Family Motor Coach Association has announced that it will welcome not only motorhome owners but also owners of other types of self-contained RVs when the group meets in Perry, Georgia, in March 2011.
While membership in the association is open only to motorhome owners, FMCA leaders recognize that this represents only one segment of the RV family, and during a recent meeting they made the decision to open the Georgia event to towable RVs as well.
FMCA’s 85th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase will take place March 14 through 17, 2011, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. This represents the association’s seventh visit to Perry but the first time towable RVs have been included in the mix.
“The Georgia National Fairgrounds has become a popular place for RV rallies, and with its spacious parking facilities and convenient location just off Interstate 75, the FMCA Executive Board decided that this would be a great location to open our motorhome event to all RVs,” commented Judy Czarsty, FMCA national senior vice president/acting national president. “As our friends in Georgia would say, ‘Ya’ll come.’ Join us for some good-old-fashioned fun and RV fellowship and learn firsthand about the motorhome lifestyle.”
Owners of self-contained towable RVs will pay the non-member rate for attending the event. This fee will include a one-year subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine, the association’s official monthly publication.
The early-bird non-member rate is $205; after February 7, 2011, the non-member rate becomes $235. For a space with electricity, the non-member early-bird rate is $380; $410 after February 7. These vehicles will be parked together in a zipper parking format for the owners’ convenience. Any motorhome owners who have friends with towable RVs may opt to park with them in these special lots.
Activities abound at FMCA’s international events. In fact, attendees often have a difficult time deciding how to divide their time. The choices are many. One of the important elements of these gatherings is an exhibition of motorhomes. Major manufacturers and dealers display hundreds of motorhomes, and RV components and accessories also are available for inspection.
Another important element will be a full complement of informative seminars. RV owners will be able to expand their knowledge with regard to a variety of topics, from motorhome maintenance to microwave-convection cooking.
Tours to explore local attractions will be offered. In addition, opportunities for taking part in various social events — including morning coffee hour and an ice cream social — present themselves to attendees.
Evenings are no less action-packed. Sunday evening, March 13, will be devoted to movie night, with refreshments and plenty of fun and fellowship. Monday evening will bring the “Motorhome Preview” event, with a sneak peek at the motorhome exhibits, capped off by a fireworks display. On Tuesday evening, pianist Mac Frampton and the Hollywood Hills Orchestra will treat audience members to his “rock-alternative” sound.
Country music star Lorrie Morgan will light up the stage on Wednesday evening as she performs many of her biggest hits, as well as her newer tunes. Professional speaker and humorist Jeanne Robertson will leave the audience in stitches on Thursday evening as she shares some of her amusing life experiences.
With exhibits, seminars, entertainment and plenty of fellowship, FMCA's Perry 2011 gathering promises something for everyone. And this time, all RVers are encouraged to join in on the fun.
For additional information about FMCA’s 85th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase or to register, visit FMCA.com or call (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.
Note for owners of towable RVs:
When registering online, for Coach Make, select TOWABLE SELF-CONTAINED RV (TOW).