ISMOC Mini Barn Bash is the newest event on the Mini calendar, a festival of all things Mini!
The first ever Mini Barn Bash on 2nd -3rd June 2018 was a great success, so much so it's happening again in 2019! It will be even bigger and better!
Weekend entrants have full access to the amazing facilities at Stonham Barns, such as the numerous retail outlets, shops and food concessions.
Weekend entry tickets will give full access to the campsite which includes full shower and washing facilities, So you won't have to slum it!
Weekend entrants will also be eligible to enter our charity run on the Saturday afternoon- 'Classics on the Quay". Which will be in aid of our our adopted charity. The run has the fantastic end point of Ipswich Marina and Quayside. In 2018 we raised an impressive £1001.18p for our charity Fresh Start- new beginnings!
Entrants can then come back to Stonham to enjoy an evenings entertainment at Stonham's amazing entertainment barn with a night of live music and bar to really get the party started, no matter what the weather throws at us!
On Sunday 'Suffolk Mini Show' will return with Club Displays, traders, individual display area, show and shine and Mini games along with much much more
All in all this is shaping up to be the one of the most exciting Mini events with excellent feedback and write up in the Mini press. Early bird tickets will go on sale soon, giving those that sign up early a great discount.
Further details around exactly whats happening in 2019 will be added as details become avavilble. When purchasing tickets ensure you select your club and camping options. We will also have weekend passes available for those that prefer not to camp but wish to attend the event. Head over to the shop to see the full range of tickets............coming soon!
Mini Barn Bash 2018.....
The event was brought to you by Ipswich and Suffolk Mini Owners Club. This was in association and support of Stonham Barns leisure and retail village, The East Anglian Mini Centre and Fresh Start: new beginnings. Clicking on the image below will take you to their respective websites.
Stonham Barns is a bustling complex filled with an abundance of attractions to suit all. The site is home to the Stonham Barns show ground where our event will take place. Numerous events take place every year including classic car events, so the venue is well used to making everyone feel at home.
Attendees at Mini Barn Bash have exclusive use of the show ground with its camping facilities (Tent pitches are included in the ticket price) and not forgetting the shower blocks so you will not have to forgo the little luxuries such as washing! We also have access to the various retail and leisure businesses that are based at the venue.
Other facilities such as static caravans are also available nearby (not included in price) and electric hook up for caravan and camper owners (again at an additional fee).
We have exclusive use of the Entertainment Barn so what ever the weather brings, we will be able to enjoy the Saturday evenings entertainment in the dry, with is fully licensed bar. Check out some pics from 2018 below!
Friday and Saturday
Friday is arrival day with some low key entertainment in the Barn planned .....watch this space! Clubs and lone attendees will be arriving from Friday afternoon and on Saturday morning to their allotted club spaces, where they can build their camps and socialise together and with other clubs from across the region and country.
Sunday is the main event with The Suffolk Mini Show, time to pack up your tents and preen your car in readiness for the general public to come and enjoy your pride and joy! Lots of exciting events are planned throughout the day but below is an idea of what you can expect on the day.
The list of activities above is not exhaustive and as details are firmed up they will be added to the website so keep an eye for the latest updates!
What is everyone saying about Mini Barn Bash 2018????
Mini Barn Bash 2019?
We surveyed our 2018 attendees, here is some of their feedback and some feedback from the Mini Press!
"lovely atmosphere on the Marina and very friendly feeling at the barns"
"A great time was had by all and Mini Barn Bash will return in 2019!"- Mini Magazine.
"Lovely Cars, friendly people"
"'Great relaxed feel"
"Everything was great"
"it was all good!"
"Great to see everyone together with time to mingle and chat"
"I Liked the fact it gave local Mini enthusiasts the chance to get together and share the love of the Mini"
"It was good .... it really was!"
"I particularly liked the friendliness of everyone and happy atmosphere"
"It was so friendly and so much fun"
"Chilled out, no pressure atmosphere"
"Very professionally organised by a dedicated team"
"Would highly recommend, when can I sign up for next year!"
"There was a lovely relaxed vibe.....Its great to see a brand new Mini event, and this one certainly has the potential to grow" -Miniworld Magazine.
The Austin Beats @ Mini Barn Bash 2018!
Saturday night was party night in the Barn........ As it will be in 2019!
Our live act for the evening transported everyone back to the 60's, some in their 60's gear to travel back to the Mini's heydey!
Our awesome band The Austin Beats are a professional outfit playing the hits from when the Mini was king of the road, even their name fits the bill! We hope to book them again for 2019.
"Since forming in 2005, the Austin Beats have become one of the top sixties cover bands in the UK. Based in East Anglia, this fab quartet are recognised for their high energy performances, making them the ideal choice for all events.
The show is a tribute to the 1960's, featuring iconic music made famous by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and many more."
Check out the video below or head over to the bands website for more details and to hear some of their music!
Halcyon Disco @ Mini Barn Bash!
We were very lucky to be joined at Mini Barn Bash by the amazing DJ Halcyon Disco who gave us a great selection of tunes for the whole weekend, so we were never be short of entertainment during the evenings!
Music has the ability to make an event evoking memories of times gone by, with Halcyon Disco at the helm all weekend this was a given!
Halcyon Disco really like to go to town and help keep the theme of the event going. They will be played a wide
a variety of music from eras that saw the birth of the Mini to the present day and help keep the party in full swing!
Mini Barn Bash 2018 Merchandise!
We still have a wide range of Mini Barn Bash 2018 merchandise available to order direct from the manufacturer.
All items are available in a variety of types/styles and colours. Products include T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets and accessories such as iPhone cases, badges, dog bandannas, mugs and much more all emblazoned with the MBB Logo, click the button below to order yours now!
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