Fleetwood RV Headquarters
June 4-7, 2015
Depart by noon on June 8
We wish to extend a gracious "Thank You" to all of our loyal Fleetwood owners that have registered to attend our 65th Anniversary Fleetwood National Rally! The response has been beyond tremendous! We have over 300 motorhomes that have already registered to attend! What an outstanding turnout!
Please note that due to capacity limitations, rally registration is currently at its max.
Again, we wish to thank you for all of your support and excitement for one of the largest rallies of our history! Thank you for your loyalty to Fleetwood!
The story goes a little something like this, “Fleetwood owners know best how to have fun!!” And because you know how to have fun, we want to celebrate with YOU!!!
2015 is a BIG year for us at Fleetwood RV. We are celebrating our 65th Anniversary!! That means, for 65 years, you have welcomed us into your homes and families to share in the joys of togetherness, travel, adventure, comradery, and just plain old fun! For that, we THANK YOU!
Now it’s our turn. We are inviting you into our town and our “home” [factory] to celebrate all that has made us a part of your family for years, together!
This year will be a little different than years past. We have some traditional activities and many new events planned. To make this event special, our National Rally will be held in the charming town of Decatur, Indiana, where all of our Fleetwood RVs are manufactured. During the rally, Fleetwood will host exclusive tours of our facility, provide a guided sculpture tour of masterpieces on display throughout downtown Decatur, invite guests to a wine tasting event and social “hour” with a local/national sculpture artist, sponsor an evening family-movie-in-the-park, and much more!! The rally will truly be a hit for kids, grandkids, spouses, loved ones, and others.
In honor of our 65th Anniversary, Fleetwood is offering a 4-night camping stay for $65.00. (FMA Members receive a $10 discount.) But better yet: all individuals who are registered by February 28, 2015 will win a chance to have lunch for four with the Mayor of Decatur and COO of Fleetwood. What sounds better than a free lunch at the historic Back 40 Junction?
Excitement is already abuzz in Decatur! Businesses have jumped on board to sponsor activities and events, the Chamber of Commerce is “hands on deck” ready for fun, the local Adams County Community Foundation has embraced the excitement and is stirring up all kinds of activity – just take a look, the local newspaper is sharing the message and bringing awareness. All this excitement just cannot be contained!... Come join us and see!! It’s fun you don’t want to miss.
Click on each activity below to learn more. Check back often for more details!
The joy of traveling near and far is finding those quaint little local shoppes that offer a spice of something new and different to your life. We’ve invited a number of vendors to attend our rally with you. Find just about anything for that special someone, browse merchandise, test a few samples, receive support, get answers to questions, and hopefully even win a few free giveaways, too! We are sure you’ll find that needle-in-a-haystack exhibitor/attraction that you search the country for.
Join us in welcoming the following exhibitors:
Continue to watch our growing list of exhibitor displays!
A complete schedule of events is being planned for our biggest rally celebration yet! Local and regional presenters are preparing for some of the most exciting and informative presentations. Seminars are being added often so check back soon for an updated list.
Experience the personal touch and quality care that goes into designing, engineering, and manufacturing the motorhomes that you’ve made a part of your family for generations. From the moment you walk through our facility doors, our guests are welcomed with a smile and the evidence that more goes into our motorhomes than just a frame foundation. Our passion for creating a home that truly is to you “For family” and “For fun” is the foundation that we build each motorhome on. From start to finish, our happiness is in you finding yours.
See the progress in action and see how your dreams are built. Guided Factory Tours will be hosted throughout our manufacturing plant.
Someone once said, “The best way to get to the heart is through the stomach.” With TWO complimentary lunches from our local leading-gourmet caterer, Goegleins, your heart will beat for us more than a few times. A delicious lunch will be hand-prepared and served for all rally attendees.
Gather around the table with friends, family, and like-minded RVers and enjoy the fellowship of good friends and good food.
