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VWCA Calendar of Events


Start DateEnd DateEventContactPlaceInformation
09/01/201709/04/2017Buses Nowhere Near the ArchBill Bowman: bill@bnnta.comHannibal, MO

Labor Day Weekend: Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #32 Annual Campout in Hannibal, MO – Located in the Group Campground at Indian Creek Recreational Area on Mark Twain Lake, about 30 miles west of Hannibal, Missouri.  A family-oriented camping event on an 18,000-acre lake featuring an informal VW Bus show with awards, informal parts swap meet, “site-to-site" socializing "Bus-banter," Saturday morning scenic Bus caravan through Mark Twain country, awards and door prizes on Saturday evening, campfire activities and more.  Total event and camping fee for the full four day weekend is still only $30!  For details and registration, visit the web site http://www.bnnta.com  or e-mail Bill Bowman at bill@bnnta.com.

For information in the Greater Chicago area, contact Gary Hanson vwgary@att.net or (630) 325-4671.  If you own a Bus, this is where you must go every Labor Day!

09/17/201709/17/2017NIVA's 22nd Annual "VW-FEST 2017"Crystal Lake, IL

The Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Association presents Northern Illinois' Largest All-VW Car Show and Swap Meet hosted by Crystal Lake Volkswagen at 5213 W. Northwest Highway (Ill. Rte. 14) in Crystal Lake, IL. Registration for show cars, 9:00 am-12 noon, is $15; Swap spaces available with set-up starting at 7:30 am. Spectator admission is always free.  Event features music, food vendors, dash plaques, trophies and T-shirts. Go to nivaclub.org for details, reservations and latest info.

09/22/201709/23/201713th Annual Roger S. Wright-Oktoberfest Cruise-InKokomo, Indiana

13th Annual Roger S. Wright-Oktoberfest Cruise-In Presented by the City of Firsts Volkswagen Club in partnership with the Kokomo Summer Concert Series. FREE SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT featuring Zoso who will bring us “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” (visit them at www.zosoontour.com.) in Foster Park’s beautiful Performing Arts Pavilion, 200 S. Washington St., Kokomo, Indiana. We have the entire park for our event which will allow vendors to set up beginning at noon, AND this is still a FREE event! That is right - FREE Swap Meet Spaces, FREE Car Entry, FREE Admittance and a FREE Concert! On-line registration at www.cityoffirstsvw.com.

On Friday Night, September, 23rd, a PRE-PARTY CRUISE-IN pre-event gathering for all or our VW friends on Friday evening for the Three Amigo’s sponsored event, September 22, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Lake Erie & Western Railroad Depot Historic District at 505 N. Buckeye St., Kokomo, IN. Contacts:

Garry McNew (765) 860-7139 -or- email: garsan78@aol.com or garsan78@gmail.com;

Richard Cotterell @ rjcotterell@comcast.net;

Larry Taylor @ taylor-902@hotmail.com.

Be sure to pre-register for this event at www.cityoffirstsvw.com.