An FMCA First: A Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase In Massachusetts

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FMCA’s 94th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, to be held August 3-6, 2016, will mark the first time the association has held one of its international events in the Bay State. The group will visit Eastern States Exposition, located in West Springfield.

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FMCA will welcome motorhome travelers, as well as the public, Aug. 3-6, 2016, to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

We are beyond excited to be taking our Family Reunion event to the northeastern United States, and specifically to Massachusetts.

Family Motor Coach Association has announced that Eastern States Exposition will host the first international Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase event to be held in the state of Massachusetts. Although regional FMCA events and many chapter rallies have taken place in Massachusetts, and even at Eastern States Exposition, FMCA’s August 3 through 6, 2016, showcase will mark the first time the association has held one of its international events in the Bay State.

Located in West Springfield, Eastern States Exposition hosts more than 100 different events throughout the year, including "The BIG E,” its signature regional fair, which involves the six New England states.

“We are beyond excited to be taking our Family Reunion event to the northeastern United States, and specifically to Massachusetts,” FMCA national president Charlie Adcock said. “Since the association’s first national office was located in Hanson, Massachusetts, and a number of FMCA’s charter members lived in the Northeast, it’s ironic that we’ve never hosted an event in the state. So, this return to FMCA’s roots is long overdue.”

FMCA’s Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase events bring together motorhome owners for several days of immersion in all things related to the RV lifestyle. Motorhome owners cite the educational aspects of the events as a primary reason for attending. The goal is to provide motorhome owners information to help them enjoy their travels to the fullest. During the event at Eastern States Exposition next summer, they will take part in seminars with topics ranging from chassis maintenance to microwave-convection cooking. More than 100 different sessions will be offered.

Another key reason for attending is the Motorhome Showcase, in which major motorhome manufacturers and dealers display their latest models. With a variety of sizes and floor plans, attendees should be able to find a motorhome to suit their needs. When it comes to outfitting the motorhome for travel, attendees will be able to head to the indoor exhibition hall, which will house hundreds of booths packed with a variety of RV-related products and services.

In addition, motorhome owners will be treated to several nights of first-rate entertainment and a variety of special activities. Among them will be group tours of local sites and attractions.

Although the convention is organized for Family Motor Coach Association members, the organization also invites members of the public to attend and provides various admission options. Registration for the West Springfield event, FMCA’s 94th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, is expected to begin in March 2016.

In the meantime, FMCA leaders and staff are putting the finishing touches on the association’s 93rd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, which will take place March 17 through 20, 2016, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.

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. Registrations currently are being taken for this event. For more information, visit FMCA.com or call (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622.

The association welcomes all motorhome owners as members. Dues are $50 for the first year and $40 per year thereafter. Those who do not yet own a motorhome but are interested in learning more may sign up for a subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine for $30 per year.

Family Motor Coach Association 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 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 motorhome travel and recreation. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the Web at FMCA.com.

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