BusFest 2016

Date: 09 September, 2016

Location: The Malvern Showground, WR13 6NW

No other Volkswagen (VW) transporter van display is bigger than the one coming to the Malvern Showground this autumn.

The picturesque Worcestershire venue is the setting for this year’s BusFest (September 9-11).

As many as 25,000 visitors and more than 8,000 vehicles, including many classic campers, are expected to descend on the spa town of Malvern.

The three-day jamboree really kicks into gear on the Saturday (September 10), when the full schedule of events begins.

But over 300 trade stands together with plenty of live entertainment will be going on for the whole three days, while you’ll also have the chance to buy your dream vehicle.

Dazzling displays and Show and Shine

All things Transporter are scheduled to light up the Worcestershire countryside. Show categories include hippy van displays, well-travelled transporters, old-timers’ displays, emergency vehicles and alternative engines.

There’s also a club display area, featuring pun-tastic themed names such as Wedge Street, Split Screen Ally and, best (or worst?) of all, 50 Shades of Bay.

Exhibitors will literally get their chance to shine in Sunday’s Show and Shine contest. There’s free entry, but no more than 150 vehicles are allowed to compete.

The competition, organised by London & Thames Valley VW Club, is being staged in the Main Arena with prizes handed out during the closing ceremony at around 4pm.

Don’t leave without…

• Seeing the synchro obstacle course: The Transporters will be showing just how flexible and versatile they can be in tough wooded terrain

• Catching the Busfest Cinema: The big screens are going up to do justice to special themed footage from way back when

• Hearing the live sounds: A Battle of the Bands will provide the soundtrack to some spectacular VWs

• Van-cy dress: It’s your chance to dress up your vehicle to a standard that may persuade the judges to award you a prize

• Visiting the children’s section: There’s kid’s entertainment as well as a creche and funfair

• Enjoying the best of the rest: Enjoy BusFest-themed games, a charity auction, soapbox derby and treasure hunt


Advance adult tickets cost £15 each or £40 for a three-day pass. Entry is available to day visitors from 10am.