RV Camping

RV Camping Chair: Jack Szalka

RV parking areas are circled. Full service spaces are in the lower left. To see a larger version, click on the map.


The Purina Event Center RV parking has 4 rows with a total of 74 full service hook-ups including 50 amp electric, water and sewer. There is a building next to the RV parking called the "Service Center" that has showers and bathroom facilities along with dog bathing tubs that is open 24 hours a day.

RVs may move in to the Purina Event Center lot on Monday, October 2, 2017. Before then, RVs may park in the Overflow Lot near the Main Show Field starting on TBD. You just need to find an open spot. Overflow Lot spots have electric, but no water or sewer. There is no charge to park there.


Reservations may be made for the Purina Event Center RV lot by completing the RV reservation form. Reservation deadline is September 8, 2017.


$35/night. Please make your check or money order (in $USD) out to BCCA 2017 National Specialty and send it with the RV Reservation Form to:

Jack Szalka
6302 Hickory Drive
Goodrich, MI 48438
E-mail: jszalka@aol.com

The sites are numbered and designed for different sized RVs. Spots will be assigned in the order they are received. You will receive notice of your assigned spot prior to arrival. Please park only in your assigned spot to ensure that everyone has ample space and easy access to their hook-ups.

RV Rental

Byerly RV rents RVs (295 E 5th St, Eureka, MO 63125). They will deliver the RV or trailer, hook it up and come back after the event and pick it up. Contact Byerly RV directly at 800-878-3325 or 636-938-2000. Their website is www.byerlyrv.com.

Byerly is recommended for those who plan to arrive on Monday, 10/2/17 and leave on Friday, 10/6/17 or sooner. Byerly does not pick up on the weekend. It is a condition of our contract with Purina that all RVs associated with the BCCA National Specialty are vacated by 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

MB Thomas RV Sales also rents RVs. Mention the Bearded Collie Club of America for a discount (ask for Lonnie). Location: 275 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125. Phone: 800-392-5655 or or 314-631-5600.

MB Thomas is recommended by Purina Farms for those who plan to arrive on the weekend before the National Specialty and who want to stay through Friday night, 10/6/17. Also, MB Thomas will deliver your RV unit to the overflow parking lot where BCCA RVers must park on 9/30 and 10/1. On Monday, 10/2/17, they will move your unit to the RV space you reserved at the Event Center RV lot. Finally, they will pick up your RV unit on Saturday morning 10/7/17 before 9:00 a.m., when all BCCA RVers must vacate.


The RV area will be considered part of the official show site and exhibitors staying there will be expected to conduct themselves as good sportsmen at all times and keep the grounds clean of dog waste. If complaints are received, violators may be subject to disciplinary action by the show committee.

Offsite Camping

If you prefer to camp at a campground close to the Purina Farms site, there are several campgrounds close by.

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