b'Glamping from page 3creasing the investment of their time and resources to come to the show and get allThe Glamping Show USA has more than 50 accommodation units that will be setup onsite at its expo. Association (AGA) will help put on thatthis education, which should make them focuses on an overview of the glampinga much more highly qualified prospect business, Korse added. With so manyfor our exhibitors and sponsors. new to the glamping business and be- TheAGAisalsohostingaHappy causeconferencesessionstypicallyHour event on Monday, Oct. 4 from 6-10 focusonveryspecifictopics,wep.m. (MDT) at the Lazy Dog Restaurant thought this might give those people aand Bar. better handle on the fundamentals soOn the expo side, Korse said that if the that when they go to the more detailedexpo happened tomorrow it would be sessions over the next two days theyd100% larger than when the conference be better prepared.finished in 2019. Thepre-conferenceworkshopisaWe have 50 structures set to be part of three-and-a-half-hour event that will in- the outdoor exhibits, he noted. Some of clude a coffee break. Korse said the costthe exhibitors are bringing multiple struc-to attend the workshop is $99 and that thetures, one is bringing nine. response has been very positive. So far,To add a little eye candy to the expo 80% of people who have registered to take besides all of the unique structures that part in the conferences sessions have alsowill be on displayKorse said that the paid the extra money to register for theconference will also feature four vintage workshop, according to Korse.travel trailers that people will be able toing food instead.this moment theres no mask require-Its not just that theyre giving anotherlook at.I loved the food trucks, but everythingment but they are suggested. Social dis-$99 bucks to us, theyre spending anotherThe food trucks that provided lunchwas cooked to order and it took too longtancingisrecommended,butitsnot nightinahotelandacouplemorefor attendees in 2019 will be gone, accord- for people to get their food, some wererequired. We are just weeks away and our meals, he explained. Theyre really in- ing to Korse, and a caterer will be provid- waiting in line 20-30 minutes, he high- fingers are very tightly crossed. lighted. The caterer will be serving moreIf the worst happens and things get traditional foods like sandwiches, salads,horrible and terrible, and were not al-coffeeandotherbeverages.Theex- lowed to do the event in person, then well hibitors will be able to order their food inpivot once again to doing a virtual event, advance and select a time to pick it up soKorse added. Well give everybody the that they dont have to leave their boothoption of converting to the virtual event, for very long.or if they dont want to do that and if The one wrench in this whole thingtheyvepaidusanymoney,wellgive could be COVID again as the DELTA vari- them the money back. ant works its way across the U.S. KorseRegistrations are 100% refundable if said that he has his fingers crossed at theyou cancel in writing (dawn@glamping-moment, but that everything is still point- show.us) prior to Sept. 24.ing towards an in-person show.To register and learn more about the Colorado is open, Arapahoe County isconference,headtowww.glamping-open and the venue is open, he said. Atshow.us.Ben Quiggle WCMEducational sessions are designed to help park owners and perspective owners get the info they need to run better businesses.CALENDAR OF EVENTSOCTOBERRaleigh, N.C. Contact: (303) 681-0401 5-6: Glamping Show USA Arapahoe County Fairgrounds15-18: KOA Convention Aurora, Colo.Raising Canes River Center Contact: (805) 258-2836Baton Rouge, La.Contact: eKamp 13-14: NCA Great Escape Sandy Pond CampgroundDECEMBER Plymouth, Mass.Contact: Cyndy@campnca.com5-8: PCOA Convention & Trade Show Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center 26-27: OCOAs Fall ConferenceState College, Pa.Cherry Valley LodgeContact: 610-767-5026 Newark, Ohio Contact: 614-221-774815-18: Campground Owners Expo Branson Convention Center HotelNOVEMBERBranson, Mo. Contact: 608-525-2323 7-10: Leisure Systems Inc. Symposium Northern Kentucky Convention CenterMARCH Covington, Ky. Contact: (800) 626-37204-5: OCOAs Spring Conference & Trade Show 8-11: 2021 Outdoor Hospitality Embassy Suites Columbus Airport Conference & ExpoColumbus, Ohio Raleigh Convention CenterContact: 614-221-7748 WCM36 October 2021Woodalls Campground Magazine'