Escapade FAQs

Frequently asked questions about escapade

Escapade is five fun-filled days of education, entertainment, and fellowship with RVers from across the USA and other countries. Escapees members renew old friendships, make many new RVing friends, participate in the diverse seminar and workshop presentations, shop the Escapade market, and visit the many Chapters and BoFs represented at the event as they socialize, enjoy evening entertainment, door prizes and have fun throughout the week. It’s the perfect time to experience the full support network of Escapees RV Club.

Many attendees cite the valuable educational, technical, lifestyle, and travel seminars as the number-one reason for attending. A close second is shopping the Escapade market to fulfill your RV “wish-list,” while socializing with likeminded RVers and getting to know folks from local Chapters is at the top of many folks’ list. There is something for everyone at Escapade.

We want you to get the most out of Escapade as you possibly can. See the 1st Timers 101 page for more info.

Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, MO.

May 27 – June 1, 2018 are the event dates. Early arrival options begin on Friday, May 25th, for those desiring to get parked and settled before the event kicks off.

Basic registration (five nights boondocking and all events access) is $240 with the “early bird” discount prior to April 1, 2018. Please visit Escapade registration details for complete event registration pricing.

The physical address is: 6503 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301. Detailed directions will be included with your arrival documents and emailed to you prior to event arrival.

You may register as follows:
 Online at Escapade registration.
 Via telephone by calling 1-888-757-2572 (ask for Escapade registration.)
 By mail using the registration form printed from the Escapade website.
 Register early (before January 30) to receive the early-bird discount on registration of $30 and to ensure you receive your first choice of camping hookups.

Yes! Along with your program book and pocket map, Escapade has an event app. Look for an announcement when it’s ready to be downloaded.

No. Nearly all sites are full
hook-up sites with electric/water/sewer. The fairgrounds camping areas have 4 designated dump stations on-site for those that may need to dump prior to leaving.

Yes, the fairgrounds camping areas have 4 designated dump stations for boondockers. Locations will be noted on the map. Please notify the Parking Crew if you need to dump prior to being parked. It is highly recommended you arrive with empty holding tanks so as not to delay having your rig parked.

Yes, there are showers and restrooms at the facility for attendee use.

Yes, there is a handicap RV parking section, available to registrants possessing and displaying a valid state-issued handicap permit, on a first-come first-served basis. Please request this option and provide your handicap permit number to register for handicap parking.

The E-ticket is your entry ticket and proof of registration for admission upon arrival at Escapade. Please print and have it available for presentation to the parking greeters when you first arrive to be parked. The parking designator indicates your selection of hookups for campground parking and has a large letter designating your paid selection (B for boondocking, E for electric, H for handicap, etc.). Please print and place the parking designator prominently in your driver’s side windshield at arrival so the parking team can identify the correct area and direct you to your site quickly.

Approximately five weeks prior to the event, E-tickets and parking designators will be emailed to you, along with detailed arrival information and early editions of the Escapade Extras

Please call registration in Livingston at 888-757-2752 and advise that you are unable to print your E-ticket and arrival documents, and they will make accommodations for you to receive these onsite.

Yes, you may register for Escapade upon arrival at the grounds. Simply advise the parking greeters that you are not registered, and they will divert your RV to Customer Service to complete the registration process.

A cancellation fee ($25) is automatically deducted from all refunds. All refund requests must be in writing, and absolutely NO refunds after April 20, 2018. (requests must be submitted by midnight, April 20, 2018).

Early arrival days are Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26, and extended stay days are Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. Per-night fees are: Boondocking – $25.00, FHU – $35.00.

Yes, if you arrive together & select the same camping option. Groups of six or more rigs, please email the parking chair at escapadeparking@escapees.com to advise the number of rigs in your group and an approximate time of your group’s arrival. Please place the same color ribbon or flag on the driver’s side mirror of each rig so the parking team may identify your group.

Visit registration on Saturday or Sunday to exchange your E-ticket for your name badge, program book and welcome bag.

Market hours are Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through Wednesday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday is Community Appreciation Day, with free admission for the public to the market, outdoor exhibits and club booths. Otherwise, your Escapade name badge must be worn to enter all events and exhibits

Contact Duane Mathes at duane@escapees.com or 907-715-7505.

Yes, a sample schedule is published on the Escapade website and will be updated closer to the beginning of Escapade. Seminars
begin at 8:30 am and each presentation is one hour in length. There are 80-plus seminars scheduled.

Seminars do not require a sign up and are open to all attendees but may be limited to available seating. Most craft classes are limited and require sign-up, which is usually held on Sunday during registration. Some craft classes have a small fee to cover supplies. Watch the Escapade Extras for more information on craft classes as we get closer to the start of Escapade.

There are two ways to volunteer at Escapade:

1) Visit the Volunteer Booth in the hospitality area upon arrival to sign up for one of many volunteer jobs at Escapade. Sign up to help serve popcorn, drive golf
cart transports, hand out ice cream, and many other tasks. It’s a lot of fun and you’ll earn the 58th Escapade volunteer pin in exchange for volunteering at least
three hours of your time.

2) Visit the Escapade office during the event to sign up for the potential volunteer staff for the 59th Escapade in 2019. Volunteer staff positions for the current Escapade in Sedalia are lined out at the previous year’s event. If you would like to be added to the potential volunteer staff wait list for 2019 in Tucson, please send an email to jean@escapees.com with the following information:
 your phone number
 your SKP number
 confirm that you have attended at least one prior Escapade

Your name will then be placed on the potential staff list, and as the year progresses, if vacancies arise, volunteers on the list are contacted with offers to join the volunteer
staff at Escapade in Tucson.

Please have mail sent to arrive not before Friday, May 25, nor after Wednesday, May 30 (all mail received after Wednesday will be returned to sender), to:
Your name, SKP #
C/O Escapade, Missouri State Fair, 6503 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301.

Absolutely. Look for children’s activities in the Escapade program book.

Yes, day passes are available from registration or customer service. (See event price list.) Wednesday is free admission.

All buildings at the Missouri State Fairgrounds that we will be using are pet-free (with the exception of certified service animals in working mode).
Click here and here for service animal guidelines. If your pet is outside, it must be in a carrier, restrained in an appropriate manner, or on a short (8-foot or less) leash if being
exercised. Please remember to pick up after your pets and dispose of waste properly.
Expect the pet policy to be strictly enforced.

Yes, Escapade highly recommends you bring alternate transportation as vehicle parking is very limited near event buildings. The fairground buildings and campground parking are very spread out. Golf cart transportation will be available during certain hours of each event day.

Yes, courtesy golf cart transportation will be available during certain hours of the actual event days.

Average high temperatures are 75-80 degrees. Average low temperatures are 55-60 degrees. Average rainfall is for May/June is 5 ½” per month. Average wind speed is 3.5 mph for this time period.