What's it all about

Oktoberfest is a real one off... A completely unique VW Event in the UK - indeed, it's not a 'show' in the expected sense at all! 
Say "auf wiedersehen" to the V-dub show season in style. Escape the humdrum of city life for the weekend and find yourself a real Volkswagen Adventure. Don't forget to pack your wetsuits, wellies, mountain bikes and picnic baskets!


Held in October, this is the perfect way to see off the end of a busy VW season, catch up with old friends and family before going into hibernation for the winter.
Oktoberfest was born on a lovely campsite in Cheddar in 2008 where we spent four fabulous years before the move to The River Dart Country Park - and what a move it has been. The River Dart is like the gift that just keeps giving! This place is an absolute jewel of a campsite, packed with an endless amount of on and off site facilities, outdoor activities and attractions...including an utterly amazing adventure playground, wonderful country and river walks, zip wires, high ropes, bmx pump track and so much more...the kids definitely won't go home bored!

 oktoberfest is all about you crazy campers

With two great nights of entertainment, live bands, Dj's, entertainers and our infamous Fancy Dress Party on Saturday night - with a uniquely Oktoberfest slant on the traditional. This year the theme is 'Christmas'!

Kids fancy dress disco at 5pm on Saturday - with fun & games down in the courtyard - prizes up for grabs along with the Oktoberfest Fancy Dress Awards. We’re looking out for the Best Family fancy dress (parents & kids), Best Boy, Best Girl and the Best Male & Female fancy dress outfits.

And the daytime brings a whole host of competitions and fun & games for you to enjoy including...

  • Show & Shine Sunday

  • Christmas themed fun and games

  • Scavenger Hunt and Treasure Hunt

  • Pub Quiz

  • Campsite Awards

  • The Vantastics Tennis Open Competition

  • Dog Show - Saturday

  • Circus Workshop and Magic Show - Saturday

  • The Great Oktoberfest ‘Feast Off’

  • Pony rides



Day entry is available on Saturday or Sunday. All the parks amazing facilities will be open as well as the extra entertainment we put on. Please note that this is predominantly a camping event. Friday is just for camping so there's no day entry on Friday.
Please note that day visitor prices are charged at the standard River Dart Country Park peak season day entry rates.

  • Adults and children over 5 years - £10.90pp

  • 3 to 4 years - £5.70pp

  • 2 and under - FREE


On the Sunday we have an informal Show & Shine in the gorgeous hotel gardens. We open up the lawns of Holne Park House, it’s all very informal with 5 awards for our chosen best in show. Just rock up anytime after 9am, find a space and display your ride.


This is not a big trade show and trade presence is limited - so there's no huge trade arena, just a selection of some of our favourites.


If you don't fancy cooking while you're camping there's a variety of delicious food and drink served all weekend from the Old Saw Mill.


High Ropes Course*, Climbing Wall*, Mega Zip Wire*, Water Zorbs*, Canoeing* (half an hour for the boat and equipment for up to 3 people). All of these activities are chargeable. For more information on the activities and prices visit www.riverdart.co.uk