All Valley RV Show kicks off Jan. 10 in Mercedes

The 2013 All Valley RV Show will be held Jan. 10-13 at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds in Mercedes. The show is the largest RV show in South Texas and one of the largest shows held anywhere.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the non-profit Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Texas Recreational Vehicle Association. The show features the newest motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, park models and manufactured homes. Visitors are welcome to look inside them to see all the upgrades and improvements found in the newer models.

In addition to the RVs and mobile homes, there are a number of local and out of area RV parks, visitor bureaus, RV equipment and supplier booths. And there will be numerous other booths that can provide almost anything the owner of an RV or manufactured home might desire. Other booths selling items popular with RV or manufactured home owners will also participate in the show.

Live music will be provided all three days.

Free seminars will be offered, including Terry Cooper, the RV Doctor; Evada Cooper, Cooking RV Style; and Steve Anderson, Workamper News.

Admission is $5 per person, and each ticket provides one entry in the prize drawing. A drawing will be held for a chance to win a new travel trailer or $500 cash second prize on Saturday, Jan. 12. It is not necessary to be present to win.

The Livestock Showgrounds are located at 1000 N. Texas Avenue, Mercedes, just off Expressway 83. Follow the signs. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

For more information call Warren Kinninmonth at (956) 428-6434.

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