All winter long, the RV industry has been hard at work planning the RV shows that will take place throughout 2019. If you’ve never been to an RV expo, you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re a seasoned RV fan who bought their first rig decades ago or you’re tempted to take the plunge on your first travel trailer, you can get a sense of just how many types of RVs are out there.

RV shows typically have a wide range of used and new vehicles, including Class A, B, and C RV’s, trailers and campers of all sorts, and related toys like ATVs, bicycles, tow-capable SUVs and trucks, and even boats.

You’ll also find dozens or even hundreds of booths set up by vendors with RV accessories, information on travel destinations and campgrounds, home maintenance products, outdoor gear, and more. On top of all that, RV shows often have special discounts and purchase options.

Most RV shows also feature seminars on a variety of topics, from RV maintenance and safety to outdoor topics related to fishing, hunting, or wilderness skills. You might see some familiar faces or hear familiar voices. Many of the shows on this list have booked popular RV podcasters, writers, and speakers who are experts in their niche.

Two in particular will be known to The Dyrt Magazine readers— full-time campers Shari and Hutch are traveling in their beloved “canned ham” trailer to several RV shows this season with Renogy Solar and will be sharing some of their tips for life on the road!

2019 RV Shows Coast to Coast

With almost as many RV shows already on the calendar as there are states in the country, it’s pretty easy to find one in your neck of the woods. We thought we’d make it even easier by creating a running list of RV shows in chronological order by region.

We’ll keep updating this list throughout the year as more shows are announced and organizers finalize the exhibitor rosters and speaker schedules.

Southern RV Shows

(left) small rv park on the edge of mountain lake (right) sunrise over the great smoky mountains

1. South Carolina RV & Camping Show: January 4 – 6, 2019

The latest makes and models for 2019 are on display in Greenville, South Carolina, and you can learn a lot from the expert-lead seminars on topics ranging from the technical to the recreational.

Cost: $12 per adult or $10 for Good Sam members. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The seminars on RV weight and tire safety and the full-time RV lifestyle

2. Knoxville RV Show: January 4 – 6, 2019

Find your new favorite RV in beautiful Sevierville, just outside the Great Smoky Mountains.

Cost: $8 per adult or $6 for Good Sam members. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The “drive before you buy” program to get a feel for different makes and models

3. Memphis RV Show: January 4 – 6, 2019

Over 100 examples of the latest motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and pop-up campers will be on display at the Cook Convention Center.

Cost: $10 per adult

4. Central Gulf Coast Boat, Sport, & RV Show: January 18-20, 2019

This show in Lake Charles, Louisiana features not only the latest RV models, but also information on and displays of a wide range of other outdoor-related pastimes, including boats, scuba gear, ATVs, fishing tackle, and taxidermy.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The collection of sixteen of the biggest whitetail deer ever on display, the world’s largest mobile aquarium, and an appearance by Kristi and “Stringbean” Broussard of The History Channel’s Swamp People.

5. Louisville RV, Boat, & Sport Show: January 23 – 27, 2019

There’s fun for the whole family at the Louisville RV, Boat, & Sport Show, where adults can shop for new toys for 2019 and kids can try a variety of crafts and demos, and even meet Yogi Bear, their favorite superheroes!

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The huge array of discounts and drink specials during the show’s Super Thursday event, or the series of seminars on fishing techniques and dock electrical safety.

6. Fort Myers RV Show: January 24 – 27, 2019

For the past thirty years, Fort Myers has hosted one of the biggest RV trade shows in Florida, where you can not only preview new models, but also check out the latest in towing systems, accessories, RV insurance, and camping gear.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The selection of aftermarket products to give your old RV a high-tech makeover.

7. Atlanta Camping and RV Show: January 25-27, 2019

Since 1975, this is one of the biggest and most centrally-located RV shows in the southeast, chock full of Atlanta’s largest RV dealers and a variety of different recreational vehicles.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

8. Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport & RV Show: January 25 – 27, 2019

Like its Central Gulf Coast sibling show, the Southern Louisiana show in Houma Terrebonne combines 112 RV brands with 40 boat brands, resort guides, gun safes, fishing tackle and rods, kayaks, and more.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: the debut of the new American Fastback Camper by JEEP

9. St. Louis RV, Vacation, and Travel Show: January 31- February 3, 2019

With 300 RV’s, vendors, and booths spread out over 260,000 square feet of the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis, you know this show will have plenty of state-of-the-art RV gear to peruse.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

10. Chattanooga RV Show: February 15-17, 2019

Not only are the latest models on display, this show also include a parts and accessories exhibit, information on RV-friendly campgrounds, and the latest on tow-vehicles.

