I'm having to try to plan out my vacations through March of 2012. Daughters are both old enough that Spring Breaks and even summertime aren't as big a factor as they used to be. Thinking about expanding my motorcycle rally attendance beyond Biketoberfest, which I've gone to for 3 years now. Living just north of Atlanta, I have the advantage that a lot of state HOG rallies would be an easy day's ride away. I've never had the chance to attend one yet. Are they similar to a big rally like Biketoberfest only scaled down? Do they still have a variety of live music and vendors? Planned rides? Do you have to be a member of a specific chapter or is a general HOG membership god enough? Is it a big deal to live in one state and attend another state's rally or is that not even a factor? I know - lots of dumb questions but I'm real curious.