2024 Camper Van Events: Find Your Nearest Festival
- Who are these festivals for? The Vanlife Community in 2024.
- Essential Guidelines for Festival Goers
- What to expect?
- Know the Rules
- Embrace Local Culture
- Top Tips for the Ultimate VW Festival Experience
- Insider Tips to Maximize Fun
- Best Spots for Events Viewing
- Time Management Hacks
- Networking with Fellow Festival-goers
Who are these festivals for? The Vanlife Community in 2024.
Our community has grown wider since the "great unpleasantness" of 2020. "Vanlifer" is an inclusive term we use to cover everyone from full-time van dwellers, motorhome owners, retirees on a European tour and VW enthusiasts of both the air-cooled and water-cooled variety. Whether you own a day van, live in a van, enjoy festival camping, or are just a van enthusiast, we are sure you'd be welcome at any of these events across the UK.
2024 Campervan Festival Dates & Locations
|Name||Location||Type||Dates||Dogs Allowed1||Food Available||Alcohol Available2||Live Music||Tents Allowed|
|Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show||NEC Birmingham||Exhibition||13 February 2024 - 18 February 2024||No||Yes||No||No||No||More Info|
|Price: Per Adult £12.50||Over 400 leading exhibitors offering their latest and most innovative products and services across almost 20 acres of the NEC.|
|Alive & Kickin||Haughley Park, Suffolk||Festival||19 April 2024 - 21 October 2023||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £35.00, Day Pass £10.00||A small relaxed back to basics camping weekend.|
|VW Campfest||Stonehenge Campsite & Glamping||Festival||21 April 2024 - 23 April 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Per Adult £30.00, Per Child £10.00||Spring VW Festival Celebrates All VWs - Bring Your Car Or Camper Van For This Start Of The Season Bash, Live Bands, Food Vendors And Much More.|
|Campervan Campout||South of England Showground, Haywards Heath||Festival||3 May 2024 - 5 May 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £150.00||(max 2 adults & 3 children included in pitch fee, extra Adult £20, extra Child £10)|
|The Only Meet Is Essex||Orsett Showground, Grays||Festival||3 May 2024 - 5 May 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £35.00, Day Pass £9.50||A weekend festival of Campervans, Cars, Food, Booze, Live Performers, Bands & DJs, and 60+ trade pitches!|
|VW Breakout||Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough||Festival||17 May 2024 - 19 May 2024||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||Family Friendly VW Weekender! A three-day relaxed VW Festival with all the elements of the shows we all know and love!|
|Vanlife Festival||The West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury||Festival||31 May 2024 - 2 June 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||The event for free spirits who enjoy vanlife & the great outdoors!|
|Alive and V-Dubbin||Haughley Park, Suffolk||Festival||6 June 2024 - 9 June 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Mighty Dub Fest||Alnwick Castle, Northumberland||Festival||14 June 2024 - 16 June 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £55.00, Per Child £35.00||The North Easts award winning family festival, celebrating the van life scene, live music and festival fun|
|VanLifeFest||Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire||Festival||21 June 2024 - 23 June 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £55.00, Day Pass £5.00, Per Child £13.00||VanLife Fest is a family-friendly campervan weekend of live music, a trade village, free family entertainment, & fully licensed bars, climbing walls, a circus, a gaming van, and much more!|
|VWt Festival||Kent Showground||Festival||21 June 2024 - 23 June 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £50.00, Day Pass £25.00||The ultimate show for all models of VW Transporter|
|Camper Jam||Weston Park, Shropshire||Festival||5 July 2024 - 7 July 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||A whole weekend dedicated to the VW community, celebrating everything from T1s to T6s.|
|Dorset Volksfest||The Showground, Wareham||Festival||12 July 2024 - 14 July 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £45.00, Per Adult £20.00||Set in 35 acres of Dorset countryside, just outside Wareham, all wrapped up in a lovely vibe and a lot of sunshine (or not).|
|Vanlove Fest||Elvington Airfield, York||Festival||19 July 2024 - 21 July 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £55.00, Day Pass £19.50||"World’s Greatest Vanlife Community"|
|Dubbed Out Festival||The Royal Cheshire Showground||Festival||25 July 2024 - 28 July 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||The Family Friendly VW Campervan Festival.|
|Bug Jam 37||Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough||Festival||26 July 2024 - 28 July 2024||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||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.|
