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ABOUT US

Since 1962, the Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show has been produced by the members of Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 (PV8) of NAFCA.  Our members volunteer their time to set up and create this Show – a Show for campers, by campers!

What started in just one building has expanded into 3 buildings with over 270,000 sq ft of exhibitor space!  The Show runs every February during President’s Day Weekend at the Eastern State Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts.  The show takes place in 3 heated buildings – the Better Living Center, the Young Building, and the Mallary Complex.  With over 200 exhibitors for you to visit, it is a great way to shake off cabin fever and enjoy a day with family and friends!

 

In addition to our large variety of exhibitors, we have seminars and family entertainment scheduled throughout the weekend – there’s something for everyone!  See WHAT’S HAPPENING for our seminars and schedules.  Additional entertainment and activities will be available for KID’S DAY – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19.

 

Plan a day of one-stop shopping!  Explore new campgrounds, check out the newest RVs and camping equipment, plan an outdoor adventure, shop for a new accessory of your RV – or have fun trying out some of the latest gadgets!  Take the time to attend a seminar – and bring the kids to watch one of our amazing entertainers!  There’s something for everyone throughout the entire weekend!

 

 

OUR CLUB

Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 (PV8) of the North American Family Camper’s Association (NAFCA) is a club of more than 150 families that share a common interest in camping.  Our club isn’t just about camping.  In addition to several campouts a year, we also host numerous adult, teen, children and family events throughout the year.  Monthly meetings are held at our hall in Granby, Massachusetts.

 

We welcome you to visit our PV8 Chapter Booth in the Mallary Complex for more information about our Club; or email our Membership Director at pv8membership@gmail.com.

We Are the Biggest (And BEST) Outdoor Show in New England!

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Welcome to New England’s largest outdoor show. We’re so glad you want to know more about the Springfield RV, Camping, & Outdoor Show! We offer the best expo experience around these parts, all so that you can browse, learn, and have fun!

Our show runs every February during President’s Day weekend. When everything around you is covered in snow and going outside feels like a chore, come hang out with us! President’s Day weekend is the perfect time to plan your next spring or summer adventure! Plus, everything you need is all in one spot- all of our tents, seminars, and vendors are located at the Big E Fairgrounds, spread throughout 3 heated buildings.

It may be our 56th year of fun….but we weren’t always the biggest show in New England.

 

The History of the Springfield RV, Camping, & Outdoor Show

The Pioneer Valley Chapter 8 (PV8) of the North American Family Campers Association (NAFCA) are a group of eager campers who share a passion for the outdoors. We had one goal: to get everyone excited about nature!

In 1962, PV8 held our first Springfield RV, Camping, & Outdoor Show in a small building, hosted by a group of volunteers.

Before we knew it, new vendors and events kept being added to our show, so people kept coming back AND bringing their friends!

As the years passed, we needed more space, so locations changed. Today, we use 3 whole buildings at the Big E Fairgrounds and have become the biggest show in New England!

 

If you have questions about our show or want to join Pioneer Valley Chapter 8, you can reach out to our chairmen on our Contact page.