Everyone has their favorite camping season, ours is Fall/Winter in the Southwest Deserts. As the desert cools down and gets a little rain, amazing things come out of the ground and the sky. Here is a little write-up from our friend Dave Druck that shows the simplicity of a teardrop in the desert. Send us some photos of your trips, we love to see them!
May 15-17, 2015 near Yakima, WASHINGTON Antiquities Faire - this gathering is open to all vintage trailers and teardrops; the actual event is Saturday only, but we are allowed to camp all weekend, camping is free, but donations are expected (the grounds are fabulous!); the Ag Museum is located on 17 acres of park, most is lawn type with shade trees, 'dry' camping, but water is available at several locations, and Port-a-potties will be present; there is a power pole for those with a medical NEED, generators, dogs (usual restrictions) and portable fire pits are allowed; Except for wine tasting both Friday and Saturday night, alcohol is not permitted. http://centralwaagmuseum.org/ ... e-mail Doug Clark fro more info: email@example.com
May 22-25, 2015 Stevenson, WASHINGTON 5th Annual Gorge Gathering at the Skamania County Fairgrounds just upriver from the Bridge-of-the-Gods on the spectacular Columbia River Gorge in Stevenson, WA; lots & lots of things to do & see, with many planned activities; this is a don't-miss event in the Northwest, so contact Jim Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-427-5835 or 541-400-0393 for reservations & full details.
June 4-7, 2015 Grass Valley, CALIFORNIA Tall Pines Vintage Trailer Rendezvous at the Nevada County fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA; full details on the event website at http://www.tallpinesrendezvous.com/
June 5-7, 2015 Muskegon, MICHIGAN 4th Annual Vintage Camper Gathering & Open House at PJ Hoffmaster State Park, 6585 Lake Harbor Rd.Muskegon, MI; campers and visitors will be welcome to walk the wooded campsites to look at Vintage or Unique trailers and visit with their owners; Park information may be found at http://www.michigan,gov/hoffmaster ; for more information, e-mail email@example.com
June 5-7, 2015 White Bird, IDAHO ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailer Club)White Bird Rally at Swiftwater RV Park White Bird, ID; Luau themed vintage trailer rally; 24 sites available with water & electric, 10 directly on the Salmon River! Contact Swiftwater RV Park at 208-839-2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations, make sure to let them know you are part of ROVT. For more info, contact Mark & Carol Englund at email@example.com
June 11-14, 2015 Unionville, NEVADA Twain & Tears 2015 at Moeha Walker Memorial Park in the little hamlet of Unionville, NV, in Buena Vista Canyon, about 20 miles off I-80 at the Mill City/Unionville exit, between Lovelock and Winnemucca. Camping will be group informal and family style, this is not a campground but a park which is free, with water and porta-potty, no electricity or showers. More info at http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60923
June 12-14, 2015 Frankfort, KENTUCKY The Bluegrass Chapter of TearJerkersElkhorn Pool Party at the Elkhorn Campground in Frankfort, KY; call (502)695-9154 to make reservations, they have reserved a block of the best sites for the gathering, so when you call to make sure to tell them you are with the TearJerkers group, the campground fills up quickly in June, and the block will only held for a few months. More info & complete details in the Chapter Topic on the TearJerkers’ Forum: http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=7997
June 12-14, 2015 Creswell, OREGON Crewsell Campout ... because of space, we limit the number of campers to 25, so signing up is necessary; prior approval required for trailers other than teardrop trailers. 541-895-2754 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18-21, 2015 Upstate, NEW YORK 7th CampADK Spring TearUp, 2015 at Fish Creek Pond Campground in upstate NY; all info for this great event can be found at the official website: http://fishcreekpond.com/tearup/
June 19-21, 2015 Horicon, WISCONSIN St. Croix Chapter of TearJerkers’2nd Annual Livin’ on the Ledge Gathering at Ledge Park, Horicon, WI, a small County Park with just 44 sites (24 electric, 20 non-electric), call 920-386-3700 to reserve ... More info & complete details on the Chapter Page of TearJerkers’ Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=7560
