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RV Camping Events You Won’t Want To Miss In 2023

Published on February 27th, 2023 by Emily Lawrence
This post was updated on July 14th, 2023

RV at one of the RV camping events

RV Shows & Events Coming Up Soon In 2023

2023 is here, and that means there’s a whole new lineup of RV camping events and shows to look forward to! These take place all year long and are a great opportunity to network with fellow RVers, learn about advancements in the industry, and enjoy fun activities.

There are RV camping events all across the country, so no matter where you are or what season it is, you’re almost guaranteed to have an event somewhere nearby.

Below, we’ve gathered a list of particularly noteworthy shows, rallies, and events that you might enjoy. Each event has its own theme, location, schedule, and rules, so be sure to check out the respective websites for more information. Consider adding a few of these events to your 2023 to-do list because there are a ton of great shows happening this year!

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58th Annual Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show

  • Dates: March 2-5
  • Location: 1800 North University Drive, Fargo, North Dakota 58102
  • Event website: fargosportshow.com

Speaking of multi-purpose events, why not check out some boats while you’re at it? RVing and boating often go hand in hand, so this is a great place to research some of the best new brands. North Dakota is also full of great campgrounds and resorts for you to visit during your stay, so enjoy exploring the area.

The Red River Valley event showcases wonderful new models of boats, campers, and trailers. A lot of these brands are locally owned as well. In addition, there’s plenty of equipment for hunting, fishing, and camping on display. No matter what you like to do outdoors, this event will have something for you.

Trailerfest Vintage Trailer Rally

  • Dates: March 30- April 2
  • Location: 1440 Camper View Road, San Dimas, California 91773
  • Event website: trailerfestrally.com

RV and camping events aren’t always about the latest and greatest new models. Sometimes it’s fun to enjoy the simple things in life, such as older vintage trailers! The TRAILERFEST Vintage Trailer Rally is a wonderful opportunity to visit a nostalgic era of RVing.

Fun is the main goal of this rally! There are pinewood derby races, cornhole tournaments, swap meets, live music, food trucks, and much more. If you have a vintage trailer or just want to join in the fun, put TRAILERFEST on your list.

Spring Hall of Fame RV Show

  • Dates: April 27-30
  • Location: 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, Indiana 46514
  • Event website: rvshows.org

Sometimes it’s hard to identify the best-in-show models, but this Indiana showcase takes that job out of your hands. With the Hall of Fame RV Show, you have the opportunity to check out the best trailers from the past and the present.

If you’re in the market to buy a brand-new RV, you can also take advantage of the special discounts and clearance specials that are available when you attend this camping event. There’s a wide selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and much more.

Glamperfest Vintage Trailer Rally

  • Dates: May 4-7
  • Location: 100 Lake Avenue, Red Bluff, California 96080
  • Event Website: trailerfestrally.com

Vintage trailer rallies are so much fun, so we have to put at least one more on the list! Although there are opportunities to buy accessories and vendor items here, the main goal here is to relax and have fun.

The schedule is packed with community events such as cookouts, prize giveaways, crafting workshops, and carnival games. And of course, you can always explore the campground and admire all the cute vintage campers that are on display!

The Bus Fair 2023

  • Dates: June 23-25
  • Location: 48362 Oregon Highway 58, Oakridge, Oregon 97463
  • Event website: thebusfair.com

Skoolies aren’t as common as other types of RVs, but they’re still popular enough to host occasional camping events. The Bus Fair (a cute wordplay of bus fare) happens in Oregon during the summer. It’s a loose, relaxed event that features 30 unique skoolies that can be toured and explored.

There’s also live music, food trucks, local art vendors, and educational seminars about converting a school bus into a full-time camper. Check out this event if you’re interested in DIY conversions!

54th Annual Hershey America’s Largest RV Show

  • Dates: September 13-17
  • Location: 550 E Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
  • Event website: largestrvshow.com

Finally, no list would be complete without a shoutout to the annual Hershey RV Show. As the name states, this is the largest RV show in America, and it’s a must-visit for enthusiasts.

Vendors and manufacturers from all across the country show up to represent their RV-related products and accessories. It’s also a great place to learn about vacation destinations, listen to experts, and be some of the first people to view prototypes and new model releases.

Of course, these RV camping events only scratch the surface of the 2023 event calendar. It’s fairly early in the year, and more RV camping events are likely to pop up later on. Search online to find one near you, and start planning your trip today!

NCRVDA Events

The North Carolina RV Dealers Association has a slew of events planned for the rest of 2023 and 2024.

2023

  1. 2023 NCRVDA Raleigh Fall RV Show & Sale, August 24-27, 2023, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
  2. 2023 NCRVDA Charlotte Fall RV Show & Sale, September 14-17, 2023, The Park Expo & Conference Center, Charlotte, NC

 2024

  1. 2024 NCRVDA Greensboro RV Show & Sale, January 4-7, 2024, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Greensboro, NC
  2. 2024 NCRVDA Charlotte RV Show & Sale, January 25-28, 2024, The Park Expo & Conference Center, Charlotte, NC
  3. 2024 NCRVDA Raleigh RV Show & Sale, February 15-18, 2024, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
  4. 2024 NCRVDA Raleigh Fall RV Show & Sale, August 22-25, 2024, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
  5. 2024 NCRVDA Charlotte Fall RV Show & Sale, September 12-15, 2024, The Park Expo & Conference Center, Charlotte, NC

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