Members of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), a Cincinnati-based organization for motorhome owners, will head to Wisconsin’s capital city at the end of July for a four-day event focusing on various aspects of their favorite form of travel.
According to a press release, a “small city on wheels” will take shape as the owners of some 2,000 motorhomes converge on the Alliant Energy Center in Madison July 29-Aug. 1 for FMCA’s 92nd Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase. The event has been dubbed “Escape to Wisconsin” as attendees will participate in various activities designed to enhance the motorhome lifestyle..
A roster of learning opportunities will be available with more than 100 educational sessions scheduled while various RV experts will conduct seminars. Topics range from motorhome chassis maintenance to microwave convection cooking. Attendees also will be able to tour motorhomes of all types, sizes and price ranges as part of the Motorhome Showcase.
Other organized activities include tours of local attractions, fun-filled games, and musical performances each evening. Members will also have time for socializing with fellow motorhome owners.
Members of the general public are invited. 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 $75 per person ($65 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 Alliant Energy Center. Attendees may opt for 50-amp (limited) or 30-amp electric hookups, or may choose to rely on their motorhome’s onboard resources and “dry camp.” Potable water and dump station facilities are available at Alliant Energy Center, or 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 price for non-FMCA members is $265; this fee automatically grants the RV owner a one-year FMCA membership and/or a one-year subscription to Family Motor Coaching magazine. The FMCA member price is $215. (An additional fee is charged for electric.)