ISMOC Mini Barn Bash is a new event on the Mini calendar, a festival of all things Mini!


Come and enjoy a full weekend of Mini based fun and frolics on 2nd -3rd June 2018. The event includes camping onsite at our amazing venue, Stonham Barns Leisure and retail village. Set in the heart of rural sunny Suffolk, the UK's sunniest county, with the lowest rainfall!


Weekend entrants will 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". This in aid of our our adopted charity Fresh Start - new beginnings. The run which has the fantastic end point of Ipswich Waterfront.

Entrants will 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 the first ever 'Suffolk Mini Show' will take place with Club Displays, traders, individual display area, show and shine and Mini games and much much more.

All in all this is shaping up to be the biggest Mini event Suffolk has ever seen!

Early bird tickets will go on sale very soon, so those that sign up early can get a great discount also!



Mini Barn Bash early bird tickets are on sale now in the ISMOC online shop! To book your space, click here!

So what can you expect at the first Mini Barn Bash?


Exclusively for ISMOC club members. A night where our members can socialise together as as club bringing the whole club together for the first time. Bring your Mini, pitch your tent and a BBQ or buy some grub from the concessions. The entertainment Barn will of course be open, where we will have some fun entertainment planned.



Saturday is where the rest of the Local and national Mini community is invited to join us for our festival of all things Mini. Clubs and lone attendees will be arriving throughout the morning to their allotted club spaces, where they can build there campsite and socialise together and with other clubs from across the region and country.

  • Registration for Classics on the Quay our Mini Run with a difference, will start later that morning. The run which raises well needed funds for our adopted charity, Fresh Start- New Beginnings is open to the first 100 Classic Mini attendees. (This is due to space considerations for our finish point on Ipswich waterfront).
  • Mid afternoon with the Classics on the Quay attendees returning to basecamp will have some relaxing time where everyone can have some time to relax, chill and enjoy the facilities or even venture from the site and enjoy some of the local areas attractions.
  • Early evening is when the party will really be started with the entertainment barn open for socialising and with live music with "The Austin Beats' (see below for details) and a DJ until late (Not too late as we have a big day tomorrow!). We will also have a theme for the party night and will be encouraging all attendees to dress up!



Sunday will be the main event with the first ever 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.

  • Club displays
  • Individual display
  • Minis for sale area
  • Traders and auto jumble
  • Food and drink concessions
  • Show and shine and Club Games


The list of planned 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!


Saturday night is party night in the Barn........ our live act for the evening will transport you back to the 60's, bring your 60's gear for our fancy dress theme and 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!


"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 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 bands website for more details and to hear some of their music!


Mini Barn Bash

Our Venue.......

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 will 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.