“It’s a heck of a deal,” TACO executive director and CEO Brian Schaeffer said of the event, which will be held at the North Texas Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Burleson, Texas.
The event will commence with a morning membership meeting, after which park operators will be taking in two topical educational seminars and a park tour of the host park.
— Magda Wilcox and Steve Stafford, of the North Texas Jellystone Park, will lead a class on revenue and yield management.
— Representatives from Philadelphia Insurance will provide a seminar on ways park operators can fully understand and reduce potential liability regarding service and emotional support animals.
The tour of North Texas Jellystone Park will be extensive and cover their buildings, grounds, front office operations and a full-scale water park.
Lunch is being provided by a Texas restaurant legend — Babe’s — featuring chicken-fried steak and chicken-fried chicken. During the dining session, Ron Hinkle, TACO’s legislative consultant, will provide legislative updates along with Rep. Jeff Leach, District 67, and Matt Krause, District 93, of the Texas House of Representatives.
After lunch, attendees are free to tour Texas Ranch RV Resort in neighboring Alvarado and Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield. Both parks won awards in TACO’s 2019 park competition.
“Each award-winning park will have staff members on hand to provide tours and answer questions. Fact sheets regarding each park’s operations will also be provided,” Schaeffer said.
Armstrong Software has developed a special cellphone app for Fall Show attendees that includes a show schedule, as well as maps to the award-winning parks. For Android and iPhone users, just search in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for the “TACO Fall Meeting” app.
The show is made possible with the support of several sponsors, including Armstrong Software, Rowley Insurance, Ulrich Cabins and Astra Campground Manager.
For more information, please visit www.tacomembers.com for an exact schedule and registration materials or call Lisa Rhodes at (817) 426-9395.