Here's what's coming up in August 2022

Here's what's coming up in August 2022

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Published 25 July 2022
Josh Reynolds
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Here's what's coming up in August 2022

We’re right in the thick of it now, with summer in full swing and August looming just around the corner! Hopefully you’ve been able to get out and about in your classic or camper with family and friends and make the most if it.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a fun weekend out, or just any excuse to hit the open road and go do something cool, you’re in the right place! We’ve put together a list of some of the great shows and events which are coming up in August 2022.

There’s also our list of 100 Things to do for Under £100, which includes everything from the World Gravy Wrestling Championships through to Steam Fairs and everything in between.

All of these activities and events will cost less than £100 for a family of four to attend, and many of them are totally free.

Click here to check out our list of 100 Things to do for Under £100, or read on to see some of the things you can get involved with next month.

Dubtoberfest 2022
29th July - 1st August 2022
Cheltenham Racecourse, England

The UK's only Bavarian-themed VW festival for families, clubs, groups and lovers of all that is VW.

For fine food, beautiful beer, cracking competitions, activities and great company, join the growing Dubtoberfest family today.

Click here for more information about Dubtoberfest 2022

The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022
30 July to 6 August 2022
Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales

Discover the National Eisteddfod, a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. Held annually during the first week of August. Teeming with stands, stalls, shops, food, music, arts and crafts, design and architecture.

You won't want to miss out!

Click here to learn more about the National Eiseddfod of Wales 2022

T3 Bus Meet
5 to 7 August 2022
Hill Farm Marina, West Midlands, England

The T3 Bus Meet is the only event dedicated to the VW T3 (or T25, if you prefer!), with dedicated traders selling new, used and modified parts amd accessories for the VW T3. 

We're proud to be sponsoring the event, and look forward to going ourselves to soak up the vibes!

Click here for more information about the T2 Bus Meet 2022

Dubs South Campout 2022
5 to 7 August 2022
Dean, Hampshire, England

Dubs South Campout is a family-run, family-friendly camping weekend that started in 2020, after lockdown gave us serious camping withdrawals.

Our first year was a huge success and back by popular demand, we’re going bigger than before. Join us for a quintessentially English event where we celebrate German engineering and all the fun that comes with camping in the Great British countryside.

Click here to learn more about Dubs South Campout 2022

World Championship Hen Racing 2022
6 August 2022

Barley Mow, Matlock, England

You can go to the World Championship Hen Racing! The competition has been going for centuries, and is held at the Barley Mow pub in Bonsall.

Grab your camper, grab the kids and ride down for a weekend of hen racing!

Click here to find out more about the 2022 World Championships of Hen Racing

Beach Dubbin 2022
7 August 2022
Southsea Common, Portsmouth, England
After making it’s debut in 2018, rising out of the ashes of Beach Buggin’, newly established Beach Dubbin’ is making it’s return to Southsea Common!

If you're planning on bringing your vehicle to the show, we offer an arena for vehicles of interest at £10 for all day attendance (10am - 4pm).

Click here for more on Beach Dubbin’ 2022

Tatton Park VW Show 2022
7 August 2022

Tatton Park, Knutsford, England

 The team behind the Tatton Park VW Show are looking forward to the 2022 Show, having put in a load of work to make sure it’s an unforgettable event!

Click here for more information on Tatton Park 2022

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2022
11 to 14 Agust 2022

Bristol, England

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 hot air balloons from across the globe. It’s a sight that can only be seen in Bristol!

Click here for more about Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2022

VW Festival 2022
12 to 14 August 2022

Harewood House, Leeds, England

The UK's largest family-friendly VW show. A full weekend of live entertainment, live music, VWs galore and a great venue with a laid-back atmosphere.

The 2022 theme is Music Legends – nice!

Click here to learn more on VW Festival 2022

Driffield Steam Fair 2022
13 to 14 August 2022

Driffield Showground, Yorkshire, England

The Driffield Steam Fair is now in its 32nd Year, and will be back on 13th & 14th August 2022! There will be plenty for all ages to see and do over the weekend.

Steam engine exhibits include rollers, road locomotives, lorries, showman’s engines and miniature engines. Vintage & Classic Vehicles exhibits on show include tractors, cars, lorries, commercial vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles.

Click here for more info on the 2022 Driffield Steam Fair

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 2022
13 to 21 August 2022
Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, England

Over the last 25 years, the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival has grown massively.

The festival now welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The town has had all kinds of themes for their two 'official' trails, with fun clues specially written for children or grown-ups - from pop stars to royalty and literary characters to the Olympics.

