Pre-Rally Tours / Activities

2019 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Goshen

Pre-Rally Tours and Activities

We are holding a 7-day Pre-Rally (June 3rd – June 9th) for those who can come to Goshen early.  Rally attendees will be able to sign up for the Pre-Rally and Pre-Rally Tours and Activities at the same time they register for the Rally.

You do not need to commit to all 7 days of the Pre-Rally.  You’ll choose your Pre-Rally arrival date during the registration process.

Pre-Rally is a great time to arrive, get settled into your site, meet your neighbors, check out the area, and take in some of the planned, optional Pre-Rally Tours and Activities.  If you plan to take in any of the Technical or Lifestyle presentations during the rally, you will definitely want to arrive at least 1-day prior to the start of the Rally as Rally activities begin first thing Monday morning, June 10th.

Pre-Rally Dates: Monday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 9th.


Pre-Rally Daily Schedule

NOTE: THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.  GRAYED OUT LINES BELOW CONTAIN OLD DATE FROM 2017.  AS ACTIVITIES ARE ADDED, CURRENT DATA WILL APPEAR IN BLACK FONT.
Monday, June 3
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Mastering Your RV – a 3-day RV maintenance course put on by Mobile RV Academy (details)
Tuesday, June 4
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Mastering Your RV – a 3-day RV maintenance course put on by Mobile RV Academy (details)
Wednesday, June 5
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Mastering Your RV – a 3-day RV maintenance course put on by Mobile RV Academy (details)
  • Tour: Amish Countryside – an all day tour, by bus – $24 pp (details)
  • Tour: South Bend – an all day tour, by bus – $62 pp (details)
Thursday, June 6
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Tour: Amish Countryside* – an all day tour, by bus – $45 pp (details)
  • Tour: South Bend* – an all day tour, by bus – $62 pp (details)
Friday, June 7
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Amish Home Dinner – a real Amish dinner at the home of an Amish family – $21 pp (details)
Saturday, June 8
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Cooks Bison Ranch – a tour of a working Bison ranch and lunch – $20 pp (details)
Sunday, June 9
  • RV Weighing (details)
  • RV Washing (details)
  • Golf Outing (details)
  • Chili Dogs “Meet and Greet” (details)

The Amish Countryside and South Bend tours are inclusive of bus transportation, a step-on tour guide, all tour entrance fees and in some cases, lunch.

REGISTRATION AND TICKETS
Each tour / activity will be priced “Per Person”.  Advance registration and payment using the rally registration system will be required.  Rally attendees will be able to register for pre-rally tours and activities during the “rally registration process”.

TOUR CANCELLATION / REFUND STATEMENT
As we will be paying in advance for tour buses, tour guides and in some cases, admission for ticketed events, NO REFUNDS will be issued for these tours. If your plans change such that you cannot attended a Pre-Rally tour that you’ve registered and paid for, we encourage you to gift this to another rally attendee.  Give them your tour tickets and let Club Manager, Julie Hancock (email link) know the names of the people who will be taking your place.

“On Your Own” – Activity Planning Resources

In addition to all 7 Pre-Rally days, we will have some “open periods” during the rally to afford rally attendees more opportunities to “do their own thing” without having to miss any Rally items.

Some sights and activities in and around Elkhart County require advance planning and tickets, while others require no planning and are free.  Below are a couple of resources to consider when planning your non-rally activities.


Resources for Area Points of Interests

AmishCountry.org


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Sites

2019 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Goshen

Rally sites

Siting Plan Statement
The rally venue, the Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds is a facility setup to serve the 4H community throughout the year and to host the county fair each July. As such, there’s a variety of buildings, animal pens, animal shelters, animal exercise areas, racetrack, stage and grand stand on property.

Additionally, this venue offers camping. Camping areas are in various locations throughout the property. In most cases, camping areas are setup such that the entire space can be used for multi-purpose use. This means that often times, camping areas are used for non-camping activities. You’ll notice right away that all camping utilities are set at the back of the sites, thereby facilitating mixed use of these areas.

Each camping area has a name or has been named by rally staff. We have two documents to assist attendees in better understanding the camping areas and choosing an area to stay in during the rally:

“General” Campsite / Camp Area Information document

“Specific” Campsite / Camp Area Information document


As we’ve done in past years at this venue, we’re using an area/site selection process where each attendee chooses their own area and in small number of cases, their own site.  Once an area is full or a specific site is chosen, that area or site are no longer available to other attendees.

In some cases, in order to not lose even a single full-hookup site, we need to park attendees in certain sites within the area the attendee has chosen – first. Not doing so will cause the loss of a number of sites and it’s our goal to get as many attendees as possible, onto full-hookup sites.

For attendees wanting to be grouped together, this is only possible if all attendees chose the same area (Northwest not included) and where all parties in that group arrive at the venue together. While we cannot guarantee it, this will best assure you’ll be sited as near one another as possible.

Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
Follow this link to view the Attendee Directory

General Rally Site Details

  • Type:
    Most sites are back-in
  • Utilities:
    Most sites are 50 amp with water and sewer (14 of the 80 sites in the South area are 30 amp power with water and sewer) with utilities behind the RV
  • Pad:
    Most sites are grass pads and side yards. A few (NW area) have gravel pads)
  • Length:
    Sites vary in length from 28 feet to about 50 feet
  • Shade:
    Most sites are “in the open”. A couple areas have some trees
  • Satellite TV:
    Most sites will work well with rooftop satellite dishes.  One exception might be Northwest section sites 401 through 410 if your rooftop dish it on the back of the coach.  If it’s on the front of the coach, you “might” be good.
  • Cable TV:
    This venue does NOT have cable TV
  • WiFi:
    WiFi is included in your rally rate and works from most sites and buildings

Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
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Campground Site Map
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Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
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Handicapped / Mobility Challenged Sites
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Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
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Northwest Site Map
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Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
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Draft Horse Barn Site/Area Map
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Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
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Infield Site Map
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Attendee Directory – Who’s where…
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Rally Details – 2019

2019 North American Heartland Owners Rally – Goshen

2019 North American
Heartland Owners Rally
Goshen, Indiana

Venue: Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds
Location: 1774 E Monroe Street
Goshen, Indiana 46528
574-533-3247
Venue Website: www.4hfair.org
Driving map to Venue: Click here to map yourself to gate 1 at the Fairgrounds
Overview map of Venue: Click here to open a venue overview map
Pre-Rally Dates: June 3-9, 2019
Rally Dates: June 10-16, 2019
Post-Rally Dates:
Rally Guide: Click here for the Rally Guide
(an index to all Goshen Rally articles)
Registration: March 1st, 2019 @ Noon CST
Camp Site / Area Maps: Click here to go to Rally Sites article
Rally Discussion: Click here to go to Rally Discussion Thread
RV Weighing: Click here to view RV Weighing details
Rally Rates: Click here to view Rally Rates
Rally Attendee Directory: Click here to view the Attendee list
Rally Agenda: Click here to view the Agenda

Please note: There are a total of 259 Reservations available. Selecting a NO RV registration is included in total registrations and DOES NOT free up a site to be taken by someone else.