Welcome to the 48th Van Nationals Website
ALL VANS WELCOME
Freeborn County Fairgrounds
1031 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Early Camping: Monday, July 5th & Tuesday, July 6th - see below
Gates Open: Wednesday, July 7th - 10:00 am
Sunday, July 11th - Clean up & be gone by noon
How Much?: $70 cash upon arrival gets 2 adults & 1 van in the gate for all 4 nights.
Extra People: $20 per person
Early Arrivals: You can arrive as early as Monday NOON and pay an extra $30 for Monday and Tuesday or $15 for Tuesday
Late Arrivals: Arrive Friday & pay $50
Pre-Registered? Bring the postcard you got in the mail & present it at the gate. Postcards will be mailed out a few weeks before the event. If you forget it, don't go back & get it... your name is on the list so it'll be A-OK.
Get ready to have some fun! We have a lot of stuff planned for you and there will be plenty to do for everyone!
All Pre-Registration is done. Everyone who hasn't registered can pay at the gate when you get there.
Download the 48th Van Nationals Flyer
Vanners Night In Info
Wednesday, July 7th
6 oz Pork Loin, Cheesy Potato Hash, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Rolls and butter.
Cost is $12.00
Payment and Signup Info:
Larry Bontreger - TriggerToy@aol.com
5159 Penn Av N.
Minneapolis MN 55430
or Pay-Pal to TriggerToy@aol.com - send as friends and family
763 742 6577.
Make sure I have payment in hand by June 30th
If you are coming early, here is a list of some local campgrounds
So I want to put a little something out about electricity at the fairgrounds. It’s not that there isn’t enough. The electricity is more clustered and not spread out around the fairgrounds as it might be at other locations. We are renting some boxes to break out and distribute some of the electricity.
Most of the electricity comes from 30 and 50 amp services, so we will need people to break that out and share with your neighbors. There are many 110v services, but more of the service is either 30 amp or 50 amp. We know that this isn’t an uncommon thing when going to the Nats, every location is set up differently.
There is a downloadable PDF file on the Nats website, click on the fairgrounds link and it will take you to our fairgrounds website that has tons of info on the grounds. I created a file that shows the distribution of electricity around the fairgrounds and you can download and view it offline. We also have opened up a couple of the buildings for indoor camping that have electricity.
Campground A is pretty much set up for pull thru campers and has full sewer and water and electrical hookups and if we could try to only park campers there it would help in other camp areas with those that only need a 110v hookup.
We will have someone on site to help with distribution if needed. We will also in no way allow homemade setups.
Below are a 50 amp and 30 amp breakout plug that we think will work best because they don’t just convert one 30 or one 50 to one 110v outlet, they breakout to multiple 110v outlets. So think about bringing one of these to the Nats.
50 amp to (4) 110v adapter - https://tinyurl.com/dvsb6zcn