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VW WelcomeFest Downtown Party

The City of Effingham’s Tourism Office will be hosting a Downtown Party from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday June 2nd, 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 (with candy) 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 food from Martin’s IGA, Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork, The Dog, Aunt Kim’s Kettle Corn and Tropical Sno, along with live musical entertainment from Local Honey, great giveaways, a chance to win great prizes and of course, you’ll get to see a variety of Volkswagens! This year we’ve added some featured artisans around the Courthouse square. They will be selling items such as jewelry, handmade wooden crafts and furniture, vinyl records and more. 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.