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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

owokie wrote:
I signed up last Saturday.


how?

this is what I get
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Oh...yeah...

Don't mind me, I'm an idiot. Was thinking syncro solstice.

Carry on.....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

May have to opt out this year, event is getting too big for the current venue. If you're not there by Thursday, it's dust bowl camping. ;/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

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Im looking to get signed up, please post when registration goes live

look for me on Stoner Hill..

I expect huge crowds since SyncroFest exploded in popularity exponentially the past few years


Keep a nice spot for us ... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

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May have to opt out this year, event is getting too big for the current venue. If you're not there by Thursday, it's dust bowl camping. ;/


This is true. By thursday night the campground is pretty full. There's not much we can do about it. Busses by the Bridge is the same way.

Last year we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 adults. We're going to try to cut down the crowd size just a little this year. We're going to only sell so many registrations and we're going to make the show 100% preregistration only. No more cash at the gate. I'll be spreading the word about this more once we open up registration (soon I promise).

It's obvious that there is a high demand for a "campout" style VW bus event on the west coast. The majority of the VW scene in the US is day shows. The Europeans have som e great campout stlye shows like Weitzendorf and Busfest. I think it would be great to try to do something like that somewhere in Ca. Anybody know an affordable place to have a four day campout with 1000+ busses?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

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...Anybody know an affordable place to have a four day campout with 1000+ busses?


Not really my thing - but there is Slab City...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slab_City,_California
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion. That would not work though. We need a facility with improvements (power, showers etc).

I'm thinking the bay area or even north of there to attrack the PNW folks as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Santa Rosa Fairgrounds?

http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/rental-facilities.php ?

separate train of thought.. to limit attendance.. choose a site with no facilities, (LOL, that will Never happen..)

require only self contained vehicles capable of storing their own waste.. a sort of a

Leave noTrace

event.. you could introduce the finer points of trasharoos and wag bags to the uninitiated.. I can do a presentation if you like.. rotfl

of course the Elephant in the Syncro(fest) is that you could reduce attendance by about 60%, simply by banning 2wd Vans (I know That will never happen either)

on a more serious note, Thank You! for everything you do to make SyncroFest happen
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

i would love to sign up for syncro fest!!!!
i will just be finished putting my syncro back together after doing a subaru conversion. i've been trying to sign up for weeks and i get that message that takes you no where.

where is it? how much is it? per person or van. i dont care about price really i'm in if possible!!!

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whats reasonable price for camping space?
is it camping only with music or is is running the syncro's through obstacles?
i've been thinking about putting together a camping music vanagon hang for a weekend. it's at a cool space in topanga canyon (southern ca)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Chris

Welcome!

youre now going to get email updates when posts happen in this thread (if you set your preferences to subscribe to threads you post in.. etc)

so you will know when registration goes Live, cost, etc

Ive been going since 2008, last year the price was iirc $40?, iirc there was a +$10 per passenger cost to cover Saturday night BBQ.

It costs $10 a night to camp there, SyncroFest is not making money, they are a nonprofit afaik

Im not affiliated, but Im a fan
will be glad to answer questions

congrats on your Conversion, get ready to see a really crowded massive gathering of Vans, in a beautiful offroading park.

there is always a driving contest for speactators pleasure, and lots of opportunity to explore terrain, and to go driving with other vans..

the most common carnage is a broken axle, consider travelling with a spare.. otoh, some people never leave camp.. there is a large contingent of 2wd Vans..

You join the Elite by actually Having a Syncro and making it to the event.. LOL!

NO it is NOT a music event. PLEASE dont make me listen to yours.. LOL

People Do gather in subgroups that have organized themselves to camp together, some are oldtimers, some are business owners that support our Vans, some are Nomads that live in their Vans, there are portions that specialize in Beer, or Tequila, or BongHits for Jesus, there is a family area with many small children.. People who do their own conversions, and some who pay to have them done..

you will have a great time no matter where you end up sleeping, everything is a short walk away, and there is no telling how the area will populate this time, as it is first come first seated, there are no electric hookups, no water hookups, no dumping station.. There Are toilets, and water faucets, and Im told theres showers Wink

Theres also Oak Trees, Poison Oak, dirt, dust and Rocks, plus obstacle courses where you can watch and or join in to explore your Vans capabilities.

while waiting, entertain yourself looking at pics and videos in this thread about last years event
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...p;start=60
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

it sounds like a blast!
thanks for the info
i'll bring a lot of great tequila!
and my four old axels as back up!! lol
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

some Videos, filmed entirely on Location. <g>

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=syncrofest


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Syncrozilla wrote:

I'm thinking the bay area or even north of there to attrack the PNW folks as well.


Jon_slider wrote:
Santa Rosa Fairgrounds?

http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/rental-facilities.php ?


I was thinking the same place. Here are a few more potential venues further north:

1. The Hog Farm / Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA - Home to several large multi-day overnight camping annual events: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hog_Farm

2. French's Camp in the redwoods near Garberville, CA (Which hosts Reggae on the River every August).

3. Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA (where the High Sierra Music Festival is held annually): http://www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net http://highsierramusic.com
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

It's on folks!

Sign up for SF 2017 here
http://syncrofest.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Thanks! Smile
Im in!

will be posted up with the usual suspects on Stoner Hill. This will be the 7th annual, unsanctioned, BHFJ Fest.

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pm me if you plan to join us (no promises), so I know when to expect you
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Registered and looking forward to a another great time. Are ya ready for the raffle?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

I will be awake for this years raffle... I SWEAR!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

The Canadians are coming.

Hide the beer.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncrofest 7: May 4-7, 2017 Reply with quote

Found out earlier today that we're having our store inventory on May 8th. I might not be able go, but I signed up anyway.
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