Click here for more on the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 2022

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022
13 to 29 August 2022
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's next hybrid Book Festival will feature hundreds of events for adults and children, all with in-person audiences; many will also be streamed live on the website. The 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival will take place at the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art on Lauriston Place in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Click here for more on the 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Denbighshire & Flint Agricultural Show 2022
18 August 2022
Holywell, Wales

The Denbigh and Flint Show site sits in the Vale of Clwyd, Denbighshire, North Wales. The show has travelled all over the Counties of Flintshire but is settling for a long period on the edge of Rhyl.

As well as this major one-day event, the Society runs various other social and fundraising gatherings throughout the year for its many members and supporters. These include such things as dinners, lunches, whist drives, horse fun rides, fashion shows, and for those who like a flutter, a 100 Club with twice yearly draws for its members.

Click here to learn all about the 2022 Denbighshire & Flint Agricultural Show

V Dub At The Pub 2022
19 to 21 August 2022
The Meadows, Wimborne, England

Launched in 2008, VDUB At The PUB is a family-friendly music and VW festival based in Wimborne Minster. The team behind the popular event are proud to support the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Camping, stalls, music and a show & shine event will all be there over the weekend.

Click here to learn more about V Dub at the Pub 2022

Skeg Vegas 2022
19 to 21 August 2022
Revesby Country Park, Lincolnshire, England

Viva Skeg Vegas is a family-friendly Classic VW show. Starting from humble beginnings in a car park in Skegness, the team behind the show let their little event grow, nurturing it with passion and enthusiasm, which is why they’re so proud it has earned the title of one of the must-do classic VW weekend events of the year!

 Click here for more about Skegvegas 2022

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2022
20 to 21 August 2022
Isle of Wight, England

Since 1983, The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival has been held on the third weekend in August every year at The Fighting Cocks Crossroads, just outside of Newchurch.

Attended by families young and old, the Island’s Biggest Summer show plays host to star chefs, musicians, local charities and businesses and more from far and wide.

With live music, children’s activities and lots of garlic, the show is not to be missed!

Click here for more about the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2022

Camper Calling 2022
26 to 28 August 2022
Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, England

From music magic on the Lakeside Stage to the best up and coming bands on the Arrow Stage, it’s nothing but non-stop fun festival vibes all weekend.

Of course, we’ll have your favourite family activities to keep everyone busy! From constant fun for our littlest Callers in the Carnival Field to the calm and connected sanctuary of our Mindfulness and Wellness Field, there really is something for all ages. 

Click here to find out more about Camper Calling 2022

Vanlife Eats Big Picnic 2022
26 to 28 August 2022
Dummer Down Farm, Hampshire, England

Head to Basingstoke, near JK HQ, for three days and three nights of hanging out, feasting with fellow vanlifers with a backdrop of live music, trade stalls, various activities for all the family (including the furry ones) and vanlife inspiration.

Click here for more information about Vanlife Eats Big Picnic 2022

Beach Gathering 2022
26 to 29 August 2022
Budle Farm Campsite, Bamburgh, England

The chilled-out weekend, camper vans, beach and good old fashioned family fun. 4 days 3 nights camping for the whole family. With toilets and showers. Everyone is welcome, you don't have to own a VW, it just helps!

A 1-mile-wide bay on the Northumberland coast, between Bamburgh to the southeast and Lindisfarne to the northwest. Peaceful unspoiled beaches in all directions.

Click here for more info on Beach Gathering 2022

World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2022
27 to 28 August 2022

Waen Rhydd peat bog, Powys, Wales

The World Bog Snorkelling Championship attracts around 150 competitors. The 2019 winner was Neil Rutter, although his winning time of 1 minute 21.78 seconds was outside his own world record bog snorkelling time of 1 minute 18.82 seconds set the previous year.

A very out of the ordinary sport, is well worth travelling to enjoy the entertainment of if you're daring enough, join in!

Click here to learn more about the World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2022

World Gravy Wrestling Championships 2022
29 August 2022

Newchurch Road, Rossendale, England

Take a drive in the campervan to Rossendale and preview the glory or even join in! The event brings in crowds from all areas, press coverage and is a great family day out. Activities for the kids including face painting, a bouncy castle and other activities. Cake and tombola stalls are dotted around. Firefighters are present to wash off the contestants after the matches and food and drink can be purchased all day.

Click here for more about the World Gravy Wrestling Championships 2022

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