Volkswagen fans and German car enthusiasts alike will not want to miss the 2021 Eureka Springs Volkswagen Weekend and Ozark Euro Rally. August 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2021.
Volkswagens have been popular since the early 1960’s and the Eureka Springs Volkswagen Weekend has been a local tradition since 1992. People come from all over the region every year to show off their own cars or to see all the gussied up VW’s.
So many folks and cars show up, in fact, that they had to make an overflow show, some years back. Then the overflow show grew so large that it earned its own name: the Eureka Springs Ozark Euro Rally. Though this event was originally just the VW-show overflow, it is now open to German cars of all types and has its own rabid fan-base of attendees.
The Eureka Springs Volkswagen Weekend is a three day event that includes a VW parts swap meet, car judging, awards, and a parade through Eureka Springs. Other events include an evening BBQ of pulled pork, and a cocktail party with live entertainment.
The annual VW Parade is always a good time and the standout event of the festival. The parade is a Mardi Gras-like affair with a huge variety of creatively decorated VW’s, lots of honking, and “throws” of beads, candy, and other trinkets for the crowd.
The VW weekend closes with a “Tourcade” driving tour through the beautiful Arkansas countryside. The tour includes the one-lane suspension bridge at Beaver, a pot-luck snack break at a lakeside park, and a stop at Beaver Lake Dam.
2021 Eureka Springs Volkswagen Weekend Schedule
Friday – August 27
Noon till 5pm – Registration open
6pm – BBQ Dinner
7pm till 10pm – Cocktail party (BYO cocktail) with live music
Saturday – August 28
7 AM till 10:30am – Registration open (Non judged cars can register until noon)
11am – Judging begins
3pm – Volkswagen Parade
4pm-ish – Awards show (after the parade)
Sunday – August 29
9:30am – Tourcade
The show is held at 207 W Van Buren, in Eureka Springs, AR. This is literally just a couple of minutes from the front door of our Eureka Springs bed and breakfast, 5 Ojo. Learn more at the Volkswagen Weekend website, You can also follow the event on Facebook.
Ozark Euro Rally 2021
Ozark Euro Rally 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th, 2021. The all-German car show includes judging, trophies, raffles, and a food truck. Like the VW Weekend, this show is free to spectate.
Ozark Euro Rally Schedule –
9am-11am – Registration Open
11am-2pm – Food Truck Open
11am-2:30pm – Raffle
2:15pm – Premium Raffle
2:30pm-3pm – Trophies
The Ozark Euro Rally is held at the Great Passion Play: 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR, just 10 minutes drive or less from our Eureka Springs inn, 5 Ojo.
Learn more about the Euro Rally at the event website and on Facebook.