What’s coming up in July 2022

What’s coming up in July 2022

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What’s coming up in July 2022

Summer is here, and July is just around the corner – although someone should probably tell the weather that!

We’re super keen for any excuse to get out and about with our families and friends in our VWs, and we’ve already been to a tonne of shows and events this year.

If you’re also looking for stuff to do – especially with the school holidays rapidly approaching – we’ve put together a handy list of different events that are coming up in July, including loads of VW shows, as well as some more unusual entries from our list of 100 Things to do for Under £100.

CamperJam 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
Shropshire, England

Camper Jam is a family VW Bus event for all types, which aims to be friendly and fun. Held on the grounds of Weston Park, Shropshire, we’ll be attending the show ourselves.

The organisers of Camper Jam say that show if for you if you’ve got a passion for VW Buses and the VW Community, enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, want somewhere the whole family feel safe and enjoy.

Click here for more information about Camper Jam 2022.

Camper Marmalade 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
East Sussex, England

A local VW festival in Sussex, now in its fourth year, we promise to bring you live entertainment and great music in a chilled family environment. 

For the last three years, the show has had free kids entertainment, an inflatable pub, great food, inter-club games, a wedding and a visit from the local Fire Brigade to cool the kids down. We are not sure we can top it but we are going to give it a go and we hope you will join us for a great weekend on the 1st - 3rd July 2022.

Click here to learn more about Camper Marmalade 2022.

European Bug-In 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
Chimay, Belgium

One of our personal favourite shows, the JK Team are big fans of EBI! Held every other year in Chimay, Belgium, European Bug-In is a mirror of the original Bug-In event from the USA, and gives attendees an awesome weekend of classic VW drag racing in the beautiful, rural town.

Click here for more info on European Bug-In 2022.

CamperJam 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
Shropshire, England

Camper Jam is a family VW Bus event for all types, which aims to be friendly and fun. Held on the grounds of Weston Park, Shropshire, we’ll be attending the show ourselves.

The organisers of Camper Jam say that show if for you if you’ve got a passion for VW Buses and the VW Community, enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, want somewhere the whole family feel safe and enjoy.

Click here for more information about Camper Jam 2022.

Camper Marmalade 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
East Sussex, England

A local VW festival in Sussex, now in its fourth year, we promise to bring you live entertainment and great music in a chilled family environment. 

For the last three years, the show has had free kids entertainment, an inflatable pub, great food, inter-club games, a wedding and a visit from the local Fire Brigade to cool the kids down. We are not sure we can top it but we are going to give it a go and we hope you will join us for a great weekend on the 1st - 3rd July 2022.

Click here to learn more about Camper Marmalade 2022.

European Bug-In 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
Chimay, Belgium

One of our personal favourite shows, the JK Team are big fans of EBI! Held every other year in Chimay, Belgium, European Bug-In is a mirror of the original Bug-In event from the USA, and gives attendees an awesome weekend of classic VW drag racing in the beautiful, rural town.

Click here for more info on European Bug-In 2022.

Vans In The Valley 2022
1 – 3 July 2022
North Yorkshire, England

A chilled-out campout weekend, set in the beautiful valley in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

There’ll be acoustic music on the Friday and Saturday nights, plusa food caterer on-site and an on-site bar. The local area is stunning and worth exploring, and there’s even a cafe next to the site which provides sandwiches cakes and hot drinks. Drinking water on site, a skip for your rubbish and waste facilities. Portable toilets will also be on site.

The famous, Tan Hill should be one on everyone's bucket list. It's roughly 11 miles into the valley, a 23-minute drive from the site.

Click here to get more information on Vans in the Valley 2022.

Alice's Day 2022
2 July 2022
Oxfordshire, England

Take part in the Oxford festival, centres around the tale of Alice in Wonderland. There is a parade within the streets and various other activities to keep yourselves and your children engaged with across the day.

