Last Updated 14 January 2024

2024 Vanlife/VW Events, Festivals and Shows List (Updated)

by Geoff K.

2024 Camper Van Events: Find Your Nearest Festival

 

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  
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
  Price: Unavailable
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
Camperlife@Stratford Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse Exhibition 15 June 2024 - 16 June 2024 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes More Info
  Price: Per Adult £14.85 Celebrating camping in all its many forms!
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
  Price: Unavailable
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
  Price: Unavailable
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!
Adventure Overland & Campervan Show Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse Trade Show 14 September 2024 - 15 September 2024 No No No No Yes More Info
  Price: Per Adult £14.85 Two full days of free-to-attend seminars.
Dubs at the Beach Esplanade Road, Torbay Festival Dates Not Announced Yes Yes Yes Yes No More Info
  Price: Unavailable
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!
1 Dogs MUST be kept on short leash at ALL times - assistance dogs may be allowed, check with the organiser  2 Over 18s only

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.

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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.

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