Airstream Events This Year Iowa Club

Iowa Airstream Owners – Members & Guests – Welcome! 
Want to attend any event?  Please contact your host.


Veterans Day Luncheon

Date: November 11, 2017 – 11:30am
Location: Pizza Ranch – 2450 Westdale Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 – MAP & website

Hosts: Donella Watkinson & Marilyn Mulbrook
Phone: 319-396-9088


Year End Luncheon

Date: December 9, 2017 – 11:30am
Location: Sunrise Cafe’ – 908 W. Main Street, Le Grande IA – MAP &  no website & Facebook Page

Host: Kirk Stevenson
Phone: 701-306-9280


Sweetheart Luncheon

Date: February 10, 2018 – date NOTE TIME – 11am
Location: Noah’s Ark Ristorante, Captain’s Room – 2400 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA – MAP & website

Hosts: Tom & Shirley Herron
Phone: 515-988-4950 (Tom),   515-556-9339 (Shirley)


Lucky Luncheon

Date: March 10, 2018 – 11:30am
Location: The Iowa Machine Shed – 7250 Northwest Boulevard, Davenport, IA 52806- MAP & website & Facebook Page

Hosts: Doug & Deb Ford
Phone: 309-781-4057


Almost Spring Luncheon – Spring Rallies Soon!

Date: April 14, 2018 – 11:30am
Location: BlackStone, 503 Westbury Drive #1, Iowa City, IA  52245 – MAP & website

Hosts: John & Carol Heckman
Phone: 319-240-4880


Caravan to the Region 8 Rally 2018 – to Branson, MO

Leaders:  Dave & Pat Shaw
Phone: 515-368-4379


Unit Caravans to the Region 8 Rally 2018 – to Branson, MO

Greater St Louis Unit – Information to follow

Kansas City, Missouri Unit – Information to follow

Iowa Unit – Contact:  Mike Donahue 515-229-7881

Missouri Greater Ozark Unit – Information to follow

Nebraska Unit – April 25-26, 2018 – Contact Ryan Knowles – Details

North Iowa Unit – Information to follow


Region 8 Rally – Theme:  “A Bit of Branson”

Date: April 26 – 29, 2018


Host: Beth & David McCall


May Weekend Rally – “May Camping, Mom’s Delight”

Dates: Friday & Saturday May 11-12, 2018

Location: Warren County Fairgrounds – MAP 

“Come Early or stay late. Mothers get pampered, promising a good time for all.
20 sites reserved would love to add more, just need a confirmation of who’s planning on attending by end of Region 8 Rally. Watch your News letters for more info.”

Hosts: Tom & Shirley Herron
Phone: 515-988-4950 (Tom), 515-556-9339 (Shirley)


VACmidwest – VAC Region 8 Rally – “Chilling at the Oxbow”

Region 8 Vintage Airstream Club part of the Wally Byam Airstream Club

Date: May 17-20, 2018

Location: Big Lake State Park, MO  – MAP

877-4222-6766 MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS NOW!!!  877-422-6766 –

Phones are open 7am to 7pm

Or at

We would like to get our sites closest to the lake –

Sites 76-66 no electricity – Sites 40-59 with electricity – All sites are pretty close


More details to follow soon

Hosts: Scott & Kathy Allen
Phone: 515-473-0256


Email Kathy Allen if you’d like to volunteer to host any VACmidwest event



Region 8 Caravan – To Wally Byam Airstream Club’s International Rally 2018

Date: June 6-20, 2018

Downloadable Information

Downloadable Coupon

Hosts: Dave & Pat Shaw
Phone: 515-368-4379


Wally Byam Airstream Club International Rally

Date: June 23-30, 2018
Location: Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 – website & Map
Facebook Page:  Wally Byam Airstream Club Salem OR 2018 International Rally
There is a surcharge if you cancel your reservations; cost is dependent on date cancelled – details.

Host: Jim Cocke

Join us for the Region 8 Breakfast – contact Dwight Olson



August Weekend Rally – “Iowa Irish Fest Rally”

Dates: August 2-5, 2018
Location: Antique Acres, 7610 Waverly Road, Cedar Falls, IA – 50613 – MAP and website

BUDDY RALLY – All are welcome to join us!  No Airstream required!!
Just call in advance to reserve a spot for you!!

