2020 has been a challenging year, so far….  With just about 9 weeks away, the volunteers have been working hard to get the 2020 National put together in Rochester, MN, but the Olmstead County Fairgrounds just contacted the Northern Lights AEDA to cancel our weekend due to the Fairgrounds now being an active test site for the CoVid-19.  Northern Lights is not able to find another site that will accommodate the National or that does not have CoVid-19 restrictions.

With the help of many, NAEDA has found a new location for our 2020 National – Norman, Oklahoma. Hope you can still join us!


No Longer at this Site

Olmsted County Fairgrounds
1570 Fairground Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55902

Potential Host Hotels

Candlewood Suites Rochester 
1640 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904.  (507) 361-6000
(2 Star hotel)    1 Min from Show Site. Walking Distance. 

 La Quinta Rochester 
4353 Canal Pl SE, Rochester, MN 55904. (507) 289-4200
(3 Star Hotel)    9 Mins from Show Site. 

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rochester
4165 Maine Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904•(507) 289-4900. 
(3 Star Hotel)    8 Mins from Show Site.

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rochester
3595 Commercial Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902•(507) 206-4675  
(1 Star Hotel)    8 Mins from Show Site. 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo
831 16th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902•(507) 361-4200  
(3 Star Hotel)    4 Mins from Show Site


This is Minnesota, by this time in the year some campgrounds may have water turned off. Important to check in with Campgrounds before making a reservation. Minnesota is also known for its camping, it is important you make reservations with plenty of time in advance.* 

On Site Hookups 
Call or Email for reservations or questions! 
1403 3rd  Ave SE, Rochester MN 55904. 
(507) 328-7180 

Chester Woods State Park 
8378 14 Highway Southeast, Eyota, MN 55934. (507) 328-7350
13 Mins from Show Site

Ferguson’s Willow Creek 
(507) 282-1414
http://willowcreeksite.com/   8 Mins from Show Site. 

Rochester / Marion KOA Journey
5232 65th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 
(507) 288-0785,    12 mins from Show Site

Minnesota Airports: 

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
1 hour and 16 mins from Show Site. 

Rochester International Airport (RST) 
10 Mins from Show Site. 


Rochester is a large city home to the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Providing many lodging, shopping and restaurant options. Here are a few of our favorites in Rochester!

Walmart, Hyvee, Movie Theaters, Petco, PetSmart, Country Pet Store, Target, Fleet Farm, and Kohls. 

Restaurants we love! Victoria’s, John Hardys, Canadian Honker, Prescots, Pappy’s Place, Twigs, Mr.Pizza North and South, and Wongs Cafe. 

We plan to have the banquet on sight with catered food.