• Dec 2017
    FORBES SHOWGROUNDS

STAY IN FORBES

Forbes offers country hospitality and a great range of places to stay. Enjoy the comfort of up to 4-star motel rooms or self-contained cabins, be a special guest at a B&B or relax with a beer at a local pub. A range of holiday parks offers great amenities for RVs, together with a rest area for safe R & R while touring the region.

HOW DO I GET FROM FORBES TO VANFEST?

It super easy! You can walk from town to the showground or you can grab a cab call , cabs are super limited. Check out our getting here page for a map pin.

VAN-CITY Camping

VAN-CITY has a selection of camping experiences available. All tent/site and package prices are for both Friday & Saturday. For any questions ask here

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FREESTYLE CAMPING

Wanna make your own tent city with all your crew? Get yourself single freestyle camping ticket and pick a patch in the paddock. Limited parking available nearby, be quick to get you spot.

Star Gazing Freestyle Camping – $24 per person

Rock up ready to party! Take away the stress of setting up a tent, check out our pre-pitched or glamping options.

Facilities:

  • Shared camp ground toilets & showers
  • Common areas
  • Food stalls
  • Shared free drinking water facilities
  • Festival pass outs with camping wristband

Doesn’t include:

  • Tent
  • Bedding
  • Power
  • Someone to pitch or pack up your tent

LIGHTS-ON CAMPING

Wanna camp with your van? Wanna straighten your hair in the comfort of your own tent? Addicted to your phone and must have it charging next to your head while you sleep? Buy a LIGHTS-ON pass.

There are 2 sizes available
Standard: 4 person

  • $166 or $44
  • Max 4 people
  • 6m x 8m size site

Big:6 person

  • $204 or $34 per person
  • Max 6 people
  • 6m x 12m

Facilities:

  • Electricity 1x standard power outlet
  • Access for only 1 standard size vehicle to park within campsite
  • Shared camp ground toilets & showers
  • Common areas
  • Food stalls
  • Shared free drinking water facilities
  • Festival pass outs with camping wristband

Doesn’t include:

  • Tent
  • Bedding
  • Power boards or extension cords
  • Phones or hair straigteners

Please be mindful of the power specifications and avoid running multiple items or equipment with high usage requirements.

LIGHTS-OFF CAMPING

Wanna camp with your van? Don’t care about blow drying your hair every morning? Already own a torch? Buy a LIGHTS-OFF pass.

There are 2 sizes available

Standard: 4 person:

  • $166 or $31
  • Max 4 people
  • 6m x 8m size site

Big:6 person:

  • $204 or $28 per person
  • Max 6 people
  • 6m x 12m

Facilities:

  • Access for only 1 standard size vehicle to park within campsite
  • Shared camp ground toilets & showers
  • Common areas
  • Food stalls
  • Shared free drinking water facilities
  • Festival pass outs with camping wristband

Doesn’t include:

  • Tent
  • Bedding
  • Power
  • Torch

PRE-PITCHED CAMPING

No idea how to pitch a tent? Just wanna spend your time partying? Wanna fill your suitcase with clothes and not waste space on trivial camping su per personlies? Buy a PRE-PITCHED campsite.
There are a few options sort out your mates and book what suits you best.
Put your requests in the additional information box during checkout.

Included Facilities:

  • Shared camp ground toilets & showers
  • Common areas
  • Food stalls
  • Shared free drinking water facilities
  • Festival pass outs with camping wristband
  • Parking allocation nearby for 1 vehicle per campsite

Doesn’t include:

  • Power

Budget tents:

  • Includes an empty tent
  • No bedding or extras

Options:

  • 6 person tent – $180 or $30 per person
  • 4 person tent – $156 or $39 per person
  • 3 person tent – $123 or $41 per person
  • 2 person tent – $84 or $42 per person

The full package:

  • Includes tent
  • Self inflating air mattress per person
  • Lantern
  • Sleeping bag per person bag – yours to keep! FYI Could make a great Christmas present for your little brother or that distant cousin 😉
  • Doesn’t include pillow, towels or butler

Options:

  • 6 person tent – $480 or $80 per person
  • 4 person tent – $320 or $89 per person
  • 3 person tent – $270 or $90 per person
  • 2 person tent – $184 or $92 per person

GLAMPING

Want the Ultimate VANFEST experience? Want to get out bed on Sunday morning looking like a bohemian ray of sunshine**?

  • 2 Person Bell Tent – $494 or $247 per person
  • 4 Person Bell Tent – $348 or $174 per person

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
The 4m & 6m diameter Bell Tent’s includes:

  • Waterproof and breathable 100% cavas bell tent
  • Air bed per person
  • Fashionable sisal rug
  • LED Light
  • Luxurious bedding package: linen, doona, pillow and bath towels
  • Glamping only superior bathrooms, including showers

*IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE FOR ALL CAMPSITES:

  • Camping passes do not include your festival ticket
  • Each campsite has separate passes within VAN-CITY and only those with corresponding passes can access this campsite
  • VAN-CITY is a 100% fire ban
  • VAN-CITY is an alcohol free zone. If you bring alcohol into the camp grounds, it will be confiscated. There is plenty of time for for a beer or wine within the main event.
  • Vehicles in VAN-CITY cannot be moved until the festival is over. If you want to come and go in your vehicle you will have to park in designated car parks and camp without your vehicle

**VANFEST cannot guarantee you will ever look like a ray of sunshine
**VANFEST cannot guarantee you or your camping neighbour is classy

STAY IN PARKES

Vanfest is quite literally taking over Forbes, which means you may be hard pressed to find somewhere to sleep!

Of course, you can always set up camp on the festival site with our huge range of camping and glamping options below, but if you’re looking for more of a place to call home, why not check out Parkes? It’s only a short 15-20 mins away from Vanfest! 

Check out the full range of Parkes accommodation options via the link below! 

While you’re there, get into the spirit of Parkes … dress up like an Elvis and visit The Dish!

Parkes was put on the map back in 1969 when “The Dish” was used to televise the first moon landing, it’s still operating and you can go and visit! Check out this and more things to do around Parkes here

It is now the home of the Elvis Festival. People travel from all over the world just to celebrate all things “The King”. Check out more events in Parkes here

HOW DO I GET FROM PARKES TO VANFEST?

No one wants to be the deso of their group, so to ensure EVERYONE in your circle can have a great time, we’re running shuttle buses between Parkes and Vanfest each day. 

You can book your spot online, but get in quick as they are limited!