FONTANA, California, October 16, 2019 – The 2019 California RV Show, the largest and oldest annual consumer show on the West Coast, launched a new venue that greatly exceeded expectations, registering an all-time attendance record of 45,112 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. The event has more than doubled in size over the past nine years.
The attendance total for the 67th event was an increase of over 12 percent versus last year’s event at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona. The first Saturday of the event also set a single-day record, with over 10,000 attendees through the gates. Throughout the 10-day show, the record number of attendees displayed a very positive outlook about the industry and were excited to learn more about the lifestyle and find a great deal on a new RV.
This year’s event featured over one million square feet of display space with more than 40 manufacturers showcasing over 1,000 motorized and towable RVs. In addition to featuring all the latest RVs, the show was packed with outdoor products, live music, educational seminars and celebrity appearances, all in a family-friendly festival atmosphere.
The Auto Club Speedway, a world class facility that regularly holds large consumer events, is less than 20 miles from the show’s previous location and offered more amenities for exhibitors and attendees including free parking, quality concessions and built-in restrooms. For the new venue, a wide layout that mirrored the grandstands of the Speedway was created, allowing attendees to easily find the exhibits they were seeking. With the magnitude and distance of the show, the event offered parking lot trams to take attendees to the gates as well as golf cart trolleys once attendees were inside the show.
Next year’s event is planned for October 2-11, 2020 at the Auto Club Speedway. The RV Industry Association team already can’t wait to get started!
Article provided RV Industry Association Staff