We went a couple years ago and will go again this year, even though we aren't in the market for a new RV. It is really large...last time we went, we concentrated on TT's since that's what we were interested in. If you try to look at everything, you'll never make it through.
Weve been there the last couple of years
I look forward to it each year
I find it a lot of fun
People said its not like it used to be but what is
Last year between trailers and motorhomes they had about 1000 units
Plus you re in the parking lot next to Hershey World
Its a nice surrounding area lots of Amish attractions nearby
If you are just looking and wandering around 1 day is enough
If you are asking questions about units 1 1/2 to 2 days
This show is either 1 st or 2nd largest in country from what ive heard
2003 Travel Supreme Select 45'
ISM 500 Oh Myyyyyyyyyy
2003 Yamaha V Star 1100
Joeylift motorcycle lift
rollin rollin rollin... keep those doggies rollin
This will be my third year going to the Hershey RV show, and I really look forward to it. Trying to save up for retirement (I'll be 60 in November), I don't spend much on vacations - just 3 or 4 day weekends here and there. This is one of them.
What I enjoy most is the large number of brands available to see in person. The 2 annual shows at the Timonium (MD) Fairgrounds are fun, just in terms of being around RVs and "keeping the dream alive." But the show is sponsored by the MD RV Dealers Assn, and they only show the brands those dealers sell. It's perfectly fine if you're interested in Forest River, Winnebago, Jayco, Rockwood, etc. - the big guys.
But I wanted to see some Class B's other than Roadtrek, and some of the less famous Class C's. I was particularly excited about seeing the Born Free class C's! That's one of the brands I'm most interested in for my full-timing retirement, but they don't sell thru 3rd party dealerships, and have only a few sales offices of their own - none in MD. From the photos on their website, the rigs looked gorgeous, and I was not disappointed when I got to walk around in one at Hershey.
So that's one of the biggest pluses about the Hershey show - the sheer variety of manufacturers and brands.
Another nice feature is the free seminars and demonstrations. The seminars take place inside the Giant Center main building, so you can come in out of the heat (that area is still very hot in September) and enjoy the air conditioning. Also inside is the exhibitor area (on the floor of the arena), food vendors, campground promotions, brochures/camping guides tables, rest rooms, etc.
ADVICE: Unless you want to stand in line forever, dying of thirst and heatstroke, to buy a $3 bottle of water, bring a sports bottle and refill it at the water fountains.
IMHO, if you live within a reasonable distance of the York/Harrisburg PA area and like RV's, you should definitely visit the Hershey show at least once. If you have kids, the fact that Hershey Park is right next door just adds to the appeal as a family outing. And if you want to do some shopping, the Lancaster factory outlet malls are only a short drive from there.
Here's a funny thing about the show at Hershey
Right outside the door at the Giant Center next to Hershey Park
There is a tent with tables selling Hershey products
Its more expensive than your supermarket