A Mid-West Toyota Rally is being held on September 28th (Wednesday) to October 2nd (Sunday) 2011 in Shipshewana, Indiana, at the Shipshewana North Park campground.
Details are at: www.pwatchsoftware.com\toyotarally\toyota-rally-events.doc
Map is at: www.pwatchsoftware.com\toyotarally\maps.doc
Video from last year’s Toyota Rally is at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcq3JinBVEg
Our group name is "Toyota Rally". The rate is $31 a night for four, and $3 for each additional person. For reservations call 260-768-7770 and tell them you are part of the "Toyota Rally". If you have any problems, ask for Jackie. (www.amish.org/Northpark.htm)
The group sites are for water / electric (30amp), dump stations are available, and one free hour of WiFi per day. To ensure that we all end up with sites next to each other, we need to make our reservations by August 15th. After you make your reservations, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I know how many will be attending, and please include the ages of any children coming along (so I can plan a few kid related activities). This will also allow me to put you on a mailing list for monthly updates.
Our cancelation policy is that we can cancel with a two or more day notice without any cancelation fees, if less than 48 hours notice, one night fee regardless of the length of the reservation. We get one hour of free WiFi access per reservation day. We have free use of a building for a pot luck dinner on an October 1st (Sat night, 5pm - 8pm)
Shipshewana is known for its flea-market (Tue-Wed) and is the largest outdoor flea market in the Midwest (over 1,000 vendors), and its crafts and antique shops.
Between Elkhart and Shipshewana is Amish country with tons of crafts, antique shops, and great places to eat, along with Amish Acres (80 acre farm that one can tour and one of the best family style lunches/Dinners). Elkhart has several RV related items, Elkhart is the RV capital of the US with a number of factories that one can tour (Jayco, Dutchmen, Thor Motor, etc). In and around Elkhart is a number of RV Salvage Yards (Cooper RV Salvage, Elkhart Salvage). Also, for all you Quantum Leap show fans…Sam was from Elkhart!!!
The plan would be to have a number of optional events to attend as a group, such as a RV factory tour, Toyota Town Cruise, and maybe lunch/dinner at Amish Acres. There would still be the usual activities at the campground such as a pot luck dinner, Toyota Open House, how-to demonstration, pumpkin contest, group camp fire, RV item swap meet, etc…