Imagine going to one place where you can meet new friends, view new motorhomes, shop, learn technical information about motorhoming, and be entertained. That’s an FMCA family reunion, often called an "international convention," in a nutshell.
More specifically, FMCA’s conventions are huge family reunions complete with social activities, informative seminars and professional entertainment.
Approximately 800 motorhomes representing a variety of styles and price ranges are on display. Manufacturers and dealers from across the United States and Canada showcase the latest luxuries and innovations in production-line units, bus conversion vehicles and custom-built motor coaches.
In addition, more than 350 companies fill booths with merchandise: RV accessories, motorhome components, camping supplies and home products — all the items that help you to enjoy this wonderful lifestyle.
And FMCA's seminar program covers just about every aspect of the motorhoming lifestyle, as well as safety, crafts and special interests.
Why do families attend FMCA conventions? Here is what they have told us:
Family — Conventions are all about the motorhoming family’s lifestyle.
Fellowship — Friends who travel together or who plan opportunities to meet down the road find FMCA conventions a great place to gather.
Motorhome purchase — The major manufacturers bring their best products to display. It's the best place to compare brands and shop for that next coach.
Coach Service — Knowledgeable technicians discuss problems with coach owners at the conveniently located FMCA Service Center. Repairs are arranged on-site or at an off-site repair facility.
Entertainment — FMCA showcases wholesome family entertainment appropriate for all ages, throughout the day and in the evening.
Supplier and Component Exhibits — One-stop shopping. Everything a motorhomer needs and much more can be found in the exhibit buildings.
Technical Seminars — Topics include chassis, engines, transmissions, electrical systems, towing, tires and communications systems.
Educational Seminars — Safe driving classes, digital photography, microwave-convection cooking and full-time RVing are popular topics.
Make-and-Take Craft Seminars — Learn a new skill and walk away with a convention keepsake. These fun sessions fill up quickly.
Fitness and Health Seminars — Professional instructors guide motorhomers through exercises they can do in their coaches while traveling.
Tours — Explore the host town with a professional tour company guiding the way.
Travel Destination — Enjoy a beautiful, warm climate and many opportunities to explore local and regional attractions on your own or with motorhoming friends.
Uniqueness — Everything a motorhome owner could ask for in one location, including new products, expert information and fellowship with others who enjoy the motorhome lifestyle.
Fun for the kids — FMCA provides youth activities for specific age groups – pizza parties, socializing, playing games — good times they’ll remember for a long time.
FMCA international conventions are really big shows. But more than that, they represent an enduring tradition of camaraderie and friendships shared by folks who enjoy motorhome travel.