OVERVIEW OF DAY’S ACTIVITIES OCT 10 FESTIVAL

 

You  are  invited …

CAMP-LAND’S FALL RV FESTIVAL

For the Love of Camping

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th

DOORS OPEN AT 8:30 A.M. CDT

A FULL DAY OF FREE FUN & COMRADERIE

FOR CHICAGOLAND / MICHIANA CAMPING ENTHUSIASTS

COME EARLY — DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYSFREE LED Camping Lanterns for the first 25  families through our doors.

         FREE COUNTY LINE ORCHARD DONUTS & COFFEE   8:30 – 10:00 AM                                 

SEMINARS – Topics of interest to all RV’ers 9:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M

      Everything from resident Indiana Dunes reptiles to maintaining your RV  (Door prizes)

FREE PIG ROAST with Live Music – (Pork, chicken, hot dogs, dessert & soda)

      Lunch will be served 12:30 – 2:00 P.M

 

ENTERTAINING AFTERNOON PROGRAMS –  GRAND DESIGN, FOUR-WINDS & COACHMEN APEX Product Presentations  (11 am – 2 pm)   

NEW THIS YEARHOOTS TO HOWLS Wildlife Program featuring live native owls. Campers of all ages will love this. 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

BRING THE FAMILY – SUPERVISED KID ACTIVITIES (Crafts, games & face painting)  ALL DAY                       

ALL DAY –

    * FREE RV SHOW – 200 NEW & USED RVs OPEN all day for browsing & buying. See new products from Grand Design, Jayco, Winnebago Four winds..  Fall RV Deals you won’t believe! 

            BLOWOUT PRICES on remaining 2015  Model RVs.  All RV buyers on Festival Day will get to jump into the MONEY BOOTH to grab as much Camp-Land Cash as you can.

    *10% OFF ALL PARTS & ACCESSORIES

    *JOIN FELLOW CAMPERS AROUND OUR CAMPFIRE

 

 

 

OCT 10 FALL FESTIVAL SEMINAR SCHEDULE

PRELIMINARY SEMINAR SCHEDULE

9:00 A.M.          PREPARE YOUR RV FOR THE OFF-SEASON – WATER SYSTEMS AND BEYOND.  Proper storage of your unit during the winter months involves more than just putting anti-freeze in the water system!  Join us as one of our certified technicians speaks about the importance of ALL aspects of maintenance to prepare for the off season.  Our helpful tips will help you to protect your investment and help ensure you are ready to camp when the warm weather returns.

 

10:00 A.M.        ENHANCING YOUR CAMPING EXPERIENCE.  Dave Voelker from NTP/Stag (the largest RV parts and accessory distributor in the country) will present the following:

  • Winterizing and Storage Products.  Dave will present products that will keep dampness, odor, rodents and others out of your RV while it’s stored for winter.
  • Extending Your Camping Season. – Dave will tell you how you can camp longer in the Fall and earlier in the Spring. During this segment Dave will present heated accessories.
  • New Camping Gadgets. -.Dave will show you the newest camping inventions.

                          

10:30 A.M.        UNDERSTANDING RV ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. Ever wonder how your electrical systems work in your RV?  Join us as one of our certified RV technicians explains the difference between 12 volt DC and the 120 volt AC systems.  We’ll help you understand how your electric devices are powered and we’ll also show you some tips to help you get the most enjoyment and longevity from your electrical system.  Stop blowing fuse and tripping breakers – join us for this information packed session.

 

 

11:30 A.M.        “ASK A TECH” SESSION – a crowd favorite.  The only dumb question is the one not asked.  Your maintenance and technical questions will be answered by one of our certified service technicians. (So write ‘em down and bring ‘em in.)

 

12:00 P.M.        SCALES AND TALESBrad Bumgardner, Interpretive Naturalist at the Indiana State Park will present “Scales and Tales”.  Meet some of the resident Indiana Dunes reptiles up close, as well as the stories behind them during this 30-minute program.  A good program, expecially if you’re uncomfortable around these critters.

BRIEF OUTLINE OF FALL FESTIVAL EVENTS

QUICK SUMMARY OF DAY’S EVENTS OCT 10

8:30 AM, CDT  — DOORS OPEN

Doorbuster Giveaways – First 25 families thru the doors receive FREE LED Camping Lantern.  FREE donuts and coffee in the seminar area

9 AM – 12:30 PM – CAMPING KNOW-HOW SEMINARS

Prepare Your RV for the Off-Season; Enhancing your Camping Experience; Understanding RV Electrical Systems; “Ask a Tech” Session; SCALES & TALES – A Naturalist will introduce you to resident Indian Dunes Reptiles.

