The 8th Annual Eggs on the Hiawassee Fiberglass Trailer Rally
Hey there vintage camper aficionados! If you're a fan of all things fiberglass and the charm of bygone eras, you won't want to miss the annual pilgrimage to Hiawassee, Georgia. The 8th Annual Eggs on the Hiawassee River Rally at Riverbend Campground promises a weekend filled with molded fiberglass goodness, camaraderie, and a dash of adventure. Mark your calendars because this is an event you won't want to miss.
Booking Your Spot:
This rally is so popular that it books the entire campground in the picturesque northeast Georgia mountains. With over 100 all-molded fiberglass campers each year, it's a gathering that enthusiasts eagerly anticipate. But fear not if you missed the initial wave – there's a waiting list! Full hook-up sites, riverfront spots, and boondocking options are available, catering to every camper's preference. If you're on the waiting list, keep your hopes high; cancellations happen, especially closer to the event.
The Eggs on the Hiawassee Rally isn't just about showcasing vintage beauties; it's a full-blown fiberglass fiesta! Picture this: manufacturers on site with new demo units, seminars tailored specifically to molded fiberglass RVs, a delectable fish fry, a potluck to delight your taste buds, and the prestigious Camper's Choice Awards, highlighting the best in various categories. And if you're feeling competitive, there's a cornhole competition that's sure to add a bit of friendly rivalry to the mix. For a list of fun rally activities visit our Rally Activities page.
Open House Extravaganza:
One of the highlights of this rally is the open house, where you can feast your eyes on both new and vintage models. It's a chance to explore the intricacies of these molded fiberglass wonders, chat with owners, and maybe even find inspiration for your own camper dreams.
Rated as the #1 rally in the US for all molded fiberglass RVs, the Eggs on the Hiawassee Fiberglass Trailer Rally is more than an event – it's a community, a celebration, and a journey back in time. So, pack your bags, rev up your vintage camper, and get ready for a weekend of nostalgia, new friendships, and the unmistakable allure of fiberglass on the Hiawassee River. See you there! (Find rallies in the USA.)
When it comes to hosting a memorable trailer rally, location is key. Some crave the tranquility of a remote camping experience, while others yearn for antique shopping, sightseeing, or dining options nearby. The 2023 Oregon House, CA Trailerfest Rally was nestled about 30 minutes from civilization in a picturesque setting. Surrounded by rolling hills and towering pine trees, this rally offered a natural habitat for deer, squirrels, and turkeys, adding to the charm of the RV park. It was a haven for those seeking a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. More photos of this rally in our Facebook group.
Pismo Beach has been a favorite spot for those who enjoy the coastal breeze. Here, rally-goers venture into town to savor meals at beloved eateries like Jockos, Splash, and Old West Cinnamon Rolls, adding local flavor to their adventures.
Looking ahead to 2024, Trailerfest Rallies has lined up a series of superb locations across California. From the charm of San Dimas and Buellton, Pismo Beach to the scenic wonders of South Lake Tahoe, and our northern most get together in Red Bluff. These premium RV camping sites offer a myriad of nearby activities for all tastes. No ten year rule here!
Trailerfest Rallies are a treasure trove of activities and camaraderie for enthusiasts of all things vintage trailers. From potluck gatherings to engaging workshops and craft sessions, cornhole and horseshoe competitions, delicious pancake breakfasts, and live music performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
At Trailerfest Rallies, you're not just camping but immersing yourself in a warm and welcoming community, embracing the nostalgia and spirit of a bygone era.
These rallies offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals. Picture yourself gathering with friends around crackling campfires, and this experience isn't just for a weekend; it can stretch into a delightful 3-4 days or even longer.
The heart of Trailerfest Rallies lies in the stories shared among kindred spirits. Attendees, passionate about restoration projects and vintage trailers, swap tales about ongoing pursuits and cherished finds. Over the years, many form bonds that resemble family ties, coming together for several extended weekends each year to revel in the essence of mid-century America.
Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, an open house welcomes visitors who want to experience the vintage trailer community firsthand. You might even find a spot to cruise in with your classic car.
Visit www.trailerfestrallies.com for dates, details, and to make a reservation for an unforgettable camping experience. While most sites are dedicated to vintage trailers, there's room for newer RVs in San Dimas, South Lake Tahoe, and Red Bluff. Don't miss the chance to roll into a world of adventure and camaraderie with Trailerfest Rallies.
Earlier this year, we threw out some ideas to save fuel as prices were going up. Fuel prices have not stopped rising, and inflation, in general, may be impacting your family. We surveyed RV’ers to find out how their travel plans may be impacted in the upcoming months. As a follow-up to that survey, we asked about the habits of vintage trailerites as their travel relates to rallies. Here is what we found…
Most rally participants are typically getting out of town to attend a rally. Hitting the road and camping with friends can still be an affordable way to take a break from your day-to-day responsibilities.
