Originally Posted by floyd
I don't know what the "Stampede" is, but that brings up a point on the subject...
We use overnighting at WalMart while in transit only and not as a place to stay at our destination.
In fact, it seems that we see far fewer RVs at WalMarts in resort or "destination" areas than we do at the ones along the highway while in transit.
I could see that a weekend "event" (like our Corn Festival) could cause what you describe, along with the associated traffic congestion and overbooked accommodations.
You would like the Stampede!
Google the Chuck Wagon Race and see what I mean.
Aside from that it is one huge Rodeo and in a beautiful setting too.
It was in the 80's when I went and the locals were dying of the heat! I have also never seen mosquitos that huge anywhere else.
When I was there unfortunately there was a horrible chuck wagon race disaster and several people and horses were hurt bad and worse. Still it was one of the more amazing things I have ever watched live.
The gear is unbelievable too.
It is worth seeing at least once and the food and people are great too.