Memorial Day was historically known as Decoration Day. It is the period of the year to acknowledge and mark the sacrifices of all the military men and women who martyred for the United States of America. Inspired by the Southern States, this occasion of remembrance was adopted after the American Civil War. It is basically practiced in the last week of the month of May every year. The Memorial Weekend would occur from 24th - 27th May this year.

Memorial Day Graveyard

Generally, Memorial Day is a 3-Day Public Holiday in which schools and most of the businesses are closed. Portraying unity and care, a lot of people follow sports, family gathering or picnics for the weekend. In most of the families, Memorial Day weekend is the official time for outdoor trips and picnics as there is no piled up homework or office work for the next due to the long weekend off. Thus, camping sites fill-up faster. So, make sure to plan your reservation quickly to get benefit from the offers, discounts and special themes of the Memorial Day.

Camping at the Old Forge this Memorial Weekend:

American National Flag

In the honor of our military and to show gratitude to their service for their country, the Old Forge is presenting 10% off to those who are having active or retired Military ID cards from 24th to 26th of May this year.

Its “Calypso Cove Family Fun Center” would be offering the main street parade, garage sales, and more exciting activities to indulge in. With rental locations for biking, kayaking, and canoeing, they have also developed unique gift shops to shop for our loved ones.

On 25th May (Saturday) from 10 am to 3 pm, a FREE Carwash would be provided at its Enchanted Safari parking lot. Fireworks would also be held at dusk in Lakefront on the same day.

Or plan a trip to the Gaslight Campground:


The Gaslight Compound has just released their thrilling and refreshing schedule for this year’s Memorial Weekend starting from 24th-26th May. They have various and unique ideas for their customers to stay engaged and enjoy throughout the Public-holiday weekend.

  • Friday: Dance/Karaoke and Bingo.
  • Saturday: Car Cruise and Chinese Auction events and Bingo.
  • Sunday: Corn-hole Tournament + hot dogs and Bingo.

Some helpful points to note:

To Do List

Apart from booking your weekend to these wonderful offers and activity schedules, early and careful preparation is essential to enjoy the upcoming and long holidays without any regret. The further checkpoints will help you with your backpack:

  • Check your Vehicle’s fluid, tires and the tool-kit.
  • Pack your clothes and shoes according to the nature of weather and the location planned.
  • Have a cube cooler with you for your Beverages.
  • Keep sunscreen with you to reduce the sunburns.
  • Checkout for the routes and under-construction roads in the map to avoid any delay or accident before driving.
  • Setup your camp away and keep your body distant from poisonous plants.
  • Stay hydrated.

    Camp Out

And most importantly, do not forget to pack all your camping gear for the weekend.
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Happy camping!

  • Apr 13, 2019
  • Category: Blog
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