BBC Children’s in Need in association with BBC Radio 2 and Chris Evans brings you a weekend of music, cars, food, family fun and family entertainment. Held at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire attractions include some of the best cars in the world on display, children’s theatre shows, glamping and celebration of British artisan foods, a selected shopping area and live bands in the evenings. The Strong support from celebrities and programmes on the BBC including Countryfile and BBC Radio 2 makes this a sell-out event with tickets being sold within hours of going in sale.

Venue:   Bolesworth Castle,
    CH3 9HQ
Attendance:    Excellent
2020 Cost:   £289.95 per metre frontage + vat
Electricity:   General lighting
Cover:   Aluminium framed pavilion
Flooring:   Grass
  Approximately £180.00 – £240.00 (BOOK DIRECT)
General Exhibitor Information: General Information Please click box for essential information regarding daily working practice. 
Booking Form, Show Information, Rules & Regulations: Booking Form & Show details To download the Booking Form and Rules and Regulations please click the box. Please print off, fill in and return to us by post or scan. Please make sure you tick the box on the booking form regarding GDPR and Rules and Regulations, please also sign the form.

The CarFest North event introduces us to young professionals and families with strong spending power, many exhibitors report exceptional trading days at these events. Superb publicity from Chris Evans and the strong link with children’s charities provides a happy, feel-good factor across the event, the visitors purchase their tickets in advance so their spending money is not depleted as they arrive, this further enhances the excellent spend.

2019 saw a very wet and muddy event at Bolesworth, although good sales were reported by many, the conditions were very difficult and some exhibitors received lower sales than expected at this usually excellent event.

The CarFest team are keen to return to a successful three days of dry weather and excellent sales.

The 2019 price has been held to enable exhibitors to enhance their profit margins in 2020.

This is a relatively small pavilion so please book early if you are keen to attend; many exhibitors reported record sales so space will be booked quickly.

Camping is either booked direct with the organisers, please tick the box if required and we will send you the necessary forms by email. Cost for camping was approximately £180.00 – £240.00 last year, or the closest off-site to CarFest is Broad Oak Farm, Birds Lane, Tattenhall, CH3 9NL. At £75.00 per pitch for 3 nights, this is excellent value with good facilities and within walking distance. Please contact them direct for further information 01829 770325 or email

Children under 16 years of age are not allowed on-site on set-up day, Thursday 23rd July.

Dogs are not allowed on-site.