No matter what you are looking for in the way of outdoor fun and
comfort, chances are pretty good it can be found at the 54th Annual
Arizona Sportsmen’s Vacation & RV Show set for Thursday through
Sunday, Feb. 23-26 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza, 111 N. Third St. in
The state’s largest display of the latest in mobile outdoor
living, vacation and RV resorts, will feature everything from camper
shells to huge motor homes as well as outdoor-oriented features and
seminars and plenty of information.
Show hours are 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23; noon to 10
p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.
Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for juniors
(ages 7 through 12). Children 6 and under will be admitted free of
charge. Discount coupons will be available at Phoenix-area 7-Eleven
stores and at www.greenband.com.
According to Show Producer Jon Greenband, Arizona’s outdoor
season is about to get under way, and the show — which was started
by his father Edward Greenband, in 1951 — is a perfect place to
check out not only the latest the RV industry has to offer, but also
maps and information on where to enjoy the use of a tent trailer,
fifth-wheel rig, or a backpack.
"The industry is manufacturing lighter-weight camping vehicles to
accommodate owners who prefer the smaller, more efficient
sport-utility vehicles, pickups, and automobiles," said Greenband.
"There will be plenty of these mileage-minded rigs in the show."
These days, most outdoor-oriented people want to bring along
their "toys" during their outings, and there will be plenty of "toy
haulers" on display. The toys can range from trail bikes (motorized
as well as non-motorized) to all-terrain vehicles.
Most haulers feature lightweight construction and a tailgate that
doubles as a ramp for easy loading and unloading.
A Live Action Trout River, complete with live fish, will be
featured along with fly-casting and tying demonstrations. Also
Reptile Adventures, a virtual reptile zoo, will present shows each
A 1,300 square-foot park model will be featured at the four-day
event. Booths offering destination information for campgrounds,
trails, RV resorts, lakes and other recreation spots will also be
highlighted at the show.
Show attendees will also be treated to a variety of seminars,
trained dog performances, and other items of interest to the
For more information, call (602) 230-7660.