RV Shows, Boating Events and Festivals

RV Shows are a great way to see a wide range of RVs and motorhomes, without having to drive from dealer to dealer.  An added benefit of attending, is that you can meet folks who share your enthusiasm for RVing and also enjoy the freedom of being on the open road.

Even though most shows charge a small entrance fee, they are well "worth your while", as they save both time and gas costs, and you get a great opportunity to see a really wide range of all types of recreational vehicles. And if you're ready to buy, you can sometimes even pick up a pretty good bargain.

So don't let me hold you back. Look through our list below and then pick the recreational vehicle show most convenient to you, then head on out to take a look see.

You'll also see some listing for Boating events and festivals that you might be interested in attending.

While the information below was accurate at the time of writing, things can change.  So before you head out please double check with the show or event organizer before making travel plans to attend.

We added direct links to most of the shows to make it easy for you to go straight to the sponsors website to obtain more current information.

Events are organized by state in alphabetical order.

Boat and RV Show Calendar

Colorado Recreational Vehicle Shows

Colorado RV Liquidation Super Sale
12-13 August, 2011
INVESCO Field at Mile High
Denver, CO

This RV show features new close-out and preowned motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheel units at discounted prices. Trade-ins are accepted for on the spot savings. All units must be sold and on the sport financing is available. Free admission and free parking.


Florida RV Supershows

2012 Flordia RV Super Show
11-15 January, 2012
Flordia State Fairgrounds
Tampa, FL

This is the 26th anniversary of the Florida RV supershow. Featuring new models for 2012, you'll be able to see all types of RVs with over 1,100 recreational vehicles to be displayed. Indoor and outdoor exhibits, plus of 300 booths. An entertaining event for the entire family with door prizes.


Illinois Recreational Vehicle Shows

82nd Chicago Boat, Sports, & RV Show
11-15 January, 2012
McCormick Place - North
Chicago, IL

This is Chicago's 82nd annual boat and RV show.  This is 5 fun filled day family event featuring wakeboarders, a camp cooking show, reptiles up close and personal, dock dogs competitions, and more. See displays of new RVs, ATVs, motorcycles, scooters, motorhomes, park models, and travel trailers. Boating enthusiast, can see power boats, sailboats, canoes, dinghies, kayaks, etc..


Indiana Recreational Vehicle Shows

24th Annual Indianapolis Fall Boat & RV Show

9-11September, 2011
Indiana State Fairgounds
Indianapolis, IN

The 24th Annual Indianapolis boat and rv show offers a complete range of new, used, and year-end model boats and recreational vehicles. The is a perfect opportunity to catch a year end sale when the inventory must go. Take a look see at the large selection of RVs and boats including fifth wheels, motor homes, travel trailers, pop-up tent campers, fishing boats, kayaks, pontoons, speed boats, personal watercrafts, boating accessories, and much more.


Kentucky Recreational Vehicle Shows

55th Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow
25-29 January, 2012
Kentucky Exposition Center
Louisville, KY

Get excited about Kentucky's 54th annual boat and rv show. Come out to see the full range of boats, recreational vehicles, and a line-up of entertaining live performances and event. A fun event and experience for the entire family.


Maryland Recreational Vehicle Shows

Fall Maryland RV Show
15-18 September, 2011
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, MD

In Maryland they believe "the reason you go RVing, are the same reasons you take any vacation. To get a break from the daily routine. To be with family and friends. To rest. To relax. To see new places. To try new things." Very passionate statement. Bring the family on out to see what the excitement is all about. You get a chance to see new motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and tent camper along with RV accessories & camping equipment at affordable prices.


Missouri Boat and RV Shows

58th Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 19-January 22, 2012
Bartle Hall
Kansas City, MO

Come out to see the displays being put on by top RV manufacturers and RV dealers for the Kansaa City community. This event is a big deal with plenty of engaging live entertainment and an opportunity for you and the family to look at displays of new model RVs and boats you see and touch. You might even get a chance to taste some great barbecue.


Ohio Recreational Vehicle Shows

Outdoor RV Bargin Expo
16-18 September, 2011
I-X Center
Cleveland, OH

Come see inventory from Northeast Ohio's top RV dealerships. Free admission so bring the whole family out for the experience. Parking is $8 per car.


Pennsylvania Recreational Vehicle Shows

Pennsylvania RV and Camping Show
14-18 September, 2011
Giant Center
Hershey, PA

Experience America’s largest RV show. Which featuring the nation's largest display of models with over 900 RVs expected to be on display. You can comparison shop all of the major manufacturers to better understand the new features and amenities.


The Original Pittsburgh RV Show
14-22 January, 2012
The Pittsburgh Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA

If you live in the tri-state area this is your best chance to see new RV models and receive advice from industry experts. There's something for everyone to see and experience. See and touch several varieties of recreational vehicles including park models, motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th wheel trailers, pop up trailers, truck campers, conversion vans, ATVs, motorcycles, RV accessories and much more.


Texas Recreational Vehicle Shows

Southwest RV Super Show
15-18 September, 2011
Dallas Market Hall
Dallas, TX

This Dallas Fort Worth event is the largest indoor RV super show in the southwest in 2011. A large turnout of over 10,000 people is expected to come out and see top RV manufacturer's put on display over 400 RVs. Recreational vehicles for all will be on display including camper vans, tent trailers, truck campers, fifth wheels, travel trailers,  park models, motor homes, RV accessories, 80 vendor product booths, and more including onsite financing. Free parking.


48th Annual Houston Rec Vehicle Show
8-12 February 12, 2012
Reliant Center
Houston, TX

Bring out the whole family to Houston's only recreational vehicle show. In addition to displaying over 600 new RVs, you can also attend free seminars instructions where industry experts talk all about RV towing & performance, RV preventative maintenance, and mobile technology.

Ticket prices ($10 - Adults, $5 - Children)


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