Convention & Expo

KOA Convention & Expo

Kampgrounds of America has been hosting an annual convention for its campground for almost 60 years.  Happening every November, we change locations each year.   We focus on our prior year’s success and our future as the leader of the private camping industry in North America.  With general sessions, workshops, and guest speakers, KOA’s campground owners, and managers have the opportunity to learn more about their business and make connections with their peers.

Our annual Expo runs one- and one-half days during our Convention, generally the last two days of the week.  Booths are limited but we host an average of 150 vendors.  At 2019’s Savannah Convention, KOA had its best campground attendance ever with over 340 campgrounds and more than 800 attendees. 

With 85% of our attendees making purchase decisions while there, Expo is a great way to be involved with KOA.

To receive an invitation to our annual Convention & Expo, a vendor must be a KOA Approved Vendor prior to registration.   Non-approved vendors will have their registration cancelled and pay a handling fee.

KOA does not allow vendors to attend the Convention portion of our Convention & Expo nor have sales areas outside of the Expo hall.  There may be opportunity for Convention attendance through Sponsorship packages or as an invited guest.  Additional cost may be associated with those opportunities.

2021 Convention & Expo

November 17th & 18th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Raising Cane’s River Center

Registration Invitations will be e-mailed to all KOA Approved Vendors in Early Spring 2021

KOA Approved Vendor Sample Schedule

This schedule may vary based on location.

Day 1 

Vendor Registration                       8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Vendor move-in                               8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Expo opens                                        6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Day 2

Breakfast with attendees             7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Expo opens                                        8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lunch with attendees                    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Vendor move-out                           4:00 PM – 8:00 PM