they are hotter than normal because of a defective wheel bearing or a dragging shoe brake. Just get close enough to feel any radiated heat. Excessive heat means there is a problem that needs to be fixed before continuing your journey.
• Inspect the hitch, coupling and A-frame for any loose bolts.
• Finally, check the electrical and breakaway connections. After you arrive at Lewisburg and are parked, come to the main registration area and get your ID and information packet. Then head for the tour registration table and sign up for the tours that are being offered. These tours fill in a hurry so don’t delay. (See below, some may be registered online.)

If you are a delegate, don’t forget your meeting at 8:30a.m. on June 30.

Karen Fisher has scheduled some “Vendor Seminars” and shares them with you:
• Mary Kay...”Fight the Signs of Aging”...discussion, door prizes
• Pampered Chef...”Time to Tailgate”...campsite meal... save space!
• Simply Etched Stickers...how to apply Graphic Stickers
• Truck Systems...Tire safety and pressure monitors
• Winegard...Off Air and Satellite TV reception... what’s coming!

Of course, there will be many other general seminars available to you such as the maintenance of your trailer, leading a caravan, trailer safety, tire safety, weight safety, personal safety, and such...

Rally Tours information also comes from Karen Fisher, who says that online registration will be available for the following tours and probably others:
• The Bunker at Greenbrier
• Lost World Caverns
• North House Museum
• Hawk Knob Appalachian Hard Cider and Mead
• Smooth Ambler Spirits...tour of distillery and tasting room...
• National Radio Astronomy Observatory/Green Bank Science Center

Janet Kendig, chair of Community Service, hopes you are collecting items to help folks out in the area: knit hats, stuffed animals, personal size items for women’s shelter, gently used children’s books, children’s socks, and items for the animal shelter (old towels, Clorox, and cat and dog food)...all of you have been so generous in the past!

As I close, be sure to take in the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail operated by the West Virginia State Parks. It is a 78 mile former railroad that is now used for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and wheelchair use. The nearest city to it is Marlinton. A packed crusher run surface coupled with a mere 1% grade creates an ease of riding that allows young and old to enjoy the many breathtaking views. The Greenbrier River runs alongside it, offering countless opportunities for swimming and fishing. The trail is in one of the most remote areas in the state and lies adjacent to the Monongahela National Forest. A trip along the trail is truly a “wild and wonderful” experience!

A final reminder: Our International Chaplain, Harold Kingdon, is planning daily Morning Devotions with various presenters and two Sunday Worship Services on June 26 and July 3. Bob Stansbury from Region 12 will give a vocal solo on July 3. “Yours truly” will participate. Why not make this part of your Rally experience! It’s a great way to start your day, get to meet new and old friends and gain a new perspective on life’s challenges! See you there!

Well, I hope I have helped to prepare for the International Rally! President Jim Schwerdfeger and First Lady, Raisin, will be waiting to greet you! Ya’ll come!

Stop by and say hello at the PR and Rally Promotion office...I’ll be there...Thanks to all of you and especially the volunteers who will make this Rally the best ever! A new PR Chair will pick up this column in August. So, so long! Eileen and I will “see you down the road!” And remember we make our club the great club it is – BECAUSE WE CAN! Make Wally proud of us!

Category: 2016 Lewisburg, WV

2018 NATIONAL AND SPECIAL-EVENT RALLIES

April 9 – 15, 2018
Region 9 Rally
Abilene, Texas

Make plans to join Region 9 for our region rally, Peace, Love, and Airstream, April 9 – 15, 2018 at the Abilene Expo Center in Abilene, TX. Get your groove on and prepared for fun, food, entertainment all week. Three dinners, two breakfasts, entertainment, games, seminars are all part of the rally fees. The registration form can be located by following this link: http://region9.wbcci.net/files/2016/03/PeaceLoveBrochure-2018.pdf Or you can contact me, Grady Ferry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

April 25 – 29, 2018
Region 3 Rally
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Region 3 invites all to the “Sun, Sand, Surf and Silver” Rally at Myrtle Beach, SC...ocean front sites at the Ocean Lakes Campground and waterpark...reserve campsite by calling 800-722-1451 and tell them you are with the Airstream Region 3 Rally in April…RESERVE YOUR SITE with the campground...REGISTER FOR THE RALLY January 15 following directions on the Region 3 website Region 3.wbcci.net . You may register online at: Region 3.wbcci.net OR use the coupon in the Blue Beret magazine. Contact John Frerking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 15 – 20, 2018
Region 4 Rally
Owensville, Ohio

Welcome to Cincinnati! Region 4 invites you to join us for fun, excitement and friends at the Clermont County Fairgrounds May 15-20. Live the “Country Roads Meet City Lights” theme as we take in downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding rural attractions. Live entertainment, Ohio River attractions, Cincinnati Reds, casino, aquarium, and all our favorite on-site activities. Contact Don Hetzler, 937-335-3301. Rally Coupon http://region4.wbcci.net.

