Another Day in Perrydise – FMCA’s 102nd Convention

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) held its 102nd International Convention & RV Expo, nicknamed Another Day in Perrydise, on March 10-13, 2021. The event was held at Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, in Perry, Georgia. It was the thirteenth time FMCA has held a convention in Perry, making it the most frequented venue for the association. 

From the moment the first RVs started to arrive on-site until departure day, this convention began to live up to its name – Perrydise. The weather was beautiful, with blue skies, very few clouds, and warm weather in the mid-70’s most of the week. Night after night, attendees were rewarded for a busy convention day with a gorgeous Georgia sunset over the fairgrounds. 

Another aspect that made this convention special was that it had been over a year and a half since FMCA’s last convention in Minot, North Dakota. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly every convention attendee, volunteer, and exhibitor had been waiting for the first time they returned to an event like this and were able to gather again. While things were not QUITE how they used to be, this event successfully went out without any incidents thanks to the outstanding cooperation and help from everybody on site. COVID safety protocol was in use throughout the entire event, both indoors and outside, to keep everybody in attendance safe. 

From the educational seminars and crafts to the on-site RV displays and exhibitor halls, there was plenty of activities for everyone. The daytime and evening entertainment was very popular among the attendees too. 

Each day of the convention is filled with seminars on topics ranging from technical product guides to trip planning, RV cooking, or working from the road.
FMCA National President Jon Walker poses with The HALO Group, a local charity from Perry. FMCA raised $1,200 for The HALO Group during “The Magic Mile” walkathon that took place Friday morning during the convention.
Country star Josh Turner and his band put on an incredible concert to a socially distanced arena full of convention attendees who had been deprived of live music for nearly a year due to the pandemic.
RV shoppers had a huge selection of coaches to tour all week long with displays from some of the industry’s leading RV manufacturers.

Would you like to see more photos? Check out FMCA’s Facebook page or search the hashtag #fmcaGA21 on Twitter or Instagram

Did you attend FMCA’s Another Day in Perrydise convention? What was your favorite part of the event? If you couldn’t be there, what is your favorite FMCA convention memory? Comment below and don’t forget to keep your eyes out for FMCA’s 103rd convention in Gillette, Wyoming. Registration will open in early April 2021. 

 

1 Comment on Another Day in Perrydise – FMCA’s 102nd Convention

  1. Husband spent days volunteering to park RVs and made some lifelong friends. I volunteered with the activity carts and met many new people. Laughed, smiled, and enjoyed the days. Enjoyed the seminars, vendors, and entertainment.

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