7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Florida RV SuperShow

Tips of the Trade

A Preview of Attendance at the Show.

Celebrating its 35th year in 2020, the Florida RV Supershow is one of the biggest and best RV shows in the country and welcomes all types of adventure seekers. The show really is HUGE, covering 26 acres and featuring more than 1,550 RVs and 450 vendor booths. We are here to help you make the most of your experience. With huge crowds of people, miles of new RVs to explore, and more vendors than you can count it’s hard to know how to plan your supershow. That’s why we’ve curated these 7 tips and tricks to keep your adventuring streamlined.

1. The Basics

Where: The Florida RV Supershow is held at the Florida State Fairgrounds at 4800 US Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610.

When: Wednesday, January 15 – Saturday, January 18; Opening Hours are from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM & Sunday, January 19; Opening Hours are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

What to Expect: Educational seminars, daily entertainment, and the latest innovative RV products and accessories.  Two booth exhibit halls are full of parts and accessories, campgrounds and resorts, tourism information, towing supplies, and many other products. You will find all types of RVs from small travel trailers to bus conversion luxury motorhomes.

2. Formulate Your Plan

Do yourself a favor and do a little bit of research before you get to the show, you can find the details here. Get a map of the venue and a list of the vendors so you can mark which ones are a ‘must-see’ during your time. The show is huge and it can be overwhelming, but if you take a look at the show layout, seminar schedule and prioritize your specifications, you be more effective as you explore. If you want to be even better prepared, Download the show app so you can access the show info directly from your smartphone.

3. Comfort is Key: Wear Supportive Shoes

This is a great opportunity to get a workout in while you wander so you may as well wear your Fitbit or step tracker so you can log your progress. With that said, it really does take quite a toll on your feet and the last thing you want to do is be forced to go home early because you weren’t wearing the proper shoes. So even if it may not be the most fashionable option, lace up those comfy but sturdy tennis shoes and save yourself some pain. If you need a wheelchair, they are available to rent at the entrance gate, find more details here.

4. Gather Your Super Show Crew, Yes – Pets Included!

Meeting up at the RV Show can be a fun experience, especially if you are bringing the whole family – it is a great place to bond. And yes the RV Supershow is pet-friendly! Ensure to have your furry friend on a leash and consider whether your pet will be ok with large crowds. If you feel like camping out, overnight dry camping is available for $20/ night at the Florida State Fairgrounds (advanced reservations not required). If you’re new to dry camping, here’s a helpful video that will get you started. Enjoy connecting and dreaming of future RV adventures with your crew.

5. Take Advantage of Deals and Discounts

Tickets are $12 per person at the gate and $11 if you buy your ticket online in advance. Children under 16 are free, seniors pay just $10 at the gate on Wednesday, and First Responders pay $10 any day. Your ticket is good for a free second-day return, so take advantage of it and keep coming back for more. Be aware that when you arrive at the Fairgrounds, you’ll also pay an initial parking fee of $8 per car or $14 per RV upon arrival for the RV Supershow. It’s always good practice to have cash on hand

One of the best things about attending an RV trade show is that almost every vendor has some sort of contest or giveaway. From coupons, free night stays, and free tote bags it’s nearly impossible to ever leave a show empty-handed.

6. Bring Water, Snacks, and Weather Protection

You never know if a surprise rainstorm or a blistering hot day is upon you unless you prepare. By simply checking the weather before you head out for your ultimate RV trade show experience, you’ll save yourself a lot of time of potentially being very uncomfortable. Bring a refillable water bottle as it can get exhausting walking around and asking all those questions. If you want to save some money and time standing in lines, bring your own snacks so you can stay focused on the task at hand.

7. Pace Yourself and Have Fun! 

These shows are meant to give attendees the opportunity to sample and gain some new knowledge about all things RV related. So make sure to take your time and experience everything the show has to offer. Attend that cooking seminar, sit on the furniture of a new RV, and definitely ask questions!

2020 Florida RV Supershow

A Warm Welcome in Tampa, Florida.

Now that you’re a little bit more prepared, it’s time to put what you learned in action – We can’t wait to meet you at the show!