What are the show hours for Bimmerfest East 2012?
Bimmerfest 2012 sponosred by Turner Motorsport is on Saturday, August 25th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland.

The address for the event is:

Ripken Stadium
873 Long Drive
Aberdeen, MD 21001

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Video of the Drive into the Show from 2011

What hotel should I stay at for the show?
We do not have an official hotel for the show but here are a few that are close to Ripken Stadium that you may want to look into.

Clarion Hotel Aberdeen
980 Hospitality Way
Aberdeen, MD 21001

Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen
1050 Beards Hill Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
(410) 272-1777

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen-Chesapeake House
1007 Beards Hill Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001-2292
(410) 272-8100

What time should I arrive at Bimmerfest?
Public show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Please do not arrive any earlier than 10:00 AM or you will need to leave and come back after the gates have opened.

If you own a classic BMW or are part of a team/crew that is interested in reserving space to park together, please see the section We are coming as a group, can we all park together?.

If you are interested in being judged in the Battle of the Bimmers, you must arrive between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Please see the section How do I enter my car in the Battle of the Bimmers? for more information.
We are coming as a group, can we all park together?
Early Entry Classic BMW Entry
Do you have a classic BMW that you want to show off? If you do and you would like to park your car up front at the show, we want to hear from you. You must be able to arrive at Ripken Stadium no later than 9:30 AM to get into this special area. Email us at events@bimmerfest.com if you are interested in this amazing opportunity!

Classics include:
  • 3 Series E21 and older
  • 5 Series E28 and older
  • 6 Series E24 and older
  • Any BMW produced prior to 1982
Early Entry Group and Team Parking
Do you have a group or team of more than 20 cars that wants to park together for the show and get up front placement? We have a limited number of group parking spots available but it does require that your entire group show up at the same time and before 9:30 AM on Saturday. If your group wants more details, please email us at events@bimmerfest.com with more information about your group or team.

Groups Entering During General Admission
While we cannot promise anything, your best shot is to arrive all at once to the show and you may be able to stay grouped together. There are no specific parking spaces that can be reserved and all parking is handled by a professional parking staff. If you require being parked together, please consider the Early Entry option listed above.
How do I enter my car in the Battle of the Bimmers?
The Battle of the Bimmers is bigger and better than ever this year and includes early entry into the show to get your car ready to be judged. Trophies will be awarded for the following categories:
  • Best of Show

  • 1st Place Classic
  • 2nd Place Classic
  • 3rd Place Classic

  • 1st Place Modified
  • 2nd Place Modified
  • 3rd Place Modified

  • 1st Place Stock
  • 2nd Place Stock
  • 3rd Place Stock

  • Furthest Traveled to Bimmerfest

  • Highest Mileage BMW

To enter, simply download the Battle of the Bimmers Spec Sheets and arrive at the show between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Early entry is limited to groups and Battle of the Bimmers and is $20 per car (this is the only cost for entry). Space is limited so please send an email to events@bimmerfest.com with the class you would like to enter under.

Battle of the Bimmers -- Primary Window Placard

Battle of the Bimmers -- Additional Window Placard for More Mods
What vendors are coming and where are they located?
Booth numbers for vendors are as follows:

Platinum Booths
Turner Motorsport
Platinum 1 - VAC Motorsports
Platinum 2 - Vossen Wheels

Gold Booths
1 - Showcase Motorsports
2 - Guten Parts + Service / 8380 Laboratories
3 - europeantag.com
4 - Active Autowerke
5 - Active Autowerke
6 - LUX Angel Eyes
9 - Dinan
10 - Rohana Wheels
11 - Prestige BMW
12 - BBS of America
13 - AUTOcouture Motoring
14 - AUTOcouture Motoring
15 - Reflected Images Custom Detailing
16 - VP Auto Collision
17 - OEMconcept
18 - Bimmian.com - Personalizing Perfection
19 - Bimmerfest
20 - Bimmerfest
21 - Bimmerzone.com
22 - BMW Car Club of America Foundation
23 - BMW Car Club of America
24 - Exotic Motor World
25 - SPEC Clutches & Flywheels
26 - SICOM Composite Ceramic Brakes
27 - COBB Tuning
28 - Sonic Tuning
29 - BMW of Bel Air - BMW of Towson - BMW of Rockville
30 - Custom Performance Engineering
31 - Casey BMW
Will there be food and drinks available?
Ripken Stadium will be providing food and drinks on site for the show this year. If you were at the show last year, rest assured that it is a different company handling the food and drinks. The lines will not be backed up as they were at times in 2011.

You can also pack a cooler with sandwiches and sodas if you prefer. Just please be kind an throw your trash away in a trash can.
Can I bring a car other than a BMW to the show?
Yes! We would love to have you come and enjoy the show. When arriving at the show, you will be directed to our non-BMW parking area. We look forward to seeing you!
Is there an ATM on site?
Yes but you must have cash for your entry into the show. Once in the show, there will be multiple ATMs available should you need them.
Is there Wifi or Internet Access?
No, there is no official internet access available at the show. Plan on using your smartphone data plan to upload all your awesome photos.
Can I sell items from the trunk of my car?
You may have personal, used items for sale. You MAY NOT sell commercially in the attendee areas. Please contact events@bimmerfest.com if you have any additional questions.