For those that haven’t heard about CarFest let us give you a quick run down; it is a family festival that is centred around cars, music and food, that can be enjoyed by all ages. It was founded in 2012 by radio DJ Chris Evans in support of BBC Children in Need and has gone from strength to strength, pulling in headline music artists such as Jack Savoretti, The Jacksons and pop legend, Rick Astley. But it’s got much more than just music going on...
Car enthusiasts from miles around will head to Laverstoke Farm this August bank holiday weekend to indulge in what can only be described as a petrol head’s idea of heaven. Set in ex Formula 1 World Champion, Jody Scheckter’s farm in Overton in Hampshire, the festival site surrounds a race track which takes centre stage for a full schedule of demonstrations showcasing the coolest, fastest and craziest cars on the planet. Including the crowd favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
There are also two paddocks which house supercars, hot rods, world rallycross, historic F1 collections, vintage racers and movie cars, to name but a few. There’s also Vintage Carfest which showcases cars from yesteryear and also offers music, goods, entertainment and foods of years gone by.
Food actually plays a huge part in this festival with street food vendors of every description providing sustenance to the big and little kids who enjoy the fun. The aptly named Car-Feast is all about the togetherness of cooking, eating, drinking and celebrating as a family. With demonstrations from a whole host of incredible chefs, including Candice Brown - 2017 winner of Great British Bake Off -there’s something to tickle the taste buds of every family member.
Most importantly, the event raises money for Children in Need. Special fundraisers like Sporting Bears offer people the chance to bid for a ride in their dream car. This initiative has raised over £500k for the charity since Carfest began, on its own.
Great times doing great things is the festival’s motto and it couldn’t be more spot on. If it’s a super-charged event for the whole family you are looking for this summer, Carfest South comes highly recommended and is guaranteed to create lasting memories.
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