June 19-21, 2015 Niagra, Ontario, CANADA 1st Border Crossing Gathering at N.E.T. Camping Resort just west of Short Hills Provincial Park and only 39 minutes past the border, you can experience the Niagara escarpment on the Canadian side, plus other water falls such as Decews and Balls Falls, there is horseback riding, canoe rentals and over 50 wineries in the immediate area, along with many of Ontario's hidden gems! More info can be found on the Gathering’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/782090621852124/
June 19-21, 2015 Roslyn, WASHINGTON 6th Annual Roslyn Vintage Trailer Rally - hosted by Kim Ross, arrive anytime Friday after 10am and leave by 4pm Sunday, Saturday open house and "swap meet" outside your trailers, dry camping no water or power, and limited garbage service (pack it in, pack it out!), a donation will be required to cover insurance & permits. Please plan on joining us for a great weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/1575079762723348/
June 25-28, 2015 Trout Run, PENNSYLVANIA The Liberty Bell Chapter of TearJerkers’Rock Run Gathering at Sheshequin Campground, Trout Run, PA; only 20 minutes North of Williamsport, the campground is nestled in a valley of the Loyalsock State Forest, with are plenty of opportunities for fishing throughout the area, and campers can float in the creek at the campground or venture 15 minutes up the road to Rock Run; the crystal clear mountain spring water of Rock Run and is widely considered to be one of the most scenic streams in Pennsylvania; campground info & reservations at http://www.sheshequincampground.com/ or (570) 995-9230 or 888-995-9230 ... More info & complete details on the Chapter Page of TearJerkers’ Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7922
June 26-28, 2015 Tillamook, OREGON TOW’s (Teardroppers Of Washington & Oregon)Tillamook County Rodeo Weekend Gathering at a rustic Girl Scout camp along the Trask River in Tillamook, OR, home of Cheese, Trees and Ocean Breeze! TOW has participated in the parade for the last two years, and in 2014 won a TOWphy (trophy). Contact Randy and Riki Gottier for more info at 503.842.5609 or email@example.com ... Registration Form at http://www.teardroptrailers.org/TraskRiverGathering.pdf
June 26-28, 2015 Rogue River, OREGON ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailer Club) 2nd Annual Southern Oregon Rally at Valley of the Rogue State Park between Medford and Grants Pass, OR; make reservations for F loop through Reserve America; contact Devin Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
June 26-28, 2015 Youngstown, NEW YORK New York State Chapter of TearJerkers’Tears Over Niagra at Four Mile Creek State Park, Youngstown NY, in the 200 electric loop. Saturday morning breakfast from 8-9 and a pot-luck dinner Saturday at 6:00PM; Niagra Falls is about 20 min drive; make your reservations early, this park will fill up, NY accepts reservations 9 months in advance of camp date. More info & complete details on the Chapter Page of TearJerkers’ Forum: http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7690
July 2-6, 2015 Marblemouont, WASHINGTON Vintage Trailer Gathering at Alpine RV Park & Campgrounds, nestled among the foothills of the Cascades; lots to see & do in the area including North Cascade Pass to the wonderful tourist town of Winthrop, Newhalem (a wonderful company-owned town is just up the road0, and the Buffalo Restaurant offers wonderful meals in Marblemount. More info from Camp Hosts: Cherri and Mike Aiken (360) 595-2611, Park number is (360) 873-9002, Registration form at http://www.teardroptrailers.org/MarbleMountRegistration2015.pdf
July 9-12, 2015 Ontario, WISCONSIN The St. Criox Chapter of TearJerkers’Where the Wild Things Are Gathering at Wildcat Mountain State Park, Ontario, WI, in Group Campsite “C”, site already reserved, 70 person limit; hidden deep in the hills and valleys of southwestern Wisconsin lies the most crooked of rivers, streams bursting with trout, hiking trails for the not-so-faint of heart, miles of bike trails. More info on the TJ Member Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=7826
