TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Roger Dulin always has the date circled on his calendar for the annual vintage camper rally.

“Seeing people that you haven’t seen for a year. It’s just renewed friendships. We’re a big family.”

Dulin, who has organized the event since 2009, said that the event had about 50 attendees this year from states all over the Midwest. All the campers had to be made on or before 1979, per their policy.

“Sometimes it’s like stepping back in time,” Dulin said.

Dulin said attendees started showing up by Thursday. Saturday, they held an open house event for their trailers, an element Dulin believes makes the events stand out.

“You go to a truck or a car show and they have a chain that says, ‘do not touch.’ We say, ‘come on in.'”

Dulin said he wants to bring back a large dinner for all the campers as a part of next year’s festivities. The event has not held the dinner since 2019 due to the pandemic.