What type of show is VW Sweetcorn?
VW Sweetcorn is a follow on to Peppercorn. The show is now held at the new location of Barleylands in Essex, which is clearly signposted from both the A13 and A127. We aim to create the same laid back and chilled out atmosphere that you enjoyed at Peppercorn only now we will have more room for camping and a dedicated display area and day visitors car park.
Can I prebook tickets?
Tickets are only available on the gate
What time can I arrive?
The gates will open for campers from 14.00 on Friday
The gates will be open until 21.00 Friday and Saturday night, and will open again at 8.00 in the morning.
Are Dogs Allowed?
Dogs are permitted, but must strictly be kept on a lead as Barleylands is a working farm. Please make sure you clear up after your dog.
Are BBQ's Allowed?
BBQ's must be kept off the grass, no open fires.
Is there any club camping?
Club camping must be pre booked via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone. We will need the name of your club plus number of pitches required and vehicle registration numbers. We reserve the right to reallocate pitches should your club plot not be sufficiently filled by 1pm Saturday. By booking club camping you are agreeing with these terms and conditions.
What time does the show finish?
The show closes at 5pm on Sunday - unfortunately no overnight camping can be provided for Sunday night.
Are there any showers?
There are a limited number of showers inside of the craft village, gates to the craft village are open 10.00 - 17.00.
Is there a shop nearby?
There is a Farm Shop outside the rear gate of the show (Southend Road), they are open every day 6.00 - 17.30
They sell a range of products which include fruit & veg, meat, fish, groceries, beers, wines and spirits, toiletries etc.
Supermarkets - Tesco is 1.81 miles from Barleylands.
Opening hours are Fri 24hrs, Sat until midnight and Sun 10.00-16.00. Mayflower Retail Park, Basildon SS14 3HZ
There is also a Sainsbury's 2.5 miles from the site.
Opening hours are Fri 7.00-23.00 Sat 7.00-22.00 Sun 10.00-16.00. SS13 1SA. Cricketers Retail Park, Basildon.
Are there any other attractions on site?
Classes - Barleylands is a working farm and holds craft classes, including pottery, patchwork & quilting, papercraft, glass art etc.
Prices vary, you can pre book classes direct via the www.barleylands.co.uk
- Craft Village 10.00 - 17.00 Free Entry
- Farm Park 10.00 - 17.00 £7 pp (on show of wristband, std charge £9) Children < 2 yrs FREE.
- Restaurant - Lunch Sat 12.00-15.30 Dinner 18.00 (last orders 21.30) Sun 12.00 to 16.30
- Tea Rooms - open 10.00-17.00
- Farmers Market on Saturday by the craft village 8.30-12.30
As usual we will also have various catering vendors trading at Sweetcorn, together with the Auto Jumble and VW traders.
Entertainment will be provided for both Friday and Saturday evening in the Marquee, with various children's activities during the day. Please come along.
What accommodation is nearby?
Campanile Hotel - 1.7 miles
A127 Southend Arterial Road
Pipps Hill, Basildon SS14 3AE
Tel: 0207 5195045
Holiday Inn - 3.2 miles
Waterfront Walk, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex SS14 3DG
Tel: 0871 9429094 for reservations or 0871 9429003 direct
The Premier Travel Inn - 3.4 miles
Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex SS14 3WB
Tel: 0845 456 6399
Badgers Rest - 2.5 miles
2 Mount View, Billericay, Essex CM11 1HB
Tel: 01268 625384
If you have any further queries you can call Karl on 0773 1063644 evenings 7-9pm (General) or Jeff 01702 354192 (Trade & Auto Jumble) or email email@example.com
On entry you will be provided with a coloured wristband, please wear this during the weekend, so that should you leave the site at any time you will be able to re-enter with no charge.
For the enjoyment of others please can you adhere to the noise curfew of 1 AM both Friday and Saturday night.
Safety - No fireworks, Chinese lanterns, motorised scooters and driving about onsite other than on arrival and exit of the showground.
Please can we also ask that you use the refuse bag supplied on entry and drop off at one of the skips as you exit and leave your pitch as you found it.
The showground gates will be locked from 9pm to 8am. In event of an emergency please contact one of the organisers for access.
We hope that you enjoy your weekend at VW Sweetcorn 2013.