Testimonials From Attendees

We can tell you all day long how great we think our show is, but you probably want to hear it from your peers! Take a look at what past attendees have to say! See below for testimonials from both campground owners, as well as exhibitor attendees!

Being my first time attending the show, I came back with a wealth of knowledge that I took back with me. I’m currently implementing what I have learned at this expo on my campground. I have already shared about next years expo on my campgrounds Facebook page and encouraged neighboring campground owners about it.

Ken S.

This show hits all the necessities for an annual event for campground owners and managers: education, expo for supplies and ideas, and networking with others. I anticipate attending year after year!


Networking with other campgrounds is the most important and vital part of running our business. Whether new, old, or innovative ideas, there are great park owners and vendors that are willing to share their experiences and ideas. The Beauty of COE is that it does allow time to network with others and cracker barrel at any moment’s notice without feeling overwhelmed with information. It is still for the “Ma and Pa’s” that want to improve their park, to stay in know, and still be innovative but hold true to their values.

Jamie R.

We built our park from scratch and opened in 2022. We have attended the COE for the past two years. There is not a better environment for park owners to learn, share, and network.

Dan H.

Cannot be missed! The speakers are top flight and the EXPO is perfect for owners to see the newest ideas. DO NOT MISS IT!

Jack K.

We are future campground owners and learned so much at this event. We were able to network with owners from all over the country. The classes were informative and the expo was super helpful. Our favorite part was hearing the interjections from owners throughout the week. Thank you COE for such great exposure to this industry and network of hospitality entrepreneurs!


Like drinking water from a firehose!! The wealth of knowledge that the speakers bring is invaluable to the formation of a campground. The trade show is one of the best that I have every attended promoting at least 95% of what any campground owner needs

Bud P.

The Expo is worth the time and money. Classes are very informative and instructors very knowledgeable. The connections with other campground owners so special!

Lynn G.

3 years in a row and definitely the best value for my entire campground staff


Great networking opportunity, with very informative information!!

Jamie H.

This was my first time to attend. I’m a new park owner(18 months) and have been to both an ARVC and a CARV conference. I highly recommend this event for the education classes/networking. I would say this conference would help the majority of us campground owners that AREN’T a mega park, which I assume we are the majority of campgrounds in the US.

Darin B.

We are a 3rd generation campground in the rockies. This is by far the best and most educational convention we have ever been apart of. The networking opportunities alone are priceless.

Mitch G.

The COE convention is so affordable and fun in a beautiful location! A relaxing and exciting atmosphere to be in!!

Jill C.

The Campground Owners Expo is a well run, well formatted educational and networking opportunity. The expo is well worth the cost to attend and provides very good value for the money. There is a wide range of campground owners and operators in attendance from a significant number of states and Canada. The Branson, MO location is small enough to easily experience Branson yet large enough to provide dinning and entertainment options. This is a great conference and I will be back.

Don S.

This was our first time at the COE and it exceeded our expectations. We met campground owners from parks of all sizes and from many different states. The sessions were very informative and the networking was a lot of fun. The venue was really beautiful, centrally located with lots of shopping, restaurants and things to do for the whole family. We will definitely be attending next year


If you have not attended COE yet, you and your team are missing out. We attended year 2 & 3 and can’t wait to go back for year 4! The COE team is absolutely amazing and knocked it out of the park on the schedule, seminars, expo, etc. The hotel is beautiful and in a great location with shopping/dining just a short walk away. Congratulations to the COE team on another successful show and keep up the great work!

Tiffany P.

We have attended two COE’s and always feel like it’s a good opportunity to connect and learn from others.

John and Karen B.

We look forward to COE each year. Danielle, Lori and the team do a great job. The venue is beautiful and great to bring the family to. Every vendor should be here.

Mark Koep, CampgroundViews.com

The Missouri Campground Show is a great venue. A good bunch of down to earth people and very well planned.

Gina Wilch, Play Design Scapes

This was our 3rd year exhibiting at COE. Each year attendance has increased and there is great engagement from everyone. The show draws attendees from so many states which is great!

Eric Haun, Coverra Insurance Services, Inc.

I am very grateful to have been a part of the 2023 COE event. It was my first time attending, speaking, and having a booth at this event. I was blown away by the amount of communication and the ways they offer to support those who are exhibitors at the event. It is held at a beautiful location in a place I had yet to visit and was very happy to be able to attend and explore while there.

Heidi Meckley, Heidi Meckley Coaching

We can’t recommend the Campground Owners Expo in Branson enough for vendors. It’s an incredible chance to connect with campground owners from various states. The event is well planned an executed, and being in Branson adds a delightful touch. We’ve found the mix of networking and family fun in this lively town to be a winning combination for us every time we attend. We look forward to coming back year after year.

Heather Gere, CampersApp

Great Expo in a fun and festive location!

Jennifer Pixton, Farmtastic Fun

The Campground Owners Expo is a good concept as it brings in the heart of our business family campgrounds. Most of the other shows seem to be attracting more the corporate buyer which is OK but many time not the decision makers.

Original Jumping Pillows

I was impressed with the quality of interest our business at the Campground Owners Expo. We were swamped at times with potential clients who wanted to hear how our product worked and could help them expand their offerings.

Keith Phillips, Bunkie Life

Although there are bigger shows, it seem like the vast majority of attendees were interested in purchasing from the exhibitors if they had a need. Great location! Load in and out is very easy.

Bruce Webster, Lynkris Patio Furniture, Inc.