ADVENTURE OVERLAND & CAMPERVAN SHOW
(‘Late Summer’ edition)
16-17 September 2023
Detailed information about the showground, 100+ trade stands, seminars, attractions and activities at the event will be available for collection at the gate upon arrival.
Just for now the following information is purely to assist you getting to the venue, arrival times and contact info.
Stratford Racecourse, Luddington Road, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9SF.
Event Director: Tom McGuigan
Co Director: Ashling Sans-McGuigan
Organisation: Off Road Events Ltd.
07958 216266, 07305 011515
Emails or texts after Tuesday 12th Sept 2023 may not be answered, so please phone.
TIMES + PRICES
Pre-event camping Thurs 14th @ £15 per vehicle. Pay cash on arrival, plastic not accepted.
Event ‘weekend’ camping (incl. day admission) Fri 15th to Sun 17th Sept inclusive from £58.50
Adult day admission Sat £15, Sun £10.
Children under 16 yrs – free.
Camper’s arrival times 13:00-19:00 (dusk at 19:15)
Due to safety/security, after 19:00 an overnight holding area operates with full camping facilities + entertainment Fri/Sat nights, until 09:00 the following morning
Sat 16th Sept, show hours 10:00 – 17:00
Sun 17th Sept, show hours 10:00 – 16:00
Mon 18th Sept, departure by 16:00
Maps and GPS coordinates can be found – here
To tie in with the show’s Stone Age theme, ‘real’ dinosaurs will be appearing on Sunday courtesy of Raptor’s World ~ “Offgrid Power Solutions Lithium Battery Workshop” ~ Kev Keane’s “Bushcraft for Kids” workshop ~ “Travel Author’s Zone” ~ “Field of Dreams” micro campers/coaches/buses/campervans/air-brushed vans 4×4/2WD displays ~ “World Travel Zone” ~ CamperJumble & LandyJumble ~ 60+ expedition truck display vehicles ~ 100+ trade stands ~ Overland Workshops ~ 300+ motorbikes in the “Adventure Bike Zone” ~ club displays ~ “Campervan Night Light Display” ~ “YouTube Village”.
Two days of free-to-attend interactive talks and Q&A featuring professional and amateur speakers.
Up to 11pm, this popular feature is located midway between the campervan & overland sides of the show.
Channel 5’s “Million Pound Motorhomes” TV programme were filming at the event back in April – were you featured? Now broadcast, the programme can still be viewed via Chanell 5’s catch-up video-on-demand service called My5
We appear in the second half of the programme, so skip though it until you see the Orangemobile … my orange-coloured Range Rover ambulance/camper. It sure shows the soggy ground conditions!!!
Who knows? The film crew could be back, so spruce up your camper!
Yet another first at our little gathering, a ‘Dino Disco’ held Fri night in the Seven Cider Beer Tent. Animal-print Fred Flintstone-type costumes are encouraged but not compulsory. Sat ‘fire show’ plus live music with Amy Whinehouse and 5-piece band Madnezz. Tom Dibb will be performing in the Social Area Marquee Sat/Sun into the wee small hours, so bring your musical instrument for a jam session around the fire-pits! Wind-down party Sunday night, all are welcome to join the crew in the beer tent for what is always a fun finale. With more and more campers staying over on Sunday night, with every passing show it seems to get crazier every time!
The Food Hall and World Tastes Food Court’s catering and social area will once again feature some of the most mouth-watering street food in the event circuit. Thai, Jamaican, Indian, Vegan … not to mention juicy burgers and some of the best British fish & chips around.
Unlike a lot of shows these days, the “Adventure Overland & Campervan Show” is truly an event run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. I realise this phrase is often misused, but in this case it is 100% true. As such we do not have the massive budgets other events enjoy, therefore without non-paid volunteers helping out, the show simply wouldn’t exist.
Please bear this in mind if you ask a marshal where a particular trader is located, or where and when a certain seminar is taking place. The fact is, although willing to help, unless they have a radio they simply won’t have all the answers.
If you require specific information or have a problem of any kind, please visit the Event Office.
See you soon … and thanks for supporting ‘our’ show!
Tom McGuigan (Event Director)