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Vintage Trailer Halloween Decorations

Updated on October 27, 2014

It's time for the Annual Spooktacular Vintage Trailer Rally

The weekend before Halloween is the date of the annual Spooktacular Vintage Trailer and Teardrop Rally at the Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona. Since 2006, vintage trailerites and teardroppers have gathered for a howling-good weekend of fun and decorating. Yes, vintage trailer folks always decorate their trailers because there is just something special about Halloween.

These are pictures of Gail's trailer. She reigns supreme as the best of all when it comes to decorating trailers.

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Halloween decorations at the Spooktacular
Halloween decorations at the Spooktacular | Source

Dessert is served - Notice the boy who is eying the cupcakes

Table decorated for Halloween
Table decorated for Halloween | Source

Catalina State Park - Tucson, Arizona

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11570 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ

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Spooktacular Vintage Trailer Rally

Held the week before Halloween at the Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona, the Rally started in 2004 in Pioneer, Arizona. The first rally only had four vintage trailers. It was held at the same time as the Bluegrass Festival and the music from all the performers was all day and all night. It was a pleasure just to sit outside the trailer and listen to the music all around. We were there several years and then moved to Catalina State Park.

Each year, it gets bigger and now we occupy the group camps. The teardrops take one side and the Vintage Trailers, the other. We eat and play together for four days. New people are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the decorations.

On Saturday, we open all the trailers for those who want to come and see the trailers. We are all showoffs and love to talk about our trailers. Most of the folks have pictures to share of the build or the restoration.

Going to give Gail a run for her money this year - I need to step up my game

These are pretty cool!

My flamingo's welcome people to our campsite
My flamingo's welcome people to our campsite | Source

There is a cat theme going on here - Notice the jar with hairballs

No space is left undecorated - The bookshelf gets it's own decorations

Who says campers do not care about cleanliness

Decorating the trailers and letting the children treat or treat from trailer to trailer is lots of fun.

To decorate or not to decorate?

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Rubies Rubber Standing Rat With Red Eyes Decoration Prop, Black - 8"
Rubies Rubber Standing Rat With Red Eyes Decoration Prop, Black - 8"

Someone always adds a rat to their potluck dish. This year I am going prepared.


I am remiss

Virginia's comment below mentioned the party lights. The campground is without electricity but vintage trailer folks are resourceful. Here is how we do the lights.

All Power America APG3004, 800 Running Watts/1000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Generator
All Power America APG3004, 800 Running Watts/1000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Generator

A generator not only powers the lights but also the trailer. Still, not many use generators.


Give someone a pumpkin and see what they come up with

Usually we let the kids carve the pumpkins but sometime we let the big kids in on the fun as well.

Pretty Scary - What do you think?

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    • GypsyPirate LM profile image

      GypsyPirate LM 

      7 years ago

      I think it's pretty awesome. Getting to see all the cool decorations, then getting to trick or treat there besides? I really wish I was a kid in the Tucson area! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

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      7 years ago

      This looks like a lot of fun... I wish it wasn't such a long commute for us and our little Shasta.

    • TeacherRenee profile image


      7 years ago

      I love seeing carved pumpkins. I always have great ideas but when I'm sitting in front of the pumpkin ready to carve, I get gun-shy and they never come out as well as I planned! :)

    • MelRootsNWrites profile image

      Melody Lassalle 

      7 years ago from California

      Wish I could carve like that! Love the skeleton flamingos.

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      7 years ago

      Oh this looks like a very fun time to be had by all! Love the decorations!

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      We happened to stay in another campground at the end of October and were amazed at the decorating and activities going on. Looks like lots of fun! How about some Halloween themed party lights outside the trailer?


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