• The Busfest Show & Shine Competition is held on Sunday and is open for entry from April.
  • An on line Show & Shine Entry Form will be available HERE from April 2024
  • The contest is Judged by and selection of VW Experts with the judge’s changing year to year.
  • Up to 150 Vehicles can be accommodated with limits set per class.
  • All entries are completed online via the simple web form closing at 5pm on the Saturday of the event.
  • Day Visitors please enter through Yellow or Brown gate (You MUST buy a advance ticket to enter the competition)
  • Gates open at 9am on the arena and are open till 11am to park up for the competition.
  • Judging takes place from 11am till 2pm

Once the Judging has finished (sometime before 2pm), rosettes will be placed on vehicles that have won a prize

If you receive a rosette, please attend the prize giving at approx. 4pm in the Seven Hall.


A - Best Split Screen
B - Best Bay Window
C - Best T25/T3
D - Best T4
E - Best T5
F - Best T6
G - Rust & Prime
H - Best Commercial Van/Pickup
I - Best Car (Aircooled)
J - Best Car (Watercooled)
K - Best Other VW
L - Best Interior
M - Mystery Judges Choice

N - Best in Show

Please enter in your vehicle’s class. All classes are entered into:

  • Best Interior
  • Mystery Judges Choice
  • All class winners are then judged for best in show

Show and Shine Rules

1: You must have a valid Busfest ticket before entering Show & Shine

2: All Vehicles must be presented as road legal this includes (visible) number plates

3: Only people with current Driving licences and not under the influence of alcohol or drugs may drive within the site

4: You must advise on your form if you need extra space for a trailer or something that attaches to your van (hammock etc)

4: All entries must be completed online buy 5pm on the Saturday of Busfest

5: You should be parked up on the display arena between 9am & 11am and expect judging to be concluded by 3pm if a rosette is placed on your vehicle, please attend the prize giving

6: No loud stereos are to be used on site this includes the Show & Shine, low volume music is allowed as part of you display but there is a 1 warning system in place and violating this will result in you being removed from the arena and possibly the event

7: Any prizes offered must be collected at the prize giving by an adult or minor accompanied by an adult we will not be posting these on to you

8: The site has a no powered vehicles rule and there for tot rods and other electric/fuel vehicles are not permitted on site or in the arena unless arranged as part of your entry with the Show & Shine Manager

9: You must be polite and follow instructions of marshals during the event any negative behaviour will result in your exclusion from Show & Shine

10: Excessive engine revving is not permitted people camp around the arena, and some may wish to sleep in so please keep noise to a minimum when entering and leaving the show once parked the engine should be switched off until you are set to leave the field

Lastly we all including the organisers and marshals do this for fun so please enjoy the show respect you fellow competitors and have a great day.

An album from our Show and shine can be found here.

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Busfest Future Date

2024      6th - 8th September