May 30 – June 3, 2018
Region 2 Rally
New Paltz, New York

The Region 2 2018 Rally will be held from May 30- June 3, 2018 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds.  This part of the Hudson Valley offers something for everyone - the ‘Gunks for climbing, historic sites in Kingston, New Paltz and Newburgh, the Bridge Across the Hudson in Poughkeepsie and vineyards, distilleries and breweries by the score. New Paltz is a unique college town that never left the 60’s and Mohonk Mountain House is just down the road. The Rally will feature a seminar by Airstream mechanic George Hernandez, as well as good food, good music and good fellowship.  More information will be available after the first of the year and Airstreamers from all Regions are welcome. Contact Mark Hammer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 30 – June 3, 2018
Region 10 Rally
Hood River, Oregon

Region 10 will hold its 2018 rally where the Columbia River meets Mt. Hood - Hood River, OR. Activities include a dinner cruise on the Columbia River Sternwheeler, beer, wine and spirit tastings, excellent meals, informative workshops, plus music and dancing. Stop on your way to International or just come visit May 30-June 3. Contact info is region10.wbcci.net, Terri Warren Ph. 503-701-2798.

June 17 – 20, 2018
Bend Classic Special Event Rally
25th Anniversary VAC Rally
Bend, Oregon

This rally will be held June 17-20 with campers pulling out by the morning of June 20. It will be held on the J Bar J Youth Ranch, 62895 Hanby Road, Bend, OR. Fees are $25 per night, the proceeds of which go to the Youth Ranch, a 501c3. Limited water, 110 electric, porta potties available but consider as dry camping. Contact Dal Smilie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 406-461-3714.

June 23 – 30, 2018
61st International Rally
“Living the Dream”
Salem, Oregon
An open invitation to All WBCCI members:

June 2018 - a perfect time to visit Salem, Oregon, site of the next WBCCI International Rally. And Salem has it all for our members! Salem, the Oregon state capitol town in the beautiful lush Willamette Valley, is a beautiful mid-sized city that offers shopping, strolling, outdoor recreation, culinary experiences and more in addition to historic landmarks and learning opportunities. Walking, biking, kayaking on the Willamette River, strolling through gardens, fishing, golf - whatever your pleasure, Salem has it all. The average June temperature in Salem is a pleasant 74 degrees, and the parks and green spaces are lush and welcoming. Cyclists, Salem offers routes with rolling hills or flat roads, in town or out in the countryside. Golfers, bring your clubs! Salem’s traditional parkland-style courses are very affordable.

The International Rally Committee has been hard at work throughout the past year planning for an exceptional experience for members. The rally committee has plans for many fresh and exciting Rally events, including tours of local attractions, outstanding entertainment, and many cool new seminars. On display will be complete information on WBCCI caravans and special event rallies, several historically significant Airstreams and a full line-up of new Airstreams. While you’re in Salem for the 2018 International Rally, prepare to Live the Dream of fun, friendship and adventure with Airstream friends!

August 5 – 11, 2018
Galax Old Fiddlers
17th Special Event Rally
Galax, Virginia

Region 3 will again be the host of the 17th Special Event Rally in Galax, VA for the 83rd Old Fiddler’s Convention August 6-11. The Fiddler’s Convention is six days of continuous entertainment while the rally will have special concerts by Wayne Henderson and Friends, and the Junior Appalachian Musicians as well as a tour of Wayne’s shop and his extraordinary museum. A breakfast, dinner, and melon “cutting” included.  Rally fee is $55 per person, $20 children 12-16.  Limited to 45 rigs. The rally campsites will be at the Cool Breeze Campground that has three point hook-ups, 30 and 50-amp service, cable TV, and wireless Internet for $38 per night tax included. There will be on-site entertainment. The website address is: http://coolbreezecampground.com and phone number is 866-342-0300. There is no sign-up coupon or check to send, just call the campground to reserve your campsite and spot in the rally.  Pay the rally fee on your arrival. Note: entrance fee to the Fiddlers Convention is not included in the rally fee. The Region 3 website www/region3.wbcci.net will have a page about the rally as will the region calendar. Rally directors are Julian & Lynne Clements This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 706-244-2129.

August 9 – 12, 2018
Region 1 Rally
North Haverhill, New Hampshire

The annual WBCCI Region 1 Rally is being held within the geography of Region 1 during the month of August, from the 9th until the 12th. The Region 1 Rally is designed for and around the membership for promoting camping and fellowship in the region. Join us in North Haverhill, NH for the “Airstream Country Jamboree.” The rally is on the western base of the White Mountains, along the Connecticut River, in the middle of fertile agricultural area. The area has much to offer, including recreational activities such as hiking, biking, boating, golfing, and hot air ballooning. Questions: Douglas Hart 617-337-2933 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

September 10 - 16, 2018
53rd Annual Pendleton Round-Up National Rally
Pendleton, Oregon
Hosted by the Oregon Airstream Club

