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    • 7 Feb 2021
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    • 14 Feb 2021
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    • Vidalia, Louisiana


    Bayou Blue Birds

    Invites You to

    Love Birds on the River!!!

    February 7th thru 14th


    Call River View RV

    http://www.riverviewrvpark.com/

    Vidalia, LA 

    318-336-1400

    Tell them Blue Birds


    We would like to invite everyone to this event. Food fun friends and lots of sites to see. The Natchez Mardi Gras parade was excellent last year and we are working on getting a few birds in the parade!



    So far the rally has doubled in participation since its inception. This is a great gathering with a pot luck almost every night. We celebrate Valentines day and get to attend a Mardi Gras parade across the river in Natchez Miss. We usually take a little road trip to someplace great to eat and watch the barges and boats cruise down the river at almost eye level. I think most that come make reservations for the entire week but feel free to come and stay as long as you like. When you call to make reservations just tell em I'm Coming in Feb with the Bayou Blue Birds for the Love Birds on the Mississippi Rally. I hope to see you there !!


    Mark C Rabalais

    vettehead45@yahoo.com





    • 14 Apr 2021
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    • 18 Apr 2021
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    • 6001 South Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

    Birds at the Beach

     The dates for 2021 are April 14th to 18th, come early and stay late. You can make your reservations now by calling Ocean Lakes, 877-510-1413.

    MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM 

    “BIRDS AT THE BEACH”


    Happy Beach Birds


    Happy Beach Bird's Hosts

    Bryan and Karen Altier

    Altierb@bellsouth.net





    • 16 Apr 2021
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    • 19 Apr 2021
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    • Cottonwood, AZ

    AZ Hot Birds

    Dead Horse Ranch State Park 

    April 16-19, 2021



    This is one of those places that is so beautiful you need to make reservations a year in advance!
    (trust me we learned the hard way last year)
    so make your reservations ASAP, we'll be in the Quail Loop;

    https://azstateparks.com/dead-horse/...ad-horse-ranch

    675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326


    - Located outside Cottonwood at 3300' elevation
    - Latitude: 34.753082 Longitude: -112.022116
    - fishing lake shore, dock or non-motorized boat
    - hiking & biking trails
    - horse back riding
    - close to the mining town of Gerome
    - Paddle trails on the Verde River
    - Out of Africa!
    - Cabins ($60/night)

    You can get an RV slot and/or rent a cabin for the in-laws 




    Michael & Tami Putz

    eMail=Mike.Putz@cox.net 




    • 2 May 2021
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    • 6 May 2021
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    • Oliver Springs, TN

    Vintage Birds

    2021 Windrock Rally

    May 2- May 6, 2021

    Windrock Off-Road Park

    Oliver Springs, TN

    (just northwest of Knoxville, TN)


    Check-in May 2nd. Checkout May 6th (You may be able to come early but you will have check out on May 6th as they have their big spring Jeep Fest starting that date.) That gives us 3 full days on the trails which should be enough to test your skill.

    These dates should allow you to head to Morel Mushroom Fest and then around through the UP to Shipshewana. Maybe we can a rolling rally…details to follow.

    Make your RV site reservation SOON at windrockpark.com

    RV sites are $43/night and you need a trail permit which runs less than $20/person/day


    Several have already made reservations. Contact Randy Shrimplin at RShrimp@Yahoo.Com if you’re interested

    They have about 10 full hookup RV sites available for those dates. Unlimited Dry camping is also available (Generators OK); They rent UTV's


    There are 2 Jeep Badge of Honor trails on the property if you are into that.

    Trails are rated from Easy to "Oh He11 No" so there is a trail for everything mild to wild.


    At this time, no additional activities are planned but I am sure we can think of something.

    Once you reserve a site please let us know so we can keep a head count!!

    Randy Shrimplin at RShrimp@Yahoo.Com


    • 13 May 2021
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    • 16 May 2021
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    • Muscoda WI


    Vintage Birds

    Morel Mushroom Fest

    May 13-16, 2021



    Back by popular demand is the Muscoda WI “Fungus Fest”. Muscoda is in the southwest corner of the state one hour west of Madison and an hour east of the Mississippi River; on the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River. Come join us for the one weekend of the year that the town is alive! Ok, it’s always alive but normally there is not too much going on.



    This could very well be the best small-town fest in the state. Things going on this weekend: Indian Effigy Mound Tours, Horseshoe tournament, Village wide yard sales, Craft fair, Winery tours, Buying and selling of Morels, Chili Cook Off, Fireman's Steak Feed late Saturday afternoon, Fireworks Saturday night, Saturday night band on patio at downtown bar, Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning, Parade, UW Band members, and much more.



