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    Question announced location?

    Was the 09 location announced?
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    Johnson City, TN. NE Corner, western side of the Appalachian Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, etx. More trees than Gillette, lotsa twisty roads... and 'sweet tea'.

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    Yes it was!!! Johnson City, TN at the Appalachain Fair grounds...

    www.visitjohnsoncitytn.com
    www.appalachianfair.com

    July 16-19, 2009

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    maybe later

    when it comes back to the west coast, I'll put it on my schedule. Maybe when I retire............
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWBagby View Post
    Yes it was!!! Johnson City, TN at the Appalachain Fair grounds... July 16-19, 2009
    The Appalachian Fairgrounds appears to be in Gray, TN. Are we just referring to the nearest big town?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeemerMike View Post
    The Appalachian Fairgrounds appears to be in Gray, TN. Are we just referring to the nearest big town?
    I believe that is the case. Best to check with the MOA officials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munchy View Post
    I believe that is the case. Best to check with the MOA officials.
    To be completely correct, the fair ground is physically located in Gray, TN. We are using Johnson City to make it a little easier for folks to know where the location is geographically.

    I can assure everyone that the fine citizens of Gray are in fact OK with us calling it Johnson City. Also we have received tremendous support from the Johnson City Chamber with hotels and all other arrangements.

    As Gator stated Gray, Johnson City it really doesn't matter. Make plans to join us for some good ole Mountain Magic...Southern Style!

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    If your moteling it I would book ASAP.
    My prediction is this will be the biggest national ever.
    Probably in excess of 10K .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeemerMike View Post
    The Appalachian Fairgrounds appears to be in Gray, TN. Are we just referring to the nearest big town?
    from the info that was handed out in Gillette, Johnson City is the "host area" and the Appalachain fair grounds is the "host facility"

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    Fantastic News!

    I just got back from 10 days of riding down there. Actually it was 8 because my riding partner got bit by the Dragon. Last 2 days in a U-haul rental truck.

    Sorry to digress.. That part of the country is absolutely beautiful and yes they have lots of SWEET TEA

    You guys just made my day.
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    The fair ground address is Gray, TN. So it's Gray!! I know only 4-5 miles apart, but the mailing address and google map place it in Gray, not Johnson City.

    Why ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89687 View Post
    The fair ground address is Gray, TN. So it's Gray!! I know only 4-5 miles apart, but the mailing address and google map place it in Gray, not Johnson City.

    Why ???

    Chas
    Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol are close together and the reason it is called the Tri-Cities. However, there are a lot of small towns between them such as Gray, Bluff City, Piney Flats, etc. that have their own local government and post offices. The fairground just happens to be in Gray. People in East Tennessee are an independent bunch and they would never consider having their little towns absorbed into the surrounding cities.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    The fairground just happens to be in Gray. People in East Tennessee are an independent bunch and they would never consider having their little towns absorbed into the surrounding cities.
    Kind of what I was thinking. Before we commit an inadvertent slight of the town in which the 2009 rally will actually be located, we may want to be sure the good people of Gray are OK with advertising the rally as being in Johnson City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 89687 View Post
    The fair ground address is Gray, TN. So it's Gray!! I know only 4-5 miles apart, but the mailing address and google map place it in Gray, not Johnson City.

    Why ???

    Chas
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