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 5th 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.
Come for a night or a week but you will need to book early and pay a deposit to secure a site.
Don't forget to brush up on your trivia for the legendary Trivia Quiz on Saturday night at the nearby Bridgey Pub - a great get together with lots of fun and prizes (donations welcome).
If you haven't been before check out last year's thread or the April 2019 edition of Time to Roam (No. 38)
Christmas is coming and that means that the Bridgewater Extravaganza weekend isn’t too far away either.
We are excited that there is new management at the Bridgewater on Loddon Hotel (yes again!) and that Vinnie and Greg will welcome us in the beer garden for our great Trivia night again on Saturday. Please book for dinner and trivia directly with the pub on 03 5437 3576 and tell them you are with the Vintage Caravaners (Sat 15th Feb ) Dinner from 6 and trivia from 7pm.
Loads to do over the weekend or just relax and do not much - don’t forget to bring ‘out of your garage’ sale items - stay a couple of nights or a couple of weeks!
if you haven’t booked at the caravan park please do so ASAP on 03 5437 3086.
Merry and safe Christmas all and safe travels - see you at Bridgey.
Sorry guys we won't be able to make it to Bridgewater in February, some people have to work and I've just started a new job. We had a great time at Bridgewater this year with heaps of Nice vans and people.
It’s February already and yes Bridgewater is nearly upon us. It’s sounding like there will be another bumper crowd.
If you have made a last minute decision to come and found no room at the inn then I can suggest you explore cheap unpowered camping at the Newbridge football ground. ( perhaps ring Newbridge pub for more details ) or the Big 4 at Marong - a little distance away but close enough to join in with others. Stay in touch with Bridgewater CP for cancellations.
Big reminder to book in for dinner and trivia at the pub for Sat. Night - no matter where you may camp. Please book for dinner and trivia directly with the pub on 03 5437 3576 and tell them you are with the Vintage Caravaners in the beer garden (Sat 15th Feb ).Dinner from 6 and trivia from 7pm.
Also a reminder bring ‘stuff to sell’ at your ‘out of garage‘ garage sale Friday night BYO BBQ🥩🍷 There will be a Carapark food/snack van over the weekend🌭☕️🍩🍦 Donations for our raffle on Sat. Night gratefully accepted This is not an ‘open to the public’ event.
Could the Greythorns - winners of last years trivia - please bring the perpetual trophy back so they can a) win it again or b) bestow it on the new winners🍾🏆 Tables of about 8 for trivia is best.
Looking forward to another great weekend - fingers crossed for delightful weather. 🌤 Looking forward too to seeing old and new friends.
A big thank you to those who were able to attend and help make this years event another success - bigger than ever ( did anyone do a van count?). Jump to our FB page for some great photos ( thanks Bret, Leonie and others ) - see previous post for link.
The weather was hot and steamy ( like a Vagabond Coffee ) and the company was as terrific as the surroundings.
A thank you to all who donated to our trivia night and raffle and thanks to our sponsors - Bridgewater Hotel, Water Wheel Winery, Vagabond Coffee Caravan and Bridgewater bakehouse. Congratulations to the Spring Chickens on their trivia win.🏆🐔🍾
We are looking forward to the on going enthusiastic support of the new CV Park managers - Darren and Rhonda. Does anyone have new ideas for next year ? - we have a few but would like to hear yours. We are thinking about a Saturday morning tea using the raffle proceeds. Maybe a car rally on Friday?
YES - we’ll do it again next year. Bookings now open for - 18th to 21st February 2021.
Thanks for another great weekend already booked in for next year ? Which van to take cheers chris and jenny
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Thanks Allison and Marcus for all your hard work pulling this fantastic weekend together. Getting bigger every year and we love it. It was great to see so many new vans turn out and lots of “first timers” to the weekend too. Already booked in for next year .
This from Alison; Bridgewater weekend update Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st Feb 2021 It’s getting close now so I thought I would give you all a little update. We spoke to Rhonda at the caravan park and there are 5 powered and 16 unpowered sites left so get in quick if you are thinking about coming along! Here’s what we have planned: Arrive whenever you like! Friday afternoon - Car rally (organised by Cory & Maggie) About 2hrs Friday evening - BBQ (byo) with wine tastings and live music Saturday morning - garage sale. Sell from outside your van and wander around to find some treasures! Saturday mid morning - Morning tea catered by Bridgewater Bakery. Proceeds from last years raffle will pay for these yummy treats! Saturday afternoon - check out everyone’s van or explore the local area. Maldon antique and collectables fair is on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday evening - Dinner and Trivia at the Bridgewater Pub. It’s a bit of fun! Please call to book on 5437 3576 to guarantee your spot. Lots of prizes to be won! Donations greatly appreciated. Sunday - a relaxing day to socialise Hope to see you there 🙂