Pittsford, New York — August 5, 2020 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors of Campground Owners of New York (CONY), voted today to cancel the association’s 57th Annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry and Trade Show. The exposition was slated to take place October 26-28, 2020, in Niagara Falls, New York.

According to CONY President & CEO Don Bennett, Jr., it was difficult to envision an event that could be deemed successful while also mindful of safety precautions. “Board members were primarily concerned that people wouldn’t attend, and rightly so, because of the risk of getting infected and bringing it home to family members,” said Bennett. “There were also concerns that the Expo could be burdened by added expenses related to health and safety measures, which would have to be covered by registration fees, and that mandates might limit the number of people that could attend.”

The exposition committee is looking at options for executing the association’s annual membership meeting, budget vote, induction of officers, and membership awards program, which typically take place during the annual exposition, as well as options for regions to hold their annual meetings this fall.

Looking ahead to 2021, CONY is targeting dates in mid to late April for its Annual Spring Zone Meetings.

For more information about Campground Owners of New York, including membership enrollment, visit the association’s corporate website at www.CampCONY.com.


About CONY: Founded in 1963, Campground Owners of New York is a trade association dedicated to the promotion, growth, improvement, and development of independently owned campgrounds in New York State. For camping information visit www.CampNewYork.com. For trade association information visit www.campCONY.com.