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Bug Jam 2017. A two day event!
November 11, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5
An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until November 12, 2017
Please note that while camping begins on Friday, November 10th, the actual BUG JAM events begin on Saturday, November 11th.
2017 Event Schedule
FAIRGROUNDS OPENS on Friday November 10 at 5pm for Overnight Camping.
SATURDAY November 11 at 7AM
FAIRGROUNDS OPENS FOR PRE-REGISTERED CARS AND VENDORS. You will be able to pick up your registration packets on Saturday. This will allow you to bypass the registration lines on Sunday at a separate entrance. We encourage early packet pickup to expedite the Day of Show lines.
***This year Early Packet Pickup will be held Saturday between 7am-5pm at the Pasco County Fairgrounds.***
POKER RUN – The Poker Run will kickoff the weekend with a scenic route through the back roads and rolling hills of Pasco County including stops at some local hot spots along the way. There will be cash prizes for the best hands, as well as the worst hand. The Poker Run will leave the Fairgrounds between 10-11am and return by 2pm.
GATES OPEN AT 11AM ON SATURDAY FOR SPECTATORS – The entertainment will begin with an open mic from 11am-1pm, so dust off the old six string and come jam with us. Then at 1pm the opening act begins. At 4pm the featured bands will hit the stage and rock into the night.
BAY WINDOW BUS SHOW – On Saturday the Southeastern Bay Window Bus Rally will host a Bay Window Bus Show from 11am-3pm. Don’t miss out. Bay Window Buses will also show on Sunday. More info coming.
SATURDAY 11:30 AM
OFF-ROAD COURSE – This year we are bringing back the Off-Road Course for those who dare to venture off the concrete path. Bring your VW to the Bug Jam and you will have the opportunity to rally off the road and onto our designated VW course. The Off-Road Track will be open from 11:30am-4pm on Saturday only.
VW PARADE – Get in your VW and join the police escorted VW Parade from the Pasco County Fairgrounds to the Pre-Jam Party in Historic Downtown Dade City. The Parade leaves the Fairgrounds, located at 36722 HWY 52 in Dade City, at 2pm. If you miss the Cruise, you can still come find us outside Beef ‘O’ Bradys and The Brass Tap and enjoy the party. Just follow the music in the air.
A FREE BEER from Beef ‘O’Brady’s for the first 50 VWs in the cruise!
DOWNTOWN VW CRUISE-IN – From 2:30-7pm, the VW Cruise-In will be held on Pasco Avenue & 8th Street in Historic Downtown Dade City in front of Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and Brass Tap. There will be live music, contests and games throughout the night, and craft beers on location. Many downtown shops and eateries will be open during the event.
BUG JAM PRE-PARTY – Happening on Saturday with live music at the Fairgrounds.
SUNDAY November 12.
6:30 AM SHOW CAR PARKING – Gates open for show cars from 6:30am-10am on Sunday. (must be in gate by 10am.)
FLORIDA BUG JAM – Open to Spectators at 9am on Sunday. Sunday is the main event, the Southeast’s largest VW Car Show and Swap Meet. Show cars will be presented for your viewing pleasure, while they are being judged in their respective categories. Lots of vendors, including food, new parts and swap, will be on hand as well as craft brew vendors.
OPENING CEREMONY – Will be held at 11am.