Family Motor Coach Association invites participation

By now you have probably heard or read about the Family Motor Coach international convention taking place in Minot Aug. 14-17. While the humongeous coaches are impressive to see, getting involved and interacting with the 5,000 FMCA members anticipated is also recommended.

And that is allowed.

We published an article in Saturday’s paper that lays out an invitation to the public to participate in the 100th annual convention and take in some of the exhibits and entertainment.

The entertainment most notably includes a presentation by Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and a concert featuring The Spinners.

“Members of the public are invited to join the fun. For those who want to view only the RV displays and the supplier and component exhibits, admission costs $10 per day 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.

“Saturday, Aug. 17, has been declared “Minot Day,” and all local residents will be admitted free to the RV Expo portion of the event.

“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.”

It sounds like the perfect opportunity to learn about motor coaches and living life on the road – when one chooses to. FMCA, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has held rallies in Minot before, so we are certain rigs of all sizes and price ranges will be among the 2,000 units expected to attend this convention.

The four-day event will take over the State Fairgrounds – all of the buildings will be used by FMCA.

The convention promises to be a good time for FMCA members. And it could be a delightful new experience for local non-members willing to check into the RV lifestyle while so many ambassadors for RVing enjoy their stay in Minot.