CINCINNATI, Ohio — Freedom is one of the benefits of recreation vehicle travel – the freedom to hit the open road and to travel the highways and byways while taking along the comforts of home.
In early August, members of Family Motor Coach Association – a Cincinnati-based organization for owners of motorhomes – will embrace this freedom as they point their RVs toward Massachusetts, a state that played a pivotal role in U.S. history as it relates to the quest for freedom, a release from the organization stated. The Eastern States Exposition, home of the BIG E, in West Springfield will host association members from Aug. 3 – 6, as they celebrate all things related to motorhome travel.
“We are thrilled to be planning FMCA’s first-ever international convention in the state of Massachusetts,” said Charlie Adcock, FMCA national president. “Not only did the Northeast play a part in the birth of the United States, but it also played a role in the founding of FMCA back in 1963. The meeting where FMCA was formed took place in New England, and many early members lived there as well.”
Anyone considering the idea of traveling by motorhome would do well to attend this event in Massachusetts. For starters, motorhome manufacturers and dealers will display their latest models as part of the motorhome showcase scheduled to take place, the release stated. In addition, more than 300 indoor booths will be chock-full of RV-related components and products, and company representatives offering a variety of services to RV owners also will be on hand.
FMCA events also allow motorhome owners — and those exploring the idea of ownership — to expand their knowledge via seminars conducted by RV experts. More than 100 different topics will be addressed during the event in West Springfield.
In addition, motorhome owners will be treated to several nights of topnotch entertainment. On Aug. 4, The Texas Tenors will present a patriotic salute with their show titled “Let Freedom Sing.” The members of this singing group finished fourth in the TV show “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 and have continued to delight audiences since that time. August 5, will bring an upbeat, family-friendly performance by The Dave and Daphne Show. Massachusetts native and country music recording artist Ayla Brown will take the stage on Aug. 6. Attendees also can take part in a variety of special activities, among them group tours of local sites and attractions.
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 Eastern States Exposition, home of the BIG E. Details and pricing are available at FMCA.com/conventions-64/west-springfield-2016.html.
For those who want to view only the motorhome exhibition, admission costs $10 per day; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult, as are those with an active military ID.
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).
SOURCE: FMCA press release