A New Caravan Show

Staging a Caravan Show is a huge undertaking. You have to have a venue big enough to take anywhere between none and 300 exhibitors, plus parking for hundreds of cars. Then you need to make sure you have food stalls, some different things to look at and do, plenty of standard facilities such as tables and chairs and you cannot miss out the toilets. And don’t forget the signs, you will need plenty of signs to make sure that no-one can miss the essential information.

The Nambour Showgrounds is a well-used venue with a circular fence around the main ground. Inside the fence the caravans, motorhomes, campers trailers and tents were really well laid out with good clear walkways leading from one display to another. There were extra stalls on the outside of the fence, with one of my all-time favourite – Mammino Gourmet Ice Creams. The top seller was my favourite ginger and macadamia, which I sampled again just to make sure it still was.

It is always interesting to climb into a van and see what they have done differently. It doesn’t have to be a big change, sometimes the subtle ones are the best. Just a change of colour, or fabric. Maybe a new supplier of taps, a new sink shape. One thing for sure is that something new will be happening to models and brands all year, not just at the beginning of the year.

For more information on the Sunshine Coast Caravan and Outdoor Expo, continue reading in the latest issue of What’s Up Downunder.