RV Camping to February Festivals!

We’ve all heard of the winter extravaganzas held in cold-weather spots like St. Paul, MN and Quebec. But if the thought of all that ice and snow has you shivering, why not pick a warm-weather spot from our list of February Festivals and still go RV camping? Here are some top February Festivals recommended by RV camping regulars.

February Festivals in Warmer Climates

  1. Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo – January 14 – February 5 – Fort Worth, Texas
    Twenty-three days of cowboy-centric excitement, showcasing the cowboy culture from many perspectives. Be sure to attend the Ranch Rodeo Invitational, the Cowboys of Color Rodeo and the Hispanic Heritage Exhibit. Also plan to watch as PRCA athletes battle it out for top honors, with a backdrop of music, superb shopping venues and family-friendly fun. Why not plan a luxurious stay at The Vineyards Campground in Grapevine, TX while you’re there?
  2. International Blues Challenge – February 1-5 – Memphis, Tennessee
    Four days in which to feed your hunger to hear the best blues musicians on the planet! Watch the competition unfold in the clubs along Beale Street and lose yourself in the music, the food and the round-the-clock blues experience. Jellystone Park Campground, just outside Memphis in Horn Lake is a great way to stay close to the action.
  3. Lowcountry Blues Bash – February 3-13 – Charleston, South Carolina
    This enormous annual blues event covers more than two dozen venues and promises thirteen days of non-stop blues magic. Event brochure to be posted soon! The campground at Charleston’s James Island County Park is both scenic and convenient to Blues Bash events.
  4. Panama City Beach Strawberry Festival – February 12-13 – Panama City Beach, Florida
    Come have a sweet time with thousands of other festival-goers as Panama City Beach hosts their annual Country Music Contest, Miss Strawberry Contest and two days of strawberry-themed events. Panama City Beach RV Resort promises easy access to the beach and all the festival activities.
  5. Pigfest BBQ Competition – February 19-20 – Tallahassee, Florida
    This sanctioned BBQ cook-off not only pits some of the best BBQ chefs in the Southeast in heated competition, it also offers two days of family fun. Enjoy the Battle of the Bands, a car show and an arts & crafts market as you pig out on great Southeast Florida-style barbecue! Big Oak RV Park features beautiful tree-lined campsites and enough space to fit the biggest rigs.

Now do you see what we mean when we say winter’s a great time to go south for festival fun? Choose your favorite festival and get your RV campground reservations made. It’s going to be red-hot February festival time before you know it!

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RVing to the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival

Have you had the pleasure of visiting scenic Clarke County, Virginia? If not, you should definitely plan an RV trip to the Long Branch Historic House and Farm. It’s the site each year of the Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival. Just in case you’re not familiar with this fascinating festival, we’ve pulled together all the resources you need to make this a perfect RV vacation.

The Festival
In mid-October each year, the Long Branch plantation provides a scenic and historic setting for the Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival. There are events for the entire family, including an antique car show, hay bale maze, and of course, the balloons! For three days, dozens of balloonists from all over the US descend on Long Branch Farm for ascensions, exhibitions and a Friday night Hot Air Balloon & Pumpkin Glow.

Another great reason to attend this event annually is the wine tasting exhibition, featuring up to twenty area wineries. The fine wines themselves are reason enough to schedule an RV camping trip to the area! There’s also plenty of live music, fabulous food and the celebrated farm, originally surveyed by George Washington. In other words, you’ll want to spend all three days of the Festival soaking in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley while attending entertaining events.

RV Camping Near the Festival
There are plenty of RV campsites near the Festival grounds. Watermelon Park Campground in Berryville has full-service sites along the Shenandoah River. Another great choice is Candy Hill Campground in Winchester. Choose your campground and make your reservations early. This is a very popular event with RVers!

If you don’t own your own RV, we’re ready to help you with a great rental. Our El Monte RV Rentals location in Roanoke, Virginia is easily accessible from all airports in the Washington, D.C. area. Fly into Dulles, Reagan or Baltimore Airport, pick up your plush motorhome and travel south to Millwood for the Festival.

Isn’t this the year you should be watching hot air balloons rise into the Virginia sky? We give Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival a big thumbs up as an RV camping trip destination.

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Beaver Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous in Marysvale, Utah

Beaver Creek Mountain Man RendezvousSouth-Forty RV Park (Marysvale, Utah) and Rose Ranch Resort (Marysvale, Utah) are hosting the 1st annual Beaver Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous. It takes place Memorial Weekend and starts on Friday, May 28th and runs through Monday, May 31st. Real live, authentic Mountain Man Camp at the Rose Ranch Resort along with all the other activities. Events include Black-Smithing, Quill Work, Arrowhead Knappers, Pistol Shoots, Tomahawk Throws, Rifle Range, Cannon Wars, Tennis Ball Shoot and Much More! There will be tons of Food, the Rose Ranch will do BBQ’s Friday and Saturday nights and will serve daily lunch specials. The South-Forty RV Park will be hosting a BBQ with live music Sunday Night.

If you need an RV Rental to take in the Beaver Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous, try our Salt Lake City RV Rentals location.

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