Enjoy the city and make the most of everything while you're there; there are nearby camp locations so you can travel in style and return to the pleasures of your camper after a long day!

Alice's Day 2021 once again saw Oxford transformed for one day only into a Wonderland of Nonsense. They took Alice outdoors, in giant puppet form! The brand new Alice puppet wandered the streets of Oxford, accompanied by some very chatty talking flowers inspired by the Looking-Glass Garden of Live Flowers! Meanwhile the Red Queen demanded complete obedience from anyone who encountered her as she rode her Dodo about the streets.

Click here and learn more about Alice’s Day.

 

Barmouth Food Festival 2022
3 July 2022
Snowdonia, Wales

The Barmouth Food Festival proves popular with locals and visitors alike and lights up the Harbour and surrounding area with great sounds and wonderful aromas and a vibrant atmosphere.

The festival is a great opportunity to try new things and enjoy the scenery of Barmouth! Let face it, we all want an event that we can use as an excuse to get travelling in the camper, so here you have it.

Click here for more about Barmouth Food Festival.  

Dorset Volksfest 2022
8 – 10 August 2022
Wareham, England

Richie Rivers brought us the first Dorset Volksfest in 2013, and the event has grown steadily ever since.

No surprise when you get a full weekend of family entertainment including excellent live music, DJ/dance marquee, free things for kids to do, live displays and stunt shows, Pride in Ownership competition, trade village, a beer, cider & wine tent, a great choice of street food and, of course, more VWs than you can shake a stick at!

All wrapped up in a lovely vibe and sunshine (or not), with people of all ages doing their thing and having a great time

Click here to learn more on Dorset Volksfest 2022.

 

Volks Power 2022
8 – 10 July 2022
Redcar, England

The team are full steam ahead to come back in 2022 with a bigger and better show but all still wrapped up in the great family vibe that is Volkspower.

Tickets are on sale and the earlier you book the more money you can save. All tickets already purchased will be honoured and we do offer full refunds if the event has to be cancelled due to Covid.

They’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to the rugby club - if you haven't been before we have a great flat site just a couple of minutes’ walk from a 10 mile stretch of beach - plenty of space to tire out the kids and dogs!! We are also well placed for provisions if you can't get sorted on site.

Click here for more about Volks Power 2022.

 

Volksweald 2022
8 – 10 July 2022
Penshurst, England

From noon on the 8th until 5pm on the 10th July Volks Weald 2022, now in it's fourth year, will be held again at the stunning Penshurst Place in Kent, a privately owned, historic house of medieval origin.

Located in the charming village of Penshurst amongst glorious countryside in the centre of the Weald of Kent. With a history spanning seven centuries, Penshurst Place has been the setting for many sumptuous events, Kings, Queens, Noblemen & great poets have dined there since 1341. The VW community, friends and the public will come together for an old skool weekender & car show in 62 acres of beautiful parkland.

The event is aimed at families & clubs and is set up so they can enjoy a great two-night camping experience with a superb entertainment programme, trade village and catering avenue. Importantly, we go back to the real basics of a VW show. Great times, great people & great cars! You are guaranteed to have a ball!

Click here to learn more about Volks Weald 2022.

Carry on Crafting Festival 2022
8 – 10 July 2022
West Sussex, England

Campers and crafting? This sounds like a barrel of fun!

The Carry on crafting festival celebrates everything craft related; if that sounds like something you or your partner would enjoy, there's no reason not to treat them! You can even take your camper and camp down there!

Fancy really going for it? Then why not stay with them for the entire weekend and join in the camping fun! Tickets will include Friday and Saturday night camping (caravan, tent or campervan/motorhome), two days entry for two adults (any extra adults will need to buy weekend day tickets) and so much fun you won’t know what to do with yourself!

Please note the camping pitches are 6m x 10m if your motorhome does not fit in this space you will need to book TWO pitches or hope you have a mate who has a small tent and you can share their pitch.

