I am starting up a new meet in Spencer NC at the state museum. It will be a blend of the style and social aspect of Diamondhead and The Summer Steamup with a little more upscale event and accommodations. It will be a public event hosted by the museum and the general public will be there.
Dates are March 1st - 5th. Setup on 1st and breakdown on the 5th.
Butane, alcohol and coal permitted to fire.
I am working on a registration page to be available early next week after11/22
We are still working out the final details but have 3 large 45mm dual main tracks confirmed (10'+ radius) and will have a 2 smaller dual gauge one there. There will be a Swap table for just steamer access. More details will be announced as I plan it but expect light breakfast of pastries and the like on site with beverages of coffee, tea, water and soft drinks to be available throughout the day. Lunch and dinner is on your own and am working towards a dinner on Friday night in the facility of Burger's, Hotdog's and Chicken. Initially I was looking at catering but the varied cost and required people count will be tough for the 1st year. I am working to have a decent lunch truck on site for lunches on Thursday - Saturday.
There are a few good looking restaurants around for lunches and dinner too.
The Smoke Pit 509 Faith Rd Salisbury NC 704-754-8336
Queso Salsa Mexican 318 Salisbury Ave Spencer NC 704-762-9779
Rogers Dogs 111 5th St Spencer NC 704-330-3243
Salty Caper Wood Fired Pizza 115 S Lee St Salisbury NC 704-633-1101
Sweet Meadow Cafe 105E Fischer St Salisbury NC 704-637-8715
We will have train rides on Saturday and possible Motor Car rides. There will also be a private shop tour of the restoration facility sometime.
Hotel is nearby though not on site but is just minutes away. The rates vary but the Group Name is "Steam over Spencer" with all.
Holiday Inn Express 125 Marriott Circle Salisbury NC 28144 704-314-4100
They have 15 double rooms and 4 double suites available
129.00 for standard and 144.00 for any suites
Comfort Suites 1040 E Innes St Salisbury NC 28144 704-630-0065
They have 25 rooms of single King/Queen only
119.00 for all rooms
Courtyard 120 Marriott Circle Salisbury NC 28144 704-680-9201
They have 3 doubles and over 50 King and Sofabed rooms.
129.00 for all rooms
Flights can be Charlotte or Greensboro NC, both about an hr away.
I am planning on the cost to be about 85-100.00 for the event. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to the museum.
As a state facility we need a license for consuming alcohol and it is cost prohibitive for us so no beer or wine will be allowed on site.