We currently have over 460 units registered and ready to hit the road to Lewisburg, West Virginia for the 35th International Rally at the State Fairgrounds. The rally dates will be July 17-24 with parking on July 16 & 17. Lewisburg is a beautiful scenic area with a lot of history to this little town and surrounding area.
A few things to remember: many of the sites will require additional electric cords, water hoses and sewer connections. Some water hookups are shared and NOT designated for one unit. Remember to bring an extra water hose (25′ should be sufficient) and “Y” so you can take water on as needed. Also don’t forget to bring a 50 or 30 AMP extension cord (25′ should be sufficient). With the beautiful “rolling hills” of West Virginia comes some sites that may need a few pieces of blocking material to level your unit.
During the rally there will be much to learn at the daily seminars. You’ll want to visit the Vendors, Klub Store, Newmar Parts Dept., Newmar Suppliers and view the new 2022 Newmar display units. As always Newmar service technicians will be there to take care of our units! We will also have several evenings of great entertainment, five delicious catered meals and regional social get-togethers to enjoy, an optional golf tournament, pet contest, craft classes, craft contest and much, much more!
Are you are you a Right Turn or a Left Turn? Very Important Notice
There is a one way highway dividing the fairgrounds so we have both 50 FHU and 30 FHU on both sides of the road. To avoiding crossing the highway multiple times you have been assigned as either a right or left turn to enter the fairgrounds.
Within a couple weeks of registering you would have received your rally packet by mail. Included in the packet would be your confirmation, color coded parking card indicating date/time frame for arrival and level of parking (to be displayed in your windshield upon arrival), service request form (to be completed and returned to the service dept) and your directions/general information page. Please review the direction page indicating your direction of turning.
If you are boondocking you will ONLY do a right turn. In staging they will separate the right and left turns for parking the next morning.
If you misplaced or did not receive your confirmation packet please contact us as soon as possible to mail out a replacement packet.
Last Chance to Add at Tour
On Saturday and Sunday, July 17 & 18 we are offering five unique area sightseeing tours. Several of the below tours are close to being sold out and once we hit capacity we will not be able to add more space. Scheduled tours are:
- Tour #1 Beckley Coal Mine, Tamarack and New River Gorge Canyon Rim – Saturday
- Tour #2 Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner (lunch) Theatre – Oh Happy Day! – Saturday
- Tour #3 Lewisburg and the Greenbrier Resort – Saturday
- Tour #4 Cass Railroad & Green Bank Observatory – Sunday – SOLD OUT
- Tour #5 Lexington & Charlottesville, VA – Sunday
Attention For Our Golfing Members
Tour #6 Golfing at Greenbrier – This is a special golf outing being held on Thursday July 22 at the Greenbrier Resort’s PGA course which was restored and reopened in 2017. The new and exciting routing features dynamic green complexes, breathtaking mountain vistas and their signature stacked sod bunkers throughout the course. Number of players is limited.
If you would like to add a tour to your reservation please call the Klub office 877-639-5582 and we can take care of that for you. See the rally listing under Klub Calendar to view the tour descriptions. These are limited and going fast.
Just Confirmed – Coach Weighing will be offered this year
We are pleased to share that we just received confirmation that RV Safety Foundation will be providing wheel position weighing for those attending the rally. They will have a booth set up in the vendor building to register for their service. They will also have a seminar on RV weight and tire safety.
RV Driving School will be offering classes
The RV Driving School will once again be attending our International Rally. They will be offering “one on one over the road” driving instruction before, during, and after the rally for our rally attendees. They also will be conducting a couple seminars on techniques for safely driving your RV. They are sending two instructors this year to handle the increased demand.
To register for the class go to their website rvdrivingschool.com click on Schedule a Lesson. This will bring up a map of the locations of their classes. Click on the blue star in West Virginia, then click on Click Here to Schedule a Lesson for information and the registration form.
