Bustoberfest 2023. Oct 20-22 2023.
INDIAN CAVE STATE PARK NEBRASKA
UPDATE: The Trick or Treat event will be from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. Group meal will follow @ 5:30 PM(Got to beat sunset.) See you all then.
Our venue: INDIAN CAVE STATE PARK is a beautiful wooded park in the southeast corner of Nebraska with a huge vista of the Missouri River and lands to the South and East. The event starts on Friday but we’ve had some folks arrive a day or 2 before. Buses arrive through Saturday so get there when you can.
Please be respectful of other campers and follow the Park rules. This includes keeping the noise level down at night (including voices, generators(none after 10PM), needless revving of engines, etc.) We have a great relationship with the Park Administration. They go out of there way to accommodate us and we would like to keep it that way.
Leave NO litter behind. There are trash bins provided for your trash. This includes foods, cans, and anything that wouldn’t have been there had you not attended.
Saturday afternoon we have the Trick or Treat by the Buses event. It is an official Park event so in the past we’ve had hundreds of parents and kids wander through the camp in costume. Bring candy and a costume and decorations for the bus is always great.
For our Saturday night hoopla, please feel free to bring some food to share with others. Consider this the *MOST* informal form of potluck you’ve ever heard of.
Feel free to bring any kind of an item(s) for the raffle. This is a free event where names are drawn and win a prize just for showing up. It’s nice to
see something you brought go to someone who can really use it. The look on kids faces makes it all worthwhile. If everyone brings one item, everyone
will win something. Ideas for things to bring are anything VW-related whether new or used, parts or toys, any vehicle care products, hygiene products for campers, camping supplies, or simply anything you don’t want but wouldn’t want to throw away.
Music is encouraged and appreciated. If you play an instrument, bring it along. Everyone enjoys music around the campfire so guitars, banjos, ukuleles, bongos, drums, anything is encouraged. Just be prepared to play in a group jam session!
What is there to do?
Since ICSP is located close to Brownville, NE, Whiskey Run Creek Winery is worth a visit. It’s a winery built on the site of an old brewery and inside of a renovated barn. Wine tasting is featured and wines along with other products can be purchased here.
ICSP has a museum as well as nature trails and quite a few scenic spots to visit. Explore the park and I guarantee you will run out of time to see and do it all. Part of their exhibits feature soap making, candle making, and blacksmithing to name a few.
Since this is a VW event, feel free to talk VW, speak VW, and do VW. In the past engines have been pulled and rebuilt, problems diagnosed and repaired. Major repairs are discouraged but you got to get home don’t you. You’ll have to ask around to find out!!! Even our resident fuel injection guru and traditional “Heart-Attack Special Pancake Maker” Glen Hadley has been known to bring a dead baywindow bus to life at this event. There is plenty to see and lots to talk about.
There are nice heated showers and toilets in the tent campground. You will receive a free map of the park when signing in so study it closely to find the locations of the various facilities. Since Indian Cave State Park is a Nebraska state park, an entrance and if overnight camping you will need the camping permits. You can purchase permits by the day at the check-in station. You can tell them you are camping with the Buskatiers Volkswagen Group. Head on over to Google Maps to see where ICSP is located at. We will be located in the tent campgrounds. This will be the 3rd left after you pass the toll booth. We have permission to park on the grass and there are limited electrical hookups so you are best to plan on no overnight power for heat. Firewood and ice are available at the entrance.
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