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RV Shows 2021: Don’t Miss These 7 Upcoming Events


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RV Shows 2021: Don’t Miss These 7 Upcoming Events

Generally speaking, a great RV show will have a wide variety of brands, styles, makes, models, floor plans, and price points, on display for all types of shoppers, unless it happens to be a specialty show where just one type of RV is featured. But even specialty shows should display the full range of floor plans and features within that RV type.  

Many of the biggest annual RV shows occur in the spring, when people start to think about their upcoming summer activities, but most of the spring shows were cancelled this year due to the pandemic, so the remaining fall shows promise to be even bigger than they have been in prior years. RV sales in 2020 and 2021 have been brisk, in spite of supply chain constraints, and these upcoming shows should provide all types of RVers with a unique and exciting experience. 

In this list of RV shows in 2021, I included 7 great shows coming up in the fall of 2021 and a bonus specialty show for the growing van conversion market, but of course, there are many more RV shows that did not get on this list.

Aerial view of a massive RV show in Hershey PA with over 1500 RVs on display
Aerial view of the 1 million sq. ft of display area in Hershey PA with 1500 RVs on display

1. America’s Largest RV Show – Hershey, Pennsylvania

This truly is the largest RV show in America. In 2019, there were over 1500 RV on display. The show spread over 33 football fields (over 1 million sq feet of convention space). There are seminars and vendors with everything from information about membership opportunities, to lithium batteries, to mail forwarding service for full-time RVers.  The most popular brands of all types of RVs will be on display and available for sale from over 45 different manufacturers.

2. Portland RV Show – Portland, Oregon

This show will have about 500 RVs on display at the Portland Expo Center with 500,000 sq. ft. of indoor floor space. The show will include vendors and suppliers as well as new and used rigs from many manufacturers. Admission is $15 for adults and kids under 13 are free. Use this discount coupon from their website to get a 2-for-1 deal.

3. Tampa Bay Super Show – Tampa Bay, Florida

This RV show will be on the Florida State Fairgrounds. It was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but is scheduled to be up and going again for 2021. Admission is $5 per adult and kids 16 & under are free.

4. Midwest RV Show – Elkhart, Indiana

This event will showcase over 300 new RVs and various industry related vendors. It is set in Elkhart, the RV Capital of the World, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Tickets are $10 per adult and include admission to the Hall of Fame and museum.

5. Washington State Evergreen RV Show – Monroe, Washington

This two-day show will have over 100 RVs displayed in 3 full buildings with over 250,000 sq. ft. of space. They will have all types of RVs and manufacturers on display including both new and used rigs. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (over 62) and kids are free.

6. Southwest RV Show – Dallas, Texas

This annual Texas RV show will feature over 400 RVs, dozens of vendors, and RV-related seminars. Tickets are $15 per adult, with special pricing for kids, active and retired military, and first responders. Parking is free.

7. Tacoma Fall RV Show – Tacoma, Washington

This show at the Tacoma Dome will have over 350 RVs in a wide range of styles and floorplans as well as vendors of interest to new and experienced RVers. General admission is $12 per adult and kids 12 & under are free.

Quartzsite 2022

If you can’t make it to any of these great RV shows in the fall of 2021, the legendary Quartzsite show, in the Arizona desert (which was not cancelled in 2021) will certainly be available in January 2022. So, if you’re looking for an amazing show and a unique experience, including vendors of every type imaginable, put a pin in your 2022 calendar and make your way to the desert for this legendary RV show.  

Every year, thousands of RVers descend on this remote little desert town, quickly filling up all the campgrounds and transforming the desert into a boondocker’s metropolis. This show started over 40 years ago and is now billed as the largest annual gathering of RVs in the world.  The date for the next Quartzsite show is January 22-30, 2022. 

Van Conversion RV Shows 2021

Adventure Van Expo includes 2021 Van Conversion shows in… 

  • Hood River, Oregon – June 19-20
  • Logan, Utah – July 31 -Aug 1
  • Bend, Oregon – Sept 4-5
  • Chattanooga, TN – Oct 2-3
  • Big Bear Lake, CA – Oct 16-17

Conclusion

This is just a partial list of all the RV shows in 2021.  Almost every state and Canadian province hosts one or more major RV shows every year, so don’t feel like you have to drive halfway across the country to attend an RV show.  Most shows will include a good selection of motorhomes, travel trailers of all sizes, truck campers, 5th wheels, and camper vans. All of these RVs are priced to sell and there are always dealer staff on hand to answer your questions. 

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Peggy Dent

I am an author and writer, my partner is a web designer. We are full-time RVers traveling around the US and Canada. We’ve been RVing for over 20 years and we’ve traveled more than 130,000 miles in an RV.

3 thoughts on “RV Shows 2021: Don’t Miss These 7 Upcoming Events

  1. Hmm. Ever heard of the Tampa Supershow every January. I would bet a dollar to a donut there are significantly north of 1,500 RVs on display. I believe it is much larger than Hershey.

    https://www.frvta.org/2021-florida-rv-supershow-recap/

    1. I think as it pertains to the up and coming shows remaining in 2021, Tampa has already passed. Tampa is a great show, looking forward to it in 2022.

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