May 2020 – Shining in Shelby, NC


Come join us and Let the Aluminum Shine in Beautiful Downtown Shelby, NC!  May 7-10, 2020 

May of 2020 will be the first annual “Shining in Shelby” centered around the beautiful old Court Square in Uptown Shelby.  We are excited to be hosting this event and look forward to everyone in Shelby learning a little more about Airstreams and the incredible people that are the Airstream family.
As small towns across the country have struggled to stay relevant, Shelby is no different.  The town has worked over the years to bring life and vitality back into our central business district, and the efforts are paying off.  Shelby now has a vibrant Uptown with many restaurants, shops, apartments, and even a craft brewery!  Uptown business owners understand the importance of creating a destination for travelers and will welcome our Airstreamers with open arms.
Live music can be found four nights a week in town between Dragonfly Wine Market and Newgrass Brewing Company, from Wednesday through Saturday. In addition, top performers can be found several times a month at the Don Gibson Theatre right in Uptown!  Please click here to learn more about what to do and see in Uptown Shelby!
You will be camped with your door and awning opening onto the beautiful old Court House lawn surrounding what is now the Earl Scruggs Center, a critically acclaimed interactive museum of our region through the eyes of banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs.  There will be limited electrical pedestals available (50/30/20 amps) around the parking area.  More details on the number of pedestals and locations will be provided once the parking plan is finalized.  Please plan accordingly for bringing your own water and arriving with empty gray/black tanks.  
The proximity to Charlotte, Asheville and the Greenville/Spartanburg area makes Shelby a frequent destination for weekend day trips to enjoy not only the Uptown area, but our local Broad River & Thread Trails, and our beautiful city park system.  This means we can expect an exciting day on Saturday as visitors come into town to see the spectacle of Airstreams lining the perimeter of our court square!
Come join us May 7-10, 2020 for our inaugural event! Spaces will be limited, so don’t wait to register!  

This Rally is currently full. 

Please click the below button to register your name on the Rally Waiting List.  The Rally Host will keep you updated about the Waiting List and your status.


We hope you can join us!

See you down the road…
Roger Holland & Bruce Thompson

Shining in Shelby

Thursday May 7, 2020

  • All day: Airstreams arrive to Hanna Park overflow lot
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Happy Hour
  • 6:00 pm until whenever Shelby Bar-B-Cue!

Friday May 8, 2020

  • 7:00 am Coffee & Doughnuts 
  • 8:30 am Line up for departure parade
  • 9:00 am Police escort into town
  • 9:30 am Arrive at bullpen and begin parking
  • 11:00 am Parking complete
  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm *Explore Uptown Shelby
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome and social at Newgrass Brewing Co.
  • 7:00 pm until whenever *Drinks, live music & dinner on your own

Saturday May 9, 2020

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am Coffee & Doughnuts on the square
  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am *Breakfast, Farmers’ Market & Shopping on your own
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Open house around the square – everyone please try to participate at least part of the time!
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Social on the patio at Newgrass Brewing Co.
  • 7:00 pm until whenever *Drinks, live music & Dinner on your own

Sunday May 10, 2020

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am Coffee & Doughnuts on the square
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist & Lutheran churches available within walking distance
  • 8:00 am until whenever Pack up and head out!

Live Music Friday & Saturday Night

  • Dragonfly Wine Market music from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm both Friday & Saturday – Wine bar and craft beer
  • Newgrass Brewing Co. music from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm both Friday & Saturday – Locally made craft beer, selection of wines, fresh squeezed mimosas and a full farm to table kitchen. Kitchen closes at 10:00 pm and bar stays open until 12:00 am

*Click Here to view “Explore Uptown Shelby Map” for complete listing of food & beverages and shopping.