VWCA Calendar of Events

Start DateEnd DateEventContactPlaceInformation
06/23/201706/25/201762nd Annual VWCA Convention UPDATE 2-27-2017St. Charles, Illinois

We'll start off with a pre-Convention cruise-in and casual welcoming dinner at Augustino’s 1950s-style diner on Friday, June 23. It's a frequent cruise venue, so we might even have a mini car show there! Later, we’ll cruise down the road a bit to the Cascade Theater, one of the last  drive-in movie venues still operating.  Rumor has it there will be a very interesting film shown there!

Our Headquarters Hotel, is the Hampton Inn & Suites, just a short distance away, where the usual Saturday meetings and award banquet will take place in a generously-sized meeting room which will also serve as our Hospitality Suite. Here we will hold our usual Saturday morning Membership Meetings and, after lunch, embark on our scenic photo rallye. This will challenge your powers of observation while you locate the strange objects pictured on your Route Instructions. This has become a favorite Convention feature for many.

Do you have an interesting collection of VW toys and memorabilia? Enter it in our Mini Toy Display. Available space is just 2 x 2 feet per entry, so bring only your most fascinating item(s). And if you have an unusual or Unique VW-Related Item, bring that along, too. We'll select the best one by ballot at the Banquet. Note this on the Registration Form so we'll have a display space set aside for you.

Our Saturday evening buffet banquet will include a Chicken Vesuvio entree, with salad, sides and a special dessert.  You can now Register immediately on-line through our Club Store!

The Banquet is where we announce the winners of the Eberle Best Local Newsletter Award, the Woodbury Dunn Safety Award and the Wolfsburg Trophy for the most active local chapter. But we'll also recognize the member who has attended the most Conventions, the Longest Distance Traveled to the Convention in a VW, and the Oldest Volkswagen at this year's event.

On Sunday, cruise on down the road again to NIVA’s BugFest, one of two huge VW shows and Swap Meets presented by the Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Assn. each year. There'll be lots of VWs to look at, food, music, games, trophies and a drawing or two. Your Convention Registration includes the entry of your VW in the show, and spectators are always free.

Use this Registration Form, add your check or money order payable to "Volkswagen Club of America," and mail to 62nd VWCA Convention, 1554 Roanoak Ave., Aurora  IL  60506-1928. Registration Fee is just $50 for adults and $15 for children age 15 and under.

Convention Deadline is June 15, but the hotel can only hold our block of rooms until June 2. Make reservations for lodging at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2875 Foxfield Road, St. Charles, IL using this special link to go to our exclusive web site and our reduced rate of $129 for two queen beds or one king.

Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at (630) 584-0222 and referring to our group code CHXVWS and dates.

07/09/201707/09/2017Stateline Volksfolks's Vintage Picnic #30Alpine Park, Rockford, Illinois

July 9, 2017 (Sunday): Stateline Volksfolks's now-famous Vintage Picnic & VW Show #30 at Alpine Park in Rockford, Illinois, rain or shine. It doesn't matter if your VW is air-cooled, water-cooled, rusted or restored. Just gas it up and head to Alpine Park. Registration opens at 9am and ends at noon. Ten bucks enters your VW in the show. Pack a picnic lunch, blanket and lawn chairs. Bring a frisbee, a ball to toss - even an EZ-up (plenty of room in the park).

Alpine Park is located on Alpine Road south of State Street, north of Route 20. Stateline Volksfolks is planning to expand the Vintage Picnic into an entire weekend of Volkswagen fun, so follow the Stateline Volksfolks VW Club on Facebook and check the web site at statelinevolksfolks.com to get all the latest details. Don't miss any of the fun!

08/06/201708/06/201727th Annual Vintage Transport Extravaganza - Updated 6-3-2017Illinois 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!

Don't wait!  Pre-registration is only $13 if received before July 31, 2017.  After that, admission at the gate jumps to $18!  Download this pre-registration form to save 5 bucks.  See you there!.

08/12/201708/12/2017Volksfest 27 Car Show & Swap MeetPataskala, Ohio

Volksfest 27 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.