Thousands Expected At 10th Anniversary of VW Festival

Thousands Expected At 10th Anniversary of VW Festival

Volkswagen enthusiasts from all over the country will be descending on Harewood House in Leeds for one of the liveliest motoring events in Yorkshire this summer! The VW Festival 2014, being held on 16th and 17th August, will see thousands of VWs of all ages on display throughout the weekend.

This is the 10th anniversary of the popular annual festival which attracted 16,500 visitors last year and this year its organisers are expecting an even better turnout.

Paul Scott, co-founder and festival organiser, said:

“It’s going to be our best festival yet. This is our tenth year – and we’re still going strong! We’ve seen it all, from floods to heat waves, but this year’s mild weather already seems to bode well! We had amazing attendance figures last year and with the recession ebbing people are enjoying their hobbies again!”

It’s also set to be a great day out for the whole family, with graffiti and airbrushing demonstrations, live bands, circus acts, trade stands and club displays, as well as children’s fun fair and face painting, disco, bar and catering marquee.

Visitors can also enter a raffle in support of the Dogs Trust with the chance to win an amazing 1967 VW Beetle and take part in dog agility courses.

Shane Beardsley, co-founder and festival organiser, said:

“The VW Festival at Harewood House is one of the few Northern VW events in the calendar, so it’s a welcome change for VW fans and their families, living up this way, who are used to 300-plus mile round trips to get to other shows.”

Pre-booked tickets offer significant advantages when compared to tickets bought on the day, in particular children’s pre-booked tickets (under 16) are FREE if pre-booked with an adult ticket and they also benefit from Fast Track Entry.

Anyone taking part in the displays must have a pre-booked ticket.

Anyone wanting to camp overnight MUST pre-book their tickets. Campers attending for the full weekend can arrive on Friday 15th August and there will be entertainment throughout the evening.

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