I’ll be contacting you via email and Hipcamp will be emailing you instructions on how to RSVP. Congrats! We’ll see you on the 19th!
Texas Vanagons has been selected to send a 4 lucky Vanagon owners to the camp out with Hipcamp in the Texas Hill Country on Saturday September 19th. Their goal is to celebrate the official launch of Hipcamp on the West Coast, and just as importantly, celebrate Texas’ thriving outdoor and creative community. So, they’re posting up one of our favorite Land Share properties, and are getting some good folks together for a night of celebrating.
This is a private event and one must be invited by the group in order to attend. Hicamp has reached out to me and would like to offer up 4 Golden Tickets err… I mean 4 Invites to be given away in order to attend the event. If you own a Vanagon and you’re available September 19th & 20th and want to spend the weekend in the Hill Country with like minded campers then be sure to sign up! It should be a great time!
There will be a big group of tent campers on the property but us Vanagon owners will have an area set aside for us to camp as a group. Whats cool is The North Face provides the tents for those that need it so attendees just need to show up with a pad and pillow.
As for the event in general, there will be a small stage setup for the bands to play (who’s playing is TBD), a nice sit down dinner, a bonfire, and of course plenty of libations to go around. Oh, and s’mores. If river floating is your game, then make sure to bring a suit and a float (or noodle, we don’t judge). Other than that, all you need to do is show up ready to get weird in the wilderness. This is a party to celebrate so many things, including our launch in The Lone Star State, our Land Sharing Program, but mostly the culture that you have helped to create and foster, so thank you.
The event will take place about an hour west of Austin near Pedernales Falls State Park. It’s a privately owned 500 acre guest ranch located in the rolling Texas Hill Country. The property features towering limestone bluffs, flowing pristine creeks (that means swimming!), caves and a variety of trees and flowering shrubs which surround the campground. Needless to say… this is a killer spot for a great gathering. Once the 4 contest winners have been announced, the exact location of the campout will be sent to the winners.
The event will provide a large sit down dinner Saturday night for all of the attendees. Yum!
The event provides tents for campers but they’ll be providing the winners of this contest with some area where we can set up our Vanagons and camp. One of the organizers is a Vanagon owner herself and would love to get a small group of us out to the private event.
A few Vanagons at the California Campout that you may recognize from Instagram and other social media outlets. I will be there with my 1987 Westy so if you want to come and check out this great event with me be sure to get your contest submission completed ASAP!
There will be two bands playing the Texas event for our enjoyment. The specific bands have yet to be announced but we will have some good live entertainment Saturday night. Sweet! The campout also falls a few days after the New Moon so the skies should be nice and dark for some star gazing and astrophotography. Bring your cameras and tripods.
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: September 8, 2015 @ 11:59pm CST
Winner Announced: September 8, 2015 @ 8:00pm CST
4 Winners will be notified via email and I’ll update this post.