Date: August 24-26, 2018
Time: There are selected times for selected dates, depending whether you are a camper or just a visitor.
Location: Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Hampshire, RG25 3DR
Get ready for an action-packed weekend of 4 wheeled wonders, music and family fun – and all for charity.
In the Paddock this year, the theme on the track is ‘Body Types’ so visitors are sure to see a varied selection of cars; modified, the smallest and the oldest vehicles will also be represented. Over 200 cars will be coming to the Carfest track this year, so head down and choose your favourite as each car will be on parade over the weekend with three shows of revved up vehicles.
If you are interested in the Ferrari T4 F1, Tyrell P34 F1 or even a special Porsche Tractor – you will be able to find them all on display in Jody Scheckter’s Paddock. There will also be great motorsport examples on display, from the Lotus Elan 26-R, Jaguar MKI to a Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, so there will truly be a vehicle for everyone to admire.
Dream Rides hosted by Sporting Bears will be returning to CarFest – any visitor is invited to have the opportunity to have a passenger ride in an eclectic mix of prestigious vehicles. It’s not only something for you to enjoy, but will also do a good deed for charity as money raised goes to Children in Need – amazingly last year, Sporting Bears managed to raise £120,000!
Car-topia will feature a variety of different vehicles including future cars from some of our favourite manufacturers. You can also venture down a suburban driveway and meet all the residents alongside their cars; wonder round the country's favourite car clubs and cast your eyes upon the land speed record holder, the Bloodhound.
Into music? Some of the world's favourite acts will be performing live over the weekend. Friday's main stage includes the likes of Paloma Faith, Rak-Su, Texas and the Proclaimers whilst Saturday's main stage sees; Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Jools Holland and Razorlight, just to name a few. If you're visiting on Sunday, head to the main stage to hear chart-toppers Clean Bandit take the limelight with other performances from The Feeling, James Bay and Status Quo.
For a full list of those performing head over to CarFest’s website.
Not fancying the hustle and bustle from the live stage; you can still enjoy live music from the car-nival. Car-nival will be the upbeat sounds of samba, brass & steel bands and a lot of colours, marching troops and baton twirling.
Take a leap back through time and enter the vintage market village, with vintage market traders, tea rooms, sweet shops and beauty parlours as well as enjoying the groovy sounds from the swinging 60s amongst other eras.
Food Glorious Food
Even though carfest is predominantly all about the vehicles; you can also tuck into delicious treats from a range of food vendors and chefs. Some of these chefs include; Angelica Bell, James Martin, Joe Wicks and Raymond Blanc.
Slip away from the mayhem of all the children and head to the authentic German Village which will have some of the best German themed cars on show as well as slurping some of the finest German beer in the Bavarian beer hall. Prost to that!
Carfest is, in essence, a family event and what better way to keep the family entertained than the farm Olympics! There will be an amazing live stage sheep show, with a mix of scarecrow displays, vintage tractors, ferret racing and tug of war.
New to 2018 is the kid's theatre; an area that is full of children's shows that will keep the young ones entertained all over the weekend.
Start getting ready for Christmas early over at the toy fair which will have all of Santa's elves work on display.
For rising stars amongst the families, why not stop at the Buskstop. Take the limelight and show off your talents; whether that's juggling, singing or magic, you can be the star of the weekend.