Show Info

Bug-a-Palüza returns to Camp Jordan April 21-22, 2018! Join us on Facebook for the latest updates and announcements.

Judged Car Show

With 39 show classes, there is one for every model of Volkswagen (air-cooled and water-cooled).
View our past show galleries

Swap Meet

Bug-a-Palüza has one of the largest VW swap meets in the Southeast. Our vendor alley is full of new and used parts, along with VW themed jewelry, clothing, and accessories.

Camp Out

You won’t want to miss one of the largest VW campouts around. The RV lot at Camp Jordan can accommodate any size camper.

Games, Prizes, and More

Our emcee Dr. FieldingGood will be hosting contests and games all weekend long, with plenty of prizes and giveaways for all ages.

Hand Crafted Trophies

We have the most unique awards of any VW show, with a real connecting rod! Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class, along with specialty awards and best of show trophies.


$5 per person for all weekend access, children 12 and under free. All gate proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. Arm bands must be purchased at the gate.
Show Cars
$20 per car, pre-registered or at the gate. Includes entry to the show for two people. First 300 registered show cars will receive a goody bag. A non-judged entry is available for $10, this does not include entry to the show
$20 per 10’x20′ space (one parking lot length). Multiple consecutive spaces can be purchased to accommodate larger vendors. Each vendor registration includes entry to the show for two people. All vendors must be pre-registered, there will be no extra space the day of the show.
$5 per person for the weekend to camp in the RV lot. Arm bands must be purchased at the campground entrance. Power and water hookups will be limited. Campers wishing to set up before Friday must contact East Ridge Parks and Rec directly to pay additional camping fees.

Dates and Times

Pre-registered show cars and vendors may set up starting at noon on Friday, April 20th. Campers in the RV lot may set up any time on Friday.

Spectator gates open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 21st and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 22nd.

Registration and check-in for show cars opens at 8:00 AM on Saturday and will close when the lot is full.

Awards ceremony and raffle drawing starts at 3:00 PM on Sunday.


E-Z UP TENTS AND CANOPIES – Camp Jordan does not allow stakes driven into the asphalt or ball fields. Tents and canopies must be held down with at least 40 lbs. of weight per leg. This is an insurance requirement and will help prevent injury/damage to property due to unpredictable winds. Please bring enough weights for your popup. Improperly weighted tents will be asked to be taken down.

Cars for sale – If you wish to sell your car at Bug-a-Palüza, please register and choose non-judged. You may park it in the show area with a for sale sign, there is no designated area for selling vehicles.

No unregistered vehicles permitted on the show lot. All cars must display a hang tag to park. No trailers on the show grounds except for loading or unloading. Additional parking for trailers and other vehicles is available in the side lot.

Past Shows

See results and photos from past Bug-a-Palüzas.


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