Update on Camp Freightliner Classes
We have been notified these classes are now SOLD OUT.
We have Great Lineup of Entertainment
We start with Rarely Herd for our Saturday night kickoff entertainment. They are an American bluegrass band from Athens County, Ohio playing progressive and traditional bluegrass as well as their own unique compositions and adaptations from other genres including country and gospel.
The Rarely Herd toured extensively on the festival circuit throughout the US where audiences enjoyed their close vocal harmonies and high energy performances. Also, they have performed throughout Canada as part of the Bluegrass Concert Series organized by the Northern Bluegrass Committee. They have won over 120 National, International and Regional awards and nominations.
Then on Tuesday night get ready for Dwight Icenhouser as “Elvis”. Dwight is considered to be one of the best Elvis Tribute Artists in the world today. He has mastered the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s eras of Elvis’ career and has won a myriad of national Elvis awards.
Dwight Icenhower is recognized not only for his great personality on and off stage, but also for his amazing voice that has sometimes even been mistaken for Elvis Presley himself! He has performed with many of the original musicians who have worked with Elvis including: He has taken home over 75 “First Place” awards in contests from all over the world. In August 2016 Dwight’s dreams came true when he won the ELVIS Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
Spartan RV Chassis will be sponsoring our final night of entertainment. Sassafras is based in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and have been performing together for over 20 years. Sassafras pays homage to the Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs era, but also enjoys progressive Newgrass music as well. Their repertoire includes a range of musical styles including ole-time, country, folk, western swing and originals.
Sassafras has shared the stage and/or studio with a wide range of prominent bluegrass and Americana artists.
Caring and Sharing Projects for 2021
This year we have chosen two different charities for our members to support in the Lewisburg area during the rally. Both of these groups work with children which is a cause that is near and dear to all our hearts.
First will be the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. They started helping children that came to the area on the orphan train 125 years ago. Now they have many programs statewide including 15 different sites.
At the Lewisburg site they have foster care and adoption programs in which they license homes for local families who wish to foster or adopt children. Other programs include a “WE CAN” mentoring program, a “Healthy Grandfamilies” program and a Community Closet to help anyone in the community in need.
The site has a shelter program, Greenbrier Valley Children’s Home, about 20 minutes away from Lewisburg; for up to 14 children ages 8-18. Below is a list of items they could use at the shelter.
- Twin size bed sheets and blankets
- Bed pillows
- Bath towels and wash clothes
- Luggage and duffle bags
- New play equipment for their outside playground
If you prefer you can make a cash donation. You can also make a tax deductible donation by check made out to Children’s Home Society or CHS. Their website is childhswv.org.
Secondly we will be working in conjunction with local First Responders thru the West Virginia State Police, Greenbrier County EMS and Sheriff Department, and the Fairlea Fire Department. They are asking for new stuffed animals that they will give out to children in need/distress on their calls. Please supply each new stuffed animal that will fit in a gallon size zip bag.
Annual Pet Contest
We will be holding our annual Pet Contest during the International Rally so start training for tricks and order that cute outfit today!
We will split up into two classifications:
- SMALL DOGS – 25 lbs and below
- LARGE DOGS – 26 lbs and above
We have three categories in each group:
Best Trick * Best Dressed * Best of Show
Register for the Pet Contest at the Registration/Information Desk area at the rally. All pets must be current with their vaccinations.
So, If you are NOT Registered Yet…
If you have not registered for the rally we hope reviewing this information has convinced you this is a great opportunity to meet with other Newmar owners and have a lot of fun while learning about your unit! It’s very easy to register. All you have to do is go the menu option of Klub Calendar and click on 35th International Rally to view the details and complete the registration form. In most cases we will mail your confirmation packet the same day if not the next day of receiving it.
Registration Deadline is July 1st
Email or call the Klub office if you have any questions email@example.com or 877-639-5582. Sorry but we cannot take reservations by phone.