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04/13/201904/13/201913th Annual NIVA Swap MeetDuPage County Fairgrounds Building #4 (Indoors!) 2015 W. Manchester Rd. Wheaton, Illinois

Swap time is 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with set-up beginning at 7:30 am. Swap spaces are $30 (10’ x 12’ space + 1 swapper) and we ask that you bring your own tables and chairs. Watch here for additional details as event date approaches. Spectator admission is $5.00, which includes one 50/50 raffle ticket. Plenty of free parking. Swap spaces reservations must be received by April 10. Download this form to register or visit the “Coming Events” page at www.nivaclub.org for more details. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nivaclub.

05/10/201905/12/2019Volkswagen Adventures Wisconsin Road ToursChula Vista Resort 4031 River Road Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

This event offers a full 3-day weekend of cruising in your VW while visiting various locations such as a railroad museum, a winery, a distillery, Castle Rock, Circus World Museum and even the opportunity to run a few hot laps in your VW at the Dells Raceway Park. There are far too many activities to mention here, so visit www.VolkswagenAdventures.com for full details and registration information.

Book your lodging at the Chula Vista Resort, 888-521-2854, Booking #G60059 for your special rate, or visit chulavistaresort.com. Camping is also available, but it's on the grass with no hook-ups availble.

This event is presented by Mid America Motorworks.

05/18/201905/19/2019Michigan Vintage Festival WeekendYpsilanti. Michigan

The 32nd Annual Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival Weekend, at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. Now a 2-day event! On Saturday, May 18 we’ll meet at the host hotel for the slow speed slalom course to test your driving skills.  A food vendor will be there to provide a source for lunch.  Then a party, car show and VW-themed movie night.

Sunday, May 19 is the traditional VW car show in Riverside Park. Spectators, $5 (active MVVC members admitted free at the gate).  Car Show Registration is $15 at the gate, which iincludes 1-year membership or renewal in MVVC.  Swap spaces (17 x 20 feet) are $15 pre-registration (by May 1, 2019) or $20 at the gate. Show Car gates open at 9:00 am; Swap entrance only will open at 7:00 am. As usual, the Show & Swap Meet will feature with food, music, an auction, raffles and door prizes in Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. E-mail festival@mvvc.net for more information, prices, registration and accommodations, or download the flier.

Host Hotel this year: Staybridge Suites Ann Arbor, 3850 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Rates are $92 plus tax If you call (734) 213-1400 and identify that you are with the Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival.

06/07/201906/09/201921st Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VolkswagensMid America Motorworks 17082 N. US 45 Effingham, Illinois

Come to the 21st annual Funfest For Air-Cooled VWs at Mid America Motorworks, 17082 N. US Highway 45, Effingham, Illinois. This huge 3-day event features a 1,000-car Air-Cooled VW car show, Friday Night Fun Run with some 300 VWs cruising through the scenic countryside, ending with a Downtown Party in Effingham. This year's event will commemorate Herbie's 50th birthday with the theme "Celebrating 50 Years of Herbie." Special guests include Bruce Meyers among others influential people in the VW community, expert seminars, museum display, custom-built engine giveaway from Darryl's Air-Cooled engines, Swapfest, product demonstrations and open mic performances on Saturday rain or shine. The MY Garage Museum and Retail Store will be open. Camping on the grounds is free to registered Funfest attendees from Thursday through Saturday nights.

Register in advance by calling 1-866-350-4539 or visit http://www.mamotorworks.com/VW/FunfestRegistration

If you would like to be included in special VIP parking with the Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Assn., e-mail vwgary@att.net.

Watch for information on possible caravans to FunFest 2019 from the western Chicago suburbs as the event approaches.

06/23/201906/23/2019NIVA Bugfest 2019Pheasant Run Resort, Saint Charles, Illinois

Bugfest 2019, sponsored by the Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association (NIVA) at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL. Participant judging, trophies, dash plaques, food and music.  Registration for show cars, 9:00 am-12 noon is $15; Swap spaces, $25 each with set-up starting at 7:00 am.  Spectator admission is always free.  This is one of NIVA’s largest events.  All models of Volkswagen are welcome to the Show-and-Swap Meet.  Visit www.nivaclub.org for more information.

07/07/201907/07/2019Bartlett Independence Day ParadeKirk Schulz 630-837-7887 Firebugman@aol.comBartlett, Illinois

Meet at Dunkin Donuts, 225 E. Lake St. (US Rte. 20), Bartlett, IL at 11:00 am, then caravan to the parade staging area to decorate your car. Be sure to bring your own patriotic decorations. After the parade, we’ll cruise to the Sonic Drive-in for an early lunch.

07/14/201907/14/201932nd Annual Vintage PicnicAlpine Park Rockford, Illinois

Stateline Vintage Volksfolks Vintage Picnic & Car Show if for all VWs, air- or water-cooled, rusted (sorry, I meant “patina”) or restored. Event is held rain or shine – a large pavilion will protect you from rain or sun. Ten bucks enters your car in the show; registration at 9:00 am to noon. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch, blanket and lawn chairs if you like, or even an EZ-up. There’s plenty of room in the park.

08/04/201908/04/201929th Annual Vintage Transport ExtravaganzaIllinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois

8 am to 5 pm at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois, 7 miles off I-90 via Route 20, Marengo Exit. The past comes alive through the display of antique autos, trucks, fire engines, tractors, motorcycles and buses-hundreds of vehicles assemble throughout the Museum campus. Ride the streetcars to the various display areas. Inter-urbans and diesel coach trains will be running on the mainline!

Watch for pre-registration form to be posted here soon. This will offer reduced entry fee and insure your ability to park your VW with the rest of our grooup

08/10/201908/10/2019Volksfest 27 Car Show & Swap MeetPataskala, Ohio

Volksfest 29 Car Show & Swap Meet is presented by the Central Ohio Vintage Volkswagen Club.  Billed as the largest single day vintage VW event in Ohio, this show routinely attracts 700 or more Volkswagens and features door prizes, food & fun, raffle, music and kids’ activities.  Location is Watkins Memorial High School, 8868 Watkins Road S.W., Pataskala, Ohio, east of Columbus. Show time is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; show car and swap set-up at 8:00 am, rain or shine.

Check back for more details and (discounted) pre-registration information.