What it is
A gathering of VW Bus, Vanagon, and Eurovan enthusiasts and their families, in Eastern Pennsylvania. (Of course all VW owners are welcome, no matter what you drive.) See the YouTube video of BBD 2010.
When it is
Buses By The Depot is usually around the first weekend of October. 2013′s BBD will be announced in late summer 2013.
Where it is
Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA. Located in the scenic Perkiomen Valley, roughly midpoint between Philadelphia, Allentown, and Reading, PA. From the intersection of Route 63 and Route 29 (Gravel Pike) in Green Lane, travel south 1.7 miles on Rt. 29, turn right onto Deep Creek Road (just past the crosswalk), and turn right at the lake (first intersection). The campground is just up the road on the right.
This scenic county park consists of over 3400 acres and three bodies of water totaling 870 acres. Four recreational activity sites offer a variety of uses, including hiking and horseback trails, tennis courts, two playgrounds, and a nature center. The park is also the starting point for the Perkiomen Trail, a walking/cycling trail that extends 20 miles to Valley Forge National Historical Park and then connects to the Schuylkill River Trail, which follows the Schuylkill River an additional 11 miles past Boathouse Row to the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Bus Depot Warehouse Sale
A scenic caravan around the park to the nearby Bus Depot (Volkswagen parts specialist) is planned for Saturday at 1:30 pm. The Bus Depot (which is usually closed weekends) will open from 2 to 4 pm. A large selection of discontinued, distressed, and one-of-a-kind parts will be offered to attendees, at discounts of up to 80% or even “any reasonable offer.” Also attendees can tour the Depot, look over any products they’re curious about, place new orders, and pick up any previously ordered parts. (Ordering in advance is strongly recommended, if there are certain items you know you will want. This will reduce your wait time considerably when you arrive, and also allows us to order in any items that are not already in stock.)
Potluck dinner will be Saturday at 5 pm, for those who would like to bring something along to share.
Kids & Pets Welcome
This year fellow camper Jim Wetzel has offered to twist balloons for the kids. There are also two playgrounds (one right in front of
Day Trip Information
There is no admission charge. If you’re just coming for the day, please parallel park along the inner perimeter of the upper loop
Camping Information – To Be Announced prior to the 2013 event.
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