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06/15/201806/17/201820th Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VolkswagensMid America Motorworks 17082 N. US 45 Effingham, Illinois

The 20th 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, expert seminars, museum display, Swapfest, product demonstrations and Saturday evening concert where VW lovers are treated to headlining entertainment, 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

Watch for information on possible caravans to FunFest 2018 from the western Chicago suburbs as the event approaches.

06/24/201806/24/2018NIVA Bugfest 2018 Updated 4-9-2018Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL

NEW LOCATION for Bugfest 2018, 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.

07/08/201807/08/2018Bartlett Independence Day Parade Updated 4-26-2018 * DATE CHANGEKirk Schulz 630-837-7887 Firebugman@aol.comBartlett, Illinois

Meet at Dunkin Donuts, 225 E. Lake St. (US Rte. 20), Bartlett, IL at 10:30 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.

07/15/201807/15/201831st 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.

09/16/201809/16/2018NIVA's VW-Fest 2018Volkswagen of Crystal Lake 5213 W. Northwest Hwy. (Ill. Rte. 14) Crystal Lake, IL

The Northeast Illinois Volkswagen Assn. (NIVA) presents Northern Illinois’ largest All-VW Car Show and Swap meet, hosted by Crystal Lake Volkswagen. Registration for show cars, 9:00 am to Noon, is $15; Swap spaces available with set-up at 7:30 am, $25. Spectators always admitted free. Event features music, food vendors, dash plaques, trophies, T-shirts and, of course, lots and lots of Volkswagens. Visit www.nivaclub.org for registration, details and latest info.

09/21/201809/23/201814th Annual Oktoberfest Cruise-InGarry McNew 765-860-7139 garsan78@gmail.comKokomo, Indiana

The City of Firsts VW Club and the Kokomo Summer Concert Series presents the 14th Annual Oktoberfest. Event kick-off is Friday, September 21 at the Historic Railroad Depot sponsored by 3 Amigo’s Mexican Grill. Saturday morning it’s a cruise to Adams Mill with lunch afterward. Saturday afternoon & evening is the FREE car show and FREE swap meet at Foster Park in downtown Kokomo, ending with a FREE concert in the park by “Rumors,” the Southeast’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. A private farewell breakfast is on tap for Sunday morning.

 MANY more details at www.cityoffirstsvw.com including the pre-registration form.