IV Riviera Fest In La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

  • A fun-filled weekend is expected with some 300 classic and souped-up Volkswagen vehicles on exhibit before more than a thousand people during this family-oriented event.

The fourth annual edition of Riviera Fest is back at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle from June 27-28, 2015. This competition is held exclusively for Volkswagen vehicles in Mexico.

The Riviera Fest is considered one of the best beach events of its class. It has been endorsed by the Asociación Nacional de Vocheros de México and is organized by the Riviera Nayarit Club Wagen Volks with the support of the Groups and Events department of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

300 Volkswagen vehicles will be arriving from cities all over Mexico including Tepic, Compostela, Mazatlán, Los Mochis, Aguascalientes, Salamanca, Guadalajara, Tepatitlán, Chihuahua, Monterrey, Zacatecas, Leon and Colima, among others.

“The event has been very well received around the country,” commented Aurelio Ruelas, one of the organizers. “It’s still pretty new but it’s really taken off; besides, many people use it as an excuse to visit the Riviera Nayarit.”

Approximately one thousand people are expected to attend between participants and their guests, but because it’s open to locals, assistance is expected to increase to about three thousand attendees.

Vehicles will begin arriving on Saturday, June 27th, though most will arrive on Sunday, June 28th starting at 8 a.m. for registration and parking in the Marina, where they will be on display for the judging.

Cars will be classified by year and model into nearly 50 categories, also taking into account whether they are classic originals or modified. Those occupying the top three spots will receive a trophy and be qualified for other stops on this national circuit.

“The Riviera Nayarit CVB has been an excellent advocate,” added Ruelas. “It has been key in helping to organize an event that has grown considerably year over year.”

This event is 100% family oriented, with contests and plenty of food, drink, live music, bouncy houses for the kids and more. We’d like to thank the Banderas Bay City Council as well as the Government of the State of Nayarit for their support and the use of their facilities. 
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