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Swap meet!

One of the favorite activities at an R&B Event is always the swap meet!

bootiesIt’s completely casual: Bring anything you have to trade or sell to Alumafiesta (Airstream-related or otherwise), choose a table from the many provided, and display your wares.

It’s a great way to get to know your fellow Airstreamers while unloading those trailer parts you no longer need and the fabulous decor items you no longer use. Kitchenware, books, handmade gifts, and all things flamingo are perfect items to sell as well, although anything goes.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s great fun! This year the Swap Meet will be held at 9am, so bring a cup of coffee and a lot of ones. (What’s the old saying? One man’s trailer trash is another man’s trailer treasure?)

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Airstream Team beams to Tucson

Justin Humphreys, VP of Sales at Airstream, Inc., and Dave Schumann—longtime Airstream expert and General Manager of the Service Center at Airstream, Inc.—will be present, virtually, at Alumafiesta.

Join Justin and Dave as they host their “State of Airstream” presentation via Skype on Wednesday, February 6.

“I’ll give an update on the company, how it’s doing, the new dealers, the new products; a snapshot of what’s going on in Jackson Center,” Justin said. “Then Dave and I will host a Q&A session for the whole group. Dave will field the technical questions.”

“People are curious about the company,” Justin continued. “How are sales, what’s the state of the industry overall, how is the new world economy affecting Airstream.” They are also interested in the international business; Airstream has new dealerships in China, Korea and Australia in addition to ones already established in Japan and Europe.

What’s the number one question on Airstreamer’s minds, though? “What’s the best seller,” laughed Justin. (Spoiler alert: “The answer is always the Flying Cloud,” he said, sales winner for the last several years. Various models jostle for place and show.)

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Cyber Monday Special!


Register for Alumafiesta on “Cyber Monday”, December 2 and receive a free t-shirt!

Each couple who signs up on Dec. 2, 2013 receives one free t-shirt (or a credit for the dollar value equivalent, $19.95).

When you’re shopping online on Cyber Monday, it’s the perfect time to sign up for our February events and take advantage of this one-day-only offer.

Our cool Alumafiesta 2014 shirts incorporate colors that complement the Sonoran Desert, and come in both men’s and women’s styles.

More than half of the available sites at Lazydays have already been reserved, and the rest will book up quickly on Cyber Monday. Click here on Monday, Dec. 2 to reserve your site and get a FREE t-shirt!


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Heads up: Excitement is building!

Alumafiesta is only three months away, and more sites have already been reserved for our popular Tucson event than at this time last year.

We’ve increased the limited number of spaces to accommodate as many as we can, but if you are considering going you should secure your space soon. A sell-out is possible and this time of year every campground in Tucson will be full!   (Just sayin’.)

Remember, you can transfer your fee to any one of our other events across the country if you register now and discover you can’t make it to Tucson. Check out the cancellation policy for the fine print.

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The Sonoran Glass School Experience

At Alumafiesta you’ll have the rare opportunity to make your own glass art at a fully equipped glass educational facility.

This activity was a hit last year! Glass art instructors at the Sonoran Glass School will quickly teach you to create a beautiful and useful item of your choosing, to keep as a souvenir of your trip to the Southwest or give as a gift to someone back home.

The cost for your class and takeaway art depends on the item you select to make: a glass ornament ($45), a tumbler ($55), or a bowl ($70).

This outstanding offsite experience will be held on the first day of Alumafiesta (Tuesday, February 4, 2014), so preregistration must take place before you arrive in Tucson!

Make sure to look for the glass school sign-up option on the Alumafiesta online registration form. (If you’re already registered for Alumafiesta, no problem: simply edit your registration information online to add the Sonoran Glass School, or give us a call.)

We’ll take care of scheduling your appointment and notify you the week before with your time between 1:00pm and 4:30pm on February 4th.

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Alex and Charon are confirmed for Tucson!

Charon HenningAlumapalooza attendees will surely (and vividly) remember the “horrible and exciting” performance by  Alexander Kensington and Charon Henning. We’re happy to tell you that the fun and fabulous couple will bring their amazing comedy thrill show to Alumafiesta in February.

Alex has been exhilarating audiences for fifteen years with feats of daring, whip artistry, and hilarious “freakish proclivities”: sword swallowing, fire eating, and demonstrating why he’s called The Human Blockhead.

The extreme stunts endured by charming Charon, The Most Dangerous Beauty Alive, include…well, you have to see them to believe them, as she “reveals the impossible as possible.”  Charon been featured numerous times on the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and History Channel.