Towing a trailer is more complicated than just running down the freeway in your commuter car. Being alert of other drivers and road conditions can be exhausting. Over 60% of vintage trailers tuggers say 5-7 hours is about enough in one day. Only 8% are willing to push it much beyond the 8 hour a day mark.
What is the farhest you have traveled to a rally? Almost 70% travel less than 300 mile max.
Have something to add to the conversation? Let us know in the comments.
Companies work to increase exposure for campgrounds and RV Parks
PRESS RELEASE: Laramie, WY October 14, 2021 – CampgroundViews.com has partnered with Vintage Camper Trailers to provide campgrounds and RV parks with a targeted avenue to reach camping enthusiasts. The companies will share information on campgrounds that utilize CampgroundViews.com’s new Campground Virtual Tour technology with the experience made available on PeriodEvents.com website.
“This is a fun partnership as it brings our cutting edge technology together with old school cool in the vintage camper community,” said Mark Koep, Founder and CEO of CampgroundViews.com. “We are constantly seeking ways to help our client parks expand their reach and this is a perfect way to make it happen.”
CampgroundViews.com has over 550 virtual tours for campgrounds across the United States. As part of this partnership any park that pays for a Campground Virtual Tour will automatically be added to the PeriodEvents.com website. Period Events is a source for people that like to play in the past. Find all of the vintage trailer rallies and other events that celebrate America's past.
“The vintage camper community is made up of die hard campers who enjoy the lifestyle and the history of our iconic industry,” added Paul Lacitinola, the owner and publisher of The Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine. “We focus our efforts on helping this community enjoy their vintage campers and through PeriodEvents.com share information on upcoming rallies, events and great places to visit.”
The Campground Virtual Tours allow campers to more easily identify and pick their perfect campsite. Using 360 video with information “hotspots” campers can see the campgrounds, see the sites and click the sites for more information.
About CampgroundViews.com: Accessible at https://www.campgroundviews.com/. The company has reinvented the way travelers find, see, click and book their perfect campsite. Campground Virtual Tours are an exclusive members only tool with more information and working demo available here: https://www.campgroundviews.com/best-camping-tool-ever/
About Vintage Camper Trailers: A resource for vintage trailer collectors, restorers, admirers and dreamers. A print and digital magazine that also hosts several vintage trailer rallies and The Boot Camp restoration learning experience. You have found your people. https://www.vintagecampertrailers.com.
For information contact Mark Koep at 805-341-3828 or email email@example.com.
We visited these museums on a recent trip through the Midwest...
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum. Elkhart, IN.- More trailers than cars, The RV Founders Hall displays trailers, photos, and memorabilia reaching back to the 1920's and 1930's. The museum presents chronological and technological advancements in the industry from before WW I to the present. It is a must see for anyone that appreciates the history of the RV industry in America. www.rvmhhalloffame.org
The Volo Museum. Volo, IL- A family owned and operated museum that is also home to Volo Auto Sales, one of the most respected names in the industry. Many of the displays feature vehicles that are for sale, so the collection is always changing. Well organized, labeled, and displayed, this collection is a “must see”! There are iconic classic and muscle cars, and original cars from movies and TV. There are at least a half a dozen Duesenberg cars, a self-playing orchestra, a Disney gallery, and a vast collection of pop culture and Americana artifacts. From boats and scooters to juke boxes and bicycles, there is something for everyone. Eight vintage trailers and RVs are on display; two that were featured in the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine. www.volocars.com
Pioneer Village. Minden, NE- Founded in 1953 by Harold Warp, a Chicago manufacturer, the museum is a complex of 28 buildings on 20 acres with a total collection of over 50,000 items. 100 antique tractors. The world's oldest Buick, a 1902 Cadillac and a 1903 Ford, both designed by Henry Ford. There are 350 other antique cars, all displayed in their order of development. Many look like time stood still in the mid 60’s. The shear quantity of items at this attraction takes a full day to walk through. Only one pre-war Masonite Vagabond trailer on display. www.pioneervillage.org
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI- Experience firsthand the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s formation. Over 80 acres showcase 300 years of American perseverance serve as a living reminder that anything is possible. See the building where Thomas Edison had his lightbulb moment or the workshop where the Wright brothers repaired bikes and pioneered flight. Take a ride in a real Model T, or a walk through four working farms. The museum has some fantastic cars but also showcases many other aspects of American ingenuity. www.thehenryford.org
Pioneer Auto Museum, Murdo, SD- This long-standing museum featuring 275+ classic cars, tractors & motorcycles was recommended to us by several people in the area. Having recently toured several other similar attractions, this display was the least impressive. I was told “everything is for sale”, but nothing was priced, and most items weren’t even labeled. Most of the cars were behind flimsy hog-wire in a hodge-podge of barns. They had a 1921 White RV that claimed to have traveled from “Ocean to Ocean then Around the World” www.pioneerautoshow.com
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