|Dubs South Campout||Strawberry Barn, Fareham||Festival||26 July 2024 - 28 July 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £59.00||Camping weekend for all the family in South Downs National Park.|
|VW Beetle-Juiced Festival||Wherstead, Ipswich||Festival||26 July 2024 - 28 July 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £50.00, Day Pass £10.00||An awesome weekend of chilled vibes & wicked rides for the whole family to enjoy.|
|VW Festival||Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds||Festival||9 August 2024 - 11 August 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Day Pass £18.00, Per Adult £65.00, Per Child £6.00||The UK's largest family friendly VW show.|
|White Noise||Norfolk Showground, Norwich||Festival||9 August 2024 - 11 August 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||Where Friends And Families Come Together For Good Times|
|Cranium Camping||Camping at the Hollies, Blackshaw Moor||Festival||16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Vdub at the Pub||Wimborne||Festival||16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £70.00|
|Volkfest Wales||Watton Show Fields, Brecon||Festival||16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £50.00, Day Pass £5.00|
|Camper Calling||Ragley Hall, Warwickshire||Festival||23 August 2024 - 25 August 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Busfest 2024||Three Counties Showground, Malvern||Festival||6 September 2024 - 8 September 2024||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Full Event (incl. parking) £60.00||The Worlds Biggest Vw Transporter Festival!|
|Dubs at the Beach||Esplanade Road, Torbay||Festival||Dates Not Announced||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|VDubs in the Valley||Bewdley, Shropshire||Festival||Dates Not Announced||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||Dubs Space Nine brings the 9th Vdubs In The Valley, the best-loved VW Show in Shropshire.|
|VW FAB Festival||Strumpshaw Hall Steam Museum, Strumpshaw||Festival||Dates Not Announced||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||More Info|
|Price: Unavailable||Welcome To The Home Of Vw Fab Festival! Winner Of The Eafn Awards – 2019: Best Nofolk Festival And Best East Anglian Festival!|
Map of 2024 VW Festival Dates & Locations
Organisers: If your event is missing or the details above are incorrect, please get in touch using our contact page for a next-day correction or addition - we want this list to be both accurate and exhaustive, as we seem to miss events every year!
Essential Guidelines for Festival Goers
What to expect?
Imagine the rumble of classic VW engines, the scent of petrol in the air, and a sea of brilliant bugs and colourful campervans. Welcome to the world of VW festivals in the UK! These events have evolved from humble gatherings into major cultural phenomena, attracting thousands yearly. As we gear up for 2024, excitement is at an all-time high. Whether you're a die-hard enthusiast or new to the scene, these festivals promise an unforgettable experience.
Know the Rules
Organisers have set rules and regulations for a reason. They're not made to spoil your fun but to ensure everyone has a good time. So, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with them.
- No littering
- Respect others' space
- Follow noise restrictions
Embrace Local Culture
We're guests in this beautiful locale. Let's respect their culture and environment. Remember, we're here to make memories, not messes!
Top Tips for the Ultimate VW Festival Experience
Insider Tips to Maximize Fun
Festivals are all about the vibe. So, let's get into the groove of things.
- Get there early. You'll beat the traffic and have a prime pick of camping spots.
- Pack smart! Don't forget essentials like sunscreen, water bottles, and comfy shoes.
Best Spots for Events Viewing
It's all about location, location, location!
- The main stage is where it's at for live music; snag a spot near the front.
- Want a breather? Head to the chill-out zones for some downtime.
Time Management Hacks
Time flies when you're having fun. Make every second count.
- Plan your day; know which events you want to hit up.
- Prioritize! Can't see everything? Choose what interests you most.
Networking with Fellow Festival-goers
Remember, festivals are social events, too!
- Join online forums or groups before the festival; make friends even before setting foot on site.
- Be open and friendly; share your food or drinks as an icebreaker.
Co-founder of Destiny River, with over forty years of experience camping throughout Europe, I'm happier sleeping under canvas than sleeping under a roof! I hope to inspire others to appreciate and protect the remarkable landscapes that our planet has to offer.More posts by Geoff K.