Tin Can Tourists coming back to Coshocton

| June 23, 2016
The Tin Can Tourists are returning to Coshocton for the second year in a row. The public will be able to come tour their vintage campers during an open house from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Colonial Campground & RV Park, 24688 County Road 10.

The Tin Can Tourists are returning to Coshocton for the second year in a row. The public will be able to come tour their vintage campers during an open house from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Colonial Campground & RV Park, 24688 County Road 10.

COSHOCTON – The Tin Can Tourists are coming back to Coshocton and inviting the public to tour their vintage campers.

An open house will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Colonial Campground & RV Park, 24688 County Road 10, where the group will be camping from Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26.

This is the second year the group, with members from a variety of states, has visited Coshocton.

“Last year I found them on the Internet and thought they were really cool so I got in touch with them,” said Ryan McPeek, who operates the campground with his wife Camille. “It turned out they were looking for a place to have a rally in Ohio and the lady I talked to used to live in Coshocton so it all worked out really well.”

Only about 10 of the vintage campers made it to the 2015 rally, but McPeek said they are expecting around 20 this year.

“They are going to have organized activities for the campers while they are here,” Ryan said. “One night they are going to watch an old Lucille Ball movie, ‘The Long, Long Trailer.’ They will eat together and this year they also have the theme Christmas in Almost July. At the open house they will have Christmas decorations up and I’m sure lots of them will be vintage.”

The open house also will feature Simple Vintage Cakes & Catering, who will sell cupcakes out of a vintage trailer.

“Her tag line is ‘We bake it bare, you give it flair’ and she has a naked cupcake bar,” Ryan said. “I’ve never met her before, but it sounds like it will be a cool experience. We also will have Whit’s for sale.”

Admission to the open house on June 25 is free.

“Come out, get some ice cream and cupcakes and look at the vintage trailers,” Ryan said. “The owners will all be there and most of them you can go in and check out.”

For information on the event and other upcoming ones at Colonial Campground & RV Park, visit www.colonialcampground.com, call 740-502-9245, or e-mail [email protected]. On Sunday, July 10 they are planning a ribbon cutting for their new event center and on Thursday, July 7 they will host a bike and build.

“A group looking for a place to stay in Coshocton during their bike ride from Maine to California contacted us,” Ryan said. “We are donating space for them to sleep and in exchange they are hosting a free youth bicycle clinic.”

The group, Bike & Build, which raises awareness for affordable housing, will teach children ages 5-14 about bike safety and take them on a short bike ride. For more on Bike & Build, visit www.bikeandbuild.org. Also, look for more information as it gets closer to fall on the campground’s second annual corn maze and the space exploration theme that it will feature.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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