Be apart of the 4th-annual Decatur Sculpture Tour art exhibit at the Fleetwood National Rally. Be among the first to see more than seventeen outdoor sculptures lining the streets of the downtown Decatur district, with six inside downtown businesses, and private sculptures on display throughout the town. During the sponsored tour, local artists and presenters will be stationed throughout the tour to present the history and background of the pieces on display.
See some of the previous displays and 2015 upcoming sculptures at www.decatursculpturetour.com
Relax and unwind following a guided sculpture tour in a sponsored wine tent with follow Fleetwood owners, members of the Fleetwood management team, local/national sculpture artist(s), community members and more!
With room for everyone, why not come experience the bliss of vacation and excitement of a rally with kindred spirits? It is sure to be an evening of laughter, one-on-one time with a talented-artist known to sweep you off your feet, and an endless selection of premium wines!
Bite into fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables – locally grown – and available at Adams County’s very own Farmers Market. Watch live food demos and taste a few delicious fresh food recipe options that are quick and easy to prepare while on the road.
Open Thursday, June 4th from 3:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Stop and take part in Mother Nature’s beauty on a guided walk through our River Greenway path. See and smell the floral and arbor landscape and hear the sounds of animals while taking part in a paved walk with quarter/half mile stations. The entire Greenway walk spans 4 miles through the town of Decatur though shorter walking intervals may be enjoyed.
A town favorite that draws folks from near and far! Stop by the Riverside Center on Sunday, June 7th for treats and trinkets that run the gamut. Find almost anything you can imagine while meeting and socializing with hundreds of fellow Flea Market attendees. The early birds start arriving around 6:30 a.m. but even the nesters can find something exciting in the early afternoon. The Flea Market typically runs until 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. on Sunday.
A local jeweler that sits in the heart of downtown Decatur. With everything from diamonds and gemstones to antique and estate jewelry, Eichhorn Jewelry has a showroom that must be admired. Open Monday through Friday until 6 p.m. and open Saturdays until 5 p.m.
Groove to the rocking sounds of a local, near-town favorite, Blind Date. Joining us on stage Thursday, June 4th, following the annual opening “Kick-Off Ceremony,” Blind Date is tuning its cords and preparing to play some of America’s all-time favorite songs.
Blind Date is recognized for playing a wide-range of genres that appeal to all. They perform at a number of concerts, events, and locations throughout the year. We may not be able to tell you everything they have in store for the evening, but you can bet it will be a show that will make you want to break out the dancing shoes.
Blind Date will perform outdoors in the “Bellmont Courtyard” pending seasonable weather. The auditorium will serve as a rain-out location. Music will begin around 7:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Let’s dance!
Locate the Strolling Musicians in downtown Decatur, Friday, June 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and following the downtown Decatur Sculpture Tour event, relax to the enjoyment of “My Lost Tribe” from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on 2nd Street, down to Vinnie’s Bar.
Prepare to laugh out loud. Comedian James Sanden will be joining us in the Bellmont Auditorium on Sunday, June 7th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Packed with a bag of jokes and a microphone, James is ramping up for an evening of laughter and energy with you. Fair warning: your cheeks might hurt and your eyes might water a bit from so much laughter. (You might want to stick a few tissues in your pocket!)
You bet your BBQ chicken that we’re smoking up some delicious on-site dinner options for our rally attendees.
Amazing local food vendors from the area are bringing out the best smoker rubs, grilling secrets, food trucks and tents, deep fry machines, flat iron skillets and more. We are taste-testing only the best vendors to bring to you. We’re sure you’ll find something to satisfy your evening meal.
Dust off your golf clubs, grab your sun visor, and get ready for the Fleetwood National Rally Golf Outing.
Pick 3 of your closest friends [or the best scramble-partners you can find] and get ready to tee off for a morning of fun on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Don’t worry, if you don’t have a team, we will put you with some great partners. The 4-partner scramble will take place at the impeccable grounds of Decatur Cross Creek Golf Course.
