The Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) motorhome events in 2013 will provide the “perfect opportunity for motorhome manufacturers and RV suppliers to come face-to-face with an enthusiastic group of motorhome owners,” according to a press release.
During FMCA area rallies and family reunions, motorhome owners socialize and enjoy seminars, entertainment and other scheduled events. Motorhome manufacturers and RV display product, giving attendees the chance to shop for a variety of motorhomes and RV-related merchandise all in one location.
Family reunion & motorhome showcase events are coordinated by the FMCA national office, and each area rally is organized by FMCA members in the respective area.
FMCA’s 2013 Area Rally dates and locations include:
• Western Area Rally, Jan. 9-13, Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival grounds in Indio, Calif.
• Southeast Area Rally, Feb. 6-10, Hernando County Airport, Brooksville, Fla.
• INTO Area Rally (International Area), March 20-23, Lazydays, Tucson, Ariz.
• Midwest Area Rally, July 24-27, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Manchester, Iowa.
• Northwest Area Rally, Aug. 8-11, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Ore.
• South Central Area Rally (Six-State Rally), Sept. 11-15, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Mo.
• Great Lakes Area Rally, Sept. 18-22, 2013, Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, Goshen, Ind.
• Eastern Area Rally, Oct. 9-13, York Expo Center, York, Pa.
In addition to the area rallies, FMCA’s 88th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will take place June 19-22, at CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities in Gillette, Wyo. This will be FMCA’s first visit to Gillette for an international event and it is especially significant, as it will mark the culmination of FMCA’s 50th anniversary celebration. The association was founded in July 1963 by 26 “house car”-owning families.
All Family Reunions offer seminars, entertainment, and socializing, but special commemorative activities in Gillette will make it a gathering that members will not soon forget. CAM-PLEX is a 1,100-acre convention, exhibition and performing arts center with six separate RV park venues encompassing 1,730 sites with electrical hookups. The association is expecting approximately 2,500 motorhome families to take part in the golden anniversary festivities at Gillette.
“We’re looking forward to FMCA’s 50th anniversary celebration this June in Gillette, Wyoming. Not only that, but with FMCA events taking place at varying times and locations, motorhome owners should find that they don’t have to travel very far to participate,” FMCA President Charlie Schrenkel said. “We invite them to join us at one or more of these exciting locations and to experience the fun, seminars, entertainment, and the motorhome and related product displays among people who share their love of the motorhome lifestyle.”
In 2014, specifically March 17-20, FMCA returns for an eighth time to Perry, Ga., for a Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase. 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. Dates and location for the summer 2014 Family Reunion have not yet been announced.
For information about how to attend an FMCA event as a private individual or an exhibitor, contact the FMCA Events Department at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.
The Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 87th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase is expected to draw approximately 2,500 families and some 8,000 people to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
According to a press release, the Aug. 27-30 convention will include seminars on topics relative to RVing, evening entertainment and various social events. In addition, major motorhome manufacturers and dealers will be bringing new motorhomes to Indianapolis for convention attendees to tour. Other companies will display their wares inside Champions Pavilion, making available RV accessories, components, supplies and campground information.
Convention attendees will be able to check out the latest features and innovations that are available in motorhomes. Some of the displays will include production-line units, and others will demo custom-built coaches for uses ranging from family camping to transporting high-tech business equipment, or for use as conference coaches.
On opening day from 5-8:30 p.m. a special preview of only the motorhome exhibits will take place. Regular hours for the motorhome displays will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 28-30. Hours for the displays of RV accessories, supplies and components will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 28-30.
The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for motorhome owners based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has announced dates for some of its international conventions.
According to a press release, scheduled shows include:
• FMCA’s 88th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will take place June 19-22, 2013, at the CAM-PLEX in Gillette, Wyo. The 2013 event represents the association’s first-ever visit to Gillette for an international event.
• The association’s 89th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will be held March 17-20, 2014, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga. FMCA said the Perry conclave is one of two motorhome conventions FMCA will host in 2014; dates and location for the second, which will be held during the summer, have yet to be announced.
• FMCA plans to kick off its anniversary commemoration this year at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during its 87th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase, set to run August 27-30.
FMCA said the family reunion in Gillette will be especially significant, as it will mark the culmination of the association’s 50th anniversary celebration. FMCA was founded by a group of “house car” owners who gathered in Hinckley, Maine, in July 1963.
The CAM-PLEX encompasses a 1,100-acre convention, exhibition and performing arts center offering state-of-the-art multipurpose facilities as well as six separate RV park venues with 1,730 sites and a variety of hookup options.
“We are looking forward to commemorating our 50th year at the CAM-PLEX in Gillette,” FMCA national president Charlie Schrenkel said. “We believe it will be a great time where we can celebrate the anniversary of FMCA and the lifestyle we all enjoy.”
The Gillette event will be FMCA’s second international convention in Wyoming – the association hosted a summer convention in Laramie in 1992. CAM-PLEX will be the site of FMCA’s Rocky Mountain Area Rally in September 2012 as well.
For 2014, FMCA will return for an eighth time to Perry. 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.
FMCA Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase events offer motorhome owners the opportunity to learn more about the RV lifestyle through an assortment of informative seminars. The Motorhome Showcase exhibition enables attendees to peruse hundreds of booths filled with RV-related goods and services, as well as a wide variety of new motorhomes.
For more information visit http://www.FMCA.com or call 800-543-3622.
Tours to explore local attractions are offered. In addition, opportunities for taking part in various social events — including morning coffee hour and an ice cream social — present themselves to attendees. And at night, quality entertainment brings everyone together for a song or a laugh.
All motorhome owners and members of the general public are invited to participate. Various admission options will be available.
For additional information about FMCA’s upcoming events, visit http://www.FMCA.com or call (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.