• Dec 2017
    FORBES SHOWGROUNDS

BUSES

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Buses available from Dubbo, Bathurst, Orange & Parkes. Please check departure times carefully

 

Weekend Campers’ Bus: Arrive Friday 1st Dec / Return Sunday 3rd Dec – Return trip ONLY*.

Friday 1st Dec – Departures

  • Bathurst Visitor Centre – Depart @ 2:00pm
  • Orange Railway Station – Depart @ 2.45pm
  • Dubbo Railway Station – Depart @ 3:00pm
  • Parkes, Cooke Park – Depart @ 4:30pm
  • VANFEST – Arrive at 5:00pm

Sunday 3rd Dec – Returns

  • VANFEST – Depart at 10.00am
  • Parkes, Cooke Park – Arrive @ 10:30am
  • Dubbo Railway Station – Arrive @ midday
  • Orange Railway Station – Arrive @ 12:15pm
  • Bathurst Visitor Centre – Arrive @ 1:00pm

*Patrons purchasing a Friday return Sunday bus ticket must either have a camping ticket valid for the entire weekend to stay on the grounds or have alternative accommodation in Forbes. This ticket is only valid for a return on Sunday.**

Parkes Shuttle

Friday 1st Dec

  • Parkes, Cooke Park to VANFEST – Depart @ 4.30pm – Arr at 5:00pm
  • VANFEST to Parkes, Cooke Park – Depart @ 1:00am Arr 1:30am

Saturday 2nd Dec – for the keen beans

  • Parkes, Cooke Park to VANFEST – Dept @ 12.30pm – Arr @ 1:00pm
  • VANFEST to Parkes, Cooke Park – Dept @ 1:00am – Arr @ 1:30am

Saturday 2nd Dec – for the late risers

  • Parkes, Cooke Park to VANFEST – Dept @ 4:00pm – Arr @ 4:30pm
  • VANFEST to Parkes, Cooke Park – Dept @ 1:00am – Arr @ 1:30am

Saturday Only Return Trip: Arrive & Return Saturday 2nd Dec

Departures

  • Bathurst Visitor Centre – Depart @ 10:00am
  • Orange Railway Station – Depart @10:0045am
  • Dubbo Railway Station – Depart @ 11:00am,
  • VANFEST – Arrive at 1.00pm

Returns

  • VANFEST – Depart @ 1.00am
  • Dubbo Railway Station -Arrive @ 2:30am
  • Orange Railway Station -Arrive @ 2:45am
  • Bathurst Visitor Centre – Arrive @ 3:30am

OWN VEHICLE

Parking Options

There’s an on-site paid car park, but it only has limited availability. First come, best dressed. If it’s full, there’s plenty of free parking around the nearby streets with only a couple of min walk to the festival.

On-site parking is paid on entry each day. Please follow the directions of the traffic marshals.

VANFEST does not allow any overnight sleeping in the car park. 24hr security will monitor the car park areas.

Drop Offs – If you are dropping people off or being dropped off you must follow directions to the appropriate drop off points, no drop offs will be permitted at the festival site entrance