July 10-12, 2015 Central City, COLORADO The Colorado Teardrop and Tiny Trailer Campers' Crazy Beavers and Wild Bear Ladies Only Weekend at Columbine Campground in Central City, CO; calling all Ladies to come and join us!! Located near Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado, Columbine Campground is a beautiful cozy wooded camping area; make your reservations nearest to sites: #9, #10 & #12; itinerary of activities TBD; make your reservations now, campground is very popular: $17 per night plus $9 fee. More info at the CT&TTC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/COteardrops/events/
July 10-12, 2015 Clarendon, PENNSYLVANIA The Liberty bell Chapter of TearJerkersChapman State Park Gathering at Chapman State Park in Clarendon, PA, sites 44-71; reservations can be made at 888-727-2757 or http://WWW.visitpaparks.com ; one of Pennsylvania's smaller state parks, it is in the center of Allegheny National Forest on a 68 acre lake with a nice long creek to paddle up, 12 miles of hiking trails, also fishing swimming and biking. ... More info on the TJ Member Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8011
July 16-19, 2015 Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CANADA BC/PNW Chapters of Tearjerkers2nd Annual Canadian Teardrop Gathering at the Woods Farm, 3544 Elliott Rd., Westbank B.C.; complete details TBA, but you can contact hosts, Brian & Sandi Woods for more info at email@example.com or 250-768-1912
July 17-19, 2015 Garibaldi, OREGON Sunsets and Crab at Garibaldi at the Old Mill RV and Event Center; watch beautiful sunsets looking out into the bay; we will try to catch some delicious Dungeness crab from the dock, so if you have trap or rings bring them, if we don’t catch any ourselves, we can pick up cooked crab in town for dinner on Saturday; breakfast will be provided on Saturday. Campsites are $22.00 per night, no power except for medical needs. Please RSVP to Bob 503 314 8055 Make reservations at http://www.oldmill.us/html/reservations.html
July 23-26, 2015 Spencer, INDIANA TearJerkers' CRAIII - 3rd Crossroads of America at McCormick State Park just outside of Spencer, IN; the TearJerkers' CRA returns to McCormick State Park for another fabulous multi-chapter international gathering of camping enthusiasts; book early and get ready for a huge turnout and one of the best times you can have with your clothes on! All needed info is available on the event website at http://cra2015.weebly.com/
July 24-26, 2015 Sweet Home, OREGON ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailer Club)9th Annual River Bend Rally at RiverBend Park in Sweet Home, OR; Saturday Open House, silent auction, tow vehicle show, vintage bike show, evening Potluck. This event is SOLD OUT! but you can still stop by for a visit! Contact Jerry Kwiatkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
July 24-26, 2015 near Pinedale, WYOMING Walk the Winds IV at New Forks Lake Campgrounds, Group Site; Friday & Saturday night potlucks (Dutch Ovens encouraged), Lantern Light-up, and lots to see & do in the area, close to Teton and Yellowstone NPs. See the T&TTT thread for more info: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=61887
July 30 - August 2, 2015 Ruch, OREGON Full Moon Over Applegate, at the Hart-tish Campground on Applegate Lake, 15 miles south of Ruch, OR; aatch the full moon rise across the lake & over the mountains! Fishing for trout and bass in the reservoir, trailhead nearby for a 7-mile hike which circles around Collins Mountain, passing several old mines, an abandoned miner`s cabin, and a Sasquatch trap!
August 7-9, 2015 Brooks, OREGON T.O.W.'s (Teardroppers of Oregon & Washington)Antique Powerland Teardrop Display and Campout at the 7th Annual Antique Powerland Steamup; Teardroppers have been invited to display their trailers for spectators to view. In exchange, we get two free passes to Powerland to camp on the campus of the Northwest Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum. All teardrop trailers and small vintage camp trailers are welcome Camping is considered “dry” with power for medical purposes only. Contact: Marty & Katie Boehme at email@example.com or 503-997-8425
August 7-9, 2015 Bend, OREGON TCT (Tin Can Tourists)Bend Classic, Vintage Trailer Rally at the J Bar J Ranch, 62895 Hamby Rd, just East of Bend, OR, on a grassy field with the Cascade Front in full view; some water and 110 electric, but this is a ranch and not a trailer park; HUGE car show in Bend this same weekend. Contact Dal Smilie at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info or questions.
