20th Annual Funfest for Air Cooled VW


Published on June 14 2018 3:29 pm
Last Updated on June 14 2018 3:29 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Volkswagens of all shapes and sizes are headed to Effingham.

The 20th Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs is planned Friday through Sunday on the campus of Mid America Motorworks on North US Route 45.

Highlights of the weekend will include the annual Fun Run Road Tour, headed again this year to Greenup, the Village of the Porches. The Road Tour will leave the Mid America campus at 4:30pm Friday. A festival is planned in Greenup to welcome the Road Tour.

Other attractions will include flights on a Huey helicopter, the debut of lawn mower races on Saturday at 3:30pm, a World's Greatest Dad Contest in recognition of Father's Day weekend, and a Funfest for Air Cooled VW Slalom.

For the first time, the Funfest for VW is being held in conjunction with Vet Fest 2018. It's not Corvette, though; it's a celebration honoring veterans of military service. Activities are planned from 9am to 9pm each day through Sunday on the Mid America campus.

Attractions will include a petting zoo, camping onsite, military vendors and various displays as well as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall, an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. 

You can find out more about Vet Fest 2018 on Facebook.