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National Rally: 59th Escapade – March 17-22, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Escapade March 17-22, 2019

Let’s get ready to have some fun! Escapade is returning to the sunny southwest city of Tucson, Arizona. Escapade, our national rally is the largest and most extensive gathering of the Escapees community. It is a fantastic way to learn more about the RV lifestyle from professionals, as well as from experienced RVers, all while having an amazing time! Escapade packs a wide variety of seminars, social gatherings, nightly entertainment and much more into five, fun-filled days.

Love the Escapades! Particularly like Smart Weigh! As a single RVer I like to meet as many people as possible...more friends to connect with as I travel. Escapees parks and gatherings are the best place to do that.

Georgia Griffiths SKP# 67403

A special thank you to these 2019 Escapade sponsors!

What can you expect from Escapade?

A typical day at Escapade:
Starts around 7:30am with coffee and conversation in the Hospitality area, reviewing the day’s schedule of seminars, socials, and entertainment.
Seminars begin at 8:00am and run through 3:00 or 4:00pm.
While seminars are happening, the ROW (hall set aside for Chapters, Birds-of-a-Feather groups, and SKP Co-op parks to gather and share their information), the Vendor Marketplace (with a wide variety of products and services for sale and display), and the Club Booth (where you buy Club gear, register for HOPs, get your custom badges, etc) are all up and running, giving you something to do in between seminars.
You are welcome to take a lunch break whenever it suits you, heading back to you rig for a hot meal, finding a comfortable spot for a picnic, or checking out the on-site restaurant or food trucks.
Following a dinner/happy hour break, evening announcements and door prize giveaways start at 7:00pm.
Evening entertainment kicks off at 7:30pm, and often carries until 9 or 10pm.
Then it’s back to your rig to tuck in for the night, or join a neighbor (or few) for a drink and chat around the campsite!
Everyone eventually finds their way to bed then starts it all over again the next day!

Not an early riser? You’re not alone! Coffee is often available in Hospitality all throughout the day, and there are plenty of seminars to fill your available hours.

Sound like your kind of fun? Click below to complete the online registration process!

happy woman sips beer at Escapade street festival

Everyone is welcome at Escapade!
From the youngest RVers to the oldest,
part-timers and full-timers alike,
there is something for everyone

Mark Nemeth greets the camera with arms open

Are your kids or grandkids coming to Escapade with you? We are proud to offer options for families at our National Rally! Kidscapade, powered by Fulltime Families was introduced at Escapade in 2016. Click here for more information

Looking to get even more out of your Escapade experience?

Keep scrolling to find more ways to get involved at Escapade and learn even more about RVing!

All Ages Photography Contest

In 2018, we hosted our first photography contest for Escapade attendees. We were blown away by the talent among our membership! For 2019, we are excited to expand this contest to include both adult and youth categories. 
Want to share your talent with your fellow attendees? Head over to our contest page to learn more and find out how to enter. 

This nationally acclaimed course will be in session March 14-16, preceding Escapade.With an in-depth study of RV safety, operation and information, this intensive RV training course is perfect if you’re new to RVing, still in the planning stages, or needing to gain confidence in your RVing journey. 

Have your RV weighed and receive a full weight analysis in Tucson. Certified Weighmasters will be on hand to professionally weigh your rig at Escapade and discuss your results with you. Weight safety affects every aspect of the RV experience, from fuel mileage to brake & tire wear, and can potentially pose the greatest hazard to your personal safety.You can sign up for weighing at the SmartWeigh booth. 

A special thank you to these 2019 Escapade sponsors!

Daily Entertainment

Each year, we work with our sponsors and local talent to book fantastic entertainment suitable for the whole family. We’ll keep you dancing and laughing each evening of Escapade with a variety of events!

