Steve...i have been to BOTH the homecoming....three years....and the InZane....three years....and the Hoot...3 or 4 years. Hands down...BOTH the InZane and the Hoot are FAR BETTER than Homecoming. Homecoming has far more Gold Wing type folks there. The factory tour is ok...but once you've done that once (and it only lasts for minutes)...you've seen it. i mean, they have some things...like the Gold Wings doing the parade of lights....Gold Wing drill team...etc.
But trust me, the Hoot will be far better. MANY, MANY more bikes at the Hoot. Many more cool activities. And the InZane is better yet. ALL the events and rides and vendors....ALL of them, are just for Valks and Runes. Des from Ultimate will be there. Rivco will be there. the list goes on and on. If i could pick ONE event per year to go to...and i owned a Valk or Rune....i would pick the InZane first. My close second pick would be the Hoot. I won't ever do the Homecoming again. After seeing it once, only reason i did it again was because it USED to be in conjunction with InZane. InZane was at Zanesville, OH and Homecoming was at Marysville...just 90 miles down the road. So you could kill both birds with one stone. But the Homecoming alone wasn't worth going to for me.
Now that they have seperated the InZane and the Homecoming....if i can only do one, HANDS DOWN...it will be InZane. think about it....800-1000 Valks and Runes....all in one place...with all the events and rides and vendors JUST FOR US. again, see the post above of mine. Go to the web site. See what all it has to offer. click on the link for "schedule of events". If that don't get you hyped....you don't own a Valk or Rune...or you're already dead :twisted:
I've been to all three of these events mulitiple times, and this is a no-brainer. Unless you just live next door to Marysville and don't have vacation or money to go anyware else
Now the best of both worlds...would be to do BOTH the InZane and Homecoming back to back. They are close enough to do that....and they are back to back weeks.