SWIABFM Trip Planning

Are You Ready for SWIABFM 2017?

Are you ready for a fun-filled weekend complete with a mountain drive, boat tour of Payette Lake (with lunch) and an All British Field Meet in a venue like no other in the Northwest?  If you are, then mark your calendars and join us for the 3rd Annual Southwest Idaho All British Field Meet on September 16-17, 2017.

If you are ready, we have the show for you!

Drive to McCall ~ Saturday, September 16th:

We will kick off SWIABFM 2017 with a breakfast at Eddie’s Restaurant in Boise at 7:00 a.m. After breakfast, we will meet with others in the parking lot to sign in and then drive up to McCall ID.  In McCall, we will have a show at the Depot Park next to the Hotel McCall.  If you sign up for it, you can have lunch and a tour of Payette Lake on a tour boat especially arranged for our group. After the Show, we will drive back to Boise/Meridian and get our vehicles ready for the Village show on Sunday.

Because we know there may be some folks who will want to start out in McCall or will drive up the night before from the Boise area, we are working on accommodations for you at a couple of the McCall hotels.  Look at the Accommodations page for more details.

SWIABFM at the Village at Meridian ~ Sunday, September 17th:

Want a glimpse of what to expect?  Take a look at last year’s photos here.  The Village at Meridian has become not only a unique shopping, dining and entertainment center, it also helps sponsor events like the SWIABFM and our support of the Meridian Food Bank in support of the local community needs.  The Show will start at 10:00 a.m. and go through to 4:00 p.m.  Half of the South Village streets will be blocked off for the cars and motorcycles where the attendees and visitors can freely take a look at them and visit the Meridian Food Bank booth to give their donations.

At noon, West Abbey Road, a Beatles tribute band, will perform for everyone’s entertainment in the Fountain Square. One of the Village’s restaurants will have a Beer Tent set up where you can buy some local craft beers and wines.

The awards will be for Best in Class, for which the attendees will vote.  Also, visitors and attendees will get to vote for the People’s Choice (Best of Show) award by making a donation to the Meridian Food Bank. The awards and raffle ticket drawings will start at 3:30 p.m.

Plan Your Trip:

In order to help you plan your activities and stay, we’ve prepared the following timelines.  There are two days of activities.  Saturday includes a drive up to McCall for an afternoon show, and then there’s the show at the Village on Sunday.  We’re treating these as two different events where basically there will be three different registrations, one for Saturday, one for Sunday and one for both days.  Basically, you have the option of choosing to attend the McCall British Invasion show or the All British Field Meet at Meridian or both.  We hope you do both.

Additional event details can be found at http://www.swiabfm.org/schedule/.

McCall British Invasion Only SWIABFM at the Village only Both events

~Rooms blocked at the America’s Best Value Inn for Friday and Saturday

~Possible timed rally on Saturday morning (TBD)

~Car show on Saturday ~ 9/16 (11:30-3:30)

~Boat tour on Lake Payette with lunch

~Rooms blocked at the Holiday Inn Express in Meridian 9/16 – 17

~Car show at the Village on Sunday ~ 9/17 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

~Awards presentation at 3:30 p.m.

~Rooms blocked at the Holiday Inn Express in Meridian 9/15-17

~May choose to drive up to McCall on Friday and stay at ABV Inn

~Meet Saturday morning at Eddie’s restaurant for drive to McCall

~See activities in the British Invasion column

~Return to Meridian after car show in McCall

~See activities in the SWIABFM column