12:30 – 2:00 PM – LUNCH –  FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

PORK, CHICKEN, HOT DOGS, DESSERT, SODA & CIDER

2:00 – 3:00 PM  “HOOTS AND HOWLS” NATURE PROGRAM

Get acquainted up close and personal with some of Indiana’s big birds.  Campers of all ages will enjoy this presentation on native wildlife species and habitat.

ALL DAY

SUPERVISED ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

ALL 200 RV OPEN FOR BROWSING and BUYING.  (RV buyers get to jump into the MONEY BOOTH to grab as much Camp-Land CASH as you can!)

COME ENJOY A FUN-FILLED DAY AT CAMP-LAND

NEWS ABOUT FALL FESTIVAL OCT 10

NATURE PROGRAMS AT FALL FESTIVAL

SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR — We have a couple of entertaining Nature Programs

scheduled for our Fall Festival this year.compressed owl

SCALES and TALES

Brad Bumgardner, Interpretive Naturalist at the Indiana State Park will present “Scales and Tales”.  Meet some of the resident Indiana Dunes reptiles up close, as well as the stories behind them during this 30-minute program. 

HOOTS TO HOWLS

Get acquainted up close and personal with some of Indiana’s big birds.  Kim Hoover, State Licensed rehabber and wildlife educator,  from “Hoots to Howls” Wildlife Rehab Center will present an entertaining and educational program featuring live native Owls.  Campers of all ages will enjoy Kim’s presentation on native wildlife species and habitat.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO …..

The FREE PIG ROAST, LIVE MUSIC, CAMPING KNOW-HOW SEMINARS, KIDS ACTIVITIES, DOORBUSTER PRIZES, MORNING COFFEE & DONUTS, CAMPFIRE POPCORN & COMRADERY, 200 RVs OPEN FOR BROWSING, ETC.

MORE DETAILS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS

 

ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL COMING OCT. 10

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for OCT.10

Camp-Land’s 6th Annual Fall Festival will be on  Saturday October 10.  We have a big day planned for the whole family.  Educational seminars of interest to newcomers to RV’ing as well as veterans.  Also, representatives of RV manufacturers will be here to answer your questions.  We have added some new CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS that will be entertaining and informative.  There will be supervised activities for KIDS and a new NATURE PROGRAM that will interest campers of all ages.  And , of course, the ever popular ………

FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

Who doesn’t like a FREE meal, entertainment and a campfire?  There will be plenty of free time to just relax and enjoy the comradery of fellow camping enthusiasts around the campfire.

 WATCH FOR DETAILS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Watch our website and this blog  over the coming days for more details and a complete schedule of the day’s events.

 

CAMP-LAND’S DAY OF FUN, FOOD AND CAMPING SEMINARS SAT APRIL 25

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SPRING CELEBRATION & SEMINARS

SATURDAY APRIL 25  •  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, CDT

DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYS (for the first 20 Families through the door)

FREE coffee & donuts.  8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

FREE Camping Know-How presentations & Door Prizes – 9:00 AM till Noon
Getting your RV ready for the season, “The National Lakeshore” presented by a National Park Ranger , New developments in Camping Gadgets.

250 RVs open all day for browsing.
Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to answer questions

Enjoy the fellowship of other camping enthusiasts all day around the campfire
(or indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate)

Timely specials on selected items in our parts & accessory dept. as well as 10%  OFF all other accessory purchases.

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CAMP-LAND’S FALL FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS

We couldn’t have picked a worse day, weatherwise, than Sat. Oct 4 for our Annual Fall Festival.  It was cold, rainy and windy!2014 Fall Festival0013

But cold, wind and rain can not stop campers from doing their thing.  We had an all-time record crowd and everyone I talked to seemed to be having a good time.

There was a line waiting at the door at 8:30 and the parking lot was overflowing onto the grass with cars till 5 o’clock in the afternoon.  Twenty-two dozen donuts lasted till

shortly after noon (apple-cinnamon ran out before the glazed pumpkin).  Hot cider was very popular.  The first seminar on, “Getting your RV Ready for Winter”, was well2014 Fall Festival00012014 Fall Festival0004

attended and Camp-Land’s Fred Dooley did his usual great job of explaining the importance of doing it right.

Many attendees stayed all forenoon and, joined by a steady flow of newcomers (and one very patient and well-behaved dog), were on hand for other seminars on electronic

devices, roof materials and maintenance.  The always-popular, “Ask a Tech” session generated a lot of good discussion.
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Meanwhile, children were busy with their own supervised fun.  Getting their faces painted was the most popular activity.
The pigs had been roasting all forenoon and the lunch break was a lot of fun, in spite of the weather.  Mostly, we moved indoors, but some brave souls stayed outdoors underthe tent.
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Indoors, the chairs were rearranged and tables moved in for eating.  The popular and very talented NW Indiana band, “Barking Moonbats” provided live music during lunch, and

after.  They included a lot of top songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that were a big hit with the audience.
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The afternoon was busy looking through all the RVs on display and with test drives of Motorhomes and test towing of trailers.  Michigan City Dodge had a group of beautiful

Dodge trucks on display that were equipped for towing. A representative of Michigan City Dodge was present to answer questions about towing and the Winnebago Trend motorhome

that is built on the Dodge Ram chassis.

