RV Samboree brings campers from 12 states to Adams County

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Updated: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:48:44 CST

After a few tough years, the RV industry is making a comeback. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, a record 8.9 million families now own RV's. That's up from the previous high back in 2005.

Officials say an improving economy is one reason for the rise in sales. And this week, 500 people from 12 different states are parking their RV's at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

They're part of the 16th Annual State Samboree hosted by the Nebraska Good Sam's Camping Club. State Director Carla Gries says owning a RV is a growing trend.
 
"The RV industry is having a huge revival. We did take a slight hit with the recession our numbers are down a little bit from where we were a few years ago, but we're going to recover."
 
Good Sam rents out the large activities center building. They play games like bean bag baseball, dominos, ladder golf, horse shoes and bocce ball.

The nightly entertainment is at 7:30 P.M. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and is open to the public free of charge.

The public can also enjoy the other events for just $10.