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In addition to the music, stalls, food, hot tubs and bars we have organised a program of activities taking place at the event. You can sign up for these activities in advance.

Many of the activities are free to enter, some have a small charge.


Scroll down or click on these to find out about and book for:


the show & shine

fun sports tournament

river activities

vintage cycle ride

glamping tents

the daily runner show

vintage hair and makeup

the barn dance

If you don't book in advance please ask at the reception desk in the entrance marquee when you arrive and we will fix you up where there is space.

Some of these activities may well fill and advance booking is recommended.



We would love to see your VW in the show on Sunday, as so would everybody else. It's just for fun and doesn't cost anything extra to enter. You get to park up in the main event arena for the day, meet some new fellow dubbers and perhaps even win a small prize.

Category winners will be able to take part in a parade through the events

and be presented with prizes by the 'pub'.

Splitscreen, Bay, Beetle, T25, T4, T5, Jetta / Passat, Golf (Mk1 - Mk3), Polo (Mk1 - Mk3), Karmann Ghia, Fastback, Newies, Military,

Open Top, Rat, Air Cooled Porsche, Best Paint, Interior, Sound System, Most In Need Of Improvement, Lowest On The Move 

Enter your vehicle in one or more of the categories above

20 winners will be selected across a variety of the categories



Remember the 5 D's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge ...

this is a great game for all to play - we will be playing mixed teams of 5

at 4.30pm and we will need the audience to help catch the balls!

We will also be running:

a kids fun five a side competition, 1pm-2.30pm

a tug of war (teams of 6), 3.30pm

hard core our version of tough mudder, called the 'cider mile'.

So get the family, your camping mates, your club mates,

in fact get anyone together for some fun.

Our sports are organised by Sean Burgess and his team



We are blessed with being able to organise our event on the banks of the beautiful River Stour. Feel free to take advantage of this and dip you toes in the water. You can bring your own paddle board, kayak or just roll your trousers up and dip your feet in. You do this at your own risk, check the state of the river and ensure you have someone on the bank keeping an eye on you, the river can be fast flowing.

Rent a kayak or a paddle board from our partner Hobie. They will be set up by the river bank with a great range of products to rent, try and even buy. Their experts will be on hand to advise and show you how to master them



The 4th Annual Vintage Cycle Ride will be a highlight of Vdub at the Pub. It forms the centre piece of 'Dorset Goes Vintage' our Saturday daytime theme.

The ride is marshalled, gentle, fancy dress and great fun. You will set off from the main arena of Vdub at the Pub, lead by our chief marshal Jason in hail of bell ringing and horn honking. Over Julian's Bridge and off into the back lanes of Dorset. Stop for a break half way, take some group photos and head back.

Ladies & Gentlemen! To celebrate the 4th year of our charming Dorset Vintage Ride,

we will be holding our first


Dust off your Pedersen's, buff up your Bianchi's and show them off

on Saturday, 27th June from 11 am


Categories for Bicycles: 
Best pre-1987 bicycle, Best preserved bicycle

Best restoration of a bicycle, Most enviable period bicycle 


Enter your bicycle using box below in one or more of these categories.

Be sure to be in the Vintage Field by 10:45 am for 11 am judging. 








Of course, we still have categories for best of everything. 

Most dapper chap, Most dashing dame
Young dapper chap or dashing dame, Most smashing group
Best moustache (men and women, of course)
The Doff of the Cap & Curtsey Award for most civilised behaviour on the day


Once back at the festival the Vintage Tent will be set up for your

reception cream teas and bar

To enter the ride you need to book a ticket for it, use the booking link below

Vdub at the Pub 2020
This is where you can book camping tickets, day tickets, vintage cycle ride tickets and glamping upgrades. Scroll down and select your tickets.

Pearl's Pin up Parlour

will be at the event so ladies can book a hair and/or makeup fixed before the ride

Turn yourself into a 40s wartime sweetheart with iconic victory rolls, a 50s pinup with bumper bangs or a 60s mod with a half beehive!

Add cat-eye liner flicks and lippy for the perfect pout.

Go all out with fabulous lashes for the finishing touch

Please book an appointment below, we have limited places available between 10am and 1pm, to get your hair done before the Vintage Cycle Ride.

Great prices: Hair £10 and makeup is a £10 extra. All done a professional hair and make up specialist from Pearls Pinup Parlour.



Daily Runners will take place in the vintage arena on Saturday from 8am. It's a relaxed none competitive place to show your pride and joy and is addition to the the show and shine competition which is on Sunday. So don't leave your dub in the car park, bring it into the show.

For those of you visiting in your pre-1990 VW, we will have a dedicated space in the arena where you can bring your classic right into the atmosphere. 

Alongside this, Vintage Saturday hosts the Wimborne Vintage Cycle Ride, Vintage Market and retro music from the Vintage Stage. 

If you wish you enter Show & Shine on Sunday, you are welcome to leave your vehicle in the arena overnight, however please contact a member of staff to let us know.



After the Vintage Cycle Riders have returned from their ride we will be throwing a Barn Dance in the Vintage Tent, probably around 3.30pm.

The Barn Dance lead the dance from the Vintage Stage with a caller.

You are all expected to take part and you will be shown the moves.

Come have some fun, meet some new faces and don't worry about not knowing what to do - that's the whole point we will show you! You don't need to sign up, just turn up in the Vintage Tent.