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Vintage RV Rally & Car Show

Meadville KOA To Host 2nd Annual Vintage RV Rally & Car Show in Northwestern PA

KOA NEWS SERVICE (January 6, 2017) – The Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville, PA will host its  second annual Vintage Car Show and RV Rally this summer on Saturday, June 3 at the campground, located at 25164 State Route 27 in Meadville.

All campers with restored, vintage recreational vehicles (pre-1980) are invited to attend.  Vintage RVers are being provided a discounted camping rate as a thank you for displaying their RVs for the two hours of the Vintage RV Show.

“This is the second rally of this type that we’ve hosted at our campground,” said Meadville KOA owner Tim Chilson. “We’re planning to make this an ongoing annual event.”

Chilson said vintage RV owners that also have a vintage tow vehicle are invited to enter the tow vehicle in the Car Show portion of the event the same day. Trophies will be awarded. The Car Show includes awards for first place and second place in several categories, along with “best in show” awards for “Best Engine Bay” and “Best Sound System.”

For more information on the Vintage RV Rally, including discounts on camping, go to

Meadville KOA Campground has a full recreation schedule each season from early May through mid- October each season.  Meadville KOA Campground is a KOA Founder’s and President’s Award-Winning KOA Campground.  For more information, call Robyn Chilson at 814-789-3251.

Alverton Couple Wins $500 of Free Camping in Western Pennsylvania! 

2017 VSC Winners - The Frey Family

Shown in photo from front left are: Denny Quigley from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest; Eric Brooks from Brooks RV; Winners Kathy & Ron Frey, their grandson Andrew Rodriguez, Jeff Carmosino from Sparrow Pond Campground, Becky Wineman from Kalyumet Camping and Cabins; Charlie Vakiener from Rosepoint Park, Ed Tanski & Jacob Hagofsky from Buttercup Campground; Tim Chilson from Meadville KOA Campground; Frey’s grandson Ronald Rodriguez, Matt May from Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins; Mark Wineman from Kalyumet Camping and Cabins; Frey’s grandson Matthew Rodriguez,Taylor Eusebio from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest; and Brooke Bostwick from Bear Run campground.

Pittsburgh PA (January 14, 2017) – Ron & Kathy Frey of Alverton Pa and their three grandsons were thrilled to take advantage of the free camping nights offered when they purchased their new travel trailer from Brooks RV in Connelsville last year.  They never dreamed that they would be selected to win another $500 of free camping at Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) Campgrounds again for 2017.

The Freys were recently named the winners of the seventh annual Very Special Camper Contest (VSC), sponsored by participating campgrounds and RV dealers in western Pennsylvania.

Because of the VSC program, the Freys were able to enjoy over 8 different weekends of camping in their new 2015 Denali travel trailer at half price!

“By purchasing a new RV at a local participating dealer, they received a special introductory offer of half-price camping,” said Meadville KOA owner Tim Chilson. “This program introduces new campers to some of the finest campgrounds in western Pennsylvania. It’s an outstanding, one-of-a-kind deal.”

The Freys say the VSC program allowed them to discover new parks that they’d never camped at before.  They are also excited about visiting even more PCOA member campgrounds that are new to them in 2017!

The VSC program is continuing in 2017. Those who purchase a new RV from participating dealers will receive one night of free camping for a family of four at each of 23 participating Western Pennsylvania campgrounds. It is a benefit valued at $1000.

“Information about this program is available at participating RV dealerships displaying the Very Special Camper 2017 information,” says Denny Quigley, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground.  “Campers who are interested can also learn more about the program at any of the participating PCOA member campgrounds found at,” Quigley continued.


Participating Western Pennsylvania RV dealers for 2017 program include:

B & R Campers Sales in Butler

Boyer RV Center in Erie

Brooks Camper Sales in Connellsville

Camper Inn RV Sales in Ellwood City (Formally Clem’s RV)

Coopers RV in Apollo

Fame RV Center in Saegertown

Hufnagel & Majors in Harmony

Starr’s Trailer Sales in Brockway


Participating Western Pennsylvania campgrounds include:

Bear Ridge Campground & RV Resort in Templeton

Bear Run Campground in Portersville

Buttercup Woodlands Campground in Renfrew

Campers Paradise Campground and Cabins in Sigel

Farma Family Campground in Greenville

Friendship Village Campground in Bedford

Goddard Park Vacationland Campground in Sandy Lake

Harts Content Campground in Beaver Falls

Harecreek Campground in Corry

Kalyumet Camping & Cabins in Cook Forest

Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville

Nautical Mile Campground & Marina in Templeton

Oil Creek Campground in Titusville

Pineview Campground in Linesville

Pioneer Park Campground in Somerset.

Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins in Fairview

Rocky Springs Campground in Mercer

Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping in New Castle

Shenango Valley RV Park in Transfer

Sparrow Pond Family Campground in Waterford

Uniontown KOA at River’s Edge

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest in Harrisville

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mill Run

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson CPO, own and operate Meadville KOA Campground.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251.