    We will be camping at the Muscoda Sportsman's Club, 18849 Sportsmen Drive, Muscoda WI 53573. Each site has 30 amp and water. A dump station is located a few blocks away. Arrival date is Thursday May 14th, departure Monday May 18th.



    Tentative Schedule

    Thursday

    Arrive, pot luck supper or we'll go out

    Friday

    Fresh cheese curds at Meister Cheese, Biscuits and Gravy at Unique Café, explore the area, hunt mushrooms.

    Saturday

    Craft Fair, Chili Cookoff, Indian Effigy Mounds Tour, winery tours, firemen’s steak feed, fireworks, live band at Sportsmen’s Bar. (not in campground)

    Sunday

    Pancake breakfast, Fest continues, Parade, (and yes your bus can be in the parade), Supper at Dragon Buffet

    Monday

    Farewell but the Village Campground will be empty if you want to extend your stay.


    If you have not been following Dan and Liz Harris travel blog may I suggest you do so; it is a good read. Dan has a gift for writing and there is an entry of the May 2018 Fest. Dan and Liz have the honor of driving the first Wanderlodge in the Fest parade. See: www.arewewhereyet.us


    Although not billed as an official 2018 rally, Dan and Liz Harris took in the Morel Mushroom Fest in 2018. They have the honor of being the first ever Bluebird in the history of the parade.

    So Let’s Not Let Dan & Liz Be The First

     And Last Parade Bird!!



    Rally Hosts

    Gary and Molly Shilling



    Email: gmshilling72@gmail.com


    Gary (608 739-1296)





    Arrive Thursday May 13th, depart Monday May 16th

    Rally Fee includes 4 nights camping @$120.00 per coach. Each site has 30 amp and water.

    Campsite location:

    Muscoda Sportsman's Club

    18849 Sportsmen Drive

    Muscoda, WI 53573



    Please send check and following information

    Name___________________________________________________

    Address____________________________________________

    ____________________________________________

    Phone ____________________________________________

    Email___________________________________________________

    The Rally fee, which includes 4 nights camping, is per coach $120.00

    Please make checks payable to Gary Shilling, 

    Mail by April 15th to:

    Gary Shilling

    23369 Gingers Drive

    Muscoda, WI 53573-5542


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    • 9 Jun 2021
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    • 13 Jun 2021
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    • Shipshewana North Campground, Shipshewana, Indiana


    2021 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally


    We are planning another Shipshewana mini Rally beginning Wednesday June 9, 2021 until Sunday June 13, 2021 in Shipshewana Indiana. The Rally Location will once again be the Shipshewana North Campground and Cabins (wanabees note, there are a few cabins available here). The website for the campground is 

    http://www.shipshewanacampgroundnorth.com 

    and the phone number is (260) 768-7770. Ask for Uma or Sam and tell them you are with the Bluebird Group. You can also drop my name if need be. 

    PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY PHONE AS THERE ARE ADVANTAGES FOR BLUEBIRDS MAKING PHONE RESERVATIONS. ON-LINE RESERVATIONS HAVE SOME STRINGS ATTACHED. DON’T MAKE RESERVATIONS ON LINE.

    This is an older campground with mostly 30 amp sites, but a few 50 Amp pull through sites are available. Hopefully we have planned it early enough that we won’t need much air conditioning. We really like this campground as it is quiet and has an ice cream store right on the site. They really like us too.

    For the 2020 rally, we eliminated all planned activities and had a good time visiting with old and new friends. For now, that will also be the plan for the 2021 rally.


    We don’t have awards, and we don’t plan tech sessions. We plan nothing because this is the Rally where the Boys go shopping. You read it right, there are several, many, a bunch of surplus stores within striking distance, and we come back with car fulls of RV trinkets. Some spend thousands, others spend some. The girls, if they trust us to be alone with credit cards, go to town with their own credit cards and shop in all of the quaint little Amish shops. 

    Shipshewana also has a huge flea market every week on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can google that to get the details if you are interested. You may have to come early to go there, but don’t spend all of your money there because there are other, better things to buy. 

    This location offers other services. 

    National RV Refrigeration. Many ‘Bird owners can’t say enough about Leon. Each year Leon works on several Bluebirds. He’s the go to guy for refrigerator problems as several Woggers can attest. His price is more than fair, he does a really good job, and he’s right next door to the campground. He does air conditioners too. His website is http://www.fixyourfridge.com. If you have a need here, call Leon for an appointment and to make sure he has enough time to get what you need.