You won’t want to miss Alex and Charon’s shocking (and surprisingly suitable for all ages) show. You’ll laugh. You’ll cheer. You’ll hide your eyes. View a video of their, er, “unusual skills” here.

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Sneak peek at Alumafiesta tours

We’ve got several fantastic off-site tours planned for Alumafiesta—old favorites, back by popular demand, and new excursions too!

Among the guided outings tentatively on the schedule will be a repeat trip to Tin Town, a drive up Mount Lemmon, a visit to the Titan Missile Museum, and a Sonoran Glass experience.

Tin Town is an award-winning, detailed restoration and adaptation of a unique “old west” home. It has been featured on HGTV’s “Extreme Homes”, on the Discovery Channel’s “Weird Homes”, and in Arizona Illustrated. Near the UA campus, shopping and restaurants, the funky-chic Tin Town complex includes a saloon, church, mine, print shop, “house of joy”, circus wagon, vintage spartan trailer, museum, and authentic Yuma Prison Jail Cell.

Everyone loves the steep, curving, scenic drive from the desert floor of Tucson to the lush forest and unusual stone formations surrounding the 9000 foot-plus Mt. Lemmon.

Experience the ecosystem variety—from Sonoran Desert to mixed conifer forest—of the Santa Catalinas, where locals and visitors hike, cycle, ski, jog, and picnic. The view will knock your socks off.

Artists and non-artists (you know who you are), you’ll have a blast making your own Sonoran Glass Art at SGS, a fully equipped glass educational facility. In about an hour instructors will help you create a glassblown vase or ornament, a slumped plate or mosaic trivet, torchworked beads and pendants, or a paperweight to take home as a souvenir of your trip to the Southwest.

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You don’t have to be Jack Kerouac to write on the road

We’re thrilled to have fiction writer Tom Schabarum (Airstreaming) and travel writer Gregory Zeigler (Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck’s America Fifty Years Later) at Alumafiesta this year. They’re already scheduled to deliver an author talk/writing workshop designed to enhance your love of the road through reading and writing.

Greg is a fascinating speaker who has taught adult memoir writing workshops. Tom—who spoke at Alumafandango in Oregon—has published several titles in addition to “Airstreaming”. Both authors will read from their books and deepen your travel experience through writing and reading about the road.

Whatever you aspire to write: memoirs, journals, trip logs, novels or blogs—or whoever you plan to write for, from your grandchildren to an international audience—this is the session for you!

Join Greg and Tom Tuesday night at 7 pm for a workshop that will get you itching to pen your memoirs.

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Caravanning to Alumafiesta

Organize a caravan to Alumafiesta and attend for free! If you lead a group of twenty or more Airstreams, silver trailers, vintage trailers or other RVs to Alumafiesta in Tucson, you’ll earn your reward: free admission, a $465 value for two people in one Airstream.  Just get in touch with us before you register or arrive via email, at for details and special registration procedures.

From any direction, there are several sights to see and things to do on the way to Tucson: visit the Grand Canyon (less than a day’s drive to the north), attend a Suns game at US Airways Center in Phoenix, or spelunk the spectacular caves at Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson. Check out the Airstream Travel Guide that Alumafandango attendees created for more “must-see” destinations off the beaten path in the sunny Southwest.

Start your party engines! Anyone can organize a caravan.  You don’t need special credentials, just a willingness to organize and have fun!  Let us know you want to try and we’ll help you as much as we can.

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Featured entertainment: Edgar Cruz

Edgar CruzThose of you who came to Alumafandango in Oregon already know this guy:  Edgar Cruz.  We can now confirm he’ll be playing at Alumafiesta in Tucson, doing his solo show (which is completely different from what you saw in Oregon).

Those of you who don’t know Edgar, you’re in for a treat.  He’s a superb Spanish Guitarist who uses all five fingernails of his left hand to pick melody, vocals, bass, etc. simultaneously as he plays all kinds of music. You will be amazed watching him—one of the best in the world, right on our intimate stage at Alumafiesta!  (Check out his performance of Bohemian Rhapsody on YouTube.)

This week we will be announcing other entertainers coming to Alumafiesta as well, so watch this space.  We’re planning three nights of amazing entertainment, plus evening speakers, and of course tons of tours all over the Tucson area.

Already sites are getting booked up, so if you are considering coming, go ahead and secure your space now.  If you need to cancel before November 1 you’ll get a full refund minus $25, so your risk is minimal.

Register now for fun in the Tucson sunshine!

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