VW Funfest

Good Times Ahead

Larry Jewett - February 14, 2014 01:00 PM

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Mid America Motorworks is calling all Volkswagens to attend a Sweet 16 birthday party! Funfest for Air-Cooled VW is turning 16 and Mid America Motorworks is pulling out all the stops for the celebration. Set for June 6-8, Funfest will once again welcome thousands of Volkswagens – air-cooled and water-cooled – along with their enthusiastic owners as they converge on Mid America Motorworks' corporate campus in Effingham, Illinois, some 90 miles from St. Louis, to celebrate the hobby.
One of the premier VW celebrations in the country, Funfest for Air-Cooled VW welcomes enthusiasts from all over the world. The weekend kicks off with the Friday Night Fun Run, taking participants on a scenic drive before an impromptu parade where locals greet the VW crowd. Music, food and a VW car show follow at the Downtown Party hosted by the Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau around the Effingham Courthouse square.
Guests can look forward to all new expert seminars, low speed slaloms, special VW displays, a swap meet, a Saturday concert and much more. VW Bus parking and camping will once again be front and center on the show field, along with special parking for all water cooled Volkswagens. All registered guests will be eligible for "Celebrity Choice" fun judging, where our VW industry celebs select Volkswagens that best portray the hobby.
Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Platinum Bug Award and Passing on the Passion Award will also be announced during Funfest. The Platinum Bug Award recognizes an individual who has shown long-term dedication to the preservation and promotion of the classic Volkswagen hobby for future generations. The Passing on the Passion Award recognizes families that share the VW hobby from one generation to the next. Nominations for both awards can be submitted at with the subject “Platinum Award” or “Passion Award.”
Enthusiasts can register in advance for Funfest for Air-Cooled VW 2014 at or by calling 866.350.4539. Visit the website or our Facebook page,, for up to date event information.