2016 1st Kayuta “Kickoff” Rally


June 2nd through June 5th at Kayuta Lake Campground Forestport, NY

kayuta1What a beautiful weekend for a Vintage Trailer Rally in the South Western Adirondack Mountains of New York State.  Kayuta Lake Campground in Forestport, NY was a wonderful venue for the first Tin Can Tourists Northeast Kayuta “Kickoff” Rally.  We had 13 trailers on display from as far away as Annapolis Maryland.  Festivities started with wine and pizza on Thursday night with a presentation on the Spartan Aircraft and Trailer Company.  Morning Donuts were freshly made each day by Dave at the Forestport Diner. Friday we put out our wares for the flea market and started cooking up our best pot of chili for the contest later that evening.  Many folks took the opportunity to visit Old Forge and other local tourist destinations.  The Black Flies weren’t too bad, but the Deer Flies were hot!  At 4pm we had a very nice Happy hour with wine and appetizers.  The winner of the Chili contest (Selected from the campgrounds “unbiased” seasonal campers) went to one of our new members, Tina Bauder, with a little help from her father’s “secret” recipe.  Friday night festivities started with a showing the Long, Long Trailer Movie on a “Massive” 12’ x 12’ Inflatable screen provided by campground owners Mike and Karin Caccavale. After the movie the evening culminated with stories around a group campfire.  We awoke to a crisp 42 degree Saturday morning, but it warmed quickly and was a beautiful day for the public open house.  We had approximately 30 people show for the tours and they were completely amazed by the vast array of trailers on show.  Another happy hour was followed by a BBQ pulled pork and pot luck dinner.  Way too much food!! I had to move my belt out a notch just to be comfortable.  New member induction ceremony was followed by door prizes and the Best of Show Award going to new member Mary Lynn Wilhere with her Beautiful 1957 Shasta 1400. kayuta2kayuta3After dinner the “singers” came out for Karaoke… and the sounds will echo throughout the Adirondacks for eons.  Weather reports said it was going to be wet Sunday, so many people decided to get a jump on tearing down that night…Good Idea!  The rain hit us at 3:45am and let up just long enough to hitch’em up and hit the road. Many thanks to Kayuta Lake Campground staff for taking care of the all our needs.  I would like to thank all the attendees, Miriam CFO (Chief- Food -Organizer) Ethan (Photography) and Allyssia (for not getting into too much trouble).  See ya next time!

More photos can be found in the Rally Pictures section of website.

Written by: Ed Moore TCT Northeast Representative

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