VW Funfest is Back

VW Welcome Fest Downtown Party: June 3, 5-8 p.m.

The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting a Downtown Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, and residents are invited to join in welcoming Volkswagen enthusiasts to Effingham.

Mid America Motorworks’ Fun Run Road Tour will end in downtown Effingham, with Volkswagens set to park in the spaces surrounding the Historic Effingham County Courthouse Museum. Volkswagens are set to come down the parade route at approximately 5:30 p.m. We invite residents to come out for the parade of VWs!

Activities will include food from the Wildfire Wood-Fired Mobile Pizza, Martin’s IGA, Aunt Kim’s Kettle Corn and Tropical Sno, great giveaways, a chance to win some great prizes and, of course, a chance to see a variety of Volkswagens! Tequila Mockingbyrd will be performing in the gazebo from 5 to 8 p.m.

You will also be able to see several artisans downtown selling their crafts, including Creative Dangles, JLM Jewelry, Hardwood Acres Custom Woodworking, Country Gem Shop, Piece By Piece and America’s Groove Record Store. We have more fun planned for the kids too, including coloring books, bubbles and sidewalk chalk. This year, Mid America Motorworks will also present their Celebrity Choice Awards downtown.

After the event, stick around downtown for Scrubby’s Pub’s live music and outdoor beer garden right across the street! They will have additional food from Lickin’ My Chicken and Pullin’ My Pork, and Flight Fifty will be performing from 8 to 10 p.m.

VW Funfest: June 3-5

Mid America Motorworks is gearing up their Sunray Funfest: A Corky Kind of Year-themed Funfest for Air-Cooled VW June 3-5. Enjoy a weekend of special displays, car shows, a Swapfest, expert seminars, product demonstrations and more. Celebrity Choice Awards will take place Friday and Saturday with a brand-new presentation style that puts the lucky VW owner and his/her VW on display at the new Winners’ Wall.

The weekend culminates with the Saturday evening concert, where VW lovers are treated to headlining entertainment from Skinny Molly and other great bands, rain or shine.

Visit the Family Zone to participate in a coloring contest, or check out the Funfest movie theater! Kids are invited to decorate their own VW for a drive-in style experience. Grounds will open at 8 a.m. all weekend.

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