Caravaning Summer Show - the best summer party

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When I first heard about the idea for the Caravaning Summer Show, I immediately knew it was a hit. I have been associated with the Hel Peninsula for almost 20 years. I come there at least once a year and I know that it is not only a windsurfing and kitesurfing center, but also a huge concentration of people who spend a lot of time at campsites. This fair was dedicated to them.

The event took place over the weekend and lasted from Friday to Sunday (20-22/07/2018). Everything took place in the parking lot in Władysławowo, at the entrance to the Chałupy 2 beach. Before the fair, when I looked at the photos of this parking lot taken with a drone, I did not believe that the square could accommodate as many exhibitors as Filip Kołodziej (organizer) announced - especially since most of the companies planned to exhibit more than one vehicle.

Many interesting exhibitors

One of the larger stands, which attracted a lot of attention, belonged to Camper Planet from Bielsko-Biała. The company presented three brands: Spanish Ilusion Cararavaning campers, Mini-Camp and Retro Camp roof tents. It was this last brand, related to the restoration of old caravans according to customers' wishes, that aroused the greatest "oohs and ahhs".


In a similar, central location of the parking lot, there was a very interestingly arranged Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles stand with Caddy Beach and California Ocean cars. The latter model celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. During the entire event, at the Volkswagen stand, you could win cool prizes in almost non-stop competitions and collect delicious ice cream in exchange for a token that guests received together with their entry ticket.

Nearby, there was the stand of the Elcamp Group , which presented the Adria Matrix camper (after the fair we had the opportunity to test this vehicle and you will soon be able to read our review) and the Polish Globe-Traveller Pathfinder Z camper (we also plan to test this model). The Elcamp Group also sells various caravanning accessories, so the fair had to include a large tent where everyone could buy appropriate gadgets and chemicals needed in a camper or trailer.


My Tiny House – a mobile home

The local manufacturer of mobile homes – My Tiny House – also enjoyed great interest. Flexibility in design and equipment options will certainly appeal to many customers. If anyone would like to test such a house, you can rent it at the Chałupy 6 campsite.


Other mobile homes that are suitable for comfortable living all year round were also presented by KontenerMieszkalny and DMK .

Our domestic manufacturer of kitesurfing equipment, known all over the world for the highest quality equipment, the Nobile brand, could also be present.


A very interesting solution was presented by Doctor from Travel On Board - at the brand's stand you could see SmartKat inflatable catamarans. When we deflate such a catamaran, it will fit into two bags! So you can easily pack it into the luggage compartment of a camper and take it with you far away.


Scooters for a camper

Very interesting products were also presented by the Poznań-based company Zwinne Miasto , which specializes in the sale and service of electric and standard scooters from various manufacturers. Each visitor had the opportunity to ride various types of e-scooters. I think this is great equipment that will soon be the basic equipment of every camper. The scooters offered by this company have long ranges and are useful not only when moving around the campsite, but also when visiting attractions far from the place of accommodation. We will soon test several models for you and check which one is most suitable for caravanning enthusiasts.


Krzysztof Skiba from Smart Camp presented a modular body for the Volkswagen Caddy, but his other models can also be used in other cars. A very strong point of Smart Camp solutions is that the modules do not take up much space. Moreover, they can be assembled and disassembled very easily. Thanks to this, the system is perfect for the car we use every day.


At the stand of Camper Niki , a company that deals with comprehensive post-accident repairs of campers and caravans, you could obtain information about the scope of services provided by the company and find out whether the damage can be repaired. Sebastian Pieczka (owner of the company) also helped a married couple from Norway check a used camping trailer. Thanks to the positive result of the examination, the couple decided to purchase the Tabbert Bellini trailer put up for sale by Hel Camp .

The stand of the very famous Niewiadów brand also aroused considerable interest, presenting the latest "eNek" models, known to all camping trailer enthusiasts. The company announced that with this fair it will begin its tour of Polish exhibition halls and plans to take over the Polish market again.


The partner of this event was also present, i.e. Poznań International Fair , which is the organizer of Caravans Salon - a new edition of the caravanning fair, which will be accompanied by a nationwide rally of campers and trailers. This event will take place on September 21-23 in Poznań and we cordially invite you to it.

Brands such as Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Ocean Cross, Decathlon and many others also presented their stands, which we hope to see also during next year's edition of the Caravaning Summer Show.

An event with great potential

As is usually the case with the first editions of the fair, the attendance was not overwhelming - the event was visited by approximately 1,000 people. However, the exhibitors declared that they were satisfied and would definitely appear next year. It turned out that a large part of the visitors were people seriously interested in purchasing the presented products.

The second issue, which I think had a very strong impact on the satisfaction of exhibitors and visitors, is the atmosphere of the event itself. This was not a standard caravanning fair, where exhibitors stand in suits and present their vehicles in closed halls lined with clean carpets. This event took place in a very relaxed atmosphere. I can even say that I felt like I was at a campsite, where the exhibitors "between flipping sausages on the grill" calmly presented their offers and showed future users of campers and trailers what caravanning really looks like.

I hope that the event will be held regularly, every year, on the Hel Peninsula, where the largest camping area in Poland is located. I'm really looking forward to the next edition of the Caravaning Summer Show.

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