A Festival for Self-Builders & Van Lovers

Whether you’re a full time vanlifer or a self-builder, if you love campervans or are into all things tiny living; this is the festival for you. 

Camp Quirky is an opportunity to meet new friends who share your passions.

There are workshops and talks aplenty, music to fill your ears and beautiful stalls for you to peruse. And of course lots and lots of campervans.

Camp Quirky 2022 was our BEST event yet and entirely powered by the SUN! ☀️

Next year we welcome you back for May bank holiday weekend (April 28th to 1st May 2023) on Kelmarsh Estate, Northamptonshire.

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What makes Camp Quirky green?

Did you know that Camp Quirky is one of the only festivals in the UK to be fully powered by the sun?

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. As we grow, there are a number of eco-friendly steps which remain in place to ensure we leave as little trace as possible. Whilst we want Camp Quirky to be a space where people come together to express themselves freely and creatively, we need your help to ensure Camp Quirky remains the greenest campervan festival in the UK:

  • Toilet facilities are compost loos [a bit of a shock if you’re not used to them but a very important part of our sustainability plan].
  • We ask that no-one brings single use plastic on site [and we promise we won’t use any either!].
  • All attendees are advised to bring their own cutlery, plates and coffee mugs [we don’t have any disposable cups on site].
  • We strive to be 100% recycled and ask attendees to use the bin bags provided correctly [more on this at a later date].

Where did the idea for a handmade campervan festival come from?

Camp Quirky began as an opportunity for Quirky Campers vans and owners to come together, to swap stories, share tips and learn from each other. However, as van life began to grow in the UK, Quirky Campers recognised there was a huge appetite for something much, much bigger. 

So, in 2018 we decided to go for it and open up the event to everyone interested in campervan culture: self-builders, professional converters, full time van dwellers, weekend road trippers, vanlife bloggers, YouTubers, and of course as many of our gorgeous Quirky Campers that could make it. The result was a sell out event. 

What happened next?

The feedback from the 2018 festival was so positive, and we knew there were even more campervan enthusiasts out there who didn’t get the chance to come. So we decided to move sites where we could expand and build on the festival in a way that retained its sense of community but provided more for ticket holders. More workshops and talks, more musical acts, more creative stalls for you to find goodies for your van for, and of course more campervans to gaze at. 2019 was another sell out!

Word really got out and then our next two events sold out in just 48 hours. However, much to our disappointment we had to cancel due to Covid.
And now let’s look back to our latest and greatest, Camp Quirky 2022. This year we welcomed 1200 campervans, 3000 people, 500 dogs, 100’s of kids to a glorious field in Northamptonshire. People were able to find their zen at one of our morning yoga sessions, seek vanspiration at our converters village and dance the night away to incredible performers by our main stage. There were over 70 vanlife related workshops, covering a wide range of topics from making money on the road to how to install an electric system. The feedback was amazing and it spurred us on to planning 2023!

Camp Quirky 2023 will not only provide you with real self-built inspiration, from a range of vehicle sizes and types of van, every layout you could imagine, technical tips and style ideas. But also a weekend of wholesomeness you’d never thought possible at an event this size. All just from talking to wonderful like-minded folk who have one thing in common: beautiful campervans and a sense of true adventure in their hearts (ok, that’s two).

Something to offer for 2023?

Camp Quirky was created by us but is brought to life by you.

There are many ways you can get involved in Camp Quirky:

  • Food Traders
  • Stalls
  • Volunteers
  • Speakers/Workshop Leaders
  • Musicians
  • Camp Quirky Partner

Visit our dedicated ‘get involved’ page to find out more:

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