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MARVAC RV Show

Next Event:
53rd Annual Detroit RV & Camping Show

February 6-10, 2019 Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.

32nd Battle Creek RV & Camping Show
February 28 - March 3, 2019 Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich.

24th Port Huron RV & Camping Show
March 7-10, 2019 Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron, Mich.

42nd Annual Flint RV & Camping Show
March 14-17, 2019 Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Mich.

27th Annual Northwest Michigan RV & Camping Show
March 22-24, 2019 Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City, Mich.

30th Annual Fall Detroit RV & Camping Show
October 2-6, 2019 Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.

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Feb
15
Fri
Black Star Farms Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Black Star Farms
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm

How many times have you bellied up to the bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay. This table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass, an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers and chocolate. Sit back and sip, nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Traverse City Wine Country.

Feb
17
Sun
Black Star Farms Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Black Star Farms
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm

How many times have you bellied up to the bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay. This table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass, an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers and chocolate. Sit back and sip, nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Traverse City Wine Country.

Black Star Farms Snowshoes, Vines & Wines @ Black Star Farms
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Black Star Farms Snowshoes, Vines & Wines @ Black Star Farms | Suttons Bay | Michigan | United States

SNOWSHOES, VINES & WINES!

We invite you to experience Black Star Farms Suttons Bay in its winter splendor!  Explore our easy to moderate trails then warm up with a glass of mulled wine on the heated Terrace Patio.  The Hearth & Vine Café will be offering house-made chili and other treats to fill your bellies after all your hard work!  Round out your excursion with a tasting featuring our award winning wines, ciders and spirits.  This is your chance to take in the woods, orchards and vineyards on our iconic estate while beautifully blanketed in snow.  We will be offering this fun, adventurous event *Saturdays beginning December 22 and running through March 16.

Weather permittingno reservations needed!

ADDITIONAL DATES

December: 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 ~ January, 20 ~ February, 17

  • Onsite snowshoe rentals available Saturdays, plus additional dates stated above from 12 PM – 4 PM
  • Snowshoe rental – $15, snowshoes must be returned by 5 PM
  • Chili with the fixings – $7
  • Grilled panini – $8
  • Mulled wine – $5
  • Hot chocolate – $2
  • Wine tasting – $7

Have your own snowshoes (or skis)?  You are welcome to explore our beautiful trail system anytime!

Snowshoe rentals brought to you by Grand Traverse Bike Tours.

*We will not be offering Snowshoes, Vines & Wines during the following Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail events, 

Sips & Soups ~ Saturday, January 12

Taste the Passion ~ Saturday, February 9

Feb
22
Fri
Black Star Farms Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Black Star Farms
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

How many times have you bellied up to the bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay. This table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass, an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers and chocolate. Sit back and sip, nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Traverse City Wine Country.

Feb
24
Sun
Black Star Farms Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Black Star Farms
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm

How many times have you bellied up to the bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay. This table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass, an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers and chocolate. Sit back and sip, nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Traverse City Wine Country.

Feb
28
Thu
Outdoorama @ Suburban Collection Showplace
Feb 28 – Mar 3 all-day

Whether it’s hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, mushroom hunting or bird watching, this is the show of the year. The Outfitter’s Expo area along with major feature attractions like Big Buck Night and the Trout Pond provide the best place to book the trip of a lifetime or entertain the family. In addition, with a huge display of boats, docks and lifts, and marine accessories, this show is the best place to shop for new boats and accessories. Outdoorama is a must-see for everyone who loves the outdoors.

The 32nd Battle Creek RV & Camping Show @ Kellogg Arena
Feb 28 – Mar 3 all-day

When

February 28-March 3, 2019

Hours

Weekdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location

Kellogg Arena, One McCamly Square, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017. Located just north of I-94 in Downtown Battle Creek.

Display


More than 50 units displayed, including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers and fifth wheel travel trailers ranging in price from $6,995 to more than $100,000.

Exhibitors featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on-site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience.

Educational seminars open to the show attendees.