Cost: $8 per adult or $6 for Good Sam members. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The seminars on RV appliances and how to maneuver your RV

11. New Orleans Spring RV & Camping Show: February 22 – 24, 2019

Whether you’re a fan of brand new RVs or vintage models, there’s something for everyone at this show— including seminars on RV electrical systems and how emergency preppers can approach RVing.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The chance to explore a 1923 Model T Dream Camper, especially if you’re a fan of the history of RVs.


Northeast RV Shows

(left) camper with bike on bike rack parked on the edge of the road surrounded by fall foliage (right) rocky shore and portland head light house at sunset

12. Washington Camping RV Expo: January 11-13, 2019

You’ll leave the weekend with no shortage of ideas for where to adventure, with booths hosted by RV dealers, the Myrtle Beach Campground Association, Virginia State Parks, and specific campgrounds like the Williamsburg KOA.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The tips for the weekend warrior seminar on how you can make the most out of quick weekend trips

13. New Jersey RV & Camping Show: January 18-20, 2019

Not only will you see exciting new RV models, you can also swing by booths for fun local destinations including wineries, campgrounds, and RV resorts.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The seminars from Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi of the RV Family Travel Atlas and Campground of the Week podcasts on everything from RV fit to what a full year’s worth of maintenance looks like.

14. New England – Boston RV & Camping Expo: January 18-20, 2019

There are numerous seminars at this expo on safety and maintenance issues, so you can keep your current rig running in peak condition or know what might be ahead if you’re purchasing your first RV.

Cost: $15 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free. Download the Dyrt app for $2 off tickets to the RV Show!

Don’t Miss: Meeting rescued wildlife from Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center, including an owl, a porcupine, and a bobcat.

15. The Original Pittsburgh RV Show: January 19-27, 2019

Many of the shows on this list are hosted in spacious indoor convention centers, but the Pittsburgh RV show takes a different approach by filling up nine acres with a variety of RVs, as well as towing accessories, boats, and vendor booths.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

16. Worcester RV & Camping Show: January 22-24, 2019

Plan ahead for the summer months by talking to dozens of RV dealers, campground owners, and factory representatives about what type of RB will best suit your needs and all the places you can take it in Massachusetts and beyond.

Cost: Free

17. Richmond Camping & RV Expo: February 8 – 10, 2019

With RV’s for nearly every budget and chances to talk to campground owners from across Virginia, this expo will have you buzzing with ideas about how to spend weekends and vacations for the whole year.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

18. Springfield RV Camping & Outdoor Show: February 15-18, 2019

The biggest RV expo in New England features 200 exhibitors including leading RV dealers, campgrounds, and specialty products over the long President’s Day weekend.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: the chance to hear from Michael Cross of Amazon’s CamperForce on combining to work and camping, and well as the folks from Rainbow Rescue on choosing the right dog for your camping family.

19. Atlantic City RV & Camping Show: February 15-18, 2019

Rain or shine, Atlantic City will host dozens of exhibitors with not only motor homes, trailers, toy haulers, and fifth wheels, but also recreational accessories like hot tubs and spas, as well as home maintenance products.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: Seminars on topics including how to make the most out of quick weekend trips, choosing the right RV for your needs, and campground etiquette.

20. 44th Annual Northeast RV Show: February 15-19, 2019

Suffern, New York is once again putting the latest gas and diesel motorhomes, travel trailers, and hybrids on display, along with giving visitors an opportunity to connect with Northeast RV dealers, repair experts, and storage and service professionals.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 10 & under are free.

21. Rhode Island RV & Camping Show: March 1-3 , 2019

Trey Selman will be speaking on RV weight and tire safety, how to set up safe and effective tow systems, and how to perform essential maintenance that will prolong the life of any rig.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 12-17 – $6.00. Kids 11 & under are free.

22. Harrisburg RV & Camping Show: March 1-3 , 2019

In addition to the wide range of RVs on display, you’ll also have a chance to hear from former National Park Ranger Bernie J, host of the Bernie’s Journeys radio program.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: Seminars on how to manage your RV’s propane and generator systems, as well as information on some of the most scenic, stunning parks to visit in Colorado, from Rocky Mountain to Mesa Verde.


