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 13th Annual
Woodies in the Valley
March 15-17, 2019

With less than a week to go, we are delighted to say that "All systems are go" for our 13th annual “Woodies in the Valley” show scheduled for March 15-17 here in Visalia. The latest weather forecasts are great for not only Visalia, but both SoCal and NorCal as well - which is where many of our woodie folks drive in from.  Visalia is looking at high 60s and low 70s with mostly sunny skies for the entire weekend! I've also been advised that there still may be a few rooms available at our host hotels - although the special show rate has expired at the Marriott (see contact info below). So, drive safely . . . and see you soon!

Our event will begin with a welcome gathering at our downtown Visalia's A&W drive-in restaurant (301 N. Willis) on Friday night from about 5-9. Drop in and stay for as little or long as you like.

Saturday morning we will host o
ur regular “Show ‘n Shine” event from 8-2, at Redwood High School (1001 W Main St) immediately followed by a fun cruise. The Saturday show also coincides this year with Downtown Visalia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and those interested are invited to participate. The show will include some cool 60s DJ music, lots of raffle prizes, and awesome food (available for purchase).

This year, we will be moving our highly-successful drive-in movie night to Saturday. This time we will be showing the classic movie Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The drive-in will be held on the Golden West High school athletic field and accomplished through the use of a very large, inflatable screen, a powerful projector, and an FM transmitter for sound. There also will be large speakers provided for those who just want to sit outside in their lawn chairs and enjoy the movie and overall experience. We are co-hosting the drive-in event this year with the Small Town Cruizers car club and will be inviting other area car clubs as well. There will be a modest charge for the movie. This promises to be GREAT fun as well as a very nostalgic evening! Since Daylight Savings Time will be in effect, the show will start about 7:15 p.m. Gates open at 6:00. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Sunday morning we will have our traditional "Farewell Breakfast" at the Blains'. More details provided at the show.

Please make your plans NOW to attend! 

Our host hotels this year will again be the following:

1. Visalia Marriott's special rates have expired, but if Marriott is your hotel of choice, call them at 559-636-1111.

2. Comfort Suites Visalia Convention Center: 559-738-1700. Includes covered parking. Be sure to ask for the special Woodies in the Valley rates ($99/night).

If you have any problems making reservations with either hotel, please advise me asap.

Please check back here periodically for updates.

All the Best!

Wayne Yada,
Central Valley Woodie Club

10-Day Weather Forecast

For more information regarding Woodies in the Valley or the Central Valley Woodie Club, contact club president Wayne Yada: info@valleywoodies.com or 559-967-1357

2017 Photos

Thanks to photographers David Miller, Tom Malone, and Larry Pruitt (Sierra Aeriform), we have some great photos and drone video to help us remember last year's show weekend. Below are links to the various events. If you have photos you'd like to share, please forward them to Wayne. After viewing photos and video on these linked sites, use your browser's "back" arrow to return to this site:


2014 WIV photos can be seen at: 2014 PHOTOS.
2013 WIV photos can be seen at:
2013 PHOTOS.
2012 WIV photos can be seen at: 2012 PHOTOS.

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