Consumers can pick up the 2019 Michigan RV & Campgrounds directory.

Special discounts

Manufacturer rebates, low show prices and on-site financing.

Admission

Adult admission (ages 13 and over) is $7; senior admission (ages 55 and over) is $6; and children 12 and under get in free!
Parking not included in show admission.

Coupons

Coupons available online at www.marvac.org, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. With this coupon, consumers receive $1 off any adult or senior admission.

Advance tickets

Purchase advance tickets at www.battlecreeklive.ticketforce.com.

Register to win

Register for your chance to win a pair of free tickets to an upcoming show.

At the show, enter to win the “Enjoy Michigan, Compliments of MARVAC Giveaway” for camping and RV-related prizes.

Media

Contact: Gretchen Monette
Agency: All Seasons Communications
Email: gmonette@allseasonscommunications.com
Phone: (586) 752-6381

Show director

Darren Ing, Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), 517.349.8881.
MARVAC is a nonprofit, state trade association that represents all segments of the recreation vehicle and private campground industries in Michigan.

*Show date is subject to change

Mar
1
Fri
Mardi Gras at the Mountain @ Crystal Mountain
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

6pm: Mask Making with the Snow Monsters
Make your own Mardi Gras mask with the Snow Monsters! Held in the Crystal Center.

7 – 9pm: Fat Tire Friday
Enjoy $1 off Fat Tire pints in the Vista Lounge.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Beads, Beads & More Beads
Keep your eyes peeled, beads are everywhere! Collect all you can with games throughout the day.

Open-to-Close: Dress up in your best purple, green and gold Mardi Gras attire and receive $10 off your Open-to-Close window lift ticket!

9am: On-hill Bead Search
9am: Find and ski with the Mardi Gras Jester

11am – Noon: New Belgium Ski Scavenger Hunt Registration
Noon – 2pm: Find clues around the mountain! Winner receives a 2019-2020 Season Pass. Must be 21+ to win.

Noon – 5pm: DJ Dance Party, BBQ & Seafood Boil
Held slopeside on the Lodge Deck.

2pm: Stylin’ on the Slopes Costume Contest
Held at the Lodge slopeside tent. Top adult male and female will be crowned the King/Queen of the Mountain and win a 2019-20 Premier Season Pass!

2 – 5pm: New Belgium at the Vista Lounge
Enjoy drink specials all afternoon from New Belgium Brewing Company!

3pm: Mardi Gras Open Jam
Open to skier and boarders. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each division. All participants are entered into a drawing to win a 2019-20 Season Pass! Just $15, includes March on the Mountain T-Shirt and giveaways! Registration available online or day of at the registration tent from Noon-3pm.

7pm: Live Music in the Vista Lounge
Featuring Soul Patch, playing Motown to modern music and everything in between. Individually they infuse styles from several backgrounds including jazz, reggae, bluegrass, funk, blues, and straight up rock n’ roll. They’re ready to bring the party!

Black Star Farms Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Black Star Farms
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm

How many times have you bellied up to the bar for your wine tasting? Looking for a different elevated tasting experience that is more relaxed and catered to you? Join us for a Premium Wine & Cheese Tasting at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay. This table service tasting will include six wines chosen to compliment your palate along with a souvenir glass, an artisan cheese board with house-made crackers and chocolate. Sit back and sip, nibble and excite your senses in the heart of Traverse City Wine Country.

Mar
2
Sat
13th Annual Suds & Snow @ Timber Ridge RV Resort
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
13th Annual Suds & Snow @ Timber Ridge RV Resort | Traverse City | Michigan | United States

Suds & Snow is back for an afternoon filled with beer, wine & cider, food sampling from local restaurants & food trucks, and of course snowshoeing; the perfect winter combination!

The annual Suds & Snow event includes a 1/2 mile hike through the back woods of Timber Ridge Resort where we host two live-music stages featuring local musicians, 20+ craft breweries serving beer, wine, & cider, and local food vendors. The original Traverse City winter microbrew event is sure to be Northern Michigan’s premier “Party in the Woods!”