National Rally – 59th Escapade

2019 Escapade in Tucson, Arizona. March 17-22

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 Escapee community. It’s 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.

Tucson is a culturally rich city, steeped in true “Old West” tradition. Arizona is a virtual playground, with vast acres of unspoiled desert awaiting your exploration. With approximately 350 days of sunshine yearly, Tucson promises a warm Southwest welcome to Escapees RV Club and Escapade attendees.

Make plans now to join your friends and fellow Escapee members at Escapade. Discover more ways to enjoy the freedom of the open road. Experience for yourself what Freedom Driven is all about!

Not an Escapees Member? No worries! Everyone is welcome to join the fun at Escapade!

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. For registration and parking options, go to: Registration information or call 936-327-8873.

Click below to go directly to the registration form!

Or Click here to go to our online registration.

Will this be your first Escapade?

If so, this section was created with you in mind! We want you to arrive well informed of what to expect so you’ll get the most out of your Escapade. For 1st Timers 101, Click here.

Frequently Asked Questions!

It’s understandable that many questions will arise regarding Escapade. For a list of many of your answers, Click Here.

Arrive Early!

There’s lots of fun to be had just prior to Escapade. Even though the event is not officially opened until Sunday, you can plan to settle in ahead of time, meet your neighbors, and explore Tucson before Escapade officially begins. See the early-arrival parking options at: Registration information. 

Directions: From I-10

  • Take exit 273, Rita Rd, then turn west onto Rita Rd.
  • Approx ½ mile go left onto Rocket Strav Rd. (if in a motorhome, this intersection is where you unhook your towed vehicle)
  • Then turn left onto Brekke Rd.
  • Follow Escapade signs to entry on right.  (if in a motorhome, please arrive with your towed vehicle unhooked)

It’s important you follow these driving directions rather than relying on your GPS, which will take you to an unsafe intersection.

Top-notch RV Education!

With more than 80 educational seminars, classes, and workshops, there is something for everyone. Fascinating featured speakers, exhibitor presentations and interesting discussion panels offer a complete line-up to enhance your RVing knowledge and lifestyle. If you’d like to see a sampling of what’s being offered, Click Here

Escapees RVers' Boot Camp

This nationally acclaimed 2 ½ day 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. It’s fun, informative, and yields priceless information for RV travelers.  Visit the Boot Camp webpage for more information, or call 936-327-8873 to register. Don’t delay: Seats are limited and Boot Camp sells out fast!

Escapees SmartWeigh

Certified Weighmasters will be on hand to professionally weigh your rig at Escapade. 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. Have your RV weighed and receive a full weight analysis in Tucson. Visit SmartWeigh for more information. You can sign up for weighing at the SmartWeigh booth. 

Escapade Market!

 Interested in being a potential Market Exhibitor?  Contact Duane Mathes, duane@escapees.com, or (907)715-7505 for all the details and exhibitor opportunities.

Show your Escapade enthusiasm

by wearing your official event shirt and hat!  Tucson Turquoise is the color for the 59th Escapade.  Official 59th Escapade apparel will be available at Escapade in very limited quantities, so pre-ordering will guarantee you get the sizes you want.  All pre-ordered shirts and hats will be available for pick up at Escapade. You may order your shirt(s) and hat(s) by clicking here.

Great Escapade Entertainment!

Sunday Evening...

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. Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, compelling storytelling, and engaging stage show the American Rogues have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with audiences who can’t stay in their seats.  They are equally known for their epic, multi-instrumental sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals, covers, soundtracks, patriotic and military music, Irish foot-stompers and more.  The American Rogues are fast becoming a household name with music lovers around the world, loved by young and old of all backgrounds.

Monday Evening...

Redhead Express, performing Monday evening. Raw, musical beauty with exquisite harmony is Redhead Express! Raised in Alaska, Redhead Express is a four-sister act that left Alaska in 2007 to study the roots music of America, capturing the hearts of America ever since. In the last ten years, they’ve performed over 3000 shows, opening for artists such as Sammy Kershaw, Clay Walker, Jerrod Niemann, Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, and many more. Their family-friendly show is one you won’t want to miss. Sit back and enjoy a high energy show featuring fresh, honest lyrics and exquisite family harmonies!

Escapade Hair-raising Chili Cookoff needs you!

Bring your crock-pot and favorite chili recipe and join in the fun. Contestants compete for the chance to become Chili Champion. You be the judge. Attendees not entering the competition are all eligible to judge the chili. See more information and official rules HERE

Socials and Happy Hours

As always, there are daily social gatherings and happy hours to enjoy with your SKP friends and neighbors.

Join a HOP

Plan to extend your stay and participate in one or both of the Escapees HOPs being offered as a post-Escapade event. HOPs (Head-Out Program) are a fun way to get out and see the local sights while enjoying the company of fellow Escapees. For more information about the post-Escapade HOPs, Click below.

Tucson and the Wild West HOP

Guns and Ammo HOP

Plans are updated often, so look for updates in Escapees magazine or return to this site frequently to see what's new!