Visitor Info

Organised by the team behind Fast Ford and Classic Ford magazines, FordFest will return for the forth year in 2018 and is set to feature thousands of Fords with a following, from Anglias to RS’s, Cortinas to Capris and Mondeos to Mustangs. FordFest is fast becoming one of the highlights of the Ford calendar, as it’s a great opportunity for fans of the marque to interact, whether they’re into new Fords, old Fords or, quite often, both. It’s a truly interactive show, and one that is guaranteed to feature as a must-attend in any Ford fans diary. 

FordFest takes place at Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants NN29 7XA. As Santa Pod Raceway is in a rural location, there are no direct links to public transport. Wellingborough is the nearest town and taxis can be found outside the train station. 

Show Opening Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

Club entry from 6:30am.

Camping Opening Times

Saturday access for camping is from 12:00pm, last entry for camping is 10:00pm. Entertainment and bar closes at midnight.

If you arrive before 12:00pm on Saturday 29th September you will need to pay for a Santa Pod RWYB entry ticket, priced at an additional £10.

Ticketing Information

Public Entry Ticket

Advance tickets: £18*

Tickets on the gate: £22

Two children aged 14 and under go FREE with each paying adult. Additional children are £5 each.

Advance tickets close midnight Saturday before the show.

*All orders will be subject to a £2.00 booking fee.

Camping Tickets:

Advanced weekend tickets with Saturday night camping tickets: £25*

To see our campsite rules click here

On the gate weekend tickets: £34

On the gate camping tickets are priced at £12 per person, this does not include entry to the Sunday show, a camping ticket must be purchased in conjunction with a show ticket unless you are already in possession of a show ticket. 

Weekend tickets do not include child camping, this will need to be purchased on the gate at £10 each – under 5’s go free.

Run What Ya Brung Tickets






Saturday 29th September

From 09:00am

5:30pm – 8:00pm



Sunday 30th September 

From 09:00am

09:30am – 5:00pm


4 Runs


Tickets are available to purchase on the day only at the sign-in office. Both sessions are FORD only. Passenger tickets can also be purchased on the day for £10. Drivers will be required to show their full UK (or other EU state) driving licence. Tickets are valid all day.

Disabled Visitors

As part of our commitment to make FordFest accessible to all we will provide those disabled ticket holders that require full time assistance with 1 free ticket for a partner, accompanying friend or personal assistant (PA). You will need to provide a copy of your most recent PIP form showing your current entitlement and your ‘blue badge’ if car parking is required. On arrival at the show please liaise with the staff on the gates when presenting your entry ticket.


Parking is free at FordFest, the marshals will direct you on your arrival.


We've pulled together our most commonly asked questions, just CLICK the buttons below.

If your question is not answered please call us on 01959 541444 and we will endeavour to resolve this as quickly as possible for you.


Question Answer

What time does the show open?

Gates are open to the public from 09:00 and from 06:30 for clubs. Gates close for everyone at 17:00.

Will there be a cash point on site?

Yes, there are TWO cash points at Santa Pod. One is located near the Fuellers Bar in the catering area, and the second is located in the Pod Shop.

Are credit cards accepted on the gate?

Yes, credit cards can be used on the gate.

Is the event solely for Fords?

Yes, it’s a show purely for all Ford cars.

Can I bring my pet?

To comply with the venues rules. No animals are allowed on site, apart from guide dogs. 

Is there a bar on site?

Yes, there is a bar on site serving alcohol.

Are there food units on site?

There are many food units and a permanent on site cafeteria open throughout the day.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Yes you can bring food and drink in to the venue. Glass bottles are not permitted and will be conviscated at the main gate.

Will there be someone taking photos of the cars for me to purchase on the day?

Yes there will be a track photographer and also entry photographers on site. More information will be available soon on our website.

Are BBQ’s allowed on site?

Charcoal BBQ’s are permitted in the campsites. No BBQs of any kind are allowed on Club Stands. Open fires are not allowed and you will be asked to extinguish it by security. 

Are there any concessions for people with disabilities?

As part of our commitment to make FordFest accessible to all we will provide those disabled ticket holders that require full time assistance with 1 free ticket for a partner, accompanying friend or personal assistant (PA). You will need to provide a copy of your most recent PIP form showing your current entitlement and your ‘blue badge’ if car parking is required. On arrival at the show please liaise with the staff on the gates when presenting your entry ticket.

Question Answer

How can I buy a ticket?

All tickets are purchased online via our ticketing system. You can also purchase tickets on the gate. 

Can I get a refund for my tickets once I've bought them?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – click here to view our full terms and conditions. If you have taken out refund protection please visit http://www.bookingprotect.com/refund/ where you will be taken through the refund process.

Will I be able to buy a ticket on the gate?

Yes you can buy tickets on the gate from 09:00.

Do I need to bring ID with me to gain entry?

Yes. You will need to bring with you the card you purchased the tickets with and photo ID card (such as your driving licence) along with your ticket clearly printed or viewable on your mobile phone to gain entry. If you are unable to provide sufficient ID or your ticket has already been scanned, you will be asked to pay the full entