Another cheap camping festival

Hideout on a level grassy area, sales canopy on the gravel path.

Our Hideout trailer on a level grassy area in back, sales canopy on the gravel path. We paid for 30′ of frontage.

The Annie Oakley Festival was over, and our next event was going to be two weeks away in the same location. Would we travel during that time frame or would we stay and camp at the site? I spoke with a fellow vendor who had a food concession trailer set up at the Annie Oakley Festival. He was going to another festival the following weekend that was very close. I got the phone number from him, called and got a spot reserved.

So off we went to the State Line Heritage Days in Union City Indiana and Ohio. Yes, the town was split by the state line! The great thing was that it was only 11 miles from our current location. Talk about saving on travel costs, this was ideal. We left on Monday and drove to Union City.

We had to drop the trailer a fair distance behind our canopy due to the ground level. This was not a real problem and there was plenty of room to park the truck. This place also had water in addition to 20AMP electric service. And the cost? Would you believe that the total cost for a 30′ space and seven nights of camping was only $60.00?

This was not a huge festival attendance wise, but we still sold a lot of our necklaces. With the low cost of the vendor space factored in this was a very profitable festival for us. We really enjoyed this festival and it is now on our calendar for next year.

Passport America discount at Three Flags RV Park

Three Flags RV Campground in Black Hawk, South Dakota is unique in more than one way. The owner/managers, Vickie and John, are perhaps the nicest hosts we have encountered at any RV park. One service that Vickie and John provide to Passport America members is anytime use of the PA discount. You heard me right. Your PA discount is honored at Three Flags RV park any day of the week, even weekends. Most PA member campgrounds restrict the discount rate to Sunday through Thursday nights. Three Flags puts no restriction on days or even the number of days. Want to stay a week? Your Passport America discount is good for all the nights you stay.


Hosts John and Vickie


Tent camping with electric and a shelter

Understandably the only times PA discounts are not honored is during the huge motorcycle rally at Sturgis. This rally happens each year in early August, and sees over 100,000 bikers converge on the area.


Large big rig pull through sites

Level sites



Located right off I-90 in Black Hawk, South Dakota, this park provides many different sites for everything from big rigs to tent camping. The park is located between Rapid City and Sturgis. Full hookups, including free cable TV are available at many sites. No need to block up your wheels, as the site we had was perfectly level. The park offers free WiFi, clean restrooms, showers, and laundry and propane tank filling station next to the dump station.

I would highly recommend that Passport America members visit the Three Flags park. You will not be disappointed. Check their website for any and all details.