It's on again by the banks of the beautiful Loddon River in Central Victoria.
We invite all Vintage and Classic caravans and their owners to Bridgewater for our 4th Annual Extravaganza.
A great opportunity to come together again and talk Caravans and relax in a fantastic location.
BYO BBQ on Friday night Join in Saturday's "Out of your Garage" Garage Sale - set up a stall and sell your vintage and other caravan items or browse and snap up a bargain. Visit the Maldon Antiques and Collectables Fair ( Sat. and Sunday ) Newstead Swap Meet - Sat. from 7am Local wineries. Shopping in vintage stores in Castlemaine, Bendigo and Inglewood. Explore surrounding towns or relax by your van and enjoy the surrounds.
Don't forget to brush up on your trivia for the legendary Trivia Quiz on Saturday night - a great get together with lots of fun and prizes.
The publicans at the Bridgewater Hotel have deserted us and handed in their lease.😡 🙄😥 This might create a bit of an issue for the trivia night venue wise if the pub is still vacant come Feb ( obviously we are hopeful that new tenants can be found and we are also considering a change of career 😜 ) There is local hall and also footy club rooms which we could potentially use but put frankly we are not too keen on organising caterers at such a venue unless there is significant interest - we would be happy to follow up if there is - Anglesea hall and catering last year was ideal but hell call me lazy - would BYO dinner suffice ? - we could take the BBQ trailer too - any thoughts are welcomed if we assume at this point that the status quo remains come Feb.
Hi Marcus we ate before we came to the pub for trivia night and just bought some drinks over the bar on the night. Im happy to go along with the majority but I feel it would be easier to eat first and then just rock up for the nights festivities wherever you use chose to hold it. Less hassle for both you and Allison.
Less than a month away, so here is an important request regarding dinner and trivia on Saturday night and a reminder of what's on over the w/e.
Dinner and trivia on Saturday. There are new owners at the Bridgewater Hotel and we have again booked the beer garden for an evening of fun and entertainment. Dinner at 6.30 will be followed by trivia. You will need to book with the hotel to ensure a place and to help with seating arrangements etc. no need to pre order dinner but there is an expectation those attending will eat as well. There is an a la carte menu with plenty of yummy selections at reasonable prices. See the Event Facebook page if need be. Remember teams of about 8 can be formed on the night and of course inventive team names get extra points.
Please book on 5437 3576 so as not to be disappointed and let them know you are Vintage Vanning.
What else is on....
BYO BBQ Friday night A BBQ will be supplied at the camp kitchen. Come along and meet and greet.
'Out of your garage' sale Saturday and Sunday mornings you are encouraged to set up a garage sale stall by your van or wander amongst other vans to snap up a bargain. All those caravan and vintage bits and pieces that you know you will never really use could find a welcoming home and make you some cash.
Maldon Antique and Collectables Fair Saturday til 5 and Sunday til after lunch at the Maldon Football ground - plenty of interesting stalls. Other interesting shopping in Maldon too about 30 mins from Bridgewater. Entry $5 - kids free.
Newstead swap meet Saturday from 7 til 1. Entry $5.
Water Wheel Winery A short walk from the CV park - some great local reds to taste and buy.
We are looking forward to seeing you there. Til then, safe travels.
Looking forward to the commentary and photos as the ACT convoy led by Koala make their way to Bridgewater on their 'less well travelled route' Silo Art tour. So envious, what a Road Trip! Patchewollock to Rupunyap and then on to Bridgey. Brim, Sheep Hills, Tungamah. Got a Silo suggestion ? Post a photo.
If you see them on the way, flag them down for a cuppa and a yarn.
Yes a small but quality group of Vintage Caravan nutters are leaving Canberra on Sunday 10th for a casual unorganised meander to Bridgewater taking the long way to get there. We have not been to this part of Victoria so thought that the Silo art trail would form a good basis for a look around.
If you are also travelling to Bridgewater and would like to link up with us then let me know by PM and we will organise something. Our rough plan is to camp at Ludlows reserve on the lake near Wodonga on Sunday night then travel along on the Victorian side of the NSW border to Patchewollock then follow the silo art trail south before cutting across to Bridgewater to arrive on Thursday. Just a sprint of 1196klm
Sorry to Fellow V V's, Laraine and Ralph wont be able to attend this years Bridgewater event due to family commitments. To all that do attend, enjoy, it's a great Weekend. Looking forward to next year. Cheers Ralph.
Post by shesgotthelook on Feb 5, 2019 15:02:47 GMT 10
I will be set up on site 62 with a range of vintage & retro items for sale.
