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CamperJam 2017
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This was the tenth birthday for CamperJam and its definitely maturing well.

CamperJam is held each year in July at Weston Park. The venue is host to V festival so perfectly set up for a big event. It's a wonderful location and easy to reach from most parts of the country as evidenced by the distances travelled by attendees this year.

It started small as a vw camper rally and has grown each year. It's not a festival, it's a family friendly vw based event with shows and competitions in the day and a couple of bands in the evening. There are two huge marquees, the smaller one hosts tribute acts (Beatles and Dolly Parton this year - I didn't bother) and the larger one hosts covers bands. 'Headlining' this year were the UK Foo fighters on Friday and the last ever performance by CamperJam's house band - Sixteen stone pig - on the Saturday.

Children are well caterered for with kids clubs, ukulele workshops, arts and crafts etc at no additional cost. There's the usual wide range of trade stalls from conversion components to clothing

The food village caters for most tastes from pizza to paella and the numerous brothers cider bars hit the spot on a warm day. £4 a pint is not too bad for this sort of event but attendees are welcome to take their own food and drink to the entertainment areas.

Camping is in four areas, family camping (noise curfew 10pm), general, club and traders. There's a noise curfew of midnight in all other areas but don't expect silence. Particularly rowdy groups will be removed from site and security patrols all areas but it's not a challenging environment at all. In fact we commented that we hadn't heard a child cry all weekend! Camping pitches aren't marked. You go to your area and find a bit you like. If going with friends it's best to arrive together as although you can save space there's no guarantee you'll be able to drive to the space. There are site roads that must be kept clear and plenty of space but some areas get a bit crowded.

The competitions cover vw busses of all ages and some are stunning. There are cooking in a camper competitions, dog shows and more.

There's always a Friday night theme (party hats this year) and a fancy dress theme on Saturday (Wild West) but neither are compulsory. There are some ingenious costumes which all add to the fun.

Per person charge by wristband and a vehicle charge which covers a caravan if needed. We paid just under £100 for two adults for the weekend. All camping must be prebooked. Day tickets are available at £15-20 which includes evening entertainment. There were loads of day visitors

It's good fun. https://www.camperjam.com/
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No virtual bar there then Jay. Love the bar area in the back of one of the campers Beer
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Very sensible use of space we thought Smile

More than one had turned the rear of the bus into a giant speaker set up. They made the ground vibrate
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Interesting pics, Jay. We should get a couple for Travellers. Smile

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I can't see the one with pennies set in resin on the floor lasting long in the travellers Smile
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They'd soon be replaced with washers Big Grin

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Like this one, Jay

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