THE 'SPRING' EDITION OF THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR 24-25 APRIL 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Sadly, yet again we are morally obliged to cancel our third show in a row - this year's forthcoming "Adventure Overland Show" + "International Campervan Show" 'Spring' edition scheduled for 24-25 April 2021 ... the official Event Cancellation announcement can be found in the NEWS section of this website.
In doing so, to avoid any possible confusion we have announced that:-
"All advance camping/day admission tickets have been refunded via the TicketSource ticket agency for the cancelled 'Spring' event 2021".
We will therefore start again for the 'Late Summer' edition of the event in September 2021 with a blank canvas!
Tickets via the TicketSource ticket agency are available now.
You will therefore need to rebook for the forthcoming 'Late Summer' edition 18-19 September 2021.
RELEVANT INFORMATION ... FOLLWED BY FAQ's
So you are aware, there are two editions of the event every year - 'Spring' edition in April, 'Late Summer' edition in September.
In a nutshell ... the 'Late Summer' edition of the ADVENTURE OVERLAND SHOW featuring mainly 4WD vehicles, will take place in September at the prestigious Stratford Racecourse, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
Held the very same weekend at the same racecourse venue (directly alongside the ADVENTURE OVERLAND SHOW) will be its sister event ... the International Campervan Show featuring mainly 2WD vehicles. This effectively means that visitors pay just one price for admission and/or camping, yet are able to see twice as much as Trade Stands, Seminars, etc. with the attractions far more diverse than ever before. With unlimited access to both shows, that's basically "2 shows for the price of 1"!!!
Bringing together those of us who love exploring the great outdoors, the joint event includes two full days of free-to-attend seminars (presented by both professional and amateur speakers), spanning a host of subjects covering 4x4s, 2WD campervans, adventure bikes and expedition trucks, traders galore including campervan and truck conversion specialists, clubs & their fire-pits, "Bushcraft For Kids", incredible display vehicles, the "Travel Author's Zone" complete with book signings, the "Adventure Bike Zone" and various interactive workshops ... basically it's the biggest and best event of its type in the land!
In conjunction with the world renowned adventure travel magazine Overland Journal as a Media Partner, the joint ADVENTURE OVERLAND SHOW + International Campervan Show is anything but yet another boring ol' show with vehicles simply lined up in a row. Instead it's a major festival of all things related to campers and “homes on the move”.
So whether you’re seeking a factory-built motor caravan, a company specialising in build to order van-to-campervan conversions or simply ideas for your next self-build project, then Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse is the place to go!
The same goes for accessories and add-on’s for professional and self-built vehicles, components to convert your van, coach, horsebox or lorry into an expedition truck to take on the world - the joint ADVENTURE OVERLAND SHOW + INTERNATIONAL CAMPERVAN SHOW is there to fulfill all your needs.
Regarding vehicle types, all are welcome from 2WD Bedford Rascals to the largest horseboxes, coaches and buses, all types and model of van, 4WDs like Land Rovers, Toyotas and Sprinters, right through to ex-military Reynolds Broughtons and M.A.N. 8x8 trucks!
The bottom line is ... whether your ideal camper is new or old, has all the chrome bells ‘n’ whistles or simply an understated ‘stealth model’, if it has four or more wheels and space to sleep, then it’s a campervan – something that’ll fit right in to the show!
Again, the joint ADVENTURE OVERLAND SHOW + INTERNATIONAL CAMPERVAN SHOW is not an out ‘n’ out motorhome/caravan show (although motorhome owners are obviously more than welcome to attend as nobody actually knows the true definition of a campervan, motorhome, motor caravan or auto-sleeper!) but a dedicated event aimed fair and square at vans, buses or truck-type campers in all their many forms.
Welcome one and all!
Tom McGuigan (Event Director)
P.S. If you belong to an official club, Facebook group, forum or simply a group of friends who are into camping, then by all means contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about complimentary tickets for the INTERNATIONAL CAMPERVAN SHOW. The criteria is simple ... six vehicles minimum per club/group.
IMPORTANT - "2 Shows for the price of 1"
As mentioned, the Adventure Overland Show is mainly 4WD vehicles whereas the INTERNATIONAL CAMPERVAN SHOW is mainly 2WD. However, there is such a crossover between the two types of vehicle (i.e. Mercedes Sprinters and VW Transporters are available in both 4x4 and 4x2 versions), it has proved impossible to have two separate shows 'under one roof' so to speak ... therefore visitors will find the two shows have blended into one giant event. The same goes for traders as their products/services often cover 2WD and 4WD.
This being the case, Day Visitors only have to purchase one admission ticket (Sat or Sun) for the entire event - thus covering the Adventure Overland Show and INTERNATIONAL CAMPERVAN SHOW. It's truly "2 shows for the price of 1"
NEW FOR 2021 ...
Standard adult admission in 2019 was £15 per day (Saturday or Sunday), children under 16 years free. This admission charge has now been reduced ... yes reduced ... as we've introduced a 'Family Fun Day' on Sunday 19th September 2021.
Prices are now:-
Saturday 18th September 2021 ~ £15 per adult (children under 16 years free)
Sunday 19th September 2021 ~ £10 per adult (children under 16 years free)
UP TO DATE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
For the very latest information about the 'Late Summer' edition of the joint INTERNATIONAL CAMPERVAN SHOW + Adventure Overland Show see the event's two Facebook pages ...
FAQ's for the 'Late Summer' edition
Q What Covid-19 precautions will there be at the venue?
