Deb Livermore tells us about the Fall Campout

Written by:

Deb Livermore

Hey Friends!!

It’s less than two months away until we can get together!!! Fall Campout is October 11-17, 2021, and we hope you will join us to play our favorite music in Lodi, CA!!!!

We have been busy coming up with new ideas and here are a few:

We are going to try something a little different. If you have been to the campouts in Lodi, you may have seen the amphitheater to the north of the site. We have never used this before and so you will be the inaugural audience for two wonderful, youthful bands on Friday night! “Birches Bend” and “Mei Lin, Ida and Friends”. We strive to have youthful musicians at our campouts because it is one of our bigger Youth Program fund raisers. So be prepared to donate for our Kids!!!!! The concert will be held from 7pm – 9pm. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 to 17, under 12 are Free!

Another exciting change is that instead of a Saturday night dinner, we will have food vendors on site! This will allow us to gather outside instead of inside. We hope to have two vendors on Friday and Saturday – Road Dog II with their hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and tri-tip. Taco Fiesta will be offering tacos and burritos as well. There are plenty of picnic tables close to where the food vendors will be. There is also a small stage and so if anyone wants to throw a band together to perform, you are welcome to do that! And who knows what might happen under the streetlight……!

The “All Member Annual Meeting” will be on Saturday evening. This is when you will meet the new Board of Directors for the CBA and be able to ask questions or hear about up-and-coming events and other important info!! We will also have some time to honor those members that were awarded the Bill & Faye Downs Super Volunteer Awards and the Honorary Lifetime Member Awards. Let’s have a Dessert Potluck!!! Bring a dessert to share. Coffee and water will be provided for $1. You should sign up as you check in so that we have enough for everyone. We will also hold a raffle to raise a few more dollars for the kids!

We are very excited to tell you about the Fall Decorating Contest! We’ve been inspired in the past by a campsite that always dresses up for the occasion and so, bring your Fall Decorations and dress up your site! There will be a prize!!!!

We have a new Campsite Reservation process which is working well!! RV water and electric sites are $40 per night and Tent/car/van camping is $10 per night. There is still plenty of room, but you should reserve your site soon by contacting Deb at [email protected]. Showers and a RV dump station are available for your use. Payment (cash, check, or credit card) will be taken at the time of your arrival.

Please note that the CBA is staying on top of the changing circumstances concerning COVID-19 and your health. The CBA will be following any and all guidelines set by the CDC and the San Joaquin County Health Department. Please stay tuned for any forthcoming information.

We sure are excited to get our Bluegrass, Old-time, and Gospel music lovers together again!!!

See You in Lodi – October 11 – 17, 2021

Lodi Grape Festival Grounds

413 E. Lockford St.

Lodi, CA 95240