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Funfest for Air Cooled VW 2020 Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Virus

With the continued efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within the US, the State of Illinois has extended the Shelter-in-Place order through the month of May. With no guarantee of further extensions and to act within state ordered guidelines for social gatherings as we know them today, we will be cancelling Volkswagen Funfest for 2020 but will be hosting a small get together instead.

Anyone who has registered as of today will receive a $25 gift card as refund for your registration. If you purchased a space in the Car Corral, or the Swap Meet area, or purchased a Slalom run, those will be refunded back to the original form of payment.

As we were looking forward to Volkswagen Funfest like so many of you, we will be on the grounds on Saturday June 13th as we are any other Saturday for normal operations. We invite you to join us for a VW Cars and Coffee for all Volkswagen models starting at 8am CT and will be free for all who wish to stop in. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we still have concerns like many of you. If you do not feel comfortable attending, it is entirely at your discretion. The event will be held entirely outdoors with more than enough space to safely maintain distance between everyone.

At this time, the State of Illinois is still under the Shelter-in-Place order until May 30th. Please watch our Facebook page at for more information as any changes in the state regulations for June would affect us.

For planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP to eventsales@mamotorworks.com or by phone- 217-540-4294.

A Little Bit About Funfest In The Midwest

In the summer of 1999, Mike Yager and the team at Mid America Motorworks hosted a laid-back Volkswagen show in appreciation of their VW customers. A few hundred VWs and their enthusiastic owners came to the event in Effingham, Illinois to celebrate the hobby.

By the early 2000s, Funfest for Air-Cooled VW had grown to welcome thousands of VWs over the course of the weekend. This casual event as grown to become one of the must-attend VW shows of the year in the Midwest, welcoming guests from across the United States and around the world.

While Funfest does put special focus on classic Volkswagens, we know that the VW passion spans generations and we welcome all models of Volkswagens to the show. Over the years, we have also welcomed a number of noteworthy guests, including Bruce Meyers, the creator of the Meyers Manx Dune Buggy; Joaquin Garay III, star of Herbie Goes Bananas; and Damon Ristau, filmmaker of “The Bus Movie” and “The Bug Movie.”

According to Mike Yager, "It has been especially gratifying for us to be able to host Funfest for Air-Cooled VW on our campus and meet our customers face-to-face. It’s one of the few times a year when we get to connect with everyone, hear their stories, see their cars and enjoy the hobby! Once you attend Funfest, you usually make a point of attending every year."

Today Funfest for Air-Cooled VW continues to grow with thousands of Volkswagens, new and old, along with their owners converging on the Funfest grounds.