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Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) recently announced that The Rally will return to the Deschutes County Fair and Exposition Center in Redmond, Ore., in 2007.
The popular event, sponsored by Ventura, Calif.-based AGI, is slated for July 20-23, 2007, and will mark the eighth running of the annual consumer RV show. In 2006, The Rally will be held April 7-10 in Daytona, Fla.
According to Terry Thompson, director of exhibit sales for The Rally, the 2005 event at the Redmond venue in central Oregon was well attended, attracting 5,600 rigs, and offered vendors ample display space at the center’s 132-acre facility.
“The feedback, from both vendors and attendees, was very positive,” Thompson said. “It’s a great site with good exhibit space and excellent parking. It’s also a picturesque area with great scenery, weather and all the exceptional sights in Bend and Redmond.
“We were able to reach so many people in the West during that rally, that we feel people will flock back in 2007.”
Thompson said the 2007 show would again feature 500-plus exhibit booths and over 1,000 rigs on display.
“There’s also going to be top-rate entertainment and a whole host of seminars every day of the rally,” Thompson said.