Midwestern RV Shows

(left) large rv closeup driving off into sunset (right) Stormy skies over an open road next to a sunflower farm in the American Midwest

23. Wisconsin RV Show: January 4-6, 2019

You’ll have a chance to hear from Jeremy and Stephanie Puglisi of the RV Family Travel Atlas and Campground of the Week podcasts about RV maintenance, picking the right rig, and how to find campgrounds, between perusing all the new models.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

24. Columbus RV Show: January 4-6, 2019

Full-time campers Sean & Julie Chickery will be sharing their secrets to living the RV life on a budget, taking your RV life from weekend warrior to full-blown lifestyle, and on practical matters like winterizing your RV.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

25. Chicago Boat and RV Sail Show: January 9-13, 2019

There’s a slew of fun activities to enjoy at this Second City expo, including talks by RV expert and author David Solberg, oyster shucking classes, remote sailboat racing, and great food and drinks sponsored by Corona.

Cost: $15 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The seminars on how to boondock with RV solar panels, travel with pets, and even how to pick out the best possible RV for your budget and adventure dreams.

26. Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show: January 10-13, 2019

An all-around outdoors show with a big emphasis on fishing and hunting, RV lovers certainly won’t feel left out with amazing deals on new RVs of all varieties.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: the chance to book some incredible vacation packages while you’re in attendance, including fly-fishing trips to some of the best angling territory in the country.

27. Mid America RV Show: January 17-20, 2019

Hear from full-time campers Sean & Julie Chickery on how to save money while traveling in your RV and how to plan the kind of epic RV trips you’ve been dreaming of, shop the latest RVs, and hear from other vendors like VanDoit Adventure Vans and The TruKC.

​Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

28. Minneapolis RV, Vacation & Camping Show: February 7-10, 2019

Chris Dougherty, the technical editor of MotorHome and Trailer Life Magazines, will be presenting on how to pick the right RV for you, basic maintenance, and what to do once you’ve got the keys to your new RV in hand.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: the Best Camping Story Contest, which has several categories and could earn you some nifty prizes.

29. Cedar Rapids Sports Show: February 8-10, 2019

Check out not only a variety of RVs, but also hear from representatives of U.S. and Canadian fishing camps, family resorts and campgrounds, Lake Michigan sportfishing and hunting outfitters, canoe outfitters, and more

​Cost: $6 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The bass and walleye fishing seminars, where you just might get a few ideas for how to catch dinner to grill at all your new favorite RV parks.

30. Eastern Iowa Sportshow: March 15-17, 2019

If it’s got a motor, and if it’s for fun, you’ll likely find it in Cedar Falls this spring, where the Eastern Iowa Sportshow is displaying lightweight campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motorhomes, as well as boats, ATVs, truck accessories, UTV’s, golf cars, and even mowers.

​Cost: $7 per adult. Kids 9 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The sample Car Camping/Overlanding Campsite on display, or the stunt dog demonstration.


Western RV Shows

(left) Traveling by motorhome through the red rock desert of American Southwest (right) snow covered mountains towering over changing fall leaves of the valley

31. Colorado RV, Adventure, & Travel Show: January 9-12, 2019

Not only can you explore a variety of different RV types, you’ll have a chance to peruse the many adventures your RV can take you on at booths hosted by organizations like Black Hills and Badlands Tourism Association and Global Travel Network.

​Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 12 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The Top 10 RV Tech Tips Q&A, as well as the RV Insurance 101 seminar that will give you helpful pointers on protecting your new purchase.

32. Tacoma RV Show: January 17-20, 2019

With more than 100 brands at this show, you can spend the whole weekend admiring all your different new and used RV options, with special financing options onsite, and food and wine to make a real event out of the show.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 16 & under are free.

33. The Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show: January 19-27, 2019

It’s no surprise that one of the of the biggest RV shows out there is in sunny Arizona, with thousands of visitors each year and adjacent to other fun events like a nearby rock and gem show.

Cost: Free

Don’t miss: The crowds alone and scale of this RV show are worth admiring, but it’s a nice bonus that there’s BLM land camping close by at Quartzite La Posa.

34. Washington Sportsmen’s Show: January 23 – 27, 2019

A well-rounded expo that features recreational vehicles and accessories, vendor booths, and seminars on Pacific Northwestern angling, elk hunting, and more— ensuring you get the most out of the weekend and the cost of admission.

