The Fall 2022 swap meet and MV show returns to the 49er Village RV Resort and adjacent Amador County Fairgrounds in quaint, historical Plymouth, September 14-17, 2022. This is the smaller version of "the biggie" which is the April Camp Plymouth, which is scheduled for April 19-22, 2023. the Fall swap meet/show is the last buying and selling opportunity of the year. Time to clean out the garage!
Here are the bullet points for the Fall meet. Come back for updates:
- Swap meet for pros and amateurs. No vendor fee but must rent a campsite or cabin
Informal military vehicle show. All welcome, any condition, any country of former service. No MV registration
No admission fee
No parking fee
Display/parking space for those commuting from hotel or home in MVs
Visitor parking and the fairgrounds campground are at 18843 Empire Street
NOTE: there is practically no visitor parking inside the 49er Village RV park. Do not park in a campsite that is not yours because it will not be open for long. You will be towed
A MV excursion has not been planned but one could be added to the schedule if we have an organizer with an idea
Women's gathering at 2 pm on Thursday at the patio by the cafe. Bring own food, beverage, not for sharing
Women's offsite brunch and shopping 9:30 am Friday, to historic Placerville. Depart from 49er main gate. At 1 pm our Activities Coordinator Nancy Porter is giving a talk to the Sierra Renaissance Society about Gold Rush family stories and tips about genealogy. You are welcome to attend. Location is the Lion's Hall on Missouri Flat Road just Northeast of El Dorado.
MVCC Board Meeting Friday 10 am
MVCC General Membership Meeting, Saturday 10 am at the 49er Amphitheater. Bring chair. All welcome (Camp Plymouth is not just for MVCC members. We welcome all to the meet and to our club)
- RV and travel trailer camping only at the 49er, no tents at 49er except free standing canopies for vending or displays
Tent and car camping is at the adjacent fairgrounds
Amenities at the 49er include pool, spa, cafe, kids play area, washers and dryers, restrooms, showers
For hotel info contact Nancy Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grocery store, restaurants, dozens of wineries, are close. A restaurant list is on a separate post
She also organizes the campground at the fairgrounds just over the 49er fence of mostly dry sites and one row of water/power sites. No minimum stay at the fairgrounds. For fairgrounds sites, pay the MVCC in full before you arrive. Sellers will be throughout our event
For those wanting to rent an RV or travel trailer and stay at the 49er, Advantage Caravans in Sacramento is offering our Fall and Spring event participants a 20% discount on the nightly rate. See www.advantagervrentals.com or call 916-832-8824. Pick an available unit online, request a reservation, and in the Requests field say you are a Camp Plymouth participant and ask for the discount. A confirmation will arrive with the correct price on it. Add the fees to the RV site rental to compare to renting a 49e cabin or hotel room. Advantage will deliver, set up, and pick up a unit for a reasonable fee. This is a great way to have amenities, stay near friends, and allow you to drive or tow your MV and trade goods.
Reservation form for both campgrounds is in the MVCC newsletter and will be on www.mvccnews.net on the event calendar listing shortly. If you rented a space in September 2021, your name is on it now. Tell Jo-Ann to confirm you want it again or request a change. There will be a deadline. Unclaimed sites will be turned back to the 49er system. Where you were at the last Spring meet does not put your name on that site for the Fall meet.
Tuesday is a set up day. Sunday is a pull-out day, not a show day.
For other campsite and cabin information, Jo-Ann is at MVCCCampmistress@yahoo.com
Shameless picture of this writer's fleet and trinkets at the September 2021 Camp Plymouth
The infamous jeep showcase in the arena in 2019. I think 65 here and 10 or 12 elsewhere in camp. FYI one of the showcases for April 2023 will be WW2 Jeeps. Another is Military Dodges.