What to Know About the Upcoming Florida RV SuperShow
Florida’s annual RV SuperShow is one of the biggest RV shows in the U.S. Now in its 37th year, the show brings in hundreds of RVs for industry professionals, longtime RVers, and those interested in purchasing a rig.
The 2022 event takes place from Wednesday, January 19 to Sunday, January 23 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. An industry day will be held on Tuesday, January 18 and registration is now open for media.
The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), which advocates for the RV industry, hosts the show. It will operate with COVID-19 safety measures in place, following current CDC guidelines, according to officials.
General admission is $12 for a 2-day pass. For camping options, the Super Rally is sold out, but there are still options for those looking to camp on-site or nearby. RVs can park overnight in the public parking lot of the fairgrounds for $20 with no hookups. According to the event website, mild-tempered, leashed dogs are welcome. Note that there are daily parking fees of $8 per car and $16 per RV in addition to the price of admission.
The event covers 2 million square feet of exhibit space, including a parking lot displaying RVs and two event halls with more in-depth displays, RV parts, and industry insiders. Attendees can expect to see more than 1,350 new RV products at the show. Tram service is provided from the parking lots and around the event halls.
Where to Camp
Missed out on a spot at the Super Rally? Here are some top-rated campgrounds close to the event, from an RV resort to a boondocking location.
- Lazydays RV Resort
- Fort De Soto Park Campground
- Hillsborough River State Park
- Little Manatee River State Park
- Cypress Creek Preserve
What to Expect
Due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused a shift in how people work, the past year has seen a new crowd of people interested in RVs. “One of our seminars is titled Nomadic Living, and that’s in recognition of the fact that so many people can now work pretty much wherever they want to,” says Dave Kelly, executive director of the Florida RV Trade Association.
Kelly acknowledges the change and growth in the RV audience and says that the FRVTA saw an increase in the number of families visiting the 2021 event, especially during the weekend dates. Other educational seminars cover topics like guided RV tours, generator maintenance, and more.
The SuperShow is a manufacturer event, which means that many companies will use the event to roll out their latest products to showcase to a broad audience. But Kelly says there’s more to the event, which caters to people of all ages. “Every time you turn around the corner, there’s some entertainment or activity,” he says, mentioning things like clowns, jugglers, and bagpipe bands.
You can find the latest information on the RV SuperShow and more details like ticket purchases through its website.