SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – Through the years, the Escapade has become somewhat of a monster RV convention. ‘Escapees’ from all over the world join in the five-day festival centered around the RV way of life.
The Sweetwater Events Complex is excited to announce that it will host this second-largest gathering of its kind—the 60thEscapade—from June 21-26, 2020. The event is expected to generate some $3M into the local economy while attendees’ shop, dine and enjoy the charm of the area.
Larry Lloyd, Sweetwater Events Complex Executive Director, explained, “The Sweetwater Events Complex is excited to bring the second largest International RV club to Rock Springs. Our staff continuously works to promote our facility and Sweetwater County. The events at the Sweetwater Events Complex continue to be a cornerstone of tourism, which directly provides an economic impact to our area and to our state.”
The Sweetwater Events Complex will be a new location for the Escapade. And Escapade Directors Duane and Jean Mathes are looking forward to it already.
“With such a beautiful facility and so many natural attractions nearby, it seems like an ideal place to hold a rally. Attendees are sure to spend extra time exploring and getting to know the area. Rock Springs seems like the perfect place for folks to launch their summer travel plans,” the Matheses said.
In keeping with the Escapees mind-set of caring and sharing, the Escapade also gives back to the community by supporting a local charity with a food drive during the event.
From the start of the opening ceremonies to the farewell fiesta, there is non-stop excitement daily. First-rate evening entertainment, a wide variety of RV related presentations, daily socials and happy hours round out the busy week of the Escapade. For those attending with children or grandchildren, Escapade offers Kidscapade, a complementary children’s program. It’s a great chance for kids to have fun with their peers, while taking part in many fun activities just for them.
The first Escapade was held in Bakersfield, California in 1979, with 24 families attending. The event now attracts thousands of attendees from across the nation and internationally. For the serious RVer, Escapade is the premier opportunity to learn or refine the nuances of a lifestyle that continues to attract devotees.
Escapade is open to Escapee members and non-members as well. Weekly and daily walk-in pricing will be available online or by calling the Escapees RV Club. If you’d like information about being a sponsor, a vendor, or a guest speaker at Escapade, you may email Duane and Jean Mathes, Escapade Directors, [email protected]or [email protected].