All Aboard! Plan now to join us in the nation’s heartland, Sedalia, MO, at the 58th Escapade, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Escapees RV Club! Enrich your RV lifestyle; share in the fun and gain new friendships! The friendly folks of Sedalia are ready and waiting to welcome the Escapees RV Club into their community. They invite and encourage visitors to get to know Sedalia, experience their warm hospitality and discover its history. Get onboard and we’ll see you there!
You need not be an Escapees member to join the fun at Escapade! Everyone is welcome! If you know someone interested in the RVing lifestyle, or someone who would benefit from Escapade please pass the information along to them. Escapade is too good not to share!
Register Early! The Missouri State Fairgrounds boasts almost 1,000 full-hookup 30-amp sites, as well as boondocking options. Don’t delay; register early to reserve yours! For registration and parking options, go to: Registration information
Escapade Market! Interested in being a potential market vendor? Click here for all the details and exhibitor opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions It’s understandable that many questions will arise regarding Escapade. For a list of many of your answers, Click Here.
Top-notch RV Education! With more than 80 educational seminars, classes, and workshops, there is something for everyone. Fascinating featured speakers and interesting discussion panels offer a complete line-up to enhance your RVing knowledge and lifestyle. If you’d like to see a sampling of what’s being offered, This is a sample schedule, the 2018 schedule will be posted as soon as it’s available. Click Here.
The nationally acclaimed Escapees Boot Camp takes place May 24-26, preceding Escapade. If you’re new to RVing, still in the planning stages, or needing to gain confidence in your RVing journey, Escapees Boot Camp offers something for everyone. For Boot Camp options, please visit: Boot Camp information
Directions: Directions to the Fairgrounds, Click Here.
GPS Coordinates: 38.6945 degrees N, 93.2586 degrees W
Arrive early! There’s lots of fun to be had just prior to Escapade. Even though the event is not officially opened until Sunday, you can plan to settle in ahead of time, meet your neighbors, and explore Sedalia before Escapade officially begins. See the early-arrival parking options at: Registration information.
Will this be your first Escapade? If so, this section was created with you in mind! We want you to arrive well informed of what to expect, so you’ll get the most out of your Escapade experience. For 1st Timers 101, Click here.
Camp-Reboot- Smartphone Photography & Google Photos
Geeks on Tour ( GeeksOnTour.TV ) have partnered with Escapees to offer Camp Reboot, a 2-day Smartphone Photography & Google Photos class, just prior to the 58th Escapade. This workshop is very popular, and designed especially with RVers in mind. Chris and Jim Guld will present their workshop in two, half day sessions. This class was created to help you master using the “smart camera” features of your phone and teach you how to manage those incredible photos. Call Registration at 888-757-2582 for pricing and to register. Class size is limited, so don’t delay! (Early-arrival parking is available for participants.) Click here for more information.
Kidscapade – Escapees proudly welcomes the Next Generation! We’re once again very excited that Fulltime Families will offer its children’s program, Kidscapade. If you will be attending with your children or grandchildren plan to enroll them in Kidscapade. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to meet other young SKPs while you’re attending some seminars or browsing the market, and they have a lot of fun activities planned! Click here for more information.
| Escapade Shirts and Hats |
Show your Escapee pride by wearing your official Escapade shirts and hats! All official apparel is available to pre-order through the Escapees online store, and will be at Escapade when you arrive. Both the polo shirt and hat feature the 58th Escapade logo and the logo commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Escapees RV Club. Pre-ordering is the only way to assure you of getting the size options you want. A very limited supply of shirts and hats will be available at Escapade, however they sell out quickly and sizes are limited. To pre-order your Escapade gear Click here.
Escapade Evening entertainment!
Opening ceremonies kicks off your week, beginning promptly at 3:00PM on Sunday, followed by an Ice Cream Social, as soon as you walk outside. This is a great time to get re-acquainted with old friends or start making new ones, and plan your week.
| Bil Lepp! Bil Lepp Storytelling! Join us for a great evening of fun a hilarity! Bil’s humorous, family friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. A five-time champion of the W. Va. Liars Contest, Lepp’s stories often contain morsels of truth which present universal themes in clever and witty ways. Audiences across the country, from grade schools to corporate execs to the Comedy Central’s Hudson stage, have been delighted by Bil’s mirthful tales and delightful insights into everyday life. Bil’s books and audio collections have won awards including the PEN Steven Kroll Award for Children’s Book Writing, Parents’ Choice Gold awards, awards from the National Parenting Publications Assoc. and the Public Library Assoc. |
| REZA! Come expecting to be wowed! Recognized as one of the world’s most sought-after entertainers in the illusion industry today, REZA delivers an exciting, innovative, spectacular evening of “shock and awe”. REZA’s grand scale show is designed to connect with the audience, allowing you to see magic up close on a personal level. REZA isn’t just a magician, he’s a true entertainer. You’re sure to leave wondering how he makes it all happen! |
| Star Party! Join nationally known astronomy educator and Escapee member Gary Tomlinson for an evening tour of the night sky using nothing more than your naked eye. Find out what planets are visible (and how to tell them apart from stars), how the sky changes as you change location and figure out what the brightest star in the sky is. |
| Escapade’s Got Talent! Back by popular demand, Escapade’s Got Talent! will take place on Wednesday evening. The Escapees RV Club is loaded with talented people. If you have a talent or act, come prepared to Strut Your Stuff” on the Escapade stage. Sign up on Sunday for try-outs and plan to have some fun. |
| Escapade Hair-raising Chili Cook-off! needs you! Bring your crock-pot and favorite chili recipe and join in the fun. Contestants compete for the chance to become Chili Champion. You be the judge. Attendees not entering the competition are all eligible to judge the chili. See more information and official rules here. Cook-off rules, |
| Escapade 40th Anniversary Festival! Join us Thursday evening for our street festival celebrating the Escapees RV Club’s 40th Anniversary! Local food vendors along with local winery and craft beer vendors, plus a local band, will be lining the street in front of the grand stand for our festive outdoor celebration. Join your friends, relax a little, take a break and have fun celebrating the Club’s 40 years! Bring the kids also to enjoy the bounce house and various outdoor games. And, stick around to join us for the awesome fireworks display we have lined up to finish it all off! This promises to be a load of fun for all ages and everyone will enjoy it! |
As always, there are daily Socials and Happy Hours to enjoy with your SKP friends and neighbors!
Plans are updated often, so look for updates in Escapees magazine or return to this site frequently to see what’s new!