VW WelcomeFest Downtown Party

Downtown Effingham
100 E Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Friday, June 2, 2017

The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting a Downtown Party from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday June 2, and residents are invited to join in welcoming Volkswagen enthusiasts to Effingham.

Mid America Motorworks’ Fun Run Road Tour will end in downtown Effingham, with Volkswagens set to park in the spaces surrounding the Historic Effingham County Courthouse Museum. Volkswagens are set to come down the parade route at approximately 5:30 p.m. We invite residents to come out for the parade of VWs! 

With Mid America Motorworks’ 19th Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled Volkswagens expected to bring thousands of people to Effingham over the weekend, the Tourism Office is excited to kick off the event with a Welcome Fest in the heart of the City. 

Activities will include delicious food, great giveaways, a chance to win some great prizes and of course, a chance to see a variety of Volkswagens! 

You will also be able to see several artisans downtown selling their crafts, including: Creative Dangles, JLM Jewelry, Hardwood Acres Custom Woodworking, Country Gem Shop, Piece By Piece and America's Groove Record Store. This year’s theme is “Volktoberfest." We have more fun planned for the kids too, including coloring books, bubbles and sidewalk chalk. This year, Mid America Motorworks will also present their Celebrity Choice Awards downtown.


For more information on the Friday night event, contact the Effingham Tourism department at 217-342-5310 or visit www.VisitEffinghamIL.com.  For more information about events at Mid America Motorworks, visit www.FunfestEvents.com

The City of Effingham's Tourism Office will be hosting a Downtown Party from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd to welcome VW enthusiasts to Effingham. You can expect a night of fantastic live music, delicious food and great giveaways. Don't miss this fun event in downtown Effingham!