If you wanted to, you could fill your calendar in 2020, hopping from RV rally to RV rally all across the US and Canada. They range from a couple of days to a full week. Some offer live entertainment and educational opportunities. Some are family-friendly, with lots of activities for the kids. In the desert, in the mountains, on the shores, or in the woods, there’s an RV rally for just about anyone. Here is just a sampling:
Spirit of the Road Rally – February 12-16, Live Oak, FL
This rally is held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, and offers concerts, live music and dancing, discussion groups, and fire sculptures! You can attend masterclasses in RV electrical issues, boondocking, RV solar and battery systems, and one entitled “The Philosophy of Nomadic Living”. This rally offers lots of kid and family-friendly activities, including ice cream socials. Check out the details at www.rvvillagerally.com.
The RV Entrepreneur Summit – March 19-22, Lake Guntersville, AL
If your RV is also your business office, this rally offers seminars, workshops, and networking, tailored just for you. This rally also offers campsites on the lakeshore, hiking and mountain bike trails, an 18-hole golf course, and ziplining. New this year is the Junior Summit geared for kids ages 10 and up. There is also an onsite restaurant, bar, and gym. Register at www.therventrepreneur.com.
101st FMCA International Convention and RV Expo – March 26-29, Tucson, AZ
“Sunsets and Saguaros” is the theme for this Family Motor Coach Association rally, which offers vendor booths, seminars, live entertainment, and outdoor games. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in book swaps and potlucks, making new RV friends along the way! If you can’t make it to this event, plan on their 102nd Convention in Lincoln, NE, August 26-29. For more information on either rally, go to www.fmca.com and click on “Events”.
Winnebago Grand National Rally – July 13-17, Forest City, IA
Held in the birthplace of the Winnebago, this annual event is like attending a massive family reunion! The rally offers top-notch entertainment, seminars, vendors, and family fun activities. Plan to tour the Winnebago Factory to see where the magic happens. The grounds are adjacent to a dog park and Bear Creek Golf Course, and attendees will receive discount coupons good at local businesses. To register, go to https://witclub.com/grand_national_rally.
Other rallies that offer unique opportunities:
- Golden Palms 6th Annual Vintage Trailer Event – April 22-25, Hemet, CA. If you love a vintage “tin can”, this rally will inspire you to renovate your own. Classic cars and motorcycles will also be on display.
- Hershey RV Show – September 16-20, Hershey, PA. This is the largest RV show in the country and a great place to find great RV discounts! Seminars and workshops make this rally a great introduction for folks who may be new to RV life.
- Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – October 3-11, Albuquerque, NM. You can attend this rally on your own, but all the major RV clubs have a group attending, as well. In addition to the usual RV fun, you’ll have the chance to see mass ascensions of hundreds of colorful hot air balloons!