Lovers of VW camper vans gather for weekend of food and live music

Strumpshaw VW Fab Festival. Photo : Steve Adams

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Strumpshaw VW Fab Festival.Chris Hansen with his 1958 Transporter single cab that he restored and was owned by his family since new. Photo : Steve Adams

The VW Fab – Family and Bands – Festival came to Strumpshaw Steam Museum from Friday to Sunday, with scores of VW campers packing into the site.

Thousands enjoyed live music, a dog show, a charity raffle – which supported Priscilla Bacon Lodge and Scotty’s Little Soldiers – and even a camper van cook-off.

And the weekend proved so popular that by 1.30pm on Saturday the site was packed to capacity for the day, with the team unable to accept any more visitors.

Performances from acts including The Minute Steaks, East View Acoustic, Chris Brown and Tom Tonks kept crowds happy, with children’s entertainment for the hundreds of families.

A Dub Tucker Trial saw 10 contestants brave mystery meals, with courses including scrumptious skewers and a little tipple.

Festival-goers described the weekend as “brilliant”, saying they were already looking forward to next year’s event.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports the children of men and women killed while serving in the military, while Priscilla Bacon Lodge provides specialist advice and support for those with life limiting illness and their loved ones.