As sporting events and music festivals begin to ramp back up, travelers are starting to think outside the box when it comes to accommodations. Staying in an RV means you never have to leave the action. Forget about driving, parking, or attempting to summon a rideshare at the same time as everyone else. You also have your very own bathroom, so you don’t have to line up for public restrooms or port-a-potties! Plus, having a kitchen means you can make your own meals instead of dropping $20 on mediocre chicken nuggets.
RVshare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace in the world, recently released its 2022 Travel Trend Report in which more than half of respondents said they’re “very or even 100 percent likely to choose an RV over other accommodations when attending music, food, or another multi-day festival event, including a sporting event or game.” Eighty percent said they are at least “somewhat” likely to stay in an RV when attending these types of events.
Don’t know the first thing about RVing? With RVshare’s drop-off option, you don’t even have to worry about getting the RV to the event. Whether you’re tailgating at the big game or camping at a music festival, RVshare will deliver your camper to the destination for you, so all you have to do is relax and have fun! Here are the top five events to bring an RV to in 2022.
1. Georgia National Fair
Half an hour south of Macon, Georgia, the Georgia National Fairgrounds is home to the annual Georgia National Fair. This year, the fair takes place on October 6-16, 2022. In addition to rides, the Georgia National Fair features all your favorite fair foods, arts and crafts, tons of free entertainment (including free concerts), and more! Make a weekend out of it and reserve an RV spot. Throughout the year, the fairgrounds also hosts concerts, horse shows, dog shows, livestock shows, and rodeos, including the Georgia National Rodeo.
2. DAYTONA 500
Daytona Beach, Florida
Devoted race fans from all over the world descend upon the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach for NASCAR’s opening event, the DAYTONA 500. The 64th annual DAYTONA 500 will take place on Sunday, February 20, 2022. There’s no way to experience the World Center of Racing like camping in the 180-acre infield, surrounded by the famous 31-degree banked turns. While you’re in town, you can explore Daytona Beach, one of our favorite Florida beaches.
3. Burning Man
Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Black Rock City draws a large crowd of RVers because camping is the only lodging option at Burning Man. Don’t call it a festival — the “annual experiment in temporary community” takes place in Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada, the week prior to and including Labor Day weekend. This year’s theme is “Waking Dreams.” To experience your own waking dream, visit otherworldly Fly Ranch Geyser at Fly Ranch while you’re nearby.
4. Kentucky Three-Day Event
Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) in Lexington, Kentucky is an equine theme park that is more than just a place to see a horse show. Horse enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the culture and history of horses at KHP’s museums. In addition to horse history, the International Museum of the Horse (IMH), an affiliate of the Smithsonian, features a collection of equine art from artists all over the world.
Renowned for hosting the ultimate display of horsemanship, Kentucky Horse Park is home to many types of riding competitions, but the Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of its most popular. Visitors can stay on premises at the KHP Campground. It features tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, and activities for guests. Walk or bike from the campground to downtown Lexington on Legacy Trail, a 12-mile-long (8.5 miles are currently finished) paved trail.
5. Tailgating At Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
Penn State University’s iconic tailgating is an important part of game day pageantry in Happy Valley. Alumni, students, and townspeople alike come together to cheer on the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on weekends throughout the season. With a seating capacity of over 106K, it’s the second-largest stadium in the country and the fourth largest in the world!
Fans from both teams fill tents surrounding the stadium for the game before the game. Every pre-gaming base is covered, from cornhole and drinking games to food and camaraderie. No matter what color shirt fans are wearing, everyone comes together to have some fun.
According to RVshare’s 2022 Travel Trend report, 67 percent of respondents are at least somewhat likely to consider renting an RV over other types of accommodations when planning a tailgating event at a sports stadium, including nearly 1 in 5 (18 percent) who say they’re 100 percent likely to do so. Post up with an RV that has an outdoor kitchen and TV, and you’ll be the life of the party!
RVshare is the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace. With thousands of satisfied customers and a broad inventory ranging from travel trailers to luxury motorhomes, RVshare has the perfect RV for your vacation, tailgate, or temporary lodging needs.