- Created: Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:49
CINCINNATI, Ohio — Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) will host its 90th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon. The dates for the event will be August 13 to 16, 2014.
FMCA hosts conventions twice a year, in varying locations, to celebrate the motorhome lifestyle. The 2014 event will be the association's fifth visit to Redmond, having met there in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010 as well.
Set on 320 acres in the heart of Central Oregon, the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center seems tailor-made for a Family Motor Coach Association motorhome owners gathering.
A total of 100 acres of parking are available, and motorhome owners enjoy a spectacular view of seven snowcapped mountain peaks during their stay. Clean, attractive facilities accommodate the various convention activities, and beautifully landscaped grounds make for pleasant strolling between venues and events.
Plus, the warm, sunny days and cool nights afforded by Central Oregon’s high desert climate make this an appealing spot to gather. Average summer temperatures range in the mid-80s for highs to the mid-40s for lows. And with an average annual rainfall of only 8 to 12 inches, Central Oregon averages 250 days of sunshine each year.
“The folks in Central Oregon always seem to welcome FMCA with open arms,” said FMCA executive director Jerry Yeatts. “The Deschutes County Fair and Expo provides a great venue for the FMCA Family Reunion behind the backdrop of the beautiful Cascades. FMCA's Tour Connection, powered by Fantasy RV Tours, has put together some outstanding caravans that lead right up to this grand event in Redmond. We look forward to experiencing all the excitement and adventure of meeting in the great Northwest.”
"The city is eager to welcome FMCA once again," said Roxia Thornton Todoroff, director of sales at the Deschutes Fair & Expo and the 2013 Redmond Chamber of Commerce and CVB board president. “On behalf of Deschutes Fair and Expo and the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, we are ready to roll out our red carpet welcome to all attendees. We invite FMCA members to come early and stay longer to enjoy all of the fun activities, great food and drink, entertainment, recreation, and adventure found here in Redmond, Central Oregon, and the entire great state of Oregon.”
Also in 2014, FMCA will return for an eighth time to Perry, Georgia, for a Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, March 17 to 20. The 1,100-plus-acre Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter has become a popular place for RV rallies, with its spacious parking facilities; expansive meeting, exhibition, and entertainment venues; and convenient location just off Interstate 75.
Convention activities include a motorhome exhibition that brings together major motorhome manufacturers and dealers from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as manufacturers and distributors of a multitude of RV accessories and components, and suppliers of various services related to RVs.
In addition to the motorhome show, highlights include seminars on a variety of topics related to motorhomes and RV travel, tours of local sites and scenes, daytime and evening entertainment, and numerous social activities.
About Family Motor Coach Association: Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle
Now in its 50th year, Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers a number of benefits for motorhome owners, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; and group rates on motorhome insurance and an emergency medical evacuation plan. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation.
Pamela Kay, Director of Communications
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