This year, several chapters have got together to return to Harborfest in Oswego, NY. Two years ago, 73 motor homes went to the rally on the shores or Lake Ontario. The Pen-NY Mixer and Fingerlakers Chapters are hosting the rally and Jim and Sherry Miller are Wagon Masters.
The dates for the rally are July 26th through the 30th with a Wednesday (25th) arrival available. The rally is DRY camping, $75 for for 4 nights.
So, if you are at NEAR in Essex Junction, VT; leaving on Monday or Tuesday, you have the opportunity for a leisurely drive along the St. Lawrence River to the Eisenhower Locks and then to an early arrival on Wednesday, July 25th and the fish dinner.
The folks at Harborfest are promising some great entertainment for their 25th anniversary event including both well known country and jazz performers on Sunday afternoon as well popular acts on Thursday through Saturday. New this year will be tall ships at the pier and a War of 1812 reinactments. They will announce the performers by the end of March so we will update you all. They are also going to be giving away a new Dodge Challenger in their raffle this year. Two years ago a rally attendee won the big cash prize in this raffle so don’t miss out. Once again they will be bringing the trolley right to the front of our lot to get you to the festival.
Janet at Calico Gals quilt shop is planning some sort of activity for the group, probably on Friday morning. The fishing trip aboard Top Gun is also Friday morning. Two years we caught over 20 brown trout and 9 people have already signed up to go again. We have one boat full already but there are more boats available. The boats are beautiful 40 footers. Trip will be $120.00 each including the tip. If you want to go, let Jim Miller know ASAP so we can reserve more boats.
The entire meal this year for the Wednesday fish fry is provided for early arrivals. We will have fried and grilled fish, salt potatoes and cole slaw.
Click on the “Oswego Octoberfest” tab above to see more details or you can go to the Pen-NY Mixer blog for the itinerary at