It's great to see that some of you are psyched to have Phish in the park the same week as us. But we had to do some heavy thinking this week after the Saratoga Spa State Park staff called us to warn us about the realities of sharing the Park with 35,000 Phish fans.
(For comparison, Brad Paisley was supposed to bring in about 13,000 people but the turnout was lighter than that due to rain.)
Phish's arrival will bring considerable disruption to the Saratoga Spa State Park, including the area in which we are camping. There will be thousands of people roaming around all day, with security, parking, traffic, and crowd control problems. We would probably not be able to effectively prevent the crowds from entering our camping area. Noise and traffic would likely interfere with our scheduled events.
Based on recommendations from the Park staff, we have decided that for the security and enjoyment of our attendees, we need to move the dates of the Vintage Trailer Jam to be one day earlier.
This means the schedule will now be:
TUESDAY, Aug 11: Early parking (if you paid the $30 early arrival fee)
WEDNESDAY, Aug 12 - through SATURDAY, Aug 15: Parking, seminars and events
SUNDAY, Aug 16: Departure in the morning
We hope that you'll still be able to attend on this new schedule, but if not, please let us know before May 1
, and we'll cancel your registration and send you a full refund. You can cancel or modify your registration online by clicking here
and then clicking the link that says "Already registered?"
-- or by calling GSM Vehicles at 518-561-4784 or Vintage Trailer Supply at 802-355-6853.
However, if you've already registered and want to stay Sunday night to attend the Phish concert, you can. Only attendees who have registered prior to March 20 have this option. If you would like to stay for the concert, you must notify us by May 1, 2009
by calling the numbers above. (You'll need to get your own concert tickets, of course.)
You will be required to re-park your trailer on Sunday morning to allow cars of Phish concert attendees to be parked in the same lot, and you must depart on Monday morning.
Sorry for the inconvenience of this change. Neither we, the Automobile Museum, or the Park managers had any input into the concert schedule, and we appreciate your understanding. We are looking forward to a wonderful time in Saratoga this summer, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!