Welcome to the 48th Van Nationals Website


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.

Pre-register by June 15th and save $15.00

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!  

Make sure you pre-register if you can!

For pre-registration info click here!

Download the 48th Van Nationals Flyer

Advertise in the 48th Van Nats Bible

If you would like to place an ad in the Bible contact

Nancy Bontreger - vannats2020@gmail.com

Contact Nancy and she will get you all the info you need

Rates for Bible ads are:

1/4 page ad - $15.00

1/2 page ads - $25.00

Full page ads - $35.00

2 page facing ads - $50.00

Bible Ad Deadline is May 15th, 2021

Trophy Sponsor List

If you want to sponsor a trophy or two for the 48th Nats you can go the the store here and use your Paypal account to pay for a trophy sponsorship.

If you choose to mail in a check, download this form and mail it in with a check.  Please indicate the trophy you want to sponsor when you send in your form.

"Best of" sponsorships are $50.00 - All Best Of trophies are sponsored!

Class 1st or 2nd place sponsorships are $35.00

Trophy Sponsorship deadline is June 15th, 2021


Ok, if you wish to rent a Porta-Potty or Golf Cart for the week here is the link to the form.  Please fill it out and mail it to the address on the form.  All Golf Cart and Porta-Potty rentals have to be paid by check and have to be paid in advance.

Porta-Potty or Golf Cart Rental Info


If you are coming early, here is a list of some local campgrounds

*** For your info - Don't book at these hotels for the Nats ***

These hotels are not Vanner friendly!

If you are planning on booking any rooms in Albert Lea for the Nats DO NOT book at the


AmericInn or the Best Western Plus!


If you plan to book a hotel, please check into one of the hotels listed below.

There are 5 or 6 motels on the south side of Albert Lea that I would use and probably others. 

These are on E. Main St. and here is a list:

Country Inn and Suites

Motel 6
The Ramada

Countryside Motel

I'm sure there are others and I'm not saying anyone of these is better then the other, just options.  

And again, do not book at the AmericaInn or Best Western Plus for the Nats.