    Stuarts Service in Elkhart is an authorized HWH repair facility. The website is http://www.rvleveling.com. You really need to call ahead here for an appointment as it seems they have limited hours. The phone number is on the website.

    Ramco Mirrors is close by in Elkhart, and bird mirrors have been rebuilt here.

    Mr. Wrench Service and Repair 260-768-4216 is a Powertech Service Center


    There are also lots of other RV related manufacturers around the Elkhart area and this is only a half hour away. Lambright’s for furniture is a popular spot, and Bradd and Hall is also nearby. 

    Check the display ad section of your FMCA magazine for information.


    Looking forward to seeing you there !!!



    __________________
    David Styf




    • 21 Jul 2021
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    • 26 Jul 2021
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    • 300 E Albany St, Oswego, NY


    2021 Oswego Harborfest

    July 21-26, 2021

    at Oswego Speedway



    Rally Fee includes-

    • 4 or 5 nights full hookup camping (Thu thru Mon )
    • Wednesday July 21 optional early arrival with fish dinner and live music Sponsored by Wilkins RV
    • Continental breakfast Thursday through Monday-Sunday full breakfast sponsored by Burdick's RV
    • Social hour including frozen drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks, information and door prizes on Thursday July 22 at 4:30 pm. bring a hardy snack to share
    • Trolley passes included ($6 value) trolley comes to our lot
    • Farewell pizza dinner and ice cream Sunday July 25 evening


    Harborfest highlights -

    • Fort Ontario, Maritime Museum, and other attractions

    • Named one of the top one hundred events for group travel by the American Bus Association

    • Rated top 10 in USA fireworks show

    • Juried arts and crafts

    • Music and entertainment on three main stages plus other locations though town

    • 30+ bands classic rock, country, blues and jazz

    • Midway and street vendors

    • Optional Friday fishing charter call Jim Miller ASAP to reserve


    The Harborfest Rally will be followed by the Northeast Area Rally in Syracuse NY. Make your reservations for both early to ensure a great time in Central New York


    www.oswegoharborfest.com

    Early arrivals are Wednesday after 12:00 PM.

    Jim & Sherry Miller 607-898-4701

    Tom & Sharon Roule 585-346-6567

    Butch & Marty Charpentier  315-415-7223

    Harold Wollaber 716-662-4118

    hwollaber@aol.com

    Rich & Charlotte Burrell 607-745-4861

    Rburrell@twcny.rr.com

    Roy Bennett & Annie Welton 585-519-3341

     slopoke5625@gmail.com

    Paul & Sandy Hallagan 315-762-3865

    11highwayman@gmail.com


     










    Harborfest 2021 Rally Itinerary


    Wednesday, July 21 

    Early admission after 12:00 PM ($35.00 extra)

    Fish dinner @ 5:00PM. Bring your own tableware and beverage.

    Live Music

    Thursday, July 22 

    8:00 AM to 9 AM- Coffee and Delicacies 

    4:00PM Social hour/ heavy hors d’oeuvres to pass (bring a favorite) Frozen drinks, rum punch, beer, wine, soda, meatballs and sausage provided. Door prizes and rally info

    7:00 PM Harborfest begins.

    Friday, July 23

    8:00 to 9:00 AM -Coffee and Delicacies

    Day on your own

    Saturday, July 24

    8:00 to 9:00 AM- Coffee and Delicacies

    Craft session- TBA

    Day on your own (Fireworks tonight)

    Sunday, July 25

    8:00 to 9:00 AM-Breakfast Buffet eggs, pancakes and sausage.

    Day on your own

    6:30 Pizza and Ice Cream Social

    Monday, July 26 

    8:00 to 9:00 AM-Coffee and Delicacies and

    FAREWELL! We hope you had a wonderful

    time. Must depart by noon or pay the racetrack to stay.

    • PLEASE, bring your own coffee cup in the morning.

    • Groups that want to park together must arrive together no exceptions.