“Let ‘er Buck” come and spend 6 days with the Oregon Airstream Club for a real western adventure. The Pendleton Round-Up is one of the top 10 Rodeos in North America.  Lots to do in your downtime, the famous Pendleton Woolen Mills, breakfast with the Royal Court and Indian Princesses, one of the only remaining non-motorized parades in the US, 102-year-old Happy Canyon Pageant, depicts life as it was 150 years ago and the settlement of the Wild West, the famous Pendleton Underground, how successful business, speakeasy and the ladies of the night operated.  A special City Park to camp in with oak trees, lots of grass and the McKay Creek running through…and so much more, so put on your Cowboy and Cowgirl gear and come join us for a rally you will talk about for years to come! Questions?  Contact: Teresa Taylor  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Janet Howell  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

September 27 - October 1, 2018
Region 11 Rally
Albuquerque, NM

“Meet in the Middle!” Plan on an unforgettable Airstream adventure at the Route 66 RV Resort and Casino! A NEW resort featuring full-service sites with picnic tables and fire rings, concrete pads with 30/50 amp service, water and sewer, exercise room, laundry, rally room with game tables, kitchen and showers, open-air covered rally barn with tables and grills, dog parks, and a resort-style pool with a 65’ slide! We plan on catered meals and native speakers to talk about the history of the Albuquerque area. If you are planning on attending the Balloon Fiesta this is the perfect rally to start your Western vacation! Questions to Region 11 President Patti Reed This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 3 – 7, 2018
Storytelling Festival Special Event Rally
46th Year of Festival – 14th Year for WBCCI
Jonesborough, Tennessee

In an age of fast technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of people can spend a weekend mesmerized by the voices of storytellers, yet at this event, thats exactly what happens. The National Storytelling Festival began in 1973 when 60 gathered to hear a few Appalachian tales told from the back of a hay wagon. Those 60 have grown to 11,000 and the hay wagon has been replaced with large circus tents. The East Tennessee Unit provides you a unique opportunity to attend this popular festival in your Airstream. $115 rally fee includes 5 nights parking w/full hook-ups. Each person is responsible for purchasing his or her tickets to the Storytelling Festival. Early parking begins Sunday, September 30 @ $23 a night. Contact Harry or Teresa Herrmann at 865-966-2222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 5 – 9, 2018
Balloon Fiesta National Rally
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The best way to experience Balloon Fiesta is by attending the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta National Rally. Attendees can be on the launch field in minutes and can walk up next to the balloons as they launch. Alternatively, you have a great view right from your Airstream! The 2018 rally runs from Friday, October 5 to Tuesday, October 9. This event fills up quickly, see balloonfiestarally.wbcci.net and see us on facebook/balloonfiestarally for more information.

October 15 – 19, 2018
Region 6 Rally
Lebanon, Tennessee

The Region 6 Rally will be held at the James Ward Center in Lebanon, TN. We will have dinner on two nights and two nights of entertainment. Details to follow in early 2018. Contact Ken Ritenour at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 15-22, 2018
Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival Rally
Ketchum (Sun Valley), Idaho

See the awesome fall colors in beautiful Sun Valley AND have 5 days of the best music ever performed by over 40 groups. Enjoy outstanding musicians - solos, duets, Big Bands and the Whiffenpoofs, all singing/playing your favorite music. Rally fees include dry parking and the All-Events badge. Volunteer opportunities provide free parking and badge. Showers are available. Dump sites are close by. Watch for details in the Blue Beret. This is a Region 10 Rally. Contact: Carol Ortiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 360-491-6511.

October 25 - 28, 2018
Texas Country Air 2018
Brownwood, Texas

The Texas Country Air Rally is back for 2018. It’s bigger and better than ever. Expect all new seminars, new entertainment and a new location. For 2018 Texas Country Air moves to Brownwood, Texas; the geographic center of Texas. Another new feature for 2018 is forty-nine (49) 30 amp electric and water sites located in downtown Brownwood. These will be available on a first-come first-served basis. We highly encourage you to register early if you desire these amenities. There is a 200 unit cutoff for 2018. Registration opens January 15, 2018. Please watch the Blue Beret and our page on Facebook: Texas Country Air. Remember to like and share our page on Facebook! Bill Price This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 28, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Rose Parade Special Event Rally
Pasadena, California

Region 12 hosts the Rose Parade Rally in Pasadena, CA, December 28, 2018 – January 1, 2019. The rally is a dry camping event blocks from Colorado Blvd and the 129th Rose Parade. More information, see Region 12 website: region12.wbcci.net .

January 3 – 6, 2019
Canopener 2019 Special Event Rally
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

13th annual Canopener Rally is a joint special event rally between WBCCI Southeastern Camping Unit 12 and Airforums.com. Dates: January 3-6, 2019, early arrival December 31. The rally will be held at Topsail Hill State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill

Attendees book and pay for their sites at Reserveamerica.com and RSVP on the 2019 Canopener thread on Airforums.com. No rally fees or coupons. Just book a site and show up! For more information, follow the Canopener 2019 Thread on airforums.com. Sites can be booked 11 months prior to arrival. This park fills up fast, so book early.

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