August 14-16, 2015 near Astoria, OREGON ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailer Club)2nd Annual North Coast Rally at the Warrenton KOA in Warrenton, OR; 48 sites have been blocked in J & K loops; western themed rally, BBQ, Silent auction, fun! Contact KOA for reservations at 503-861-2606, sites under name of Mossman. More info from Janet Mossman at email@example.com
August 14-16, 2015 Cooksburg, PENNSYLVANIA The Liberty Bell Chapter of TearJerkers’Cooks Forest Gathering at Cook Forest State Park in Cooksburg, PA, in sites 121-151 the Clarion River at the base of the hill offers many things to do here, canoe, kayak,hike or just have a nice lunch on a big rock by the river; scenic views in the park, a fire tower to climb, walk among lots of large hemlock trees of 29 miles of hiking trails. Breakfast Saturday morning 8-9, Pot-luck dinner Saturday evening 6PM, fire to follow. For reservations, call 888-727-2757 or http://WWW.visitpaparks.com More info on the Chapter’s section of the TJ Members Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8012
August 21-23, 2015 Ocean City, WASHINGTON 2015 Ocean Tears at Ocean City State Park; a no host event, you make your own reservations, just come out to the beach and have fun with other teardrop and vintage camp trailer folks. On Saturday evening we get together and have a potluck dinner. Don’t forget to bring your kite. Make your reservations early so you don't miss out. Reservations can be made 9 months in advance. We will be in loop 4. https://washington.goingtocamp.com/OceanCityStatePark
August 28-30, 2015 near Callahan, CALIFORNIA The Jefferson State Chapter of TearJerkers’Jefferson State @ Kangaroo Lake; the remote Kangaroo Lake campground has 18 sites, 13 of which are drive-in and 5 are walk-in. The campground also provides accessible facilities, including a 1/4 mile paved trail right down to the lake. The lake itself covers 25 acres, and is 110 feet deep. There is no boat ramp but motorless boats are permitted. Information about the campground: http://siskiyoucountycamping.blogspot.com/2012/07/kangaroo-lake-campground.html
August 29-31, 2015 Tacoma, WASHINGTON T.O.W. at the LeMay Marymount Open House at the LeMay Open House Campout: TOW participates in the LeMay Open House by showing our trailers and by providing volunteers. As volunteers we are provided with access to the displays, and lots of other goodies. If you choose not to volunteer please contribute to the Open House by paying the entrance fee. Look at the LeMay Family Foundation website to get more details about the Open House and Lucky Collector Car Auction. We hope you will come, camp and volunteer to help. Volunteer applications are due by August 1st. http://www.lemaymarymount.org/lemay-at-marymount-events.htm. There is a lot to see and enjoy at this event.
September 11-13, 2015 Milton, NEW HAMPSHIRE Mi-Te-Jo Gathering, a multi-chapter, multi-club joint campout at Mi-Te-Jo Campgrounds in Milton, NH; this is a beautiful campground with amazing camp hosts, and it’s always a wonderful time every year. Phone 603-534-8893 or http://www.mi-te-jo.com for info & reservations.
September 11-13, 2015 Lynden, WASHINGTON Mt Baker Vintage RV Rally: at the Fairgrounds in the beautiful little Dutch town of Lynden, WA, which is about 20 miles North of Bellingham; cost of the event will be $20.00 per night and a Rally fee of $15.00, power and water are available for most everybody; bathrooms, showers, and an RV dump station are on site; pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash; Saturday morning swap meet again and Saturday open house; official dates are September 11–13, but you can arrive as early as Tuesday the 8th Other details and activities will be listed later. More info on the event Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/262368620639808/
September 11-13, 2015 near Newport, OREGON ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailer Club)5th Annual South Beach Rally at South beach State Park just south of Newport, OR; Brunch Potluck Saturday late morning. Coffee / water / tea /juice provided; Night Glow Saturday night. Make reservations through ReserveAmerica in Loops A, B or C; contact Peg and Dick Obrist at firstname.lastname@example.org for info
September 11-20, 2015 Northern WASHINGTON The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chapter of TearJerkers’Fall Crawl: a slow drive-&-camp over Hwy 20 in northern Washington under the fall foliage. More details TBA, or contact Brian Woods at email@example.com or (250) 768-1912
September 18-20, 2015 Tiny, Ontario, CANADA The Southern Ontario Chapter of TearJerkers’Tears by the Bay Fall Gathering at the Wolf Campgrounds of Awenda Provincial Park in Tiny, ON, Canada; excellent canoeing a kayaking, hiking, biking and a lot more things to do! http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/awenda for park info & reservations, more info on he Chapter’s section of the TJ Members Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=7996
September 18-20, 2015 East Tawas, MICHAGAN The Great Lakes Chapter of TeraJerkers’Fall Gathering at Tawas Point State Park along the River Road National Senic Byway and the Au Sable River, near East Tawas, MI ... more info & complete details in the Chapter Topic on the TearJerkers’ Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8017
September 18-21, 2015 Lebanon, OREGON ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailers)Vintage Trailer Rally at Gil’s Landing RV Park, in Lebanon, OR; in conjunction with ROCC’s ‘50s in the Fall Car Show ... this event is SOLD OUT, but you can always drop by for a visit! Contact CeCe Mosher at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
September 19-21, 2015 Union Gap, WASHINGTON TNT (Trailers and Tractors), the Sequel: a FREE gathering of all small and vintage trailers at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap (next to Yakima), WA; the Museum is located on 17 acres of park, most is lawn type with shade trees; think of this as 'dry' camping, but water is available at several locations; port-a-potties will be present and there is a flush toilet in the visitor’s center; there is a power pole for those with a medical NEED; generators, dogs (usual restrictions) and portable fire pits are allowed; several truck stops for showers are nearby; alcohol is not permitted with the following exception: we are going to have wine tasting both Friday and Saturday night. Go to centralwaagmuseum.org and download the directions, or just go to Union Gap and follow the signs as you head south out of town. Contact Doug Clark at email@example.com or 509-972-8771 for more info.