    Directions: Enter Oswego on Rt. 481 turn right on E Bridge Street turn right on City Line Rd at the light for Lowes turn right on E Albany St

    GPS address 300 E Albany St Oswego NY

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    OSWEGO HARBORFEST RALLY

    July 21-26, 2021

    Names: _________________________________ 

    FMCA Number_________


    Phone: ____________

    email: _______________

    Chapter Name____________


    Costs: Rally Fee 4 nights/5 days camping $145.00 (2 people)

    with full 30/50 amp power, water and sewer $130.00 (1 person)


    Subtotal ___________

    Number of additional people: ____ X $15.00 = ___________

    Wednesday arrival day: Single $30.00 

    Couple $ 35.00= ___________

    Amount enclosed ___________

    RSVP by 7/10/2021 and make checks payable to: Jim Miller

    590 Stevens Road

    Freeville, NY 13068

    If mailed before 2/1/2021 please date check 2/1/2021 I will not be cashing checks until we are confident that state and local regulations covering Covid-19 will permit rally. Sites in the campground will be reserved in the order received. We expect to sell out of full hookup sites.

    Jim & Sherry Miller









    • 9 Aug 2021
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    • 13 Aug 2021
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    • Amana, Iowa

     Vintage Birds Summer Midwest Rally

    Save the date

    August 9th-13th  


    AMANA COLONIES

    Amana Iowa

    Registration information to follow soon

    Join Mike, Lorri, Gary and Molly as we explore the Amana Colonies which are designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Step back in time to a simpler day. Shopping, crafts stores, wineries, breweries, woolen mill, restaurants, biking trails, and much more are waiting for us to discover. Need your jacks fixed? HWH is an hour away.

    Hosted by

     Mike & Lorri Kneeland

     Gary & Molly Shilling

    Mike dmkx@brainerd.net 

    212 820-6922

    Gary gmshilling72@gmail.com   

    608 739-1296


    Amana RV Park Amana, IA






    • 13 Oct 2021
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    • 17 Oct 2021
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    • Pine Mountain,GA

     WOG Pine Mountain Rally

    October 13 to 17, 2021

    Go to: https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com for more info.


    Pine Mountain RV Resort
    8804 Hamilton Road, Highway 27
    Pine Mountain, GA 31822




    • 25 Oct 2021
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    • 29 Oct 2021
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    • Brunswick Georgia Rally

    Vintage Birds Rally

    SAVE THE DATE & RESERVE

    YOUR SITE TODAY

    Brunswick Georgia Rally

    Vintage Birds Annual Meeting

     October 25 to 29, 2021

    Coastal GA RV Resort

    287 South Port Parkway

    Brunswick, GA 31523       912 264-3869



    St Simon’s Light House & Museum

     


    Lady Jane Shrimpin Excursion



    Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

    WE HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME

    WE ARE GOING BACK!!!


     

    Please direct questions to:

    Gary Shilling Rally VP 608-739-1296

    Email: gmshilling72@gmail.com




    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Call

    Coastal GA RV Resort to make your Reservation

    287 South Port Parkway

    Brunswick GA 31523

    912 264 3869

    Club Name: Vintage Birds Rally Dates:

    Begins: October 25, Ends: October 29, 2021

    Date you plan to arrive____________________________________________

    Date you plan to depart____________________________________________

    Deposit amount of $42.84 (tax included) will be charged to your credit card when you call.




