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Rally Arrival Info

Hello Fellow RV'ers,

On behalf of the Vermont Good Sam, we want to thank you for choosing to attend our State Rally. We hope your Rally experience will be filled with fellowship, enjoyable activities, informative seminars and wonderful entertainment. This letter is to provide some basic arrival information.

When you get to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction enter via Gate B at 105 Pearl Street.  After you enter Gate B follow signs to the Good Sam Registration Area.  If traffic starts to back out on to Pearl Street rigs will be directed to a staging area.  The Village of Essex Junction is very insistent that we not block Pearl Street traffic!
You will be greeted by our Wagon Master and registration team that will provide everything you need to get settled. You will receive your entire Rally Packet which will include everything you will need while at the Rally. Among the things in the packet will be a nametag for each person; this must be worn at all times as there multiple events going on at the Expo.  After they check you in our Wagon Masters will see that you are safely parked. You will be parked Hobo style, which means you will be parked as you arrive. If you wish to park with someone you should arrive together, there is ample space to wait for your group. We will do our best to accommodate all special parking requests.   

Registration Hours:
    Wednesday:  10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday:       9:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday:            9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday:        8:00am - 10:00am

If you arrive after the registration gate has closed, please call 802-343-4953 or the number listed on the registration booth and someone will park you.  Please arrive with waste tanks empty, a dump Station (no cost) will be available for your departure on Sunday.  You will be parked in a site with 30amp electricity and water, but please make sure you have enough water hose and electric cord. There are a limited number of 50amp sites at an extra charge on a first come first serve basis.

The state staff members are here to answer questions and assist you.  They can be identified by their green shirts with the word Staff on them.  On Friday they will be wearing red ones in honor of our Armed Forces Veterans.

How to Find Us, AKA Directions:

The Champlain Valley Expo is located at 105 Pearl Street (Route 15) in Essex Junction.  Please enter using Gate B.

From points Montpelier/Barre and points south - Take Interstate 89 north to exit 15. Turn right onto Route 15 East at the bottom of the ramp. Follow that to the Exposition. The Exposition entrance will be approximately three miles on your left. Your GPs may want you to get off on Exit 12.  Exit 15 is much better!

From St. Albans and points north - Take Interstate 89 south to exit 16. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Main Street towards Winooski/Burlington. Follow Main Street to the rotary and take the third exit out of the rotary onto route 15 east towards Essex. Follow route 15 for approximately three miles. The Exposition entrance will be on your left.

From the east - Come in towards the Burlington Area on route 15.  The Expo is right on route 15 in Essex Junction.

What to Remember to Bring:

1. Red Shirt - We are wearing Red Shirts on Friday to honor our Veterans.
2. Non Perishable Food Item - We are taking donations for the local food shelf.
3. Chinese Auction Items - If you want to participate, bring as many as you like non-food items to donate to the Chinese Auction to be held Friday afternoon (drop off Friday AM).
4. Ladies Hat for Samantha Tea on Friday afternoon.

Please, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.  

We are truly grateful you have chosen to spend time at our Rally and want your experience with us to be to your satisfaction. Our staff has worked very hard to ensure everyone has a pleasurable time so, thanks again for joining us and we hope you have a memorable experience.
Paul & Barbara Young, State Directors
Vermont Good Sam
802-343-4953 or 802 343-5101