b'The Glamping Show USA Doubles Attendance, Notes Plenty of Energy Among Vendors, AttendeesnBY BEN QUIGGLE CampCalNOW RV Park and Camp-TheGlampingShowUSA, heldThe Glamping Show USA attracted more people in 2021 as bothgroundAlliance(CampCalNOW), from Oct. 5-6 at the Arapahoe Countyvendors and attendees were excited to meet in-person this year. kicked off the workshop with a pres-Fairgrounds Event Center in Aurora,entation entitled Starter Kit to Risk ColowasabletocapitalizeontheMitigation that focused on key areas growing glamping movement and sawpark owners need to focus on as they its 2021 show attract more than 1,000develop their businesses.attendeesdoubling the attendanceOne of the first topics she tackled from the previous in-person show inwas permitting and she highlighted 2019. theneedforparkdevelopersand That 1,000-attendee figure does notowners to work with local authorities include the personnel from the morewhen it comes to securing the right than 70 vendors that also took part inpermits and permissions to develop the show, according to David Korse,their business.the owner and organ- Patienceandpersistenceis izer of the show. needed in the permitting journey, she Alongwiththein- explained. Sometimes the journey is creaseinattendees,going to be easier. There may be only there was an energya couple of agencies that you need to in the air as many at- work with. On the other side of that, tendeescamereadythe journey may be very arduous and to pursue a dream. entail multiple agencies, taking years It is amazing to usshow. Exhibitors were psyched, atten- can Glamping Association (AGA) andto complete. Knowing what it is going David Korse how much energy thisdees were psyched and the speakersfeaturedavarietyofspeakersthattotaketopermityourbusinessis showhad,Korseexplainedtoall did a great job.highlighted the basicgoing to be key for the success of your WoodallsCampgroundMagazineKorse likened the show to a busi- informationpeoplebusiness.(WCM),whichattendedtheevent.ness party, where everyone was mak- wouldwanttobeShehighlightedthatgovernment We had energy during our last in-per- ing great connections and having aaware of as they startagencies will work in silos and that it son show in 2019 too, but people,good experience.on the journey of fulfill- is important for park owners not to just whether it is because they are happyNew this year was a pre-conferenceingtheirdreamoftake the word of one agency but to ex-to be back in-person or whether theyworkshop held on Monday, Oct. 4 owningaglampingplore options with the other govern-are just enthusiastic about the indus- the day before the show kicked off park. ment agencies they may have to deal try,itcouldbeanyorallofthosethatdrewover250attendees.TheDyana Kelley, ex- withtoensureeverythingisbeing things, were just happy to be at theworkshop was put on by the Ameri- Dyana Kelley ecutive director of thedone correctly.16 December 2021Woodalls Campground Magazine'