Click here for more about Carry on Crafting 2022.

 

Blue Reef Festival 2022
15 – 17 July 2022
Maidstone, England

Blue Reef Fest's second year will be even more glorious than the first! Now expanding the festival over a 2 day period, there's even more reason to come and enjoy yourselves!

The event is based here on Loddington Farm in Kent and we think it is a pretty special place with inspirational people and businesses.

Click here to learn more about Blue Reef Festival.

 

Dub Odyssey 2022
15 – 17 July 2022
Rotherham, England

Join the crew at the North's longest running VW festival. All for less than a normal weekends camping would cost you. Plenty of space to camp in & spread out. Loads of entertainment at a great venue. Easy to get to from the M1, M18 & A1!

Click here to learn more about Dub Odyssey 2022.

Classic Nostalgia 2022
15 – 17 July 2022
Worcester, England

Classic Nostalgia is a highlight in the UK’s motorsport calendar with the very best racing cars, vintage specials, garden party atmosphere and track action with Rally cars and… just cool cars from all eras as anything goes!

A relaxed meeting with lots going on away from the track too. But there will be lots of excitement alongside the hill climb!

Dogs unfortunately are not allowed. Children under 16 go free!

Click here for more on Classic Nostalgia 2022.

 

Bug Jam 35 2022
22 – 24 July 2022
Northants, England

A true VW festival in every sense of the word, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, bringing to life the very essence of VW and Campervan culture. Europe’s largest VW Show incorporates an eclectic mix of all things VW, with Drag Racing, Run What Ya Brung, Music, Show & Shine, Comedy, Stunt Displays, Fun Fair, massive Trade Village, Retrojumble and much more.

Click here for more on Bug Jam 2022.

 

Vanlife Festival
23 – 24 July 2022
Warwickshire, England

The event for free spirits who want to build their dreams! 

"Vanlife Festival" is a major event never seen before in the UK. Offering the vanlife community a place to exhibit their self-builds, share their adventures, and pass on their priceless knowledge with others. We welcome all makes and models from the smallest of micro campers to coaches, horseboxes, or even massive ex-army 8x8 trucks ... and of course everything else in between!

Workshops and travel talks, live music, fire-pits, bespoke traders specialising in kit, accessories and gear for self-builders, inspirational display vehicles, tasty street food, kid's entertainment, dog friendly, bushcraft and outdoor activities, camper autojumble, the list goes on!

Click here to learn more about Vanlife Festival 2022.

The Biggest Summer in History at Warwick Castle 2022
23 July to 4 August 2022
Warwickshire, England

Discover a bundle of excitement and entertainment at Warwick Castle this summer! The event takes place across the whole summer and there's a variety of things to enjoy at the castle.

Enjoy a lesson in history and culture as well as watching incredible enactments.

Click here to learn more about the Biggest Summer in History.

 

Hail Hadrian!
23 – 24 July 2022
Northumberland, England

Bring the family together to experience the thrill and adrenaline of Roman life. There will be actors, artillery, archery and cavalry shows!

You can get the kids into sword school and even have a go at being a roman soldier!

Amazing fun and a great hands-on learning experience for young ones and yourselves!

Click here for more info on Hail Hadrian!

 

Dubtoberfest 2022
29 July – 1 August 2022
Cheltenham, 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.

See you there. Ein Prosit!

Click here for more about Dubtoberfest 2022.

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

Eisteddfod of Wales 2022 - Get involved!

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! Grab your camper and the kids for a fun weekend in Wales and travel down for the fun!

Click here for more on the National Eiseddfod of Wales 2022.

 

Endless Summer 2022
31 July 2022
Basingstoke, England

Endless Summer is held in order to raise money for Naomi House Children's Hospice and showcases a wide variety of Volkswagen models both new and old, customed and manufacturers fit. There was also a huge selection of food stalls and entertainment for all the family.

Click here for more information about Endless Summer 2022.

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