TicketsTickets at the door, from £10 each
What's OnGates for camping open at noon 13th July
Getting HerePenshurst Place & Gardens, Penshurst, TN11
V Works in association with Under the Arches & Greenway Events Limited are delighted to announce the return of Volks Weald for 2018.
From noon on the 13th until 5pm on the 15th of July Volks Weald 2018 will be held again at the stunning Penshurst Place in Kent – a privately owned, historic house of medieval origin. Located in the charming village of Penshurst amongst glorious countryside in the centre of the Weald of Kent. With a history spanning seven centuries Penshurst Place has been the setting for many sumptuous events – Kings, Queens, Noblemen & great poets have dined there since 1341... The VW community, friends and the public will come together for an old skool weekender & car show in 62 acres of beautiful parkland. The event is aimed at families & clubs and is set up so they can enjoy a great two night camping experience with a superb entertainment programme, trade village and catering avenue. Importantly, we want to go back to the real basics of a VW show and everyone with any sort of vehicle is welcome to join us – great times, great people & great cars!
Online sales are now available and will also be available on the gates. Prices are per adult with children under 16 accompanied by an adult getting free entry (wristbands for under 16s will be supplied by our gate staff)!
The stage is set to bring you and your family an entertaining and enjoyable weekend in the stunning grounds of Penshurst Place. We want you to sit back, enjoy the beautiful scenery, listen to some great music, taste some great food, have fun with the kids and of course enjoy the stars of the show, The VW’s. Some of the many attractions over the weekend include…
The Show N Shine is the highlight for any car show and 2017 for Volks Weald did not disappoint with over 130 draw dropping vehicles on display. The show field on the Sunday was heaving with amazing air cooled VW’s, some super cool water cooled as well as many other makes including Hot Rods & Vespa’s. It’s FREE to enter, just shine them up, park them up and show them off! So there is only one place to be on Sunday 15th July, Volks Weald, The Greatest Show On Turf! See you there!
We have some amazing bands and musicians lined up to keep you entertained over the weekend including Friday night headliners, Hyperactive. It’s not just the songs, it’s the true 80’s sound. Friday night is party night and your weekend starts here!
Saturday night, the roof is coming off the main marquee with headliners, Walkway. This awesome band have played with some of the greats including Status Quo, The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Slade and more. Walkway’s distinct vocals, jaw dropping solos and solid rhythm section have created a huge buzz and gained the band the reputation as one of the UK’s best unsigned rock bands.
Volks Weald is all about the chilled laid back atmosphere and this was created this year by having some amazing up and coming artists play and 2018 is no different. We have some super talented artists lined up to play over the weekend including Josh Gleaves who recently won the prestigious GIGS award, the capitals best busker. So we are very lucky to have Josh playing for all you lovely people. Your going to love him!
Another of the many young talented artist we are over the moon to have playing at the show is Fred Clark. If you have never seen Fred play, your in for a treat! Fred is an exciting acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, Kent who performs with incredible energy and writes with an upbeat, vibrant style. He really is a class act.
Beginning life as a vintage girl group, Hotsy Totsy, with harmonies akin to The Andrews Sisters and The Chordettes, they began to branch out and labelled themselves as a “Retro to Contemporary Girl Group”. Over more recent years they have played in larger venues and to larger crowds and with the audience their style shifted once again, now they bring the best of music from 1930s to the present day. Their set lists are full of all the most popular hits from the last seventy years and wonderful three part harmony, sometimes where you wouldn’t expect it!!
So get your dancing shoes on. It’s going to be awesome.
The whole weekend is full of amazing musical talent. Other artists include,
More Than Echoes
A full timetable of the acts will be announced nearer the show. If you love your music as much as you love your VW’s, there is only one place to be over the weekend of July 13th 2018! See you there…
New for 2018, we are excited to have Bike Battle at Volks Weald, an extreme BMX show in the main arena. Two shows on the Saturday featuring Lee Musselwhite, 2 x champion and Guinness World Record Holder, pushing the boundaries, inventing the moves, performing at the highest level – BMX LEGEND, on the Saturday of a packed 3 days! Volks Weald brings the quality, come for the show and stay for the party!
New for this year, all paying visitors to the Volks Weald Show can enter the award winning gardens of Penshurst Place for FREE and can visit the house for just £2 per person, under 16’s are FREE. Now that’s value for money!
