Circle Yer Wagens VW Show
Mar 12, 2015
Car fanatics to “circle yer wagens” in Sevierville
Every May, a group of folks congregate just outside the Smokies to celebrate what they’re passionate about – their Volkswagens.
About the Event
The 41st “Circle Yer Wagens” is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2 through 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, hosted by the Appalachian Volkswagen Association.
Enthusiasts can buy, trade or just admire all types of Volkswagens including the iconic Beetle. The two-day event features a VW show as well as a huge swap meet, riverbank camping in the show area and plenty of contests and prizes.
Also held in October, the show brings VW buffs from all over the country. It began as a small show in a Big Lots parking lot with around 15 or 20 cars – since then, it has grown every year.
The event’s sponsors are “some of the best people involved in the VW business,” according to its Web site. They include German Automotive, Fletcher, N.C; Pro-Flow Performance, Hiram, Ga; Bugstuff, West Brownsville, Pa; East Coast Sand Rails, Durham, N.C; Creative Car Craft, Manchester, Tenn; Keith’s Auto Parts, Clendenin, W.Va; Raby’s Aircooled Technology, Cleveland, Ga; Drew’s Off-road Performance, Hamilton, OH; Harper Volkswagen, Knoxville, Tenn; Jarrett Import, Spencer, Va; and Dunebuggy Warehouse, Hamilton, OH.
The show will be held rain or shine. It will offer a free car wash area with supplies and free secure truck and trailer parking inside the show area.
Location and Price
The Sevir County Fairground boasts new parking with paved entrances and 24-hour security.
For spectators, a one-day pass is $7 and a weekend pass is $12. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Admission for vendors is $25 per day for unlimited space outdoors if pre-registered by April 19. Vendors are encouraged to pre-register to be guaranteed space.
Breakfast will be provided by the Boy Scouts of America at concession stands on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit www.avwa.com.
Where to Stay
Just down the road is beautiful Gatlinburg, where we offer various cabins to suit exactly what you’re looking for. Give us a call at 1-888-711-0087 or visit us online at www.heartlandrentals.com to reserve your special cabin today. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.