Contact: Pamela Kay (800) 543-3622
Robbin Gould, (513) 474-3622
RV EXPO TAKING PLACE IN LINCOLN
Cincinnati, Ohio — FMCA, an international organization for RV owners, will host the “Golden Getaway” International Convention and RV Expo Presented By Blue Ox at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, August 24 through 27, 2022. The event, FMCA’s 105th international convention, originally was scheduled to take place in August 2020. FMCA was forced to cancel the 2020 gathering when prohibitions on large gatherings were implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancaster Event Center had dates open for August 2022, so the event was able to be postponed. And now the owners of nearly 700 RVs will travel to Nebraska to take part in this rescheduled gathering.
“We’re looking forward to making our first visit to Nebraska for an FMCA International Convention and RV Expo,” said FMCA events director Doug Uhlenbrock. “All of the excitement that was squashed by the pandemic in 2020 is amping up again, and we are making plans to have a great time in Lincoln. We’ve been impressed during our planning meetings by all that the city and the Lancaster Event Center have to offer RV enthusiasts, and we can’t wait for this gathering.”
The event isn’t just for members. FMCA invites all RV owners to join the festivities along with those who may be considering the RV lifestyle or are just curious about this super-size RV event.
During an FMCA convention, RV owners stay at the host facility in their homes on wheels, and a new neighborhood pops up almost overnight.
One key element of the event is the RV Expo. RV manufacturers and dealers display the latest models and invite convention attendees and members of the public to stop by for a tour. RV-related accessories, components, services, and other products of interest to travelers will be available as well.
When they aren’t shopping, attendees can take part in seminars. Various RV experts will conduct sessions during the event. Topics range from tire maintenance, technology, and safe driving to RV trips to Alaska, New Zealand/Australia, and more.
A variety of daytime and evening entertainment is offered, and attendees have numerous opportunities for socializing with others who share their love of the RV lifestyle. These range from organized activities such as morning coffee hour and an ice cream social to impromptu meetups.
Lincoln residents may spot convention attendees wearing their “Golden Getaway” badges in the Historic Haymarket District on Tuesday evening, August 23. FMCA and title sponsor Blue Ox (based in Pender, Nebraska) will cohost “Welcome To Lincoln Night” for attendees, who will be invited to come downtown for a night of food and fun. The RV owners will be encouraged to check out the restaurants, shops, and other attractions in the Haymarket District, with discounts offered by many area businesses. At Lincoln Station Great Hall, entertainment and refreshments will be available for convention attendees throughout the night during the “Blue Ox Bash.”
Multiple options are available for those who wish to attend the FMCA convention. As noted, RV owners are invited to bring their vehicle and stay on-site to enjoy all the activities. The gate registration price for that is $245 and also grants RV owners who are new to FMCA a one-year FMCA membership. (An additional fee is charged for electric.)
For those who want to view only the RV Expo portion of the event, single-day admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active military ID are admitted free as well. The day pass for Wednesday, August 24, also will be good for Thursday, August 25. On Saturday, August 27, as a thank-you to the Lincoln community, FMCA will welcome area residents to attend the RV Expo at no charge.
Those who would like to take in the exhibits and also attend seminars and entertainment may purchase a Daily Passport, which is available for $50 per person per day.
RV Expo hours will be Wednesday, August 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, August 25 through 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours for purchasing Public Gate or Daily Passport tickets will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, through Saturday, August 27.
Free public parking will be available by entering the fairgrounds via Gate 2 off Havelock Avenue; take a left into Lot H, the designated public parking lot. The ticket trailer will be across the bridge in Lot AZ.
For more information or to register, visit https://www.fmca.com/fmca-lincoln-2022-learn-more.
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ABOUT FMCA: ENHANCING THE RV LIFESTYLE
FMCA is the world’s largest not-for-profit association for recreation vehicle (RV) owners. The organization maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has nearly 150,000 active members. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family RVing; a medical emergency and travel assistance program valued at $200 per family; a tire purchasing program; group rates on a roadside assistance program, RV and auto insurance, and health insurance; discounted rates for RV tours and caravans; and discounts on a mobile internet access plan. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of RV travel. The organization can be reached at (513) 474-3622 or (800) 543-3622 and on the web at FMCA.com.