Below is a link to some photos of woollen blankets, bedspreads & towels that I will have with me. Some are already sold but it hopefully should say that next to the photo. If you can't make it to Bridgewater & see something you like, I can always post it to you.
Prize donations for the trivia night will be warmly accepted - particularly your own PRODUCE ! 🍎🍆🍒🍍 - if you have some garden produce, relish from last year's crop, jam or can bake some bikkies we would love to give them away as prizes. Don't be shy - maybe get out the PWMU cookbook and cook up a caravan dream or two to give away.
Surely we can have a passionfruit sponge? If we can get a commitment for one of those with real cream I will personally invite Rod Quantock - the KING of the rural passion fruit sponge
Check out our Facebook page - which lover has organised because I don't do FB
1. It's going to be warm so please bring sunscreen and a hat 2. If you haven't booked in with the pub for dinner on sat. Night please do so as it helps a lot with arrangements and we don't want you to be disappointed 5437 3576. 3. The park is not open to the public so please don't advertise the event as a public event - happy for you to invite friends but this is not a public free for all. 4. There will be a vintage coffee van - they have made abit of an effort to be there so please support them ( over the bakery which has been less than supportive ) 5. Follow the event on Facebook - and encourage Koala and the ACT vans on their convoy.
Very disappointed that (due to my recent knee surgery) we've had to cancel and withdraw from this years event in our beloved 70's classic Purple Reign. But we hope to catch up with all of you next year. Have a great weekend folks, and stay safe! Cheers, Arthur & Helen
Done and dusted. Thanks to everyone who were able to get to Bridgewater for another great weekend. Great to see so many new vans, younger caravan folk and of course the die hards! A special thanks to some - Lover, of course, who is just simply fantastic. Megan ( and Anne - The mother and transporter ) who made the fabulous caravan fruit cake possible. Sponsors at Time to Roam and Water Wheel Winery. The crew at Bridgewater Hotel for looking after us so well. Thanks Mandy and Rod. #Bridgewaterhotel. Thanks to all of you who donated prizes and gifts for the raffle and trivia night ( I promise to make the questions alittle less obscure next year🤓) well done the Grey Thornes for the win 🏆 Gastronomic Peter for the BBQ shapes and ' Get me out of here' Garry for the melted KitKats 🐈😩 And most importantly - all who traveled further than us 😁😜 - especially those who traveled a considerable distance - the ACT crowd, the Crow eaters and those from Northern NSW ( get well soon Julie - thinking of you ❤️ 🤕) Book now for next year - we were nearly full this year so best get in early.
Post some photos if you have any. Thanks again for a great weekend!
Our first long run in our expandavan. We had a great time and made many new friends. Everyone were so friendly and a lot of lovely Caravan. Thanks all and to the organizers Alison & Marcus , we've booked for next year. Cheers Lothar and Susan.
Post by wildbrumby on Feb 25, 2019 17:50:40 GMT 10
A big thank you to the organizers of this year's Bridgewater vintage van weekend. Also to Ken Koala for organizing our epic trip on the Silo Art Trail, then onto Bridgewater. It was a pleasure travelling with the contingent of Mr & Mrs koala, Fran & Gary and Ron & Chris (the Koala's neighbor) It was my 1st time and Paul & I enjoyed it immensely. It was great to meet many new friends and catch up with old ones. The set up of all the vans (and cars) looked amazing in such a beautiful setting.
I have included some photos, taken mainly on our journey to Bridgewater with the Canberra contingent. A big thank you to Mr & Mrs SGTL for showing us your beautiful farm and "collections" One of the highlights of our trip. Just love your shed.
Our first night at Ludlows Reserve, Hume Weir Wodonga
The Canberra Contingent, Ludlows Reserve Hume Weir Wodonga VIC
The Big Strawberry-Koonoomoo VIC
Tawny Frog Mouth
The Spanner Man-Boort VIC
The Spanner Man-Horse & Cart
Patchewollock Silos VIC
Patchewollock General Store
Lascelles Silos VIC
Old Woomelang shearing shed.
Cronomby Tanks Recreation Reserve
Rosebery Silos VIC
Brim Silos VIC
Sheep Hills Silos
Rupanyup Silos VIC
Rupanyup Supermarket VIC
Set up at Bridgewater Interior pics of my restored 1966 Viscount Valiant
Great shirt Lothar!!!
Lothar & Susan
Canberra Crew at the Inglewood Eucy Distillery
Trivia night Bridgewater
Rochester Silos VIC
Beautiful architecture in Rochester VIC
Goorambat Silos VIC
Goorambat Uniting Church Art
Devenish Silos VIC
Tungamah Silos VIC
Last Edit: Feb 25, 2019 18:00:23 GMT 10 by wildbrumby