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									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.
   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.

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

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

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

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

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
State of Illinois Activities:
For a complete list of things to do in Illinois by region, check out this website:

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

Illinois Railway Museum:
7000 Olson Rd.
Union, IL 60180

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home:
816 Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

Starved Rock State Park:
2668 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348

Main Street Galena:
2668 875th Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348
If coming to Illinois from the South, some interesting activities are:
Tons of Lincoln activities to do in Springfield:

I highly recommend the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 North Dickson Mounds
Lewistown, IL 61542

Route 66 National Scenic Byway
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Lincolns New Salem History Site (has a campground)
15588 History Ln.
Petersburg, IL 62675

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow
442 S. DeMazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223-1023

Cahokia Mounds
30 Ramey St.
Collinsville, IL 62234

Giant City State Park and Lodge
Visitor Center, Hwy. 146
Vienna, IL 62995
Illinois Roadside Attractions: tons of unique items to see.

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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