The 2004 Great North American RV Rally in Hutchinson, Kan., will be the hot spot for RVers from throughout the country this summer. Slated to take place at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, June 21-24, this year?s rally offers big prize giveaways, fun contests, top entertainment and seminars from industry experts.
Over 3,500 reservations have been received for the Rally and interest is growing daily. In its fifth year, the Great North American RV Rally brings together RVers from nearly early state and province.
Attendees will have many opportunities to take part in Rally festivities including the Rally Dog Show, Oreo cookie stacking contest and the Rally Idol competition.
In its first year, the Rally Dog Show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The contest will take place on the morning of Monday, June 21, with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and the Show at 9:00 a.m. Winners will be announced and prizes handed out at 10:15 a.m.
The Oreo cookie stacking contest is always a fight to the finish and hilarious for on-lookers. Daily contests will run Monday through Thursday, with three finalists participating in a ?stack off? Thursday night in front of the entire crowd. The winner will receive a voucher for an RV trip for two, valued at more than $2,000.
Make plans to watch – or even participate in – the 2nd Annual Rally Idol Contest and prepare to be wowed by the pool of talent among Rally attendees. Auditions will be held on Monday, June 21, through Wednesday, June 23, with the finalists performing on Thursday night. One of the special guest judges will be last year?s winner Noel Byars, taking part in the fun.
Great prizes awaiting lucky winners in Hutchinson include a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara valued at $20,000 as the top prize to be given away during the Rally. Thousands of dollars worth of prizes to be awarded also include electric scooters, tow bars, picnic chairs and RV trips. Of course, the only way you can win is to be at the 2004 Rally.
Rounding out the rally fun with some serious business will be 30 seminars each day with some of the foremost authorities on hand. Some of the topics to be covered include RV maintenance, full-timing, healthy cooking on the road, RVing to Alaska and adventure RVing. For those RVers interested in being up-to-date on the newest RV products and services, displays will take place inside the air-conditioned exhibit halls as well as outside. Over 400 indoor booths will feature RV products, jewelry, cooking utensils and clothes. The Exhibit Hall will open at noon on Monday and operate Tuesday through Thursday from 9 to 5.
Officials at the Great North American RV Rally have extended the earlybird registration deadline to May 1, 2004. That means two people can attend this year?s Rally, camp on site and enjoy all the festivities for as low as $119.
A full line-up of top-notch entertainment is scheduled nightly and includes Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards, Ronnie McDowell and Bobby Bare. In addition, people without RVs are also welcome to attend the rally on a Day Pass for a cost of only $5/day. However, a Day Pass does not include evening entertainment.
For more information regarding the 2004 Great North American RV Rally, or to register online, visit www.rv.net/rally or call toll free 877.749.7122.
The Rally is sponsored by the Good Sam Club, Camping World President?s Club, Coast to Coast Resorts, Woodall?s and MotorHome and Trailer Life magazines. All are subsidiaries of Affinity Group Inc., which is headquartered in Ventura, California.