This guide contains everything you need to know to make the most of your time at UK Vapefest. The guide is continually updated, so it’s worth checking back from time to time to find out the latest details and developments…
Saturday 6th August 2016 10am–10pm & Sunday 7th August 2016 10am–8pm
Vendors will close around 6pm. The venue will be closed to the public from 10pm however those who are camping may remain on site.
The Greenhous West Mid Showground
(Entrance on Gravel Hill Lane)
Shrewsbury SY1 2PF
The Showground is perfectly set in the heart of Shropshire with just a 15 minute walk from the Historic Tudor Town of Shrewsbury. It boasts 53 acres and is bordered by the River Severn. It has been used for many events including the Shrewsbury Folk Festival which attracted more than 20,000 visitors last year. There is ample parking for more than 2,000 cars, more than 100 toilets, including disabled, a covered bar area, and stands and stalls.
HOW TO GET THERE
Shrewsbury is easily accessible and is linked to the motorway by the A5 and M54. Please see the map for your route planning. The postcode for your Sat Nav is: SY1 2PF. Parking is free. Disabled drivers will need to show their blue badges to the stewards on arrival to access the reserved parking area.
Shrewsbury Railway Station – 19 minute walk (see below).
The showground is a short walk from Shrewsbury Bus Station (see below) if you are travelling from the local area. For details of bus routes and times within the county, please call the Shropshire Traveline on 0870 6082608.
The National Express run coaches into Shrewsbury, please call 08705 808080 or go to www.nationalexpress.com
FROM SHREWSBURY TRAIN STATION/TOWN CENTRE
It’s less than a mile to walk from Shrewsbury Railway Station/Town Centre to the West Midlands Showground (which is signposted “the Agricultural Showground”):
FROM SHREWSBURY BUS STATION
Come out of the bus station facing the river and turn right by The Albert pub. Follow this road until you come to Chester Street, then follow the directions above.
UK Vapefest is, and always has been, a FREE event. No ticket required!
The venue is flat. It is open. There are disabled toilets which work on the Radar key system. There are ramps to the only building that is ever so slightly higher than ground level. Access, as far as reasonably practicable should not be an issue.
|CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS
Since this an outdoor event children and pets (on leads) are welcome.
|FOOD & DRINK
There will be catering vans with plently of choice. Two outside bars will be provided.
If you are an outdoorsy type, and want to save a few bob, bring a tent. Vehicles near tents will be permitted.
In order for us to be able to allow public camping this year, we have to ticket camping in advance. Please see the Camping Information Page.
Those who are not camping but wish to join and socialise with friends are likely to be of two categories:
1.) Those who are staying in a hotel – Please bring something to show security/stewards that although you are entering the camping area, you’re not stopping the night. Room key, booking confirmation etc etc
2.) Those who live close enough to leave for home – Please bring something showing your home address
If you’re dead posh, or cannot get any shut eye without starched sheets and plumped pillows, there are a number of hotels and B&Bs nearby. Check out LateRooms.com for a random selection of local accomodation…
There are plenty of FREE cashpoints within easy walking distance – see this map for details.
|THIS IS BRITAIN…
This is an outside event, in summer, in England…
Bring a brolly (and maybe wellies) just in case!
|TINY HEARTS APPEAL
Last, but most definitely not least: Vapefest has always been free to attend and will continue to be so, however, this year we will again be raising money for a chosen charity. This year with the help from friends of UK Vapefest and the wider Vaping Community, we are honoured to support, Tiny Hearts Appeal. If you appreciate what we do please consider making a donation.
UK VAPEFEST 2016 ATTENDING VENDORS
THE UK VAPEFEST COMMITTEE