The Birmingham NEC may be rightly famed for its huge array of tradeshows – including the giant International Caravan & Motorhome show, but when it comes to the eastern side of the country things are a little more sparse.
Motorhomers in Yorkshire and the north-east, however, will be pleased to know that they haven’t been completely forgotten.
The Northern Motorcaravan Show will be at Pickering Showground from the 19th – 21st September.
The show will feature trade stands from more than 250 exhibitors – including leading motorhome dealers and major accessory, leisurewear and service companies. You can find a complete list of exhibitors here, but for me one of the highlights will definitely be a look around the Bilbo’s stand, as I harbour a long-standing desire to become the owner of a Bilbo’s VW conversion…
A show like this provides the perfect opportunity to see a wide range of different motorhome layouts, base vehicles and converters – all in one place. In addition, almost every accessory under the sun should be available for purchase – from electronic gadgets to portable clothes lines.
For anyone coming from further afield (or just fancying a night or two away), camping will be available at the showground and entertainment will be laid on every night. Des O’Connor is due to appear, along with a range of tribute bands and other acts, all of whom will appear in the showground’s brand new entertainment building.
The surrounding area is rich with attractions, including:
- Goathland (AKA Aidensfield, where TV’s Heartbeat is filmed);
- Scarborough – for a traditional seaside experience;
- The North York Moors steam railway – which stops at Pickering;
- The Moors themselves – a haven for walkers.
The showground itself is one mile south of Pickering, on the A169. This can be easily accessed from the A64 for anyone travelling northbound on the A1, or the A170 for those travelling southbound on the A1.