Attendance Dips, Sales Up At RV Super Show
Attendance was down a bit for the 59th Annual Midwest RV Super Show, but the bottom line was just fine, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported.
Matt Rose, the show’s director, estimated that 70 to 80 recreation vehicleswere sold and that sales were up for the four-day event last weekend (Aug. 7-10) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame grounds in Elkhart.
“Of the 13 dealers that were there, every single one of them left very, very happy with sales, and that’s the most important thing for a show like this,” Rose said.
Attendance was actually down only about 200 people, falling just less than 4,000. At the show’s onset, Rose thought it might reach 4,500 visitors. He was perplexed as to why attendance was down, noting that the RV show wasn’t the only event in the region with lower attendance over the weekend.
Still, he was not about to argue with the bottom line.
“People came out to buy this year,” Rose said. “Sales were good all four days of the show and especially good on Sunday.”
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