Sunday

The American Rogues promise to help you “get your Irish on” as they entertain us opening night, St. Patrick’s Day. This American/Canadian Celtic band blends rock, folk and classical elements into rollicking performances across the globe.
Listen

Monday

Raised in Alaska, Redhead Express is a four-sister act that left Alaska in 2007 to capture the hearts of America. In the last ten years, they’ve performed over 3000 shows, opening for artists such as Sammy Kershaw, Clay Walker, Jerrod Niemann, Trace Adkins, and many more.
Listen

Wednesday

Escapade's Got Talent

Sit back and enjoy as your fellow SKPs take the stage to showcase their talents! You'll see everything from comedic hijinks to stunning vocal and musical performances.

Celebrate a successful week of community and education with our Farewell Fiesta!
Food trucks, live music, kids’ activities and so much more fill the streets as attendees enjoy a final evening together. 

Thursday

Escapade Market

Escapade wouldn’t be possible without the support of our vendors! These great businesses sponsor various events of Escapade and often donate door prizes for our daily drawings. Stop by the vendor market to show your appreciation for the support! Who knows- you may find information on your next towing system, pick up a new flag pole, or book your next RV adventure!

Interested in being part of our market?  Interested vendors may contact Duane Mathes, Escapade Co-Director, at duane@escapees.com or (907)715-7505 to learn more about vendor opportunities. Want to be a bigger part of Escapade? Take a look at our sponsorship packages!

 

A special thank you to these 2019 Escapade sponsors!

Frequently Asked Questions

Trying to wrap your head around the excitement that is Escapade? Maybe some of the most commonly asked questions will help!

Yes, you may register for Escapade upon arrival at the grounds. You may advise the parking greeters that you are not registered, and they will direct you to Customer Service to complete the registration process.
If you require electric or water hook-ups, though, we advise that you register in advance to secure your desired parking options. Once all hook-up sites are reserved, only boondocking will be available to those who register on-site.
If you are interested in a day pass, an option available for those who are not camping at the fairgrounds, look for Registration or Customer Service to purchase your day pass and receive your event badge. To learn more about this option, including the cost per day, keep reading.

Early arrival days are Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16.
Extended stay days are Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23.

Per-night fee schedule
Boondocking: $25.00
E/W: $30
FHU: $35.00.

Yes, we welcome those who want to drop in for a day or so to see what Escapade is all about! 

Fee schedule
Sunday: No daily walk-ins allowed (Registration will already be swamped checking in attendees)
Monday: $40 per person
Tuesday: $20 per person
Wednesday: FREE (It’s Community Day!)
Thursday: $10 per person.

Daily walk-ins are welcome to attend all Escapade events each day, 8 AM to 9 PM.

Yes, there is a handicap RV parking section, available to registrants possessing and displaying a valid state-issued handicap permit, on a first-come first-served basis. There is a very limited amount of handicap parking available. Please request this option and provide your handicap permit number to register for handicap parking.

The E-ticket is your entry ticket and proof of registration for admission upon arrival at Escapade. Please print and have it available for presentation to the parking greeters when you first arrive to be parked.
The parking permit indicates your selection of hookups for campground parking and has a large letter designating your paid selection (B for boondocking, E for electric, H for handicap, etc.). Please print and place the parking permit prominently in your driver’s side windshield at arrival so the parking team can identify the correct area and direct you to your site quickly.
You will receive this information approximately 5 weeks prior to the event, along with driving instructions to make your trip to the fairgrounds easier and less stressful.

Yes, group camping is available if you arrive together & select the same camping option. Groups of six or more rigs, please email the parking chair at
escapadeparking@escapees.com to advise the number of rigs in your group and an approximate time of your group’s arrival.
If your camping options (FHU, E/W, Boondocking, etc) are not the same, then your chance of getting parked together will probably not happen at this fairground facility. Our parking team will do their best to get you parked together, but understand this is not a guarantee.

Yes, yes, and yes. 
There are showers and restrooms at the facility for attendee use. There are also 2 self-pay laundry facilities for attendees to use. The fairgrounds has a propane filling station.

Yes and yes.
 Yes. An independent mobile pump-out service will be available on site. Please schedule directly with them for a pump-out. The fee will be $25 per pump-out. They will have a booth in Hospitality. It is highly recommended you arrive with empty holding tanks.
Yes, the Pima County Fairgrounds has a dump station. Signs will be posted and the location will be noted on the map. Please notify the Parking Crew if you need to dump prior to being parked. It is highly recommended you arrive with empty holding tanks so as not to delay having your rig parked.

