More than three months after committing to conduct a live event, the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) will host its consumer-focused SuperShow in-person next week, with five public days open to RV and travel enthusiasts.
Participants can expect educational seminars, entertainment, travel trams to get around and the latest RV products, including Keystone RV and Winnebago Industries launches.
The show will be Jan. 13-17 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.
“So far, so good. Set up is going well,” FRVTA Executive Director Dave Kelly said. “We are lucky in Florida. Our governor pushed for opening things up and we are fortunate to be able to have the show at the fairgrounds.”
The show mostly will be held outside, Kelly said. Attendees will be required to wear masks indoors and within RV units, as well as participate in temperature checks at general admission gates.
Two booth exhibit halls will debut parts and accessories, campgrounds and resorts, tourism information, towing supplies and other products, the association stated.
Registration numbers are up, Kelly said. Ticket sales have reached $36,000, compared with the $20,000 at this time last year.
Kelly said there is a possibility that last year’s event cancellations are driving interest in seeing coaches in-person.
“[RVs] are the kind of thing that you have to see, touch and sit in,” Kelly said. “It’s a hard purchase to make unless you have seen it in person already.”
Keystone RV will debut its new fifth wheel line, dubbed the Arcadia, at the show, along with Winnebago Industries’ Journey Type A motorhome launch. Kelly said it always helps to introduce new RV technologies and innovations.
Tickets to the 2021 Florida RV SuperShow cost $12 for adults and are free to those under 16 years old. Discounts are available to senior citizens and retired/active military.
Purchase tickets online here.