Calendar of Events: September 30th (Thursday) – Optional early arrival. A few folks arrive early. October 1st (Friday) Most folks usually arrive sometime on Friday. I will not arrive until around 7pm / 8pm. October 2nd (Saturday) Caravan to Fairgrounds – 9am: For anyone wishing to do some flea marketing and garage sale shopping, a caravan of Toyotas will be leaving the campgrounds to drive through the middle of Knoxville and end up at the Fairgrounds where a Flea market and related activities are. It is about a 3 to 4 mile drive. We usually park all in a row. Knoxville Flea Market at the Fairgrounds Downtown Knoxville – Vendors in the street and Park Knoxville Garage Sales – throughout the entire town and county Galesburg Scare Crow contest Knox College (Galesburg) – one of the Lincoln / Douglas Debate sites Walnut Grove Farm – Mile or two NW of campground, lots of things to see and for shopping in the Barn. http://www.walnutgrovefarm.com/ScenicDrive.htm Dick Blick Factory Store – Great place for art supplies, North side of Knoxville, on route 150. Lunch at Maid-Rite – 12:30pm: For anyone wishing to step back in time and join a few Toyota owners for lunch for a few Maid-Rite Sandwiches. This is a unique sandwich chain that started in Iowa and about died off, but is making a strong comeback. A Maid-Rite is like a sloppy Joe, but without the sauce. It is located at 2250 Grand Ave, on the SE side of Galesburg, just take 150 North out of downtown Knoxville, it is located on the left (west) side of the street as one enters Galesburg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maid-Rite Pot Luck Dinner - 6pm: Bring a dish and a story to share and your own drinks. Dinner will be in the party room next to the office. We will have a table to display any RV items that you would like to sell, trade, or give away. Put your name on the item and state your price, trade, or free on it. Toyota RV Open House – 7pm: Basically open up your Toyota for visitors to explore and ask questions. This usually happens as everyone gets up on Saturday morning and greets any new arrivals. This is a great way to get ideas on how to customize your Toyota, plus an opportunity to ask How-to questions. So if you see a line forming outside a Toyota, go get in line! Camp fire sit-in after Dinner (about 8pm): Bring a chair, a log or two if you have them, and a RV story to share. There will be fresh hot apple cider to enjoy. Galesburg / Knoxville / Knox County Activities: October 2nd (Saturday) – Details: KNOX COUNTY SCENIC DRIVE - 9:00 am - 5:00 PM October 2nd & 3th Enjoy historic sites, displays, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, flea markets, country cooking as you take a self- conducted driving tour through some of the most beautiful parts of the historic Spoon River valley. Various locations within Knox County Jerry Wood 309-343-2485 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org home.grics.net/scenicdrive www.visitgalesburg.com GALESBURG FARMER'S MARKET - 8:00 am - Noon Galesburg Farmer's Market!!! Weekly farmer's market with normally 20+ vendors. Come and pick your fresh produce, vegetables, meat, crafts and much more. One block South of Main Street just West of Seminary Street, Galesburg C. C. Wilcox 309-343-1168 email@example.com www.galesburgbusinessassociation.com WALNUT GROVE FARM A 130 year old farm that has a large number of free exhibits / activities. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Historic working farm with special events that offer visitors an unique glimpse into life of 100 years ago. Visitors step back in time when reliving lost arts and learning about life in the past. They have a large barn that multiple vendors sell crafts from, and they have a large farm stand. Plenty of room to take our Toyota’s to, even large 30+ foot Class A RVs will fit . Just a couple miles North of the Campgrounds. Offers the following: Selected Artisans Demonstrate and Sell their wares Classy Car Tour (Maybe – not confirmed yet) Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Traditional Music Open Kettle Stew and More! October 3nd (Sunday) GALESBURG SCARECROW FESTIVAL - 9:00 am - 5:00 PM both Saturday & Sunday Ninth Annual Scarecrow Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, handmade crafts, children's activities, food and much more. View and vote on scarecrows in different categories, winners are determined by festival goers votes. Come see what a person's imagination comes up with for a scarecrow Standish Park Arboretum, one block South of Public Square, Galesburg Jerry Wood 309-343-2485 firstname.lastname@example.org http://home.grics.net/scenicdrive GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA - 4:00 PM (call early (July) for tickets, will sell out fast) THE WORLD-FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA!!! They're BACK!! The Glenn Miller Orchestra last appeared at the Orpheum Theatre in August 2006 for a sold out show. Not long before Glenn Miller's plane crashed in the English Channel, the popular bandleader had nosed-out Tommy Dorsey as the "Best Sweet Band" in the Downbeat poll. Miller's recordings of In The Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade, & Tuxedo Junction were all major hit records. The Miller Estate formed the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956 which has toured constantly since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year. Get your tickets now to ensure a good seat as they're sure to sell-out again!! Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg Street, Galesburg The Orpheum 309-342-2299 email@example.com www.theorpheum.org Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive - 43nd Annual Spoon River Drive – Oct 2 & 3. The Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Associates invites you to come to Fulton County, Illinois and enjoy the natural wonders of the Spoon River Valley. Spoon River has carved a wide scenic valley through Fulton County as it flows from London Mills to the south and east where it joins the Illinois River near the southeastern corner of the County. The Spoon River became nationally known from the work of Edgar Lee Masters, author of the noted Spoon River Anthology. If you desire more information, write to us at Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, P.O. Box 525, Canton, Illinois 61520 or telephone us at (309) 647-8980. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org State of Illinois Activities: For a complete list of things to do in Illinois by region, check out this website: http://www.enjoyillinois.com/thingstodo/thingsToDo.aspx The following are my personal recommendations that if you are close to are worth the time: If coming into Illinois from the North, some interesting activities are: John Deere Historic Site 8334 S. Clinton Street Grand Detour Dixon, Illinois 61021-9406 Telephone: 815-652-4551 http://www.deere.com/en_US/attractions/historicsite/index.html http://www.deere.com/en_US/attractions/index.html?wwparam=1251492960 Illinois Railway Museum: 7000 Olson Rd. Union, IL 60180 800-BIG-RAIL http://www.irm.org/ Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home: 816 Hennepin Ave. Dixon, IL 61021 815-228-5176 http://www.ronaldreaganhome.com/?wwparam=1251493555 Starved Rock State Park: 2668 875th Rd. Oglesby, IL 61348 815-667-4726 http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/ Main Street Galena: 2668 875th Rd. Oglesby, IL 61348 815-667-4726 http://www.galena.org/ If coming to Illinois from the South, some interesting activities are: Tons of Lincoln activities to do in Springfield: http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Visitor/Historic.asp http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Visitor/Museums.asp I highly recommend the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum http://www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/hpartners/hpartnerdetail.asp?id=617 Dickson Mounds Museum 10956 North Dickson Mounds Lewistown, IL 61542 309-547-3721 http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/dickson/ Route 66 National Scenic Byway 700 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701 866-378-7866 http://www.illinoisroute66.com/ Lincolns New Salem History Site (has a campground) 15588 History Ln. Petersburg, IL 62675 217-632-4000 http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/ National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow 442 S. DeMazenod Dr. Belleville, IL 62223-1023 618-397-6700 800-682-2879 http://www.snows.org/DefaultEnglish.aspx Cahokia Mounds 30 Ramey St. Collinsville, IL 62234 618-346-5160 http://www.cahokiamounds.com/museum-society Giant City State Park and Lodge Visitor Center, Hwy. 146 Vienna, IL 62995 618-658-2168 http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/GC.HTM?wwparam=1251494312 Illinois Roadside Attractions: tons of unique items to see. www.roadsideamerica.com Our group name is "Toyota RV Group". The rate is $25.20 a night for two adults, and $2 for each additional adult and $1 for each additional child. For reservations call 309-289-2267 and tell them you are part of the "Toyota Rally" group. If you have any problems, ask for Judy. up. If you have any problems, ask for Judy.
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