A Assuming Coronavirus will still be around Late Summer/Autumn of 2021 (this text was written January 2021) - importantly, it’s a 'Covid-Secure' event. The safety of our staff and visitors to the event is paramount. We will go above and beyond government guidelines to ensure this is so. This will include wider trade lanes and gaps between the stalls, camping pitches to be laid out in a grid system so they are socially distanced, medics on site from 13:00 Friday 17th to 16:00 Sunday 19th September 2021, a one-way system at the bar (although there will still be live music in the evening Friday and Saturday nights), enhanced cleaning of toilets and showers, sanitiser stations, etc.
Q What is the address of the venue?
A Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9SF
Q What are the show's opening hours for Day Visitors?
A 10:.00 – 17:00 Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00 Sunday.
Q When can campers start arriving?
A The gate officially opens Friday 17th September 2021 at 13:00, closes at 21:00 - thereafter due to safety reasons, a temporary 'Overnight Holding Area' operates until 09:00 the following morning. These timings are repeated on Saturday 18th September 2021. This means that should you arrive at the venue after 21:00 you can still 'get in', camp and avail yourself of all the facilities (toilets, showers, etc.), plus entertainment (beer tent live music + jam session marquee) and hot food from the catering outlets up until midnight. In the morning you can then be booked in at Check-in and wristbands issued whether pre-paid or pay-at-the-gate.
Q How much is day admission?
A £15 per adult Saturday, £10 per adult Sunday (Family Fun Day), children under 16’s free of charge - thus negating the need for ‘family tickets’.
Q How much for parking?
A All parking is free ... although donations to the car park staff's charity fund-raising for Macmillan Cancer Support are always welcome! Every penny goes directly to the charity.
Q Is Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse disabled-friendly?
A In the main yes, but uneven ground is a possibility. Overall disabled access however is very good - from blue badge parking to a lift and disabled ramps in the main grandstand. Camping is normally on grass, but as there is a tarmac area adjoining the grandstands complex, camping can be arranged on hard-standing. Here in extreme cases where electricity is essential (ventilators, etc. - not just to make a cuppa!!!) an electricity supply can be arranged at cost. Please enquire in advance about Tarmac Disabled Camping as it can't be arranged 'on the day'.
Q Are there any concessions?
A Only one - disabled carers. Upon application pre-event (not 'on the day'), carers accompanying disabled persons are eligible for a complimentary pass. Blue badge and proof of being a 'carer' essential.
Q Is there mobility scooter hire available on site?
A Unfortunately we do not have any mobility scooter hire on site at this event. If you bring your own, these can be charged at the Event Office.
Q Are programmes available at the event?
A Information sheets covering trade stands, seminar descriptions/timings and general information will be available from 10:00 hrs Saturday 18th September 2021 - basically when the show opens.
Q Are there crèche facilities?
Q What is the medical/first aid procedure?
A The First Aid Post is located on site adjacent to the "World Tastes Food Court" (where the beer tent is located). Please advise a Marshal of any incidents.
SHOWTIME 24h MEDICAL HOTLINE: 07584 160289 ~ 07974 010521 [St John Ambulance Cymru]
Q Are dogs allowed?
A Yes ... on leads and under control at all times, plus ‘clean up’ is essential.
Q What facilities are available?
A There are several standard/disabled toilets housed within the grandstands complex and a central brick-built building adjacent to the campsite. Showers are at these locations as well. There is mains water supply for campers, but unfortunately no electric hook-ups. Wheelchairs, mobilitity scooters, phones, etc. can however be charged at the Event Office free of charge.
Q Is there a cash machine on site?
A No. The nearest is an internal free-to-withdraw ATM at Simply Fresh convenience store during opening hours in Evesham Road (opposite side of the road to the racecourse heading towards the town centre - 10 min walk, 2 min drive), or an external free-to-withdraw ATM open 24 hrs at the Shell service station in Evesham Road (again, opposite side of the road to the racecourse heading towards the town centre - 15 mins walk, 3 min drive).
Q Can I take photos/videos at the event?
A Yes, but unless prior permission is sought from the organiser, no drones may be used during the show.
Q Is there security on site?
A Yes. The main gate is staffed 24h, commencing 13:00 hrs Friday 17th to 16:00 Sunday 19th September 2021. Here all access is rigorously controlled. A wristband system operates, therefore it is possible to come and go as you please from 09:00 to 21:00 Friday to Sunday.
In addition security patrols operate throughout the night.
Between 21:00 - 09:00 the following day, the main gate is locked with security present. Exiting the site for obvious emergency reasons is instantly possible, but otherwise expect delays as security checks will be carried out. To protect their property, exhibitors and campers expect and will receive a high degree of protection, hence the organisers will do their upmost to provide a safe, secure event. NOTE: Should security deem it necessary to call the police for a thorough vehicle check, they will do so!
SHOWTIME 24hr SECURITY / EMERGENCY NUMBER: 0330 822 0123 [Magister Events]
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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, EVENT CANCELLED: “Adventure Overland Show” + “International Campervan Show” ‘Spring’ edition April 2021. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, due to safety concerns both for the public and our staff, the decision has been taken to cancel the forthcoming event 24-25 April 2021. It is now obvious that while the national vaccination programme […]
EVENT CANCELLATION Hello everyone. We understand this news will come as a great disappointment to all of you, but we are making the difficult decision to cancel the joint “Adventure Overland Show” + ““International Campervan Show” scheduled 19-20 September 2020 at Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse. Our announcement the other day that we were still going ahead was […]
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