FMCA, a Cincinnati-based international association for RV owners, has announced the dates and locations for its conventions in 2019.
According to a press release, FMCA will be making a return visit to a popular venue for the association’s 99th International Convention and RV Expo — the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Ga. The March 13-16, 2019, gathering will mark the 11th convention FMCA has hosted at this middle Georgia facility, which FMCA leaders describe as tailor-made for an FMCA event.
“We haven’t hosted a convention at the same venue two years in a row since the early days of FMCA. So, this is a bit of a departure from the norm. But Perry is such a fantastic facility and meets our needs so well that we have decided to go back there next year. Meanwhile, we’ll be exploring other potential locations for future winter/spring events,” FMCA National President Jon Walker said.
The location of the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter just off Interstate 75, and the usual timing of the gathering as many snowbirds are heading back home, play a role in the success the association has with events held at this facility. A number of the group’s largest events have taken place there, most recently in March 2018.
“The staff at the fairgrounds are great to work with,” noted FMCA Executive Director Chris Smith. “And the facility has made substantial improvements over the years to help accommodate FMCA events, including adding roadways and drainage in RV parking areas. Not only that, but the community rolls out the red carpet to welcome FMCA families. So, we’re looking forward to being in Perry again next year.”
In addition, FMCA’s 100th International Convention and RV Expo will be held Aug.-14-17 in Minot, N.D.
“FMCA has hosted conventions at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds three times in the past, most recently in 2005; so, this will be a long overdue return visit,” said FMCA Events Director Doug Uhlenbrock. “Minot offers a small-town feel with big-town amenities and attractions and will make a great destination for this special celebration of FMCA’s 100th convention.”
Registration for the Perry convention will begin on Sept. 12 while registration for the Minot convention will begin on Feb. 13.
Registrations currently are being accepted for FMCA’s 98th International Convention and RV Expo, set to take place July 18-21, 2018, at CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyo. RVers who sign up before May 23 receive early-bird pricing and save $30 off the gate registration fee. Various registration options are offered.
To learn more about FMCA events, visit FMCA.com or call (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622.