Past events

13 Jan 2021 RALLY AT THE AIRFIELD
9 Jan 2021 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
26 Oct 2020 Brunswick Georgia Rally
14 Oct 2020 WOG Pine Mountain Rally Oct 2020
11 Sep 2020 Lonestar Rally
9 Sep 2020 Bluebird's End of Summer Rally at Ludington, Michigan
2 Jul 2020 Fourth Annual Hood River Rally
15 Jun 2020 FOURTH ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
3 Jun 2020 2020 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
22 May 2020 9th Annual AZ Hot Birds Kaibab Lake Rally
28 Feb 2020 Arizona Hot Birds Picacho Peak State Park
27 Feb 2020 USA Luxury Coach Rally
19 Feb 2020 Florida Flywheeler's 2020 (2 of 2)
16 Feb 2020 Bayou Blue Birds Invites You to Love Birds on the River !!
10 Feb 2020 Lake Havasu Rally
15 Jan 2020 Florida Flywheeler's 2020 (1 of 2)
11 Jan 2020 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
13 Dec 2019 Lonestar Birds Rally at Kerrville
22 Nov 2019 White Tanks Rally
31 Oct 2019 Lonestar Birds Rally at Waco
22 Oct 2019 Bluebird Family of Friends Fall Rally
16 Oct 2019 WOG Pine Mountain Rally Oct 2019
2 Oct 2019 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally in Red River, New Mexico
12 Sep 2019 TASTE OF NEW PALTZ
12 Sep 2019 Lonestar Birds Rally at Galveston
5 Sep 2019 Bluebird End of Summer Rally at Ludington, Michigan
28 Jul 2019 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Boothbay, Maine
14 Jul 2019 Vintage Birds 2019 Pennsylvania Wilds Rally
2 Jul 2019 Third Annual Hood River Rally
17 Jun 2019 THIRD ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
16 Jun 2019 Bluebird Family of Friends Rolling Gatherings
5 Jun 2019 2019 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
24 May 2019 8th Annual AZ Hot Birds Kaibab Lake Rally
16 May 2019 Vintage Birds Morel Mushroom Fest in Muscoda WI
27 Apr 2019 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in Maggie Valley
12 Apr 2019 Highlights of 2019 April Bluebonnet Rally
12 Apr 2019 2019 April Bluebonnet Rally
10 Apr 2019 Highlights of Birds at the Beach
10 Apr 2019 Birds at the Beach
29 Mar 2019 AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - March 29-31
13 Mar 2019 Vintage Birds Rally in a Rally in the Valley
23 Feb 2019 Highlights of Bayou Blue Birds Love Birds on the River !!
23 Feb 2019 Bayou Blue Birds Invites You to Love Birds on the River !!
20 Feb 2019 Florida Flywheeler's 2019
11 Feb 2019 Lake Havasu Rally
12 Jan 2019 Highlights of Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
12 Jan 2019 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
14 Dec 2018 Highlights of Lone Star Birds Christmas Rally
14 Dec 2018 Lone Star Birds Christmas Rally
9 Nov 2018 Highlights of White Tanks Rally
9 Nov 2018 White Tanks Rally
17 Oct 2018 Highlights of WOG Pine Mountain rally Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 WOG Pine Mountain rally Oct 2018
9 Oct 2018 Highlights of Family of Friends Annual Meeting Rally
9 Oct 2018 Family of Friends Annual Meeting Rally
1 Oct 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
1 Oct 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
23 Sep 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Cape Cod, Massachusetts
23 Sep 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Cape Cod, Massachusetts
6 Sep 2018 End of Summer Rally at Ludington, Michigan
30 Jul 2018 Highlights of 2ND ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
30 Jul 2018 2ND ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
15 Jul 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Detroit, Michigan
15 Jul 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Detroit, Michigan
5 Jul 2018 Highlights of Hood River Rally
5 Jul 2018 Hood River Rally
6 Jun 2018 2018 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
26 May 2018 7th Annual AZ Hot Birds Kaibab Lake Rally
29 Apr 2018 Highlights of Rally in Maggie Valley
29 Apr 2018 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in Maggie Valley
18 Apr 2018 Highlights of Birds at the Beach
18 Apr 2018 Birds at the Beach
12 Apr 2018 Highlights of 2018 April Bluebonnet Rally
12 Apr 2018 2018 April Bluebonnet Rally
6 Apr 2018 Highlights from AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8
6 Apr 2018 AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8
21 Feb 2018 Highlights of Florida Flywheeler's 2018
21 Feb 2018 Florida Flywheeler's 2018
12 Feb 2018 Highlights of Lake Havasu Fireworks
12 Feb 2018 Lake Havasu Fireworks
4 Feb 2018 HighLights of Love Birds on the River !!
4 Feb 2018 Love Birds on the River !!
28 Jan 2018 Highlights of The Birds of a Feather From One Extreme to the Other Rally #2
28 Jan 2018 The Birds of a Feather From One Extreme to the Other Rally #2
20 Jan 2018 Highlights of Birds of a Feather 2018 Annual Q Rally
20 Jan 2018 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
23 Oct 2017 Highlights of Vintage Birds “Return to the Valley”
23 Oct 2017 Vintage Birds “Return to the Valley”
26 Jul 2017 Vintage Birds & Pen-NY Mixer Rally Oswego Harborfest
30 Apr 2017 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in the Valley
23 Oct 2016 Highlights of Vintage Birds Emerald Coast Rally
23 Oct 2016 Vintage Birds Emerald Coast Rally
25 Jul 2016 Highlights from Vintage Birds Oshkosh & UP Michigan 2016
24 Jul 2016 Vintage Birds-Bluebird Chapter “Fly-In” to Oshkosh, WI & the U-P
27 May 2016 Highlights of WATERLOO REMEMBERS RALLY
27 May 2016 WATERLOO REMEMBERS RALLY
11 May 2016 Highlights of Fungus Fest
11 May 2016 Morel Mushroom Fest in Muscoda WI
4 Aug 2013 Highlights from Door County, WI Rally
4 Aug 2013 Door County Rally 2013

All information is believed to be correct, however, all questions concerning rally information presented on this web site should be addressed to the Rally Host.

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