Cost: $15 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The survival basics seminar led by emergency response professionals, as well as a robust Outdoor Cooking series and competition with seminars on everything from making sausage to smoking meats to rocking your dutch oven.

35. Seattle RV Show: February 7-10, 2019

There will be over twenty dealers and even more vendors at this Seattle Show, which features RVs as well as campgrounds and travel organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

Cost: $13 per adult. Kids 16 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The multiple seminars hosted by a pair who should be familiar to many of our Dyrt Magazine readers— the full time campers Shari and Hutch of Freedom in a Can fame.

36. Salem Spring RV Show: February 7- 10, 2019

With Class A, B, and C motorhomes, as well as fifth wheels and campers, there’s a model for everyone at this Oregon expo, which has been going strong since 1977.

Cost: Complimentary tickets for the first 1,000 who apply!

Don’t miss: The chance to adopt a road buddy from several rescues that will be onsite.

37. Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show: February 28-March 3, 2019

Visitors gather from throughout North Dakota, upper Minnesota, and even Canada to get the scoop on the latest RVs, as well as incredible vacation spots in the broader Fargo region.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 6 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The Best Kept Secrets of the Dakotas/ Multi-Species Fishing seminar, where you can get an expert local perspective on angling in the upper Great Plains.

38. Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show: February 28 – March 3, 2019

Demonstrations by guides, outfitters, and vendors add heft to this RV and outdoor show at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, where you can find new and used rigs as well as boats, cargo trailers, trucks, ATVs and accessories.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

39. Eugene Spring RV Show: March 1-3, 2019

It’s hard to beat a wide range of RV models and dealers at an expo conveniently located in one of Oregon’s most scenic regions, especially when it’s scheduled right on the cusp of camping season in the Pacific Northwest.

Cost: complimentary Tickets for First 1000 Who Apply!

40. Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Show: March 7-10, 2019

Part boat show, part RV show, part hunting and fishing convention, Sioux Empire has a little bit of everything for outdoor enthusiasts in the South Dakota area.

Cost: $10 per adult. Kids 5 & under are free.

41. The RV Experience: March 12-14, 2019

Plenty of RV shows get the latest manufacturer offerings on the floor, but The RV Experience is an industry-insider event that turns things up a notch with The Reveal presented by DISH Network, a special event showing off the best-of-the-best RVs for 2019.

Cost: Free

Don’t Miss: the competition in which nominated RV techs race to diagnose vehicle service issues the fastest, for a $10,000 grand prize.

42. Annual Sportsmen’s Boat, RV Show & Outdoor Living Show (Bakersfield, CA): March 15-17, 2019

This outdoor expo has a slew of RVs, as well as exciting events like the decade-long tradition of the Bako Sand Drags put on by Robert and Christy Garnas, as well as a bigger, newly improved fishing hall.

Cost: $12 per adult. Kids 15 & under are free.

43. Annual Sportsmen’s Boat, RV Show & Outdoor Living Show (San Diego, CA): March 28-31, 2019

Sunny San Diego comes alive with the 43rd annual sportsmen’s show, featuring 500 booths, hundreds of boats and RVs, and over 200 outdoor recreation seminars.

Cost: Free when you join the Coastal Conservation Association of California

44. Washington State Evergreen Spring RV Show: April 12-14, 2019

This show boasts three packed buildings totalling 250,000 square feet full of Snohomish County’s top RV dealers, with RVs of all sizes as well as teardrop campers, trailers, and conversion vans— whether you’re looking for a summer road trip vehicle or a home on the road.

Cost: TBA

45. Puyallup Home & RV Show: May 2-5, 2019

From finding a new rig to financing your purchase to stocking up on accessories and travel toys, Puyallup has a lot to appeal to anyone into RV culture, and right at the beginning of prime camping season.

Cost: $10 for adults. Kids 17 & under are free.

Don’t Miss: The seminars on towing capacity, boondocking, and how to get the most out of Washington’s gorgeous state parks.

Meghan O'Dea

Meghan O'Dea

Meghan O'Dea is a writer, world traveler, and life-long learner who grew up in the foothills of Appalachia. College led to summer stints in England and Slovenia, grad school to a sojourn Hong Kong, and curiosity to everywhere in between. She has written for the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, Chowhound, Eater Magazine, and Uproxx amongst others. Meghan hopes to visit all seven continents with pen and paper in tow.