Melbourne Leisurefest, the second largest RV show in Victoria, is set to take over Sandown Racecourse from October 4 to 7.
Caravan Industry Association of Victoria CEO Robert Lucas said this year’s Leisurefest would showcase more caravans, pop-tops, tents, camper trailers, motorhomes, campervans and offroad and touring accessories than ever.
“Many of these products will be on display for the first time, meaning visitors to Melbourne Leisurefest will experience them before anybody else,” he said.
“We have hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest models and products, from caravans, motorhomes and campervans to camper trailers, offroad recreational vehicles, and 4WDs.
“There is also a large range of tents and camping equipment for the whole family, and that’s just in the outside displays.
“Leisurefest will also be jam-packed with information on tourism destinations, so people can learn about Australia’s best holiday and caravan parks, as well as guided and self-drive tours.”
Celebrity vet and pet travel expert Dr Katrina Warren be onsite on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday to speak on the benefits of travelling with pets, and to share her tips for hitting the road with four-legged companions.
Cricket legend and fishing fanatic Merv Hughes will speak on all things angling, trawling and casting, as well as share his best catches from his fishing show Merv Hughes Fishing. Merv will also be wondering the show for one-on-one chats and appear at the CIA VIC stand (157) on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Ticket price: $16 adults; $13 pensioner and concession card holders; free for kids under 15 when accompanied by an adult. Two-day passes: $21 adults and $18 concession.
The gates open at 9.30am each day and close at 5pm (4pm on the Sunday).
More information: www.melbourneleisurefest.com.au