OH – March 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Members
of FMCA, a Cincinnati-based organization
for RV owners, will head to Georgia in mid-March for a four-day event focusing
on various aspects of their favorite form of travel. A small city on wheels
will take shape as the owners of more than 2,500 RVs converge on the Georgia
National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, March 15 through 18. During FMCA’s
97th International Convention and RV Expo, which has been dubbed “Southern
Charm,” in honor of the host area, attendees will participate in various
activities designed to enhance the RV lifestyle.
City Rolling Into Georgia in March
FMCA, a Cincinnati-based organization for
will head to Perry, Georgia, in mid-March for a
event to celebrate the RV lifestyle.
have scheduled more than 100 educational sessions aimed at helping RV owners
glean more enjoyment from their homes on wheels. Various RV experts will
conduct seminars during the event. Topics range from tire maintenance,
technology, and safe driving to microwave-convection cooking and RV trips
also will be able to tour RVs of all types, sizes, and price ranges as
part of the RV showcase that will take place during the event. Looking
for a diesel-powered motorhome with all of the latest luxuries? Or maybe
a fifth-wheel or conventional travel trailer that provides the amenities
needed to enjoy the RV life? Explore these options and everything in between
as you consider what would best suit your travel style.
organized activities include fun-filled games and exciting daytime and
evening entertainment. On tap is a performance by Southern humorist/speaker
Jeanne Robertson. The 6-foot-2-inch former Miss North Carolina, and Miss
Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, is as funny as she is
statuesque. Texas native Thomas Michael Riley will share his original country
music, and two-time Grammy-nominated Big Mike and the Booty Papas from
Macon will treat listeners to a collection of tasty blues, contemporary
R&B, country, and classic rock. The Grapevine, a 10-piece band, will
play music from the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. And on another night, the Macon
Pops will present their symphonic take on music from the 1960s through
also will have time for plenty of socializing with their fellow RV owners
during the week.
of the public are invited to join the fun. For those who want to view only
the RV displays and the supplier and component exhibits, admission costs
$10 per day or $25 for a family of three or more; children 12 and under
are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active
military ID are admitted free as well. Those who would like to take in
the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a
Daily Passport, which is available for $50 per person. 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.
for viewing the exhibits are as follows: Thursday, March 15, 1:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. to
owners are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring
their RV and stay with the group at the Georgia National Fairgrounds &
Agricenter. The gate registration price is $225 and also grants the RV
owner a one-year FMCA membership. (An additional fee is charged for electric.)
is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use
of recreation vehicles (RVs). The association maintains its national headquarters
in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 75,000 active member families.
FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription
to its monthly magazine; group discounts on a roadside assistance program,
motorhome insurance, and member-only RV tours and caravans; a tire purchasing
program; discounts on mobile internet plans from Verizon and Sprint; and
a medical emergency and travel assistance plan that is included with paid
membership dues and is valued at $105 per family. The association also
hosts two conventions each year, which is what will bring the group to
Perry, Georgia, in mid-March. The event, which will be the group’s 97th
International Convention, has been dubbed “Southern Charm” in honor of
the host area.
dates and location:
“Southern Charm” event will take place Thursday through Sunday, March 15
through 18, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.
members will gather to enjoy activities such as a sizable RV exhibition.
Leading manufacturers and dealers will bring new RVs for viewing. A variety
of RVs 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, and social activities.
many people are expected to attend?
than 2,500 RVs and some 6,000 people are expected to gather at the Georgia
National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.
the public attend?
residents are welcome to come view the RVs and the RV-related components
and accessories that will be on display. Daily admission for exhibits is
$10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more; children 12 and under
admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active military
ID will be admitted free. A Daily Passport that provides admittance to
the exhibits, seminars, and evening entertainment is available for $50
per person. Show hours on Thursday, March 15, will be from 1:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.; hours on Friday through Sunday, March 16 through 18, will be
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
the cost to view the RVs and the displays of RV components and accessories
is $10 per person. Thursday’s admission ticket is good on Friday, March
16, 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
& Agricenter. The $225 gate registration fee also grants an RV owner
a complimentary one-year FMCA membership. Electric hookups cost extra.
images and additional information, visit https://site.fmca.com/fmca-media-room.
Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle
Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families
who own and enjoy the use of self-contained recreation vehicles. The association
maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently
has more than 75,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a
number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family
Motor Coaching; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued
at $105 per family; group rates on a roadside assistance program and on
motorhome and auto 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 RV travel. The organization can be reached
at 513-474-3622 or 800-543-3622 and on the Web at FMCA.com.
of Communications, Publishing
ext. 234 or 513-474-3622