Meetings & Conventions

Meetings & Conventions encompasses bringing various gatherings to York County, whether that’s a sheriff’s convention or a street rod showcase. Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be slower for Meetings & Conventions than other sectors.

Antique Arms Show


Explore York has countered that trend by continuing to focus on its niche of booking smaller, more intimate events to capitalize on York County’s unique features as a value market. Groups planning a convention or meeting and looking to avoid the higher associated costs of hosting events in larger cities turn to York. 

York County hotels experience extensive economic benefit from Meeting & Conventions bookings. While Sport York visitors typically utilize an array of community attractions outside of a hotel for a one-to-two-day span, Meeting & Conventions visitors traditionally utilize the entirety of a hotel during what would typically be slower booking periods, such as weekdays. A full-service hotel can see four to five days of benefit from one convention.

NSRA Spaghetti Dinner

In fiscal year 2021-2022, Meetings & Conventions: 

• Generated 5,014 room nights

• Contracted the American Truck Historical Society National Convention and Truck Show for 2024 and 2028