September 25-27, 2015 Mulino, OREGON TOW (Teardroppers of Oregon & Washington)Fall Brigade is held in a quaint vintage Oregon City Elks Lodge, a private, invite-only campground located about 15 miles South of Oregon City, OR; it’s a “dry” camp with power for medical reasons available (bring your outdoor extension cord if you need power); Friday night will be 8 can Taco Soup and an Appetizer Pot Luck, followed by good times in the lovely wood-heated lodge; Saturday will likely have some sort of tour or group event for those that like that kind of thing, there is antiquing in the city of Aurora; dinner will be a Pot Luck followed by a Dutch Raffle. For more info, e-mail FallBrigade@teardroptrailers.org
September 25-27, 2015 Crisfield, MARYLAND The Chesapeake Chapter of TearJerkers’Gathering at Jane’s Island State Park in Crisfield, MD ... details to be announced, in the meantime, mark your calendars and check the Chapter Topic on the TearJerkers’ Forum: http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7866
October 1-4, 2015 Lexington, KENTUCKY The Bluegrass Chapter of TearJerkers’Tears-a-Hoofin’ Fall Gathering at the Kentucky Horse Park Campgrounds in Lexington, KY; Campground info at http://kyhorsepark.com/visit/park-info-resources/khp-campground ... More info & complete details in the Chapter Topic on the TearJerkers’ Forum: http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=8005
October 1-4, 2015 Wellsboro, PENNSYLVANIA The Liberty Bell Chapter of TearJerkers’Fall Foliage Gathering at Hills Creek State Park in Wellsboro, PA; come see the beauty and Fall colors of Northern PA! The campground is only 25 minutes from Pine Creek Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of PA! More info from the Chapters’ section of the TJ Members Forum at http://www.tearjerkers.net/new_forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7867
October 2-4, 2015 near Donald, OREGON ROVT’s (Rollin’ Oldies Vintage Trailer Club)3rd Annual Champoeg Park Gathering at Champoeg State Park just outside of Donald, OR (north of Salem on I-5); reservations through Reserve America. Contact Ralph or Sherry Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org More info at http://www.rovt.org/events.htm
October 8-10, 2015 Fruita, UTAH Colorado Teardrop & Tiny Trailer Campers’2nd Reef Madness at the Fruita Campgrounds in Capitol Reef State Park, Fruita, UT ... further details to follow ... more info on the CT&TTC Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1562237447325596/
October 9-11, 2015 Lodi, CALIFORNIA Trailerfest 2015 at the Towerpark Marina KOA outside of Lodi, CA; full details on the event website at http://www.trailerfestrally.com/
October 23-25, 2015 Elysburg, PENNSYLVANIA The Liberty Bell Chapter or TearJerkers’Knoebels Hallo-fun Gathering at Knoebels Amusement Resort, Knoebels Blvd, Elysburg, PA; wind down the season with the popular Knoebel's gathering! Enjoy the park during their Halloween festivities! Roller coasters in the dark, haunted house, and great park food! We'll be congregating in the Texas Panhandle of the campground. Info: http://www.knoebels.com/index.php/camping
November 12-15, 2015 Pahrump, NEVADA Nevada Chapter of TearJerkers’ and Las Vegas Dutch Oven SocietyGrape Turkey 2.0 at Wine Ridge RV Park, in Pahrump, NV. $22/nite, reservations should be made directly with Winery Ridge: http://www.wineridgervresort.com (reservation code SPRING FLING). Wine tasitng Thurs. thru Sunday, waffle breakfast Fri. morning, potluck at 3:00 PM Saturday. More info at http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=61598