16th Annual Bug-a-Palüza Volkswagen Event At Camp Jordan Is April 12-13

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scenic City Volks Folks will host its 16th annual Bug-A-Palüza Volkswagen car show on April 12-13 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge. Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  

Bug-a-Palüza features VW classics and new models, a variety of food, children’s activities, music and entertainment. Last year, the event hosted thousands of families, enjoyed over 350 show cars and had over 100 vendors. 

To enter a VW for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind trophy, there are 40 show classes for both air-cooled and water-cooled VWs. 

Spectator entry for the entire weekend is $4 per person and children under 12-years-old are free. All gate proceeds go directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga.  Ronald McDonald House Charities volunteers also provide concession type foods and all proceeds from the concessions go to the charity.  

Camping is available on-site for both small tents and large RV’s with water and electricity. Pets are welcome on camp grounds.

For more information or questions regarding the event, visit www.bugapaluza.com.


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