Welcome to the UK’s biggest family fundraising festival, created by Chris Evans.

Taking place in Cheshire and Hampshire, CarFest brings you and your family a weekend full of impressive cars, great music, fabulous stars and delicious food plus a heap of fun, activities and entertainment for the whole family! 2021 marks 10 years of CarFest and to celebrate our 10th Birthday, this year’s shows promises to bring us all together, in a safe environment; to admire the fastest cars, enjoy performances from the some of UK’s best artists, bands and DJ’s and the opportunity meet many shining stars. We can’t wait to see you all after such a tough year!

 

Our big news for 2021 is that we have a new addition to the CarFest Family… Retro CarFest!

Taking place at Bicester Heritage, Retro CarFest will take you on a journey through time as we celebrate a world filled with pure nostalgia. Reminisce and celebrate our wonderful past together… from gadgets and gaming, to vinyls, flares and other questionable fashion trends, through to great game shows, memorabilia and collectables… all combined with celebrity interviews and great live performances from top tribute bands to a line-up of bands and artists that were truly Top of the Pops! And, in the usual CarFest spirit, all funds will be going to our UK Partner Children’s Charities.

 

Over the past nine years, CarFest is very proud to have raised over £16.5 million for UK’s Children Charities

And we’re on a mission to continue raising funds for them in 2021. 2020 was an extremely challenging year for everyone, but especially for charities, as they continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Our Charity Partners are BBC Children In Need, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Teenage Cancer Trust and Rainbow Trust and My Black Dog.

 

OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, WE’VE…

Welcomed and entertained nearly 1.2 million people
Served more than 2,000 cups of tea at the annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Welcomed more than 350 artists on to our stages at CFN and CFS
Had 12 unplanned encores…
Managed to get the police and security teams to do the YMCA at least 11 times
Featured 1,834 cars in the paddock, including 153 formula one cars and 462 Supercars
Been visited by 17 Motoring legends, including Sir Jackie Stewart, Ross Brawn, Adrian Newey, Christian Horner, Jody Sheckter, Jason Plato & Mark Webber
Served over 2 million burgers…
Sold over 5 million bottles of water…. (Can only guess the pints of beer we must have served!)
Broken two world records!
AND most importantly, we’ve raised over
£16.5million
for children’s charities

We can’t wait to return in 2021 and give you all the party you deserve! We will be celebrating all the best elements of CarFest, in honour of our 10th year, by giving you more music, cars and more stars than ever before! Be sure to add the dates to your diary as this will be THE family festival of 2021.