My friend Patty Watwood hosts a paint-out every summer for a few friends up at their place near Narrowsburg, New York, on the Pennsylvania border right at the Delaware Water Gap. It's usually about six or seven artists and their plein air boxes and a model, and we go out to the meadows and the pond and paint for about four days. There's a pig roast on Saturday night and loads of people come and drink around the fire. It's a good time.
This year we had quite a truncated version due to some heavy thunderstorms, and only a couple of us ended up braving it, on the last two days which had finer weather, but we all had a great time as we do every year, and the pig roast-- and the ensuing fun-- still happened :)