- Since 92' -
Bristol Volksfest is a traditional Volkswagen show and family camping weekend.
If you're a VW driver (or just a fan) air-cooled or water-cooled, whatever the generation, this is the show for you.
- where it all began -
1992 saw the very first Bristol Volksfest held around a football field in Almondsbury, Bristol. The brainchild of founder Adrian Ashby, who at the time was running KGC Panels and VW Dream Machine Bristol - a car parts, panels and paint business also specialising in VW parts and accessories. It wasn't until he acquired a certain white VW wizard (seen in top left photo above) that he understood the widespread love for the love bug and the massive UK Volkswagen following.
Bristol Volksfest started as a hobby, creating an opportunity for like minded VDub enthusiasts to come along and put their pride and joys on display and swap parts, knowledge and appreciation for the iconic vehicles. From there it has evolved naturally over the last 25 years into one of the biggest VW shows in Britain. It was for many years just a one day event and it's only in the last 8 years that it's become an action packed family weekend with camping.
In 2017 we'll be celebrating 25 years of Bristol Volksfest.
To mark this momentous occasion we have a new date (only one week earlier), a new venue and we will be adding loads more special features with top quality entertainment, a huge trade and display field and our biggest ever show & shine with 200+ VW's and 25 classes. It's also the 50th anniversary of the Bay Window van and to pay tribute we'll have a very special collection of 50 Bay Window vans on display.
If you're new to Bristol Volksfest or the VW scene - we focus on all the best things VW, from air-cooled to modified and across all generations, culminating in a huge show & shine on Sunday. We mix that in with the best of Bristol culture, whilst encompassing the modern day V-Dub way of life. If you’re a VW driver, air-cooled or water-cooled, music lover, bargain hunter or you enjoy chilled vibes and a relaxed family atmosphere - Bristol Volksfest is for you.
Join us at Bristol Volksfest and be a part of the largest grassroots VW festival in the South West.