‘Go retro’ Saturday at Pomona State Park

Campers enjoy a special kind of relaxation that could only be had yesteryear.

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like in “the old days” to go camping and enjoy time at the lake, this weekend is your chance to experience it. Pomona State Park is “going retro” Saturday Aug. 19, 2017, for the fourth annual Going Retro Car, Vintage Trailer and Antique Boat Show.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, vintage camping trailers will be open for touring. Many vintage campers will be new to the show this year. The trailers are original or restored to original, renovated or converted to “glampers”. For the first time, Going Retro will feature antique boats, along with many cars and trucks.

The 2017 winning camper and auto plaques feature photos of last year’s winners-Becky Schmale and Birdie.

Those winning Peoples’ Choice Award a year ago were chosen for the 2017 plaques. Becky Schmale and her camper “Birdie” won the Peoples’ Choice trailer award in 2016. Ken Baun and his antique pickup won the Peoples’ Choice award for the car show.

The retro car and vintage camper show, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is coordinated by Friends of Pomona State Park and Pomona State Park. The concession stand will open at 8 a.m. with coffee and cinnamon rolls, and will remain open until 2 p.m. with a lunch menu. The concessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of Pomona State Park.

Ken Baun and his antique pickup truck are featured on the 2017 plaque.

All are invited – vehicle owners, all makes and models, car enthusiasts, vintage camping trailer owners, those interested in seeing the vintage cars and camping trailers, and those just wanting to get some exercise outdoors. There is no charge to attend the camper and car show, but a daily or annual vehicle permit is required to enter the state park.

The retro weekend finishes up Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with campground church at Kansa Shelter. All campers and visitors are invited.

For more information call Don or Zo Torrey at 785-806-2308.

Updated Aug. 17, 2017 to correct Ken Baun’s name as the featured winner on the car show plaque. Plaque photos courtesy Friends of Pomona State Park.

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