Hundreds of people gather each year in downtown Eureka Springs for the Eureka Springs VW Festival. A celebration of all things Volkswagen, the festival includes a swap meet, tourcade, parade, barbecue, and live entertainment.
A standout for the festival is the Parade of Volkswagens. A Mardi Gras-like affair, the parade features lots of honking, with drivers and passengers throwing beads, candy, and other trinkets to the excited crowd. The parade, like the festival itself, includes lots of different types of VWs, old and new, with many tricked out in fascinating and creative ways.
The Bbq Dinner will feature all the usual fare: delicious, hot hamburgers, hot dogs, beer brats, drinks, salad, ice cream, and more. The Swap Meet will have lots of Volkswagen accessories and parts for customizing and restoring your vehicle and is a very popular part of the festival.
The Tourcade is a leisurely 2 or more hour drive through the Arkansas countryside. The first stop is at the Brighton Ridge Nursing Home On Huntsville Road. Then it’s off to the one-lane suspension bridge at Beaver, with a pot-luck snack break at a lakeside park. The tourcade makes another stop at Beaver Lake Dam.
2016 Eureka Springs VW Festival Schedule
Friday, August 26
12pm to 5pm – Registration open
6pm – Bbq Dinner
7pm to 10pm – Live Music and Cocktail Party
Saturday, August 27
7am to 10:30am – Registration open
11am – Judging begins
3pm – Eureka Springs VW Festival Parade
4pm-ish – Awards Show (starts after the parade)
Sunday, August 28
9:30am – Eureka Springs VW Festival Tourcade
Eureka Springs VW Festival 2016
August 26th, 27th, 28th
Inn Of The Ozarks
207 W. Van Buren Ave. Eureka Aprings, AR 72632
For registration and more info, be sure to visit: eurekaspringsvwshow.com
With every passing year, the number of VWs, swap meet vendors, and attendees grows. Don’t miss what is rapidly becoming one of the premiere events in the Midwest – the Eureka Springs VW Festival!
Eureka Springs VW Festival Lodging
When you’re planning your Eureka Springs getaway, choose 5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast. We offer historic charm, stunning gourmet breakfasts, and that famous Ozark hospitality. Our beautifully appointed, nine guest rooms are less than 10 minutes walk from the festivities at the Eureka Springs VW Festival. Book your stay at 5 Ojo, now – before we fill up!