UPDATE July 11, 2020: This event IS happening!! Make your hotel reservations, practice social distancing, and lets have some fun!! Below is a mandate issued by the mayor of Sullivan County, which is where the Roundup host hotel is located:
“All businesses, organizations, and venues open to use by members of the public in Sullivan County, Tennessee shall require the use of face coverings or masks by their employees and members of the public while inside the premises and areas accessible to the public…use of face coverings or masks shall not be required by members of the public while seated for the purpose of dining in any restaurant or business that provides food and or drink for on-premise consumption or other businesses defined by the Tennessee Pledge,” Mayor Venable said.
The 27th Annual Roundup Nationals in Kingsport, Tennessee is a go. With the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the guidance of CDC recommendations, here are some things to keep in mind:
1. Anyone who is sick or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should stay home.
2. Be prepared. Bring your own hand sanitizer and facial coverings.
3. Social Distancing will be the norm for the entire week
We have planned many activities and outings over (2) states and several counties. Each jurisdiction may have their own set of rules and regulations. Several of the places we are going will require a face covering. Some businesses and restaurants will require a face covering. Some businesses and restaurants will limit the amount of people allowed inside, and the size of any party seated at a table. Keep this in mind as you plan out your day.
With the situation changing on an almost daily basis, some of the activities planned for the week may need to be changed or possibly cancelled. We may not know until that day. Just remain flexible and realize that some things are out of our control.
If everybody can remain flexible and accommodating, this will help reduce the stress for everyone and go a long way to help keep everyone healthy, happy and safe.
For our 27th Annual Roundup Nationals, the MCCI moves the Roundup Nationals 605 miles to Tennessee, the 9th different state to host a Roundup Nationals. In the move, we gathered up the members of the MCG and they joined the MCCI, and we all will celebrate 50 years of the Ford Maverick in the beauty of the Appalachian mountains in Kingsport, Tennessee. This WILL be the largest Maverick/Comet show ever in the USA, and you will not want to miss it!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2020: Early Arrival Day & Day Cruise. Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, 853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660. Leave the host hotel at 1:00pm for the 15 minute drive to Bays Mountain, a 3500 acre nature preserve and the largest city owned park in the state of Tennessee. The Park features a picturesque 44 acre lake, hiking trails, a Nature Center with a state-of-the-art Planetarium Theater, and Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles. Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle. Free park entry for one vehicle with valid military ID. Planetarium Theater Shows: $5 per person for ages 6 and older. Free with valid military ID. Children 5 and under will receive a free pass. Barge Rides (at 3pm): $5 per person (any age). Free with valid military ID. Zip Line: $10 per person (any age). 50% discount with valid military ID. www.BaysMountain.com
Thursday, July 16, 2020: Family Day & Day Cruise #1. Bristol, Tennessee. We start off at Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, Tennessee 37620. Leave host hotel at 1:00pm for the 30 minute drive to Bristol Motor Speedway. Bristol Motor Speedway, formerly known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway, is a NASCAR short track venue. Constructed in 1960, it held its first NASCAR race on July 30, 1961. While there we can take in the gift shop, take advantage of some great photo opportunities, and get a unique view of the track. Some may choose to hang around for a one-hour bus tours that start at 2:30pm and 3:30pm, limited to 15 people per tour. Optional bus tours are $8.00 per person, $5.00 per person for seniors 55+. Reservations are required for bus tours. www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com
After Bristol Motor Speedway, you have the option of cruising into Historic Downtown Bristol. Check out State Street: One side of the street is Virginia, the other side is Tennessee. Lots of unique shops, specialty and antique stores, restaurants, as well as the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Look for on and off street parking. Check out the websites for more info
Friday, July 17, 2020: Family Day & Day Cruise #2. Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy., Duffield, VA 24244. Leave the host hotel at 1:00pm for the 25 minute drive to this state park features 909 acres. More than 850 feet long and 10 stories high, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. William Jennings Bryan called it the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Other scenic features include a wide chasm between steep stone walls surrounded by several pinnacles, or “chimneys.” Facilities include two campgrounds, cabins, picnic areas, an amphitheater, a visitor center, a camp store and a gift shop. You’ll also find the Wilderness Road historic area, a swimming pool with a 100-foot slide and a chairlift to the tunnel floor. Guests enjoy cave tours and canoe trips on the Clinch River, as well as the Cove Ridge Center, which offers environmental education, conference facilities and overnight dorm accommodations. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Center is new this year. Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle. Chairlift: Under 6 free. All others $4 round trip, $3 one way, $6 for a daily pass www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-tunnel
8:00pm Annual MCCI Club Meeting in MCCI hotel conference room.
Saturday, July 18, 2020: Show Day ($10 fee per car)
9:00 AM – Noon: Registration Noon – 2:00 PM: Judging 3:00 PM: Awards Ceremony in MCCI conference room.
Sunday, July 19, 2020: Departure Day
…or stick around and check out what the Kingsport area has to offer!!
Host Hotel: MEADOWVIEW CONFERENCE RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER, 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
Woven into the Tennessee mountains, MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center places you in Kingsport, a short drive from East Tennessee State University. Go river rafting at Wahoo’s Adventures or enjoy a therapeutic massage at Agota Springs Day Spa, both near the resort-style hotel. The hotel 18-hole golf course, Cattails at MeadowView, sits at the base of Bays Mountain and Kingsport was recently named the second best for golfing in America by Golf Digest magazine. The course features sand bunkers, six lakes and large putting greens. The hotel also showcases a convention center and versatile event spaces with catering, amphitheaters, scenic views and free parking. Train at the 24-hour fitness center or heated indoor pool. The on-site restaurants include coffee beverages at Starbucks®, a hearty breakfast buffet at The Meadows and evening cocktails at Horse Creek Lounge. Fall asleep on plush Marriott bedding in spacious hotel rooms overlooking the alpine landscape. Travel brilliantly in Kingsport, TN.
305 hotel rooms. 987 parking spots in parking lot.
Room rate: $110 per night. Refrigerators in all rooms. Microwave upon request.
For info about the hotel visit this website:
Absolutely NO Alcohol in the show area at any time
Hosted by MCCI Members for MCCI Members