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Door County Rally 2013

  • 4 Aug 2013
  • 9 Aug 2013
  • Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin


  • Rally Fee

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Door County, WI Rally Sun. Aug. 4 – Fri. Aug. 9, 2013 
(Immediately following the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, WI Fly In) 
All Birds Welcome! 
Hosts Jane and Gregg Gesse

Come join us in beautiful Door County surrounded by Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Door county has something for everyone to enjoy – locally grown cherries, salmon fishing, art galleries, shopping, fish boils, cheese houses, wineries and breweries, Washington Island, hiking, kayaking, biking, plays, concerts in the park, golf, dining out, picnics by the lake, sailing, antique shopping, lighthouses, and the world famous Al Johnson’s Swedish Pancake Restaurant with the goats on the roof just to mention a few. 

Baileys Harbor is a lovely little lakeside town conveniently located within a short car ride to everything Door County has to offer. Located just about 125 miles from Oshkosh, WI, the Door County Rally is a great rally to combine with the Oshkosh Fly In ending on August 4
th. Whether you have been to Door County before or not, come join us for a great time. 

Check-in is Sunday August 4th from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. Immediately following check-in is happy hour (bring your own drink). Appetizers will be provided. Dinner is on your own. 

Monday begins with bring your own coffee, tea, or juice to the hall for light breakfast and short planning session. For those interested, we have a get acquainted with Door Co trolley tour planned – Dutch Treat. We will car pool to the trolley station for a 2 hour tour of Door Co. This tour is a quick overview of some of the sights. Lunch is on your own. For dinner, if Captain Jane and First Mate Gregg have been successful salmon fishing, we will grill fresh salmon caught locally in Lake Michigan. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish to contribute. Those who do not eat salmon are welcome to bring a burger or piece of chicken or whatever to grill. Dessert will be provided. 

Tuesday again begins with bring your own coffee, tea, or juice to the hall for a light breakfast and short planning session. We encourage you to visit many of the wonderful county and state parks today. Cave Point County Park and White Fish Dunes State Parks are nearby as is Peninsula State Park. Cave Point is my favorite. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a great day by the water. If you paint, you do not want to miss the beauty of Cave Point Park. If you like to hike or take nature walks, you’ll enjoy these parks. Dinner is on your own. 

Wednesday begins with bring your own coffee, tea, or juice and a light breakfast as everyone joins to make their plans for the day. For those ladies interested in checking out the unique shops in the various little towns, I have planned today for shopping. Guys are welcome to join us or make plans to go out on a charter boat to try their hand at salmon fishing. I have information for several charter boats going out of Baileys Harbor. Or you are welcome to strike out on your own to explore. For dinner tonight, those who are interested can sign up to have a famous Door County Fish Boil at the campground. The cost will be $16.00 per person and includes dinner, dessert, and tip. All others are on their own for dinner. 

Thursday anyone interested should plan to go to Al Johnson’s for a look at the goats of the roof and some great Swedish Pancakes. If you are going to Al Johnson’s, I suggest you plan to get there around 7:30 AM. It is VERY popular and fills up fast. But it is a treat you should experience. From there, you may want to head for Washington Island. The ferry ride is wonderful. But you may want to car pool to split the cost. Lunch is own your own. Dinner TBD. 

Friday is time to say good bye. Bring your favorite breakfast beverage and come to the hall for a light breakfast and well wishes for our fellow travelers as we make our way toward our next destination. Check out is 11:00 AM. 

Depending on everyone’s thoughts, we may change dinner-on-your-own to potlucks. We want this to be an easy going rally that gives everyone the freedom to explore and experience Door County, WI. The daily planning sessions at breakfast will allow the opportunity to move activities around should weather become a factor. 

The rally will be based in Beantown Campground in Baileys Harbor, WI by beautiful Lake Michigan. There are 15 full hook up sites with 50 Amp service available and additional full hook up sites with 30 Amp service available. 

Those planning to attend should call Beantown direct for site reservations. Let them know you will be part of the Blue Bird Rally August 4 – August 9, 2013. Call 920-839-1439 or visit for reservations. 

Those interested can contact Jane Gesse at or call 423-667-9488 for more information. The rally fee is $75.00 per coach with two people. There will be a charge of $37.50 for each additional person. Checks should be made out to Jane Gesse. Please mail them to: Jane Gesse, 350 Jim Hale LN, Decatur, TN 37322. Checks should be mailed no later than July 1st. Otherwise, contact me and we will make arrangements for payment at the time of arrival. 

For more information on Door County, check the following websites – (Be sure to check out the goat cam.) 

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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