UK Vapefest 2017 for Dummies

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…


WHEN?

Saturday 5th August 2017 10am–10pm & Sunday 6th August 2017 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.

WHERE?

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Greenhous-Mid-Showground-logoThe Greenhous West Mid Showground
Berwick Road
(Entrance on Gravel Hill Lane)
Shrewsbury SY1 2PF
www.shropshirecountyshow.com

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

BY CAR
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.

BY RAIL
Shrewsbury Railway Station – 19 minute walk (see below).

BY BUS
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

ON FOOT
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”):

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Click map above for a larger, printable version.

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.


THE FESTIVAL

Freebie-Badge ADMISSION
UK Vapefest is, and always has been, a FREE event. No ticket required!
Access-v2 ACCESS
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-Dog-Badge CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS
Since this an outdoor event children and pets (on leads) are welcome.
Beer FOOD & DRINK
There will be catering vans with plently of choice. Two outside bars will be provided.
Camping CAMPING
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.

We would also like to remind those camping, that they should familiarise themselves with and secure their own downloadable copy of the:
CAMPING CONDITIONS

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

Vacancy-Badge OTHER ACCOMODATION
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…
Cashpoint CASH
There are plenty of FREE cashpoints within easy walking distance – see this map for details.
Brolly THIS IS BRITAIN…
This is an outside event, in summer, in England…

Bring a brolly (and maybe wellies) just in case!


Vending at UK Vapefest is by invite only, however if you would like us to consider you for an invite to this years event, please contact us via this link: email.

UK VAPEFEST 2017 ATTENDING VENDORS

                                                                           


THE UK VAPEFEST COMMITTEE