Carfest news: Hello CarFesters! The sun is shining and the gates are open Laverstoke Park Farm…

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Hello CarFesters! The sun is shining and the gates are open Laverstoke Park Farm. Where will you head to first? Have a fab day β˜€οΈπŸŽͺπŸŽ‰

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We are charged up to announce that Mahindra Racing will be bringing their BRAND SPANKING NEW ABB Formula E Gen 2 car to CarFest South in August & they will be tearing up the new track - bring on the electric revolution! ... See MoreSee Less

We are charged up to announce that Mahindra Racing will be bringing their BRAND SPANKING NEW ABB Formula E Gen 2 car to CarFest South in August & they will be tearing up the new track - bring on the electric revolution!


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Again carfest south so north gets nothing

Last year @teamjapspeed gave their passenger seats to experience the thrill on track at CarFest North but were racing when South dates so they didn't go to south. It could be date clashes with testing racing that prevents the team going North. I know it's Madness (see what I did there) that the two events aren't exactly the same, but they're not. They are both fab events with loads of great attractions, including Sporting Bears Motor Club Dream Rides, with different cars at North and South too.

North has the better music this year

Hope they can do north too

Sam Carter πŸ‘

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Yay! It's #selfieday so send us your best CarFest selfies please! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ€³ ... See MoreSee Less

Yay! Its #selfieday so send us your best CarFest selfies please! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ€³


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CarFest 2017 sat in the Aston Martin Vulcan before working on the MSVR Rescue Unit!!

Love the vintage village and the family atmosphere in the evening.

Carfest South 2017. During a break whilst volunteering our time for Scouting! #selfieday

A cheeky one with Chris 2 years ago...carfest number 3 for us maybe number 4 next year! 😎

Enjoying the shade at a warm Carfest South while working trackside last year with a Buffalo milkshake!

My husband’s fabulous selfie with my daughter and I on the next ride from Carters steam fair last year.

Loving Carfest every year more and more!

Back for our third year at Carfest North. Can’t wait!!! 😍

Waiting to start the CarFest South Carnival parade!

Carfest North 2017 in between the rain showers

Sunburnt and wet at CarFest North 2016 ❀️ Can’t wait for this year!

Carfest south 2017 wig day with my son.

Refuse to do selfies... I like the old way of asking someone if they can just take a pic for me.

ClanSimmons last year!

Waiting for the music to begin, Sunday afternoon 😎

Can't wait for Carfest South again!

Can’t wait for Carfest north 😁

Brilliant time had by all!

The great festival dash.

From our first year, coming back for the third year this summer x

Counting the days til carfest 18!! This is from last year 😊

Me as a grumpy bear at the Footgolf CFN ...

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25 thoughts on “Carfest news: Hello CarFesters! The sun is shining and the gates are open Laverstoke Park Farm…

    Linda Milbank

    (August 25, 2017 - 11:52 am)

    On our way !

    Elaine Slater

    (August 25, 2017 - 12:15 pm)

    Traffic horrendous trying to get there 😒

    Simon Gibbard

    (August 25, 2017 - 12:28 pm)

    Tents up. Everything sorted. Glass of wine on the go before we head in…

    Emma Simpson

    (August 25, 2017 - 12:47 pm)

    Over a mile walk from the car park with a baby and a toddler. We’ve now been queuing to get in for 1 hour- not the best start CarFest organisers, please sort it out for future visitors …
    PS- I’ve attended CarFest every year since it started and this poor organisation makes me question whether we’ll be back next year.

    Shareen Munir

    (August 25, 2017 - 1:00 pm)

    If anyone is interested i have 4 tickets for sunday please inbox.

    Tim Kemp

    (August 25, 2017 - 1:03 pm)

    No problems tent up and coffee made.

    Lesley Anderson

    (August 25, 2017 - 1:11 pm)

    Traffic horrendous to get here and now have been in a queue to get in for an hour and still not even half way up. People fainting from heat. This is crazy and really badly organised. First and last time we’ll be coming.

    Liz Tanner

    (August 25, 2017 - 1:25 pm)

    We have tickets for Sunday, never been before. Any tips to try and avoid the traffic/queues, what do we need to bring??