Irish Fest in Lincoln Park Map & Fest Website & U-Tube Video – from 2017 Fest – 2 minutes

Current plan for August – Iowa Irish Fest Rally:

August 2-5

Antique Acres, just north of Cedar Falls – easy to get to from Rt 3 or 20 and Hwy 218.  Site of annual Old Threshers Fair – two weeks after our rally.  Camp ground should be in good shape for that.  There are at least 50 sites with 30 amp service, and more with 15.  Water and dump station is available.

Tours may include John Deere in W’loo, Rada Knives in Waverly, etc.

Breakfasts only, usual Thursday night welcome with sandwich and salad to share, maybe an evening meal during the rally, or go to the Brown Bottle Italian Restaurant just south of Antique Acres. 

Known costs as of now – $15/night to park.  We have been able to secure half price tickets for the Irish Fest.  Normally $20 each, those coming to the rally will pay $10, but only if I have names by July 5.  That’s when our very special deal with the Fest Chairman ends.  Because we must buy the nonrefundable tickets in advance, well, when I receive names, I need to consider those as obligated.  

Iowa Irish Fest:

I think I read on that 80% of Americans have at least some Irish blood.  Now’s your chance to celebrate!

August 3-5

4th largest Irish Fest in the United States – 40,000 visitors last year.  There won’t be a hotel room to be found.  This is a major event in NE Iowa.  Attendees will come from all over the United States.

Location is downtown Waterloo in Lincoln Park, plus 7 city blocks are roped off for the Fest which includes the park, Elks Club, restaurants, shops.  The location is about 20 minutes from the campground.  Parking downtown is very easy – park garage just a block from the entrance.

There’s an optional/extra cost whiskey tasting at the Elks Club, and there will be plenty of beer and food, but the whole Fest is family friendly and was well patrolled by W’loo police just to be sure.

6 stages of music – four outdoors, two in bars.  Non-stop music.  Long list of entertainers, some from Ireland.  Music is the focus, but there are workshops, 3 face painters, activities for children, demonstrations, vendors, 5K run, rugby match and more. Google Iowa Irish Fest and view some videos.

Sunday is the last day of the Fest, and those of the Catholic Faith gather in the park for Mass.  Then back to the celebration.

It will be too much fun.  Spend all 3 days at the Fest, do the rally tours, whatever.  Some at the rally may want to stay until Monday to leave.

>>>>>>> only until July 5 for the discounted cost  <<<<<<<<<<

Host: Kirk Stevenson
Phone: 701-306-9280

Hosts: John & Carol Heckman
Phone: 319-240-4880

Planning Committee: Norm & Linda Beu
Phone: 319-240-1013



September Weekend Rally – “Old Threshers Reunion”

Dates: August 31-September 3, 2018
Location: Heartland Christian Camp 21631 115th Street, Birmingham, IA – MAP & website

BUDDY RALLY – All are welcome to join us!  No Airstream required!!
Just call in advance to reserve a spot for you!!

Hosts: Ben & Marcia Woolley
Phone: 319-230-8368

Hosts: Paul & June Ryan
Phone: 641-455-9444


VACmidwest – VAC Region 8 Rally – Rally Name to follow

Region 8 Vintage Airstream Club part of the Wally Byam Airstream Club

Date: September 20-23, 2018
Location: Beatrice, NE  – MAP to follow
More details:contact our hosts.

Hosts: Ryan & Amy Knowles
Phone: 402-223-3477



October Weekend Rally – “Fall Under the Stars”

Installation of Officers
Dates: October 18-21, 2018 – Proposed Dates,  Probable Dates – 3rd weekend
Location: Griff’s Valley View RV Park, 6429 NE 46th Street, Altoona, IA – website & map

Hosts: Mike Donahue
Phone: 515-299-7881


Thankful Luncheon

Date: November 2018 – Date to follow

Other information to follow


Year End Luncheon

Date: December 2018 – Date to follow

Other information to follow


AZ Winter Brunch/Luncheons

Date: First Thursday of the month – from  Nov. 2018 – April 2019
Brunch and Luncheon!  Note time: 10:30am
Location: Golden Corral, 1868 N. Power Road., Mesa, AZ – MAP

Hosts: Chuck & Doris Jean Cabalka
AZ Cell Phone: 480-216-8096