Did we answer all of your questions? When you are ready to claim your spot and join the fun, click below!

Registration Information

Register Early! The Pima County Fairgrounds hosts the 59th Escapade; full-hook-up sites (at least 30-amp electric, water, and sewer), as well as 30-amp electric/water sites, will go FAST and availability of each is limited, so make your reservation early to insure your choice of amenities is available. Boondocking sites are almost limitless.

Fee Schedule
Registration fee includes 1 RV and 2 adults
Early bird registration fee (boondocking) $240
Registration fee after January 30 $270

Additional/Optional Fees:
Add $100 for 30 amp electric/water 
Add $160 for FHU (30 amp electric/water/sewer)
Deduct $50 for one person in RV
Add $50 for extra person in RV
Non-Escapees member $ 39.95 (can be applied towards 1 year Escapees RV Club membership if joined prior to or at Escapade)

Early-arrival and extended-stay parking options are available at Pima County Fairgrounds for Friday 3/15, Saturday 3/16, Friday 3/22 and Saturday 3/23
Boondocking $25 per night
Electric/Water $30 per night
FHU $35 per night
Include additional days in your online registration or you may print a registration form if you prefer to register by mail. Additional days may also be purchased through the Registration booth when you arrive at Escapade.

Walk-in Fees:
No walk-ins on Sunday
Monday $40/person
Tuesday $20/person
Wednesday Free
Thursday $10/person
Weekly walk-in $120/person
Walk-ins are welcome to attend all Escapade events each day, 8 AM to 9 PM.

Cancellation/change fee ($25) is automatically deducted from all refunds.
All refund requests must be in writing and absolutely NO refunds granted after February 11, 2019.

Additional Information:
For safety reasons, you must remain in the same site throughout your stay.
Handicap parking must display state-issued handicap tag and provide number for registration purposes.
Only those registered as an Vendor may sell products or perform services at Escapade, including any vehicle or RV repairs. If your vehicle needs repairs during Escapade, the repair company/person must register and pay the Exhibitor fee ($320) or you’ll need to have your repairs done off-site. Non-registered vendors are allowed on-site beginning Friday, March 22nd.

Confirmation and Entry:
Escapade information and tickets are sent via e-mail.
You will receive a confirmation email upon completed registration.
Approximately 30 days prior to the event, your Escapade credentials will be emailed. A welcome letter with arrival instructions, E-ticket (entry ticket) and a parking permit sheet will be included in the email. Please print the E-ticket and parking permit to display in the driver’s side windshield upon arrival at Escapade.

You may also view and/or download a PDF of this information here.

For your convenience, Escapade registration is available through our online store. 

You will be asked to specify your arrival and departure dates (including early arrival or late departure), the number of people in your rig, and other information. This information helps us calculate your total cost of registration.

If you are attending a HOP, you may also add this to your registration. Please note that if a HOP is fully booked (and you are not already on the registration list), your registration for the affected HOP will be cancelled and your payment refunded.

To register online, click here

If you prefer, you may also download this form , complete it, and mail it to 

Escapade Registration
100 Rainbow Dr.
Livingston, TX , 77351

If you’re already registered and looking for more information about how to prepare for Escapade, visit our Attendee Information page to read more about socials, entertainment, seminars, and everything else awaiting you at Escapade!

A special thank you to these 2019 Escapade sponsors!

Get ready for the 2020 Escapade!

Join us in Rock Springs, Wyoming, June 21-26!

Whether you’re disappointed you had to miss 2019’s event, or you loved it so much you can’t wait for the next one, there will be a spot for you with us in Wyoming! With lots of opportunities for outdoor activities and the area’s rich history, there is plenty to keep you entertained before and after Escapade. Can’t wait to see you there!

Registration for 2020 event will open later in 2019. Sign up for Club News to get the latest details.