Third Annual Hood River Rally
July 2 - 8, 2019
Hood River County Fairgrounds
Kathie and I are going to try again!
The consensus is to expand from July 2nd thru the 8th.
We all had a lot of fun doing unique things like decorating our SP and packing 14 people in for the Odell 4th of July Parade. In this PARADE wrapped candy is thrown for the kids to pick up. The parade route is close to the fairgrounds.. There is also the bigger 4th celebration in Hood River with a big parade. They have flyovers with antique airplanes from the WAAAM Museum.
We will again do tours and more. There are 30 and 50 amp hookups with about 10-50 amp in the area we are in. First come, first served with the 50's. There are over 100 30 amp services with great water hookups also. Many of the 30 amp services can be piggy backed.
We will again have the floral building for get together's (lots of fans if hot) And yes, there is a dump site on the grounds easy to get to. On The weekend there will be events in the bigger buildings that can be noisy until late.
Be aware of that THERE ARE LOTS OF wineries, Craft Breweries and the new craze Hard Cider Breweries around close. We will also have a caravan up to Timberline Lodge for lunch ( where "The Shining " was filmed.) It is a beautiful drive up Highway 35 to the lodge.
A new idea I will try to put together is a bus course to test drivers. When I drove school bus we used the grounds for backing, parking and actual testing. It could be fun and maybe the "spouse" could try... I will get cones for courses. Maybe some prizes too! Oh, I forgot to mention. NO SALES TAX IN OREGON!
$25.00 a night with 30 and 50 amp. Hookups. Great water at every site. Dumpsite on the grounds. There is room for lots of rigs and no pre-registration is needed. Kathy and I will collect and pay the fees at the end. There are bathrooms and showers that will be available too.
HOWEVER, please let us know if you are coming or if you can't make it. That way we know how much food to cook and what size van or bus we will need for a tour .
Here are some of the websites for the fairgrounds and area attractions.
This place is amazing! They will also have many of the planes and cars out in the big Downtown 4th. of July Parade
The railroad runs thru the valley from downtown to Parkdale where it stops and a great lunch can be hadat http://www.applevalleybbq.com
This is one of the places we will caravan to. For lunch. This beautiful lodge was featured in the movie "The Shining"
is close to the fairgrounds on Hwy 35 and a favorite of the locals.
A coupleof the great Breweries & Eateries are
We will have their popular Sessions beer on Ice at the Rally
This place has won many awards for their food and beer.
Of course the fairgrounds website is
There are many award winning wineries, Hard Cider Tasting rooms, eateries and my favorite
PACKERS ORCHARDS AND BAKERY.
John and Kathie Alley
Hood River, Oregon