The oldest event in the caravan exhibitions calendar is to move to a new location in September next year as the Caravan show moved from Hull to Harrogate.
After 44 years in the grounds of the University of Hull at The Lawns in Cottingham, the trade and public exhibitions featuring the majority of the industry’s manufacturers will in future be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, home of the enormous Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.
Next year’s public show – the Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Expo 2020 – will be held over three days, rather than the traditional two, from Friday to Sunday 11th to 13th September, followed by the trade show on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 14th-16th September.
The exhibition is run by a group of Yorkshire-based caravan manufacturers, HERCMA – which, along with many other companies in the industry, uses the annual event to launch its new season’s models.
A spokesman for the group said the move to the much larger site would enable many more exhibitors to be accommodated as well as increase the scope of the show with, in particular, plenty of room for motorhomes.
“We see this change as a tremendous and exciting opportunity to make the event even bigger and better within the extensive and attractive grounds of the Yorkshire Event Centre,” he said. “We wanted the event to remain in Yorkshire and the move to a more central position in the country opens up a whole new catchment area, with over six million people living within an hour’s drive.
“We are certain we’ll attract a substantial new audience to what will be a fantastic show in a spectacular and iconic location which is already well-known to vast numbers of people. The Great Yorkshire Show actually attracts more than 135,000 people over its three days.”
More information is on www.holidayhomeexpo.com.
Photo: Jane Davis