Mini Barn Bash 2020

Tickets on sale now!

Mini Barn Bash will be returning in 2020 for its third edition!

Taking place at our home, Stonham Barns on the resceduled dates of 2nd-4th of October due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Weekend ticket holders have full access to the amazing facilities at Stonham Barns, such as the numerous retail outlets, shops and food concessions.

Weekend 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 are also be eligible to enter our charity run on the Saturday afternoon- 'Classics on the Quay'. Which will again have the  has the fantastic end point of Ipswich Marina and Quayside.

Entrants can then come back to Stonham to enjoy an evenings entertainment at Stonham's amazing entertainment barn. We have a night of live music with  live bands to really get the party started. With this years Bavarian Oktoberfest theme our party night has a fancy dress theme, so why not dig out the lederhosen and homred helmets!

On Sunday  'Suffolk Mini Show' will return with Club Displays, traders, individual display area, show and shine and Mini games along with an exclusive appearance by Mr Hasbean the worlds No 1 Mr Bean  lookalike and impersonator!

Further details around exactly whats happening in 2020 will be added  as details become available. 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. Do keep an eye on the webiste and social media as we are announcing information all the time!

Mini Barn Bash 2020......

Brought to you by Ipswich and Suffolk Mini Owners Club in association with Stonham Barns leisure and retail village.

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 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). There are also budget and luxury hotels all within a short drive.

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 2019 below!

If you are travelling on to the IMM camping is available on the Thursday and Sunday night also. The showground is perfectly situated for your onward IMM journey, with the Port of Harwich a mere 45 minute drive away. With regular ferries to the Hook of Holland day and night this is the less stressful route to the continent, avoiding all the busy motorways and channel ports. On arrival at the Hook the IMM site is only a 400 mile drive. Mini Barn Bash is the perfect opener for your IMM adventure!

Sunday 4th October

2nd-4th Oct 2020

So what can you expect if you attend 

Friday and Saturday

Friday is main arrival day with some low key entertainment in the Barn planned 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.

  • Registration for Classics on the Quay will start later that morning. The run which raises well needed funds for our adopted charity  is open to 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 get started with the entertainment barn open for socialising and with live music  until late (Not too late as we have a big day on Sunday!


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.

  • Club displays
  • Individual display
  • Minis for sale area
  • Trader Village and auto jumble
  • Food and drink concessions
  • Club Games
  • Trophies for  Best in Show , Best Classic  Mini and Best MINI.

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!

Mini Barn Bash 2020?

What is everyone saying about Mini Barn Bash?

We surveyed our attendees, here is some of their feedback and some feedback from the Mini Press!

"It was so friendly and so much fun"

"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"

"Great people"

"Chilled out, no pressure atmosphere"

"Very professionally organised by a dedicated team"

"lovely atmosphere on the Marina and very friendly feeling at the barns"


"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 2019!

Saturday night was party night in 2019 in the Barn........ as it will be in 2020!

Our heeadline live act for the evening transported everyone, some in their 60's gear, to travel back to the Mini's heydey!

Our awesome band The Austin Beats a professional quartet playing all the hits from when the Mini was king of the road, even their name fits the bill! We are very pleased to announce they will again be our headline act in 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!

We have a wide range of Mini Barn Bash 2019 merchandise available to order direct from the manufacturer.

All items are available in a huge variety of types/styles and colours. Products include T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets and accessories such as iPhone cases, badges, even dog bandannas, mugs and much more all emblazoned  with the  MBB Logo and Classics on the Quay logo. 2018 Merchandise is also still avvaible to order, click the button below to order yours  now!

Mini Barn Bash 2019 Merchandise!

Get in Touch

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Venue Info:

Stonham Barn Lesiure and retail Village.

Pettaugh Road,

Stonham Aspall


IP14 6AT

01449 711111

Covid 19 Statement. We are still currently working and planning on the assumption that Mini Barn Bash will still take place on the weekend 29th -31st May as planned.