What is Family Motor Coach Association? Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the recreational use of motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; group discounts on motorhome insurance and member-only RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. The association also hosts two conventions each year, which is what will bring the group to Perry, Georgia, in March. The event, which will be FMCA’s 89th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, has been dubbed "Passport To Perry," in honor of the host city.
Convention dates and location: The "Passport To Perry" Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 17, 18, 19, and 20, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.
Convention activities: Association members will gather to enjoy activities such as a sizable motorhome exhibition. Many of North America’s leading manufacturers and dealers will bring new motorhomes for viewing. A variety of 2014 — and some 2015 — model motorhomes will be on display. In addition, companies will exhibit RV components, accessories, campground information, home products, and more. Other options will include informative seminars, entertainment, social activities, and an opportunity to visit and explore the local area.
How many people are expected to attend? More than 2,500 motorhomes and some 6,000 to 8,000 people are expected to gather at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.
Can the public attend? Area residents are welcome to come out to the convention site at the fairgrounds to view the motorhomes and the RV components and accessories that will be on display. Daily admission for exhibits is $7.00 per person; children 12 and under admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active military ID will be admitted free also. A Daily Passport that provides admittance to the exhibits, seminars, and evening entertainment is available for $65.00 per person ($55.00 for FMCA members). On Monday, March 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a special viewing of only the motorhome exhibits will take place. Regular hours for the motorhome displays will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, through Thursday, March 20. Components/accessories display hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March 18 through 20.
Again, the cost to view the motorhomes and displays of RV components and accessories is $7.00 per person. Monday’s admission ticket is good on Tuesday, March 18, as well. Other admission options are available for those who want to take part in more activities. And all owners of self-contained RVs are invited to sign up to stay in their RV at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. The $245.00 non-member registration fee allows them to stay on the grounds in their RV and gives them a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching magazine subscription.
Free public parking will be available at the North Entrance of the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter off Larry Walker Parkway. Follow the signs to Lot F.
About Family Motor Coach Association
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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 nearly 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; group rates on a medical evacuation program and motorhome insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and a tire purchasing program. 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. The organization can be reached toll-free at (800) 543-3622 or on the Web at FMCA.com.
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800-543-3622 or 513-474-3622