Volkswagens are Back and Better Than Ever at Volksfest 2012 at Mount Hope Estate

Volkswagen fans will flock to Mount Hope Estate in Lancaster County Saturday, April 28, for an enjoyable day of food, friends and VWs. Volksfest 2012 will showcase a collection of over 300 VWs ranging from air-cooled to water cooled and fully original condition to highly modified. In addition to the display of cars, patrons can shop with over 75 vendors selling new and used VW parts, VW memorabilia, t-shirts, and many other items. The whole day centers around VW enthusiasts getting a chance to spend time with other enthusiasts and enjoy every aspect of the VW brand.

Volksfest is run by the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club (HAVOC). The show started in 1993 at Autohaus VW in Harrisburg as a small get together and swap meet. This year will be the 20th festival and it has escalated from a small gathering to a festival that draws over 1,200 VW fans. This festival is known to have one of the biggest vendor/swap meets in the North East.

The VWs on display in the show field will also compete for awards. There are specialty awards for the following categories: Best Exterior, Best Interior, Best Display, Best Engine, and Best OEM (Most Original). All awards will be done for both Air Cooled & Water Cooled. There will also be a Best of Show and Worst of Show Award for either Air Cooled or Water Cooled. The awards will be announced at 3PM at the end of the festival.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Central PA Food Bank. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes more than 16 million pounds of food and grocery products every year to more than 600 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania.

Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy delicious foods from the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire’s kitchens in Swashbuckler Grove as well as partake in micro-brewed Swashbuckler beers and Mount Hope wines.

The Details

Volksfest takes place Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8AM-3PM. Fees are $1.00 per carload for spectators, $5.00 per car for show field (includes driver and passengers), and $20.00 for each vendor space. Parking on show field will be mixed Air Cooled & Water Cooled. If you want to park as a Group / Club, please roll in together. The festival is sponsored by HA Boyd and Huber’s Auto Group. For more information please call 717-599-6753 or email or Visit

Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Swashbuckler Brewing Company and Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, is located on Route 72, ½ mile south of PA Turnpike Exit 266, 15 miles North of Lancaster and 14 miles East of Hershey.

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