EAA AirVenture Oshkosh - The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration


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AirVenture: Where to Stay
On-site Camping
Private Housing
College Dormitories
Hotels & Motels

Plentiful lodging choices for AirVenture are always available for a variety of tastes and budgets.

On-Site Camping
One of the most popular ways to experience EAA AirVenture is to camp, whether drive-in camping in Camp Scholler or under the wing of your own airplane. You’ll be located right on the AirVenture grounds and be a part of the unique community of aviation enthusiasts. A three-day minimum is required and at least one person in your party must be an EAA member. You can Join Now or join on-site.

Camp Scholler (Drive-In Camping)
Camp Scholler is located adjacent to the EAA Convention grounds. Individual campsites are available for tents and vehicles of all sizes (including large RVs). Amenities include: Two general stores, convenient access to the Fly-In Theater and Theater in the Woods evening entertainment, free public Wi-Fi, an internet café, food services, shower facilities, RV pumping station and portable pumping services. Designated camping areas are also available for those with disabilities, 24-hour generator use, and those who bring pets (bringing pets is generally discouraged, however).

Attendees staying in Camp Scholler can pre-purchase basic camping for any arrival date. Advance purchase provides the convenience of express registration at the campground entrance, including specially designated lines on peak arrival days.

A limited number of camp sites are available with water and electrical hook-ups in Camp Scholler. The campsites with the new hookups are available on a first-paid, first-served basis. Due to the limited number of improved sites, they are only offered based on a stay through the end of the event with no refunds for unused days.

Camp Scholler rates

All basic sites in Camp Scholler are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t worry - there are always plenty of sites available!

An EAA member must be present to obtain camping credential and campsite; RV vendors are not permitted on-site without the EAA member present. RV vendors may not purchase camping credential on an EAA member's behalf. Camping credentials are non-transferrable.
View a listing of camper and RV rental services in the area

Aircraft Camping
Flying in to Oshkosh and pitching a tent under the wing of your aircraft is perhaps the ultimate way to experience AirVenture. Shower facilities, free public Wi-Fi, on-site transportation, and access to food and supplies are available. Aircraft camping areas on the EAA AirVenture grounds are segmented into two categories:

  • General aircraft camping area (commonly known as the “North 40”)
  • Showplane camping (Vintage, Homebuilt, Ultralight, Rotorcraft and Seaplane categories): (Showplane camping guidelines)
Click here for airplane camping guidelines. All aircraft must be tied-down. No pre-registration is necessary and airplane campsites are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Private Rental Accommodations
Private Rental Accommodations, include both private whole homes and individual rooms for rent within a house. Convenient and affordable for families and groups, private rental accommodations are available in Oshkosh and the surrounding area. Hundreds of listings can be found on the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Listings include amenities, distance from the EAA Convention grounds, price, availability, photos and contact information for the homeowner. For questions, please call 877-303-9200.

College Dormitories
More than 3,000 dormitory rooms are available within 25 miles of Oshkosh, some at less than $50 per night.  This convenient and economical housing option provides a variety of amenities are provided by each school. Public transportation to and from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is often provided. Click here for a listing of college dormitory options.

There are thousands of hotel and motel rooms within an hour's drive of Oshkosh. For hotels closest to the event, especially in Oshkosh, you should anticipate premium rates, as well as minimum reservation and pre-payment requirements. Most hotels in Oshkosh are booked year to year by EAA AirVenture attendees, but there are many others to choose from. Many hotels have daily shuttle services to the AirVenture grounds, or other shuttles and public transportation may be available. To learn about available hotel and motel options, check out the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Hotel and motel listings include amenities, distance from the EAA convention grounds, availability, photos and contact information. For questions, please call 877-303-9200.

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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