2024 Guide to the Tampa RV Show in Florida

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January marks the start of the busy season for RV Shows in the U.S. and the Tampa RV Show is one of the most popular and largest Florida RV shows. Branded as the Florida RV SuperShow hosted by the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), this show will be held January 17th through 21st at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

Joe and I have been to the Tampa RV Show five times since we started RVing and it remains to be one of our favorite RV shows to attend. Whether you’re shopping for an RV, doing RV research for a future upsize or downsize, or check out new and essential RV gear, the Tampa RV Show in Florida is a fun RV show to attend complete with fair foods and entertainment.

2024 Tampa RV Show Details

The largest Florida RV show is a go. Below are the details for the 2024 Tampa RV Show.

  • When: Wednesday, January 17th to Sunday January 21st
  • Where: Florida State Fairgrounds 4800 US Highway 301 North Tampa, FL 33610
  • Price: $15 for Adults (free second day pass), Children Under 16 get in for free
  • Hours: 9am to 6pm Wed-Sat and 9am to 5pm Sun

The cost to get into the show is $15 for adults and will include a second day entry for free. Seniors receive a $2 discount on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Active and retired military receive $2 discount on all RV SuperShow days. All children under 16 year of age can attend the Tampa RV Show for free.

Parking at the show is $10 per day for cars and $16 per day for RVs.

Dogs are allowed at the Tampa RV Show, but they need to be leashed and “mild-tempered” according to the show website.

Show website: https://www.frvta.org/show/florida-rv-supershow/

Industry Day at Tampa RV Show

Media and RV industry attendees can register to attend Industry Day at the 2024 Tampa RV Show on Tuesday, January 16th. Industry day show hours are from 10am to 4pm.

RV Industry attendees can register here

Media registration and information can be found here https://www.frvta.org/media/

Camping at Tampa RV Show

Many attendees prefer to camp at the Tampa RV show or at a nearby campground either in their own RV or a rental RV.

The Super Rally is the most popular camping option at the Tampa RV SuperShow. This option is already sold out for the 2024 show.

RVers can purchase an overnight parking pass through the fairgrounds in order to camp at the Tampa RV Show. Overnight parking sales are subject to availability and several nights are already sold out. Use this link to make a reservation or to check availability https://tickets.floridastatefair.com/f/11

Camp with an RV club. Some RV manufacturers and clubs will organize their own rally at the Tampa RV Show. For example, the Newmar Kountry Klub usually hosts a Florida RV SuperShow Rally. For $355, you and a guest receive five nights of camping with 30amp service, unlimited admission to the Tampa RV Show, entertainment, and more.

Don’t want to camp on site? There are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds around the fairgrounds. One option that we have stayed at is Lazydayz RV Resort.

For media or vendors attending the Tampa RV Show, there is a separate camping area on site. Find out more by contacting the Florida RV Trade Association organizers.

Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome members have some overnight parking options in the Tampa area. Be sure to book a stay request in advance before all the spots are filled up.

RV Manufacturers at the Tampa RV Show

Since the Tampa RV Show is one of the largest RV shows in U.S., attendees can expect to see all types of RVs for sale by a wide range of manufacturers. For example,

Seminars at the Tampa RV Show

Not only can you find your next RV at the Florida RV Show but they also have a wide variety of seminars such as “RV Solar: How It Works and How It Can Work for You” and ” Onan Generator Operation & Maintenance.” Each day on the hour they have a different seminar and you can find the full schedule here.

RV Accessories and Gear Vendors

There will be two supplier buildings at the Tampa RV Show filled with vendors selling essential RV gear. If you’re looking for an accessory for your camper, you’ll likely find it here. Vendors range from campground organizations and RV mattresses to gear you need to dump your RV tanks and everything in between.

Some of our favorite RVing gear was discovered at this show, including a hitch mounted spare tire carrier for RVs, recycled rubber leveling/jack pads, and the WiFi extender and repeater.

Tips for Attending the Show

Navigating a large RV show like this one can be overwhelming. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your time at the January Florida RV Show in Tampa:

  • Wear comfortable shoes. This is the largest RV show in Florida and there is a quite a bit of ground to cover if you intend to walk the entire show. If you’re not camping on site, consider bringing a second pair of shoes in case the weather changes. It could be warm and sunny one day and cold and rainy the next day.
  • Review the show layout. Take some time to look at the map of the RV show so you can plan your day or days. You can also download the map onto your mobile device for quick reference on site.
  • Take notes and photos. Attending such a large RV show can quickly result in information overload. Take notes and photos to help you remember what you liked.
  • Bring a tape measure. There have been many times where we wanted to know the exact measurements of a space or item at the show. For example, if you want a composting toilet in the RV, having the exact measurements of the toilet or the space its going into will be very handy.

If you want more tips, head over to our RV Show Survival Guide.

Our Tampa RV Show Experiences

We’ve gone to the Tampa RV Show aka Florida RV SuperShow quite a few times and it continues to impress with the number of RVs, products, resorts and everything in between that is on display. To say the Tampa RV Show is huge would be an understatement. For anyone in the market to buy an RV or RV accessories, this show offers one place to see it all. While the show might not have EVERY manufacturer or model on display, there is much more than you can cover in a single day, so I would suggest planning at least 2-3 days if you’re serious about buying.

To get an idea of what the Tampa RV Show is like check our video recaps of the show, including last years show.

Are you going to the Tampa RV Show? Have you been? Leave me a comment below.

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33 thoughts on “2024 Guide to the Tampa RV Show in Florida”

  1. Does the 2024 Tampa RV show still allow dry overnight camping for RVers in the regular parking lot and if so what is the per night fee?

  2. Please help us with Handicap RV’s. We are going but I need to know there will be some to walk through and try the handicap lift. Please. Thank you!

  3. I have a question…..What advice would you give a family of five (two adults, three kids, 5,7,9) looking for only 5th wheel bunkhouse models? We have seen a few, but want to maximize our time in one day.

  4. We have been following you for some time and owe our Hymer Aktiv purchase to your earlier videos. We learned a lot from your videos as we made the transition from a fifth-wheel to our van. We plan to be at the Tampa RV show on Saturday and would love to say hello.

  5. Hi Guys. Have been following and enjoying your blog. My wife and I are planning a full-time launch in the next couple of years and have talked about a trip to the Tampa RV Show next year, so we really enjoying this particular post.
    Question: Are there places to camp in close proximity to the show? If so, can you list a couple so that we’ll have a starting point to research further.

    • Hi Peter. Thanks for following along and glad you enjoyed this post. Below are a few camping options for the Tampa SuperShow.

      If you and your wife want to camp at the fairgrounds where the show is held we found two options this year: 1) Super Rally – 4 nights of camping with 30 amp hook-up and includes admission to the show Wed – Sun for $200 (reservations required and recommended). 2) Dry Camping – first-come, first-served for $20 per night in general parking (don’t believe this comes with admission to the show). One nice thing about being at the fairgrounds is being able to walk to the show.

      We met several RVers camped at Lazydays RV Campground which is about a 5 mile drive. The show is during high season so expect to pay $50+/night for a full hookup site. We heard they do provide breakfast and lunch.

      Other parks nearby include:

      Abbey’s Wig Wam RV Park
      Happy Travelers RV Park
      Hidden River Travel Resort
      McCormick Lakes RV Park
      Tampa East RV Resort


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