FMCA’s 106th International Convention & RV Expo will take place March 15-18, 2023, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter (GNFA) in Perry, Georgia. The rally will be the association’s largest gathering in years if early registrations are an accurate indicator of total registrations, FMCA said.
In the first week, more than 700 RVers signed up for the “Lucky 13” event, so named because this is the FMCA’s 13th GNFA convention. The group has held the event at GFNA more times than any other locale.
According to event organizers, the “exceptional” registration numbers are due to the venue and to FMCA members’ excitement surrounding this convention.
“There is no doubt that the Georgia National Fairgrounds is one of the premiere facilities for hosting an FMCA event,” said Doug Uhlenbrock, FMCA director of events. “It has everything we look for in a convention site: plenty of great parking space; a wide array of buildings for our seminars, exhibits, entertainment and offices; beautiful, well-kept grounds and a convenient location just off I-75. Plus, we have such a great staff to work with who really understand FMCA and what we need to present a successful event.”
FMCA’s 2021 convention at GNFA was its first after the pandemic shutdown in 2020. The event required numerous restrictions to satisfy Georgia and Houston County protocols at the time. Although many attendees deemed the convention a success, the numbers were much lower than for previous FMCA events at the grounds. The 2023 registration figures suggest FMCA RVers are eager to return to their Southern convention “home.”
“Our attendees consistently tell us that Perry is one of their favorite places to go, so that is why we are back for our 13th show there,” Uhlenbrock said. “After COVID-19 minimized the opportunities for large gatherings in 2020 and 2021, and the spike in fuel prices kept folks from traveling as much in 2022, our members are ready to get back to the fun and excitement that only an FMCA convention provides.”
To register for FMCA’s “Lucky 13” convention, call 800-543-3622 or register here.
“We have numerous chapters and groups who cannot wait to converge in the middle of Georgia for a week of socializing with friends they may not have seen in a few years,” Uhlenbrock said.