While it has been frosty and snowy outside, it may be difficult to think of camping season. Well the 57th Annual Lehigh Valley RV & Campgrounds Show rolls into town and may get you in the mood for the upcoming camping season.
This annual event gets underway Jan. 12-14 at the Agri-Plex within the Allentown Fairgrounds at 302 N. 17th St., Allentown.
At least 13 local dealers will display everything from “pop-ups” to Class A Motor Homes will be available for your inspection inside the Agri-Plex’s 60,000 square feet and up to 30,000 square feet outside the building.
In addition to a myriad of RV’s and campers, representatives from a variety of campgrounds will be on hand to explain what they have to offer plus Anderson’s Campgrounds Directory will have information on over 100 campgrounds on the East Coast.
The Lehigh Valley RV and Campground Show is the oldest RV show in the country. Admission is $7 for adults, children under 12 free and of course parking is free.
For more information on who is displaying check www.allentowntradeshows.com or call the Fairgrounds office at 610-433-7541.
CABELA’S HOSTS FREE RELOADING/SNOWSHOEING CLASSES
During this same weekend, Cabela’s in Hamburg is hosting to free seminars that should interest sportsmen and snow lovers.
On Jan. 13 and 14, the outfitter will present Reloading 101 for those who would like to save money by loading their own ammo. This seminar will be repeated on Sunday, Jan. 14 with both getting underway at 12-noon within the store’s Reloading area of the Hunting Department.
On Sunday, Jan. 14, Snowshoeing for Beginners seminar will be offered in the store’s Footwear Department. The seminar will cover the types of snowshoes, trekking poles, footwear and clothing that will keep you comfy when participating in this outdoor activity that is also a fitness sport.
After the indoor session, Ron Leh, Cabela’s marketing manager, said the indoor session will then relocate to the nearby Kernsville Dam Recreation Area to put these newfound skills to use. If the area is void of snow, Leh says the group will go for a short hike. Cabela’s asks that interested participants should register by calling 610-374-2944, ext. 2611. The event is co-sponsored by Cabela’s and Blue Mountain Wildlife.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.