Many Airstreamers out there are familiar with the larger than life annual event, Alumapalooza in Jackson Center, OH, home of the Airstream factory. Well, Timeless Travel Trailers and Airstream Life have joined forces to bring us western folks a mac daddy event of our own. Alumafandango will be hosted at Lakeside Amusement Park in Lakeside, Colorado (right outside of Denver). I happen to live very close to Lakeside so Hub’s and I will be joining the festivities and looking forward to meeting new Airstream enthusiasts.
Update of events as of today, Wednesday, July 25, 2012:
Registration closes August 13!
If you haven’t yet booked your site for Alumafandango, you may miss an incredible time! Look at just some of the things we’ve got lined up for you this year!
The Amazing Five Day Makeover
Watch as the staff of Timeless Travel Trailers makes over the interior of an Airstream right before your eyes!
This fun cooking contest challenges you to make a dish in your Airstream kitchen with five specific ingredients. Visit our website for the full details
including a list of the ingredients you should bring. Up to five entrants will be selected to go on to the final “Shootout” competition. Winner takes a prize and runners-up will get awards.
Can you beat our tame racing driver at backing up a 1966 Caravel? Sign up when you arrive and try to make the best time through our course—backwards!
Daily Morning Fitness
Join exercise instructor and fitness expert Stevyn Guinip every morning in the Royal Grove Pavilion for an easy and fun program to start your day. She’ll offer simple exercises to maintain posture, balance and strength, for the road ahead.
Timeless Travel Trailer workshop tours
TTT will be offering tours of their workshop, where Airstreams and other aluminum trailers are customized into one-of-a-kind creations.
Saturday is the day to sell your old junk, or buy somebody else’s fantastic treasures! Bring what you’ve got.
Wally Byam Happy Hour
Every day at 4:00 p.m. at the Royal Grove pavilion we’ll announce schedule changes, give away lots of door prizes, answer your questions, and often tell bad jokes.
This year we’re going to have Open Grill on two nights (Wednesday and Thursday). It’s a lot of fun sharing the big grills with your fellow Airstreamers, and sharing the interesting items that people bring to cook. We’ll supply the grills, you bring whatever you want to cook.
Ride All Night!
Wear the Lakeside wristband (in your goody bag) and try every ride at the amusement park from 7:00 pm till close! We’ll see you on the Cyclone!
Saturday Night Entertainment
This year we’ll have musical entertainment from a local band called “Sweet Corn,” and entertainment by comedy juggler Reid Belstock.
Friday morning will be your chance to show off your trailer, or take a peek inside everyone else’s trailer. Decorate yours and you might win an award! It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends and (for you newbies) ask questions.
Roving Happy Hour
At the Wally Byam Happy Hour on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we’ll have five flags to hand out. Take a flag and host a public Happy Hour right under your awning!
… And that’s not all!
We’ve got a dozen informative seminars, several tours, treasure hunt, geocaching, an ice cream social, musical entertainment, a catered dinner … heck, we’ve even got a Happy Hour just for the dogs. This is a once-a-year opportunity, don’t miss it!
“Brought to you by the team that produces Alumapalooza, Alumafandango will feature live entertainment, a night of unlimited use of all the classic park rides, seminars & demonstrations, cookouts, a vintage trailer show, tours, and much, much more. Dates will be August 21-26, 2012.”
Every day, Alumafandango will include:
- guided tours of the Timeless Travel Trailers workshop in nearby Wheat Ridge
- guided tours of the Coors factory in nearby Golden
- walking tours of Lakeside Amusement Parks’ many hidden architectural and historical features
- Roving Happy Hours
- Great door prizes
And so many more activities are being planned. So, if you want to join the fun, sign up and register here.
Seminars and Activities
The tentative program includes a whole host of great seminars on blogging, Airstream maintenance, Airstream history, restoration, mobile software tools, cooking, decoration, solar power, and more. Every morning you can start your day right with stretching and cardio exercise programs led by Steyvn Guinip, and every afternoon we’ll have Happy Hour with great door prizes! Plus, all day, every day, you can watch the amazing Five Day Trailer Makeover, in which a team from Timeless Travel Trailerscompletely renovates the interior of an Airstream while you watch!
On Saturday we’ll have the comedy juggling of Reid Belstock, followed by musical entertainment by Sweet Corn, and catered dinner, in addition to an Airstream Swap Meet. Two other nights we’ll have Open Grill and Roving Happy Hour, where you can meet other Airstreamers and make new friends. On Friday night we’ll enjoy unlimited rides on all of Lakeside’s classic amusement park rides.
Several days during the week we’ll have free tours of Timeless Travel Trailers‘ famous Airstream customization shop, the Coors brewery in Golden CO, and walking tours of Lakeside Amusement Park’s rich architecture and history.
We’ll be camped right on the grounds of Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver CO, and right next to us will be a number of beautifully made-over Airstreams now used for commercial purposes. You’ll be able to tour them and in some cases talk to the owners. Tentatively we’re expecting trailers from Straight Down, Votre Vu, Hi-Chew Candy, Dusty Dog Studios, two personal trailers made by Timeless, and a coffee trailer. Also in the showcase area we’ll have free snow cones to beat the heat!
Aluminum Chef & Backup Derby
Up for a culinary challenge? Check out our Aluminum Chef competition! Make a dish in your Airstream with five ingredients that we specify, and you could be chosen to move on to the Aluminum Chef Shootout! Or, try to set your best time backing up a trailer on our course, in the popular Backup Derby. Either way, there’s big prizes and lots of fun!
Photo Source: Alumafandango