We want to try something new in 2018. With auto jumblers thinning out due to sites like eBay, we want to try and recreate some of that old magic of the Peppercorn vibe. So between 11.00am – 3.00pm on Saturday 14th we need your help!
In the centre of the showground, slap bang in the middle of all the entertainment and displays we are going to run the Volks Weald ‘Swap Shop’ – sell or swap all those odd parts or bits that are gathering dust in the back of your garage. Drive up, lay out a blanket or paste table for a few hours and have some fun and make a few quid. It is purely parts only, no traders, no cushions or cuddly toys, just car and van bits. We will keep it to 4 hours only so you won’t miss any of the show in fact you will be a big part of it. Best part, it’s FREE and is part of your ticket entry price.
Let’s make it happen..
The trade village this year was amazing ( so say our visitors ) with over 50 trade stalls selling all sorts of goods. It had a real artisan feel about it and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger & better with many traders already booked in after their successful trading in 2017. So if your a visitor start saving up your pennies and if your a trader looking to book in for the Greatest Show On Turf, head on over to our trade page and get booked in to avoid missing out on a pitch.
Bring your four legged friend to Volks Weald and enter them in to their own show on the Sunday. Pennards Vets very kindly organised the Dog Show in 2017 with a great turn out of over 80 dogs! They will be doing the same for us this year with all proceeds of the class entry fee going to their local chosen charity.
We have some mouth watering caterers lined up for you at the show in 2018 to keep you fed and watered. Some favourites will be returning including Dan selling his amazing ice cream from the ‘Split Screen Ice Cream Van’ as well as some new traders including awarding winning ‘Punjabi Street Food’.
One of the many talking points of the show in 2017 was the inflatable pub and we are happy to tell you it will be returning. How could we not! So look forward to a nice cool beer or maybe a G & T at the ‘Inflatable Tavern’. Who’s round is it !
All visitors to the show over the weekend will be able to take their little ones and slightly bigger ones, FREE OF CHARGE, to the amazing Penshurst Place Adventure Playground. It was a real hit with the children in 2017. You also have FREE entry to the awesome Penshurst ‘Mazie Maze’ which opens its gates on the Saturday of the show. Lots to keep the children busy.
PLUS LOTS MORE….
So don’t miss out, book your tickets now.
FROM M25 JUNCTION 5, follow A21 to Hastings, leaving at Hildenborough exit, then follow brown tourist signs to Penshurst Place.
FROM M20/M26 Junction 2a, follow A25 (towards Sevenoaks) and then A21 for Hastings, then as above.
Guests will enter via the PRIVATE ENTRANCE on B2176 as marked on map (by Weddings at Penshurst Place & Gardens), sat nav reference TN11 8DH.
Local approaches are well signposted with brown tourist signs.
Train from London Charing Cross or Redhill to Tonbridge, then taxi to Penshurst (6 miles).
Train from London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells or Victoria station to Edenbridge then bus (231 & 233 see www.arrivabus.co.uk for times Monday – Saturdays.)
Please note: Penshurst train station is a 2.5 mile walk approximately from Penshurst Place, on roads with no footpaths. For bus service – see above.
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How can I buy tickets & how much are they?
Weekend tickets are £20.00 per adult, including two nights camping when purchased from the team at one of the many shows we will be attending or online from the website. The price on the gate for the weekend is £25 per adult . Saturday day tickets are available for £10 per adult for walk in only with parking in the public car park. Sunday day tickets are available for £10 per adult for walk in or vehicle access to our show n shine field. Both Saturday and Sunday tickets are available online or on the gate.
All children under the age of 16 accompanied with a paying adult go FREE they will be supplied with wrist bands by our gate staff.
What are the gate opening times?
Weekend tickets holders: Friday – gates open at Noon and close at 10.00pm
Day Visitors: Saturday – gates open at 9.00am and you must leave the show by 6.00pm. Sunday gates open at 9.00 am and the show officially closes at 5.00pm.
Can I stay over Sunday night?
Yes, if you have purchased a weekend ticket, you can stay over on the Sunday night. We would ask you leave the site by latest 10.00am on the Monday and please note there will be no entertainment laid on for the Sunday evening.
Can we park where we like?
There is designated day parking and the camping will be located elsewhere. Marshals will be on duty all day and will guide you to your designated area.
Do you have Electric hook-ups?
No, we do not have electric hook ups on site.
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