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

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.

 

CLARIFICATION OF NEW AMAZING RACE CHALLENGES

OUR LATEST FALL EVENT CHALLENGES WERE CONFUSING …..

The 2013 Amazing Camp-Race Race does end on Oct. 1, 2013.  The Prizes will be presented at our Fall Seminar Event in early October.  Any points earned after October 1 will count toward the 2014 Race.

The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival is after Oct. 1 and will not count in the 2013 Race.  The Sandhill Crane Migration might be witnessed before Oct. 1, but the peak amount of birds will probably be later in Oct. or even in Nov.  It varies some, year to year.

The Johnny Appleseed Festival comes before the Oct. 1 cutoff.  Covered bridges can be seen any time for the 3-point Activity Challenge.  The Midwest has a lot of them.  Parke County, IN claims 40.   There are many more in Indiana and Illinois and “The Bridges of Madison County”, Iowa were made famous by the 1992 novel.

Another of the Activity Challenges involves finding a puffball.  It is a fungi that grows on the forest floor.  They come in many sizes, from a marble  to a baseball.  Sometimes white or more tannish.  In their edible stage the inside is creamy white all the way through.  Slice them and fry in butter.  When they mature they are full of brown powdery spores, and definitely not edible.   Bump a ripe one and a cloud of spores puffs out the top.  More puffballs for next year.

fungi

One of many kinds of puffball

Bracket Fungi are found growing on dead logs.  They may be large or small, and sometimes are alone or in groups.  They help recycle the dead wood on the forest floor.  Not edible.

bracket fungus

Bracket Fungi may be alone or in groups.