Don’t miss the excitement this fall as the 2016 iRV2.com International Rally is set for September 11-17 in the heart of Elkhart, Indiana, where attendees can enjoy the camaraderie of iRV2.com members and take the pleasure in a series of informative seminars, great food, entertainment and the many attractions the region has to offer!
To Register and for more Details Visit our Online Registration Page
The city of Elkhart is part of Elkhart County, which consists of seven communities where many of the top RV manufacturers call home, including Thor Motor Coach, Forest River, Heartland RV, Nexus RV, Grand Design RV, as well as Winnebago Towables, Dutchmen RV, Newmar Corp., Jayco RV, Starcraft RV…..the list goes on.*
While it’s only fitting to host a rally of this nature in the epicenter of the RV world, Elkhart County and it`s rustic, rural region offers enthusiasts many places to visit and discover. This is where vast landscape meets a never-ending sky and RVers can experience peaceful, Midwestern life at its finest. Don’t be surprised to see farmers off in the distance working in their fields or carriages of the Amish communities meandering along back country roads. Shop, dine, and visit local attractions…. there is so much for you and your family to enjoy. (*Many factory tours are available and we strongly suggest you contact the manufacturer(s) to book an appointment prior to your visit.)
Book your Site for the Rally Today!
The hosting RV park – The Elkhart Campground – will be your home-away-from-home during the event as it features all the ideal services, amenities, and requirements you, your family and rig require. But don’t take our word for it. Here is what one RVer had to say on www.CampgroundReviews.com about the RV park:
“Stayed here three nights in a full hookup pull-through site. Well shaded, excellent space and interior roads. Level grassy sites. Well-maintained grounds. The few permanent sites appeared to be employees and were tidy and well decorated. Meeting halls would support a rally. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Very convenient to Elkhart, the RV Museum, and the Heritage Trail.”
Scheduled iRV2 Rally Highlights:
- The Hosting RV Park: The Elkhart Campground. For additional details visit www.elkhartcampground.com When the rally details are fully developed they will be published.
- Catering by Elkhart’s famous Mario’s Catering
- Great Entertainment
- Excellent seminars
- A planned ice cream social
- Several vendors on display
- Fun activities, including games and electronic Bingo
- Group Dinner at the Famous Essenhaus Restaurant, Classis Car Drive-In and Quaint Shops
Stay Tuned for Further Details and a Full Itinerary!
Alternate RV Parks
Booking last minute? Planning to explore the area a little more after the Rally? We have provided a list of nearby RV parks that are great spots to further enjoy other area in the area. Be sure to visit www.campgroundreviews.com for all the details!
Elkhart County Fairgrounds
Phone: (574) 533-3247
South Bend / Elkhart North KOA
Phone: (574) 277-1335
Elkhart Co. / Middlebury Exit KOA
Phone: (574) 825-5932
Eby’s Pines Campground
Shipshewana Campground – South Park
Places to Shop in Elkhart
When it comes to RV Parks, location is always an important factor. Groceries or common sundries can easily be found in and around the area. Check out these great starting points during your trip.
Martin’s Super Markets
There are five locations – the closest location from The Elkhart Campground is on Sanford School Rd.
Two locations – the closest to The Elkhart Campground is the location on Johnson St.
One location – 10-15 minutes from The Elkhart Campground
4522 Elkhart Rd
Elkhart, IN 46517
Wal-Mart Super Center
Two locations in the Elkhart Area – The closest being C.R. 6 (Three are located in Elkhart County, plus a fourth Wal-Mart with no grocery)
The Gateway Mile: Downtown Elkhart Attractions
Window shop for something personal among an array speciality stores, enjoy a relaxing lunch or cold beverage in a brew pub, or visit a local attraction with your family, Elkhart’s Gateway Mile is an attraction all its own. Highlights include:
- The beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens
- The Midwest Museum of American Art highlighting a large collection of Norman Rockwell lithographs and collotypes.
- Orchestral performances at the historic Lerner Theatre.
- Touring Ruthmere, a three-story Beaux Arts mansion that is the most prominent historic residence in Elkhart.
- Home furnishings and art boutiques are additional places to visit on The Mile.
Other Popular Attractions in the Region Include:
- RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum, Elkhart
- Live Theatre at Das Dutchman Essenhaus Heritage Hall, Middlebury
- Amish Country Backroads Tour, Elkhart County
- Amish In-Home Meal, Elkhart County
- Dinner & Broadway Theatre at Amish Acres, Nappanee
Places to Dine
From Italian and Chinese to traditional American cuisines, Elkhart has an eclectic choice for every taste and budget. Enjoy a coffee and a pastry at a stylish café or a quick bite at any one of the local eateries, dining is never too far away no matter what your desires are. Here are some the top 5 places suggested by other visitors for you to also enjoy (All are within a 10-15 minute drive from The Elkhart Campground):
Iechyd Da Brewing Company
(Traditional Pub Fare)
317 N Main St
Elkhart, IN 46516 www.iechyddabrewingcompany.com
(Authentic Mexican Cuisine)
57995 County Rd 9
Elkhart, IN 46517 www.elrickysrestaurant.com
505 S Main St
Elkhart, IN 46516 www.artisanelkhart.com/
The Moringa Tree
300 E Jackson Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46516
(Burger Bar/ Contemporary American Traditional Fare)
3763 E Jackson Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46516 www.themileslab.com
RV Service Centers and More…
Got a Diesel Problem? Need a new part? Sometimes RV trips never go as planned and in Elkhart, there’s always somebody to get you out of an automotive jam. RV service centers, and parts and accessory stores are never hard to find, or never too far away.
Be sure to check out all the details and stay tuned for upcoming announcements. Not an iRV2.com member? Reach out to fellow RVers to interact with our vast member community.
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