“A Volkswagen festival like no other.”
You guessed it, we have some Bavarian fun but we do it in the sun! The show is held in July in the grounds of Cheltenham Racecourse. We have your traditional VW show features like the great traders all weekend, a show & shine like many other shows, but we feel our jewel in our crown is Sunday. Sunday is traditionally the day where you pack up and head home, not here! Sunday is our Tribute Festival, that’s a full day of back to back bands in our big top marquee! If you are concerned about how you will get home after a few steins, don’t be - you can stay over on Sunday night as well.
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Southam Lane Entrance, Cheltenham,
Dubtoberfest is an independent festival. Please do not contact Cheltenham Racecourse directly or send them any post.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE OOMPAH!
Bavarian fancy dress encouraged!
You don’t have to get your Lederhosen on, but fancy dress is very much encouraged!
Hundred’s of you have joined in with the fancy dress fun over the previous years and there is a prize for the best dressed man, woman and child.
2018 saw the marque get super sized and we it worked so well so we are keeping this huge space.
Our licensed bar inside the huge Bierkeller marquee will sell premium, ice cold, draught German beer and English cider all weekend and our outside bars sell Pimms, Prosecco, Wine, Jagermeister, Cocktails and spirits.
There are 188 long tables and 376 benches (seating up to 1500) for everyone to use throughout the weekend, just turn up and sit down – no advanced booking required. Also there is also plenty of additional room within the tent for our guests to enjoy as well as lots of space in the food court for your own chairs and festival blankets etc! On Friday and Sunday some of the tables will be removed from the front of the tent to allow for dancing etc.
Feel free to enjoy your own alcoholic drinks anywhere on site but in the interest of health and safety for all attending, there is a strict no bottles or glassware policy inside the licensed beer tent or food court areas.
Saturday nights Oompah Party Band
The festival highlight! Our infamous Bavarian Oompah party on Saturday night stars the hilarious Oompah comedy band. Not to be missed and the perfect opportunity to dress up and grab one of our 2 pint stein glasses. Easily worth the ticket price on it’s own. After Oompah, our DJ will play three channels of dance and club classics in our silent disco from 11pm – 1am
The Ron Popple magic and comedy show
Hilarious family entertainment shows in the main tent on Saturday lunchtime starring the wonderful Ron Popple with magic, puppets, balloons and loads of family fun! Don’t miss this!
Sunday Show and Shine display
It’s all about the DUBS! Fantastic opportunity to show off your VW bus, caddy or car. No need to pre-book as ALL entries are welcome on Sunday morning with trophies for the best on display in the following 10 categories:
Aircooled Bus, Aircooled Car, Watercooled Bus, Watercooled Car, Interior, Wheels, Paint, Ratlook, Caddy and the overall People’s Choice – The Folkswagen!
If entering the show and shine, you must be there by 10am on Sunday morning to get your vehicle in place, when we will announce the winners in our Bierkeller tent in the afternoon. As visitors like to take another look round a winning car/van, it’s a minimum 4 hour commitment when showing your vehicle so please don’t enter unless you can fulfill this. All winners must receive their trophies on the day.
Think its all over on Sunday?
Think again, we have a full day of Tributes and it’s included in your weekend ticket!
Back by popular demand, it’s back with a bang as Sunday tribute festival returns.
Once again we welcome some of the UK’s finest tribute bands and artists. A fantastic opportunity to extend your weekend and camp one more night, or stay a little longer before making your way home. Go on… enjoy yourselves! Sunday tribute festival tickets are available online or on the gate subject to availability – full weekend tickets INCLUDE the Sunday tribute festival.
No Friday only day tickets.
There are NO Friday only day tickets to Dubtoberfest.
If you wish to arrive on Friday then a full weekend ticket must be purchased.
VW club camping areas
If you are a member of a VW club then you can book a pitch in your club camping area. Club camping areas are only available when booking weekend tickets in advance.
You select your club on the second page from the drop down menu, if you club is not listed, contact us so we can add it.
Camping pitches are free, the first ticket you buy comes with a pitch, any extra adults on the same pitch should just buy an extra adult ticket.
Please do not buy a pitch per person.
SATURDAY TICKETS ONLY
SATURDAY DAY TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE, ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE GATE AND ALLOW ACCESS FROM 9AM – 6PM.
SATURDAY VISITORS/VEHICLES MUST LEAVE THE SITE BY 6PM WHEN THE GATE CLOSES.
There are NO saturday only camping tickets available
£15 for adults over 18.
Teenagers aged 13-17 are £10. MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT
Children aged 12 and under are FREE. MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT
We may be able to upgrade your Saturday ticket to a £45 weekend ticket – please ask at the entrance gate off Southam Lane GL52 3NY. ALL SATURDAY TICKETS PURCHASED ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
DAY VISITORS CANNOT BRING ALCOHOL ON SITE
Once again our 2018 weekend tickets include camping on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday night, and also includes the Sunday TRIBUTE FESTIVAL!
Adult weekend tickets (age over 18) are now £45
Teenage weekend tickets aged 13-17 years are £15 each – MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT
Child weekend tickets under 13 years are FREE! MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT
You will receive an email confirmation for your ticket. Please check junk box / trash etc for email notification.
You will receive your wristband around a few weeks before the show.
ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, ONCE WRISTBANDS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED.
SUNDAY TICKETS ONLY
Sunday tickets include one night camping and tribute bands
Full weekend ticket holders do not need a Sunday ticket as it’s included in your entry.
Sunday Day Tickets are available on line and allow access to the tribute festival and one nights camping from 9am Sunday 29th July until 10am Monday 30th July.
Advance ticket sales have now ended, limited availability on the gate only.
Sunday tickets are £20 for adults over 18.
Teenagers aged 13-17 are £10. MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT.
Children aged 12 and under are FREE. MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT.
If you are camping on Sunday you must be on site and set up in camp no later than 1 pm.
ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ARE NOT REFUNDABLE but can be transferred.
DAY VISITORS CANNOT BRING ALCOHOL ON SITE