The first ever TCT Toy Town Rally was held at Fireman’s Field in East Aurora, NY and was a great success. There were 42 attendees with 23 campers at this event that were manufactured over a period of 101 years, ranging from a 1921 Chenango to a 2022 Airstream. The types of campers also varied greatly including a wide variety of trailers, early
tent trailers, several buses, a slide-in truck camper, a 2020 home-built, and even a 1965 International Scout with a rooftop tent.
A new member induction ceremony was held after the group dinner Thursday night for 10 new members who were participating in their first rally.
Each night many gathered together around a central campfire to get to know each other and share their vintage camper experiences. On Friday, a large group visited the nearby Fisher-Price Heritage Center to see displays about the toy company’s history and a special display
featuring toy campers that they have produced over the years. Many folks also visited the unique shops on nearby Main Street and a local flea market. During downtime, there was much sharing of stories and camper knowledge. Saturday’s open house was well attended
by lots of people from the local community, bolstered by an article that appeared in the local paper a few days before. Saturday night after a catered dinner, the group enjoyed a fireside
performance by a local musician. Sunday morning the last of the coffee and donuts were taken care of before everyone hit the road.
This rally exceeded our expectations for a first-time event, and provides a TCT opportunity in the western part of NY State. We are already making plans to be able to repeat it again next year. Thanks to all the attendees for helping to make it a great success!
More photos from the Rally can be found here…