July 2014 Calendar
Thousand Trails Preserve Events:
Hurray, it's July! We're celebrating America, we're celebrating Thousand Trails and we're celebrating a summer of fun. Listed here are just a few of the theme weekend events set for July. A complete listing of all preserve events can be found here.
Don't forget the biggest event of July – our July 19 events to be held preserve-wide as we Celebrate 45 Years of Making Camping Memories. Check with your favorite preserve for specific details.
Food Glorious Food!
Who doesn't love getting together with friends and family, especially when food is involved? These preserves have foodie events planned – and that includes dessert!
A Wine and Cheese gathering is scheduled for the adults at Bay Landing (Texas) during the weekend of July 4-6 while kids can enjoy a movie night.
A South of the Border Fiesta complete with a Chili Cook-Off is scheduled July 11-13 at Chestnut Lake (New Jersey). Cultus Lake (British Columbia) will host a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, July 19. Competitors are asked to bring a pot of chili that feeds 15. Following the judging, you can enjoy a bite of the competition for just $3.50 per bowl. Timothy Lake North (Pennsylvania) is also cooking up some fun with a Chili Cook-Off scheduled for July 25-27 with a $75 gift card going to the top prize winner!
Not only is Chehalis (Washington) hosting participants of the annual STP bicycle race during the weekend of July 11-13, but they are throwing a Spaghetti Feed during the evening of Saturday, the 12th. Plus, Sunday morning will feature an extended pancake breakfast, complete with cinnamon rolls, from 7 to 10 a.m.
In keeping with their Ball Game themed weekend, Lake Minden (California) will host a Hot Dog Cookout on Friday, July 11. Enjoy Brown Bag Bingo after you've had your fill of franks.
A Summer Salad Smorgasbord? That's right, Peace River (Florida) is asking everyone to come and share a platter of their favorite salad – taco, tomato, macaroni or potato – It's your choice. This salad extravaganza will coincide with the July 19 Member Appreciation and Thousand Trails 45 Years Celebration.
And, to top it all off, there are chocolate-themed events set for Kenisee Lake (Ohio) and Mt. Vernon (Washington) July 18-20, Forest Lake (North Carolina) July 26 and Wilmington (Ohio) July 25-27. Don't miss all this yummy fun.
Christmas in July
Several preserves have chosen to celebrate some of their favorite holidays in July. So get ready to Christmas Carol, Trick or Treat and hunt for Easter Eggs!
Christmas dinners and dances, decorating contests and plenty of Christmas cookies are to be enjoyed when Christmas comes early to Thousand Trails at Christmas in July celebrations at the following preserves:
Bear Cave, Michigan July 18-20
For more holiday magic, you can Trick or Treat as Oregon's Bend Preserve celebrates Halloween on July 19. New Jersey's Sea Pines Easter fun includes a Deviled Egg Taste-Off and an Easter Egg Hunt on July 11-13.
And Now For Something Completely Different:
Leave it to our preserves to put a spin on the ordinary or come up with some out of this world events to keep you surprised. Check these out:
Pacific City (Oregon) will be "Frozen in Time" July 12 with an Ice Cube Holding Contest, Snowball Toss and Ice Cream Bingo. You may be shaken and stirred at Whalers Rest (Oregon) the weekend of July 11-13 during the 007 Weekend Fun that involves sleuthing and crime solving.
What's a beauty pageant without a bevy of beautiful women? It's what Lake Gaston (North Carolina) calls their annual "Womanless Pageant" as the men walk the runway and strut their stuff the weekend of July 18-20.
Take me to your leader; or at least to La Connor (Washington) as the preserve hosts their Aliens Weekend July 18-25.
Relive the fun of your Senior Prom or make even better memories at Gateway to Cape Cod (Massachusetts) during the weekend of July 18-20. Hours of fun are planned, including Saturday night entertainment.
Pio Pico (CA)
Del Mar Racing Throughout July
Medina Lake (TX)
Fridays in July: Summer Buckle Series Rodeo
Grandy Creek (WA)
July 3-6: Sedro-Woolley Loggerodeo
July 5-12: Clinton County Fair
July 12-13: 5th Annual Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival & A Little Bluegrass
Whalers Rest (OR)
July 11-13: Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo
Diamond Caverns (KY)
July 12: 18th Annual Duncan Hines Festival
Lake Minden (CA)
July 18-19: Marysville Peach Fest
Pacific City (OR)
July 18-19: 54th Annual Dory Days Festival
Peace River (FL)
July 25: Caladium Festival
Bay Landing (TX)
July 26: National Day of the American Cowboy
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