The Annual Festival Dash

Run 2.5k or 5k and raise money for the CarFest charities at the same time. A great way to kick start your Saturday morning, pick your favourite fancy dress and take a run around the track and CarFest site! Details of how to sign up will be released very soon!

The ShowGround

The Showground arena will be home to some spectacular entertainment throughout the weekends of CarFest North and CarFest South. Packed with fun, we are bringing back your favourite Arena displays and shows, including the Dancing Diggers among others.
World renowned for their prestigious equestrian events, Bolesworth’s purpose built showground will once again be host to competitive show jumping and exciting horseriding demonstrations at CarFest North.
Start training now to take part in the CarFest Olympics! County Show meets the top sporting event of the summer in this family competition with games for everyone to take part in!


Returning to CarFest this year, Goal Fest incorporates a range of sports for you to perfect your skills and pick up some new ones, with help from a range of the best coaches and associations! Families will have the chance to play together and compete in a range of ‘goal’ based sports so better get practising!


This area of MASSIVE Vehicles is a firm favourite from the past for kids of all ages! Don you hard hat and high-viz jacket and enter the Mega Playground! Get up close and personal to the biggest life-size toys, including tractors and farm machinery, big trucks, diggers and construction equipment.

BushCraft at CarFest North & South

Our Bushcraft and Forest School Family Workshop Area, run by Mountain Monkeys limited, offers kids and parents the opportunity to sit down by a fire and take part in learning survival skills! Activities include fire lighting using a flint and steel, toasting marshmallows, using a knife, axe and saw. In addition, you can enjoy relaxing under the beautiful Bell Tent and get stuck in with iconic family games such as Giant Jenga, Domions, Corn Bag Throwing and others. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some quality family time!

Bushcraft with Ray Mears

If you’re a fan of the outdoors and like exploring the wilderness, then Ray Meras is the man you want to meet. Join him on the StarFest Stage at CarFest North, when he shares his passion for the great outdoors – from his early childhood adventures to creating TV shows that have made him a household name.