March 23 – Fest Update

Greetings 02ers,

Get those 2002s ready, we are getting closer to June 1,2,3 and our largest group of 02s to date.

We have a new home, and while some things have changed, we feel like this is an opportunity to make the event more enjoyable.  We have a very nice hotel, great meeting space, and a large parking area.
Keith will have the website updated with registration, meal info, and gear preorder shortly.

Important info about this year’s fest…

  • If you wish to arrive Wednesday, the hotel discount rate for our group will be available.
  • The hotel is full service, we will no longer be able to provide our own Friday and Saturday evening meals and bring our beverages into the meeting room.
  • Meal tickets must be reserved on the website.  Tickets are $15.
  • All individuals planning to eat dinner on Friday and Saturday night must have a ticket for each meal.  Friday will be BBQ, Saturday hamburgers and brats.  Debbie and Terry for many years have paid for the Friday night meal.  They along with the True Friends are helping keep the meal cost down.
  • As usual we will have space at Sparky’s Thursday evening.  Many will join us there, but there are other good places to eat in Eureka Springs – you are on your own.
  • There will be a cash bar outside our meeting room in the evenings.
  • Please, no glass bottles in the parking lot.  Beer in cans or cups only.
  • Cash or check only for meal tickets and t-shirts, etc. at packet pickup.

Agenda – preliminary

THURSDAY – packet pickup, 1:00 pm drive to Crystal Bridges, evening – welcome and tech session
FRIDAY – packet pickup continues, tech session, drive to Rogers for lunch, outdoor tech demos, evening tech sessions
SATURDAY – tech sessions, car show + group photo, tech quiz, door prize drawing, special drawing, awards

If you still need lodging…

As of today… 3/23/2023 -Our primary hotel sold out in 48 hours.  The Wyndham Super 8 is holding rooms for us, there are 14 rooms available. This hotel is east of our fest hotel location, call (479) 253-5040 to reserve, ask for Lynn Worley – tell her you are part of the BMW Group to get access to a block of rooms they are holding for us.  Their address is 3010 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs , AR, 72632

For a full listing of accommodation options in and around Eureka Springs, see  the web site: https://www.eurekasprings.org/lodging/

Lots of 2002 activities – this is always great fun, but the 02 stories and the folks that drive these special cars are the real attraction.  Join us and be a part of MidAm 23!

Remember, as Commander Cody said “I AIN’T NEVER HAD TOO MUCH FUN”