2,600 Rigs Expected at FMCA Rally in Ohio
Hundreds of motorhomes and a variety of accessory merchandise will be assembled in Bowling Green, Ohio, July 20-23 in a display of recreation vehicles at Bowling Green State University.
The motorhome exhibition is part of a convention of an international motorhome owners’ club, the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to an FMCA news release.
The RV exhibition is just one element of the FMCA convention. Approximately 2,600 families will travel from across North America in their motorhomes to take part in the event, and some 8,000 people will be on hand. The convention will include seminars on topics relative to RVing, topflight professional entertainment and various social events.
On Monday, July 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., a special viewing of only the motorhome exhibits will take place. Hours for viewing motorhome and booth display exhibits are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Some 18 motorhome manufacturers and five Ohio dealers will be bringing new motorhomes to Bowling Green for convention attendees to tour. Plus, approximately 230 companies will display their wares inside the air-conditioned space of the Charles Perry Field House, encompassing nearly 75,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space.
The daily fee for viewing motorhomes and booth displays is $7 per person; children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Visitors can save $2 on a day pass by bringing a nonperishable food item to benefit the Bowling Green Food Pantry. A Daily Passport that provides admittance to the exhibits, seminars, and daytime and evening entertainment is available for $55 per person. The admission fee on Monday covers admission on Tuesday as well.
Convention attendees will be able to view the latest features and innovations that are available in motorhomes. Some of the displays will feature production-line units, and others will demo custom-built coaches for uses ranging from family camping to transporting high-tech business equipment, or for use as conference coaches. A great variety of motorhome styles and a broad price range will be represented. In addition, the Charles Perry Field House will overflow with RV accessories, components, supplies and campground information.