The California RV Show is set for the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., in 2019. The 10-day consumer event showcasing thousands of RVs will take place Oct. 4-13. In addition to featuring all the latest RVs, the show will be packed with live music, educational seminars and celebrity appearances.
The California RV Show has doubled in size over the past eight years and the new venue will accommodate a more strategically focused layout and floorplan in order to build a better customer experience. Attendees will be able to enjoy new amenities from a facility that regularly holds large consumer events, such as free onsite parking and built-in bathrooms and concessions.
“The California RV Show has a long-standing history throughout Southern California,” said Dave Allen, president of Auto Club Speedway. “We are happy to have the show relocate here at the Speedway and are eager to see how the event grows each year to enhance the consumer’s RV shopping experience.”
To promote the upcoming event, the California RV Show will have a display in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 Race Weekend from March 16-18, and show organizers will greet the 2,000-plus RVs and guests loading into the infield to camp for the weekend.
“We can’t wait to welcome consumers from across the west coast to enjoy the amazing amenities at the Auto Club Speedway,” said Liz Crawford, senior VP of trade shows and events for the RV Industry Association, owners and organizers of the event. “This is the longest running RV show in the country and our 2019 event is going to be an adventure you won't want to miss. We’ll have all of the latest and greatest RVs and outdoor products, fun attractions and great food in a family-friendly festival atmosphere.”
The RV Industry Association’s government affairs team and Mike Belote from California Advocates, made the move to the Auto Club Speedway possible. The team worked closely with the California RV Dealers Association, the California legislature and the Governor’s office to ensure passage of a bill amending the state’s RV show law to allow the event to take place within 30 miles of the prior show location.