Most visitors stayed late into the afternoon, listening to the music or mostly looking at the interiors of RVs.  It was a chance to really relax inside a unit and imagine what

it would be like to spend weekends and vacations living in it.  Motorhomes and 5th wheels got a lot of attention.  Probably the single most-visited unit was the new Reflection

travel trailer just introduced by Grand Design RV.
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All in all, it was the best-attended Fall Festival we have ever had.  It is our way of saying “Thank You” to the Chicagoland-NW Indiana camping community that has supported

Camp-Land for over 50 years.

ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL & SEMINAR DAY

SATURDAY APRIL 26 IS THE DAY — Camp-Land’s SPRING FESTIVAL & SEMINAR DAY is coming  Saturday April 26.  250  new and used RVs will be OPEN all day for browsing.  Manufacturer’s Representatives from several  of our RV manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions. 

Seminars will all be held in the forenoon.  The doors open and Free donuts and coffee will be available at 8:30 AM, CDT.  Seminars will start promptly at 9 AM and continue until noon.  Subjects to be covered include Getting your RV ready for the season, Updating your current Camper and New developments in trailer hitches.  Door prizes will be given after each presentation.

There will be plenty of opportunity for comraderie with other RV enthusiasts.  FREE LUNCH will be served from Noon till 2:00 PM.  As a special treat, Staci & Lindsey will be making pudgy pies over the campfire and sharing them with visitors.

Our Parts & Accessory Dept. will have some timely specials on selected items as well as a 10% discount on all purchases during the day.

MARK SATURDAY APRIL 26 ON YOUR CALENDAR

HUNDREDS CAME FOR CAMP-LAND’S FESTIVAL OF CAMPING

Camp Land Fall Festival Seminar

There was a line waiting when the doors opened at 8:30 on Sat. Oct 12.  By the time  the first seminar started at 9:00 am, nearly 100 people were roaming the lot looking at RVs.  A few dozen settled in for donuts and coffee and the first seminar on winterizing your RV.  Some folks attended nearly every seminar and others drifted in and out, catching a seminar here and there, roaming the lot in between.  It was very relaxed and everyone seemed to be having fun.  2013 Festival00072013 Festival0003

 

 

 

 

The pigs were roasting on the spit, and some of the kids were having fun learning a new craft.  The Seminars continued, with presentations on TV satellite systems for RVs, RV appliances and how to keep your RV from developing roof leaks.  There was a lot of friendly camping conversation around our campfire, which, like most campfires, smoked a little bit. 

Background music was provided by, “Rick and Donny”, the popular NW Indiana accoustic guitar act.  Their rendition of Beetles favorites and other

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popular songs was just right for the outdoors, campsite atmosphere.

The elevated rear patio of the Grand Design Momentum Toy Hauler 5th Wheel made a perfect stage for their performance.

Everyone enjoyed a fine lunch of roast pork, baked beans, potato salad and dessert.

Representatives of RV manufacturers were mingling and chatting with campers all day, as were some members of the press.  During a short noon intermission, the President of Grand Design RV, Don Clark, cut the ribbon and presented the keys to Camp-Land management for the 1000th Solitude 5th Wheel Camper manufactured at the new Grand Design plant in Middlebury, IN.

As the beautiful, sunshine-filled day came to a close, a number of visitors came to me to express their appreciation for the day’s hospitality and events.  That means a lot to me and especially to all the members of the Camp-Land team who spent many long hours planning and preparing for the Festival.  Thank you all for coming.

 

 

CAMP-LAND’S FALL FESTIVAL SAT OCT 12

FREE DAY OF FUN FOR CAMPERS – SAT OCT 12

FOR THE LOVE OF CAMPING, please come enjoy the day with other Chicago-NW Indiana area campers at our Fall Festival and Seminars at Camp-Land RV on I-94 & US 20,  Burns Harbor, Indiana.  Festivities start at 8:30 am, CDT, with the first 20 families thru the doors receiving a DOOR-BUSTER FREE GIFT of 2 camp chairs (retail value of over $100).  FREE donuts and coffee at 8:30.  Seminars start at 9:00 am.  Free RV SHOW all day (230 new and used RVs open for browsing).  The winner of the $1000 Grand Prize of the AMAZING CAMP-LAND RV RACE will be announced.  THE PIG WILL BE ROASTING ALL FORENOON and will be served  at NOON.  Live music and the comraderie with other campers.  FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS AND SEMINAR SCHEDULE PLEASE GO TO:  http://www.camplandrv.com/fallseminar.jsp  Come j0in the fun.  Plenty of FREE parking.