    Jim Hall

    (August 25, 2017 - 1:56 pm)

    Entrance from red car park security is shambolic over an hour in the sun with no organised queuing it was like a rugby scrum, children crying the organisers have seriously under estimated how many staff were required. Looking around you’ve obviously made it bigger and sold more tickets but not taken that into account. Shame as if it’s going to be like this next year we won’t be coming.

    Lee Greenwood

    (August 25, 2017 - 3:01 pm)


    Angela Johnson

    (August 25, 2017 - 4:29 pm)

    Too late as all tickets are Sold Out !!!

    Sarah Savage

    (August 25, 2017 - 5:54 pm)

    Amazing weather CarFest south’ers. Better than us soggy Northerners. Have a ball!! 😎🎢

    Amanda Goldsworthy

    (August 25, 2017 - 6:27 pm)

    Will Hibberd remember our Carfest ?

    Nicky Kirby-French

    (August 25, 2017 - 7:31 pm)

    Overall we have had a good day but probably won’t come back next year….
    We queued for 2 1/2 hours in total (in car and on foot) with 2 young children towards the end needing the loo…
    And in the full sun in such a large crowd it got so hot. Young children and babies all around really struggling with the heat and several people around us fainted. There appeared to be only a handful of people swapping tickets for armbands and insisting they stick them on us, madness. A real shambles. Huge shame as we came because people had raved about the event.

    Karen Powell

    (August 25, 2017 - 7:48 pm)

    Music fantastic great atmosphere but Bring food queues over 1 1/2 hrs and a potty too many people not enough facilities sorry to sound miserable been coming for 4 years but this will be our last. πŸ˜“

    Catherine Stratton

    (August 25, 2017 - 8:35 pm)

    Traffic great ! Organisation great ! Music amazing ! Not enough Paul heaton ! But all round fab as always !

    Dave Wills

    (August 25, 2017 - 10:00 pm)

    10 secs in guys!! Marie, Sophie & ChloΓ©, gotta be good on the pause button lol

    Kate Lovejoy

    (August 25, 2017 - 11:15 pm)

    If only the queue had really gone this fast… an hour and 20 mins to get through security. There really were not enough people on the gates…

    Mark Elsdon

    (August 26, 2017 - 12:17 am)

    Dreading coming on Sunday now after reading these! All public events have greater security than ever before so, for everyone’s security and peace of mind – I don’t personally mind waiting a bit longer to allow those checks to occur. But the organisation sounds like it needs a big helping hand to get people in and out quickly and safely. If it’s hot, access to water and shade etc. No idea what gettting in on Sunday will be like. We have to travel down from Cambridge and return same day as we couldn’t find affordable accommodation in the area for the family – and we looked upto 25 miles around CFS over the last few weeks. Bank holiday w/end didn’t help either!

    Claire Cripps

    (August 26, 2017 - 9:01 am)

    Had a fab time, great music BUT the traffic coming from Basingstoke was much worse than previous years and the 1.5 hr queuing to get a wristband was a complete joke and total lack of organisation, never experienced this in previous years, which also meant that the kids were way to late to get booked on anything -disappointing!

    Annette Donnelly

    (August 26, 2017 - 9:33 am)

    Great day out but queuing to get in for 90 mins and then again for wristbands in the scorching heat wasn’t pleasant – kids missed out on some experiences as we eventually settled down 2hrs later than planned!!!
    Better organisation required for next year!!

    Amy Harvey

    (August 26, 2017 - 8:01 pm)

    Fantastic family day! Great organisation. Great music line up and great weather! See you next year x

    Nicola Finkle

    (August 26, 2017 - 8:55 pm)

    We had a lovely day today thoroughly enjoyed the red arrows

    Sylvia Spinks

    (August 27, 2017 - 8:00 am)

    If the queue had gone this fast it would have been great but unfortunately after walking over a mile from the car park we took over an hour to get through the gates.
    In hot sun no fun. This was Friday, hopefully they have got their act together by now. Spoilt an otherwise great day.

    Di-Montie N-Georgi DoodleKing

    (August 28, 2017 - 8:02 am)

    F onlythe queue had been that quick…we STOOD for 2 hours on Friday and no shelter for anyon… many little ones were suffering from sun/heat exposure

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