Cross Creek Golf Course is home to a fun, yet challenging, Par 72, course complete with water hazards, doglegs, and sloping greens. Contest rules will follow standard scramble formats; all golfers will shoot from the closest ball on all drives for the lowest combined group score.
Of course, the Fleetwood team will be stretched and ready for some action, too. Golf with us and win some exciting prizes. Are you ready? Game on!
Pack your BINGO markers, grab your winning cards, and shout “BINGO!” The Adams County United Way is excited to host a Hootin’-Shootin’ BINGO Showdown. Play as many cards as you’d like or play as long as you’d like, but just don’t forget to meet us for a fun evening of BINGO on Saturday, June 6th from 7pm-9:30pm near the Bellmont Courtyard.
A gracious THANK YOU is extended to our generous sponsor, CenturyLink, for providing FREE WiFi service to all of our guests. A self-contained WiFi trailer will be onsite at the Product Display Area on the North Adams Community School grounds and will provide up to a one-half mile radius of a free, boosted internet signal for all rally attendees. Rally guests are able to enjoy the pleasure of connectivity and can share all of their rally excitement with friends and family back home – but why do that when they can join you? Bring the whole family along!
The Adams County Winning with Wellness Coalition is proud to team up with Fleetwood for the 65th Anniversary Fleetwood National Rally. Their mission is to raise awareness of and encourage involvement in the many wellness opportunities in Adams County. To support their mission, a series of seminars on health and travel will be sponsored by the Coalition and “Active Living” activities are in the works. Watch for additional details on the seminars and “Get Active” activities being planned.
This is going to be a rally you won’t forget! With lots of ways to make memories with friends and family, we’re inviting you to join us at the Bellmont Pond for an early Saturday morning leisurely fish and kayak event. From 7am-9am, bait your line and cast your reel or tighten your life vest and grab your paddles. It’s going to be a morning to remember.
Rise and shine for an early morning Sunday Church Service with Billy Wood. We welcome you to take part in the non-denominational church service with fellow worshippers. The church service will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the Bellmont High School Auditorium.
Are you a Rotary Club Member interested in attending Decatur’s local Rotary Club Meeting? You’re in luck! It just so happens that while you’re here for the big rally event, fellow Rotarians will be meeting on Thursday, June 4 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30p.m. at the Back 40 Junction. Satisfy your craving from some of the area’s best food and meet area Rotary members, too. The Rotary Club has extended an open invitation and they welcome you to join them.
Of course, what would be a fun rally event without a little friendly Golf Cart Rodeo competition? Power up your carts, practice with your partners and “on your marks” – get set to go out and have some fun! This event has become a staple activity at our rallies and it never disappoints. Prepare to enjoy yourself! You’ll never use a golf cart the same way again.
Bring a lawn chair and meet us in downtown Decatur for a family-friendly, Outdoor Film Festival event. After the sun goes down, we’re going to pack the streets with night owls excited to enjoy a movie on a large inflatable screen. Popcorn will be handed out and with the location being on 2nd Street right in front of the Old 27 Ice Cream Shop, it’s the perfect place to grab an ice cream cone and settle in for the night.
Returning to the Fleetwood National Rally is renowned driver education instructor, Gary Lewis. Gary will be hosting several driver’s training courses and educational seminars for new and existing drivers interested in bettering their driving skills and understanding their RVs.
Registration is open for Gary’s driver’s training courses. Class sizes are limited and filling up quickly. If you’re interested in learning more about the driver’s training courses or would like to register to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260-728-3037.
Congratulations to Bruce Horsfall and Farris Etterlee for winning our Decatur Shopping Spree and Back 40 dinner prize packages. Bruce and Farris have registered to attend our 65th Anniversary Fleetwood National Rally and were selected as this year’s award winners. Prizes will be awarded upon registration check-in. Congratulations again and we look forward to seeing you in Decatur!
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