I found out about the Eastern VS Rally by luck. I was out on my previous superVee and met a few guys down at the "tree of shame" on Stroms. It so happened I was in the area during the Rally that year, but staying over in Bryson City. My new friends told me to come by Iron Horse and check out the Rally. I almost passed on it, but decided to stop in on Saturday. I knew I would return officially the next year.
I have attended 4 times now, but on 2 different Super Teneres. Yeah, I know....I have poor taste in motorcycles, but they let me come anyway. I am not normally into Rallys, but this one is just the right size and the Iron Horse Lodge is fantastic. I now visit IH Lodge several times a year on my wanderings through this area.
If you waited and get stuck in a tent, I should tell you the owner put the tent area close to the lodge and the grass is in great condition. Whether you camp or rent a bed, everybody is close to the main lodge and the clean showers, fire pit, good food and meeting area.
"If its not broke yet, it can still be fixed"