Motorhome Owners Group Headed for Good Times in Georgia

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, FMCA will gather in Perry, Georgia, to celebrate the motorhome lifestyle March 17-20, 2016, during FMCA’s 93rd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.


The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry becomes "motorhome city" when an FMCA convention comes to town.

We couldn’t ask for a better facility for an FMCA Family Reunion than the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

As luck would have it, members of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization for people who own motorhomes, will flock to Perry, Georgia, just in time to celebrate the fun of St. Patrick’s Day. The merrymaking won’t end that day, though. Members of the Cincinnati-based owners club will celebrate all things related to the motorhome lifestyle March 17 through 20, 2016, during FMCA’s 93rd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.

The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter has become a popular gathering spot for the association, which held its first event there in March 1996. The 2016 event will mark the ninth FMCA event hosted in Perry.

“We couldn’t ask for a better facility for an FMCA Family Reunion than the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter,” FMCA national president Charlie Adcock said. “We have plenty of room for parking our motorhomes, and the buildings allow us to set up first-rate exhibit space and seminar rooms. On top of that, the fairgrounds staff and local communities welcome us with good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. And the location just off Interstate 75, a main route for RVing snowbirds, is the cherry on top.”

A key element of these gatherings is an unparalleled motorhome showcase. Top motorhome manufacturers and dealers will display their latest models. With the variety of sizes and floor plans, attendees should be able to find a motorhome to suit their needs. Some might be looking for a rolling residence for full-time RV living; others may want a vehicle to serve as “party central” for weekend tailgating during college or pro football season; still others may be looking for a vehicle suitable for taking their kids, pets, etc. on weekend getaways or weeklong vacations. When it comes to outfitting the motorhome for travel, attendees will be able to head to the indoor exhibition halls, which will house more than 300 booths packed with a variety of RV-related products and services.

FMCA events also offer motorhome owners, as well as those exploring the idea of ownership, opportunities for enhancing their knowledge via seminars conducted by RV experts. More than 100 different topics will be addressed during the event in Perry.

In addition, motorhome owners will be treated to several nights of first-rate entertainment. On Saturday night, attendees will enjoy “Country Unplugged,” a show that features three country music stars all on stage at the same time – Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan, and Joe Diffie. Attendees also can take part in a variety of special activities, among them group tours of local sites and attractions.

Although the convention is organized for Family Motor Coach Association members, the organization also invites the public to attend and provides various admission options. For those who want to view only the motorhome exhibition, admission costs $7 per day; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult, as are those with an active military ID. Those who would prefer to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a Daily Passport, which is available for $65 per person ($55 for FMCA members).

RV owners are invited to take part in all of the activities and also to bring their RV and stay with the rest of the group at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Attendees may opt for 30-amp electric hookups or may choose to rely on their RV’s onboard resources and “dry camp.” Potable water and dump station facilities are available at the fairgrounds, and roving trucks will provide these services for a fee to those who want to keep enjoying the activities and not stop for housekeeping issues.

The FMCA member price is $215. The price for non-FMCA members is $265; this non-member fee automatically grants a one-year FMCA membership or Family Motor Coaching subscription to the RV owner. (An additional fee is charged for electric.) 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 (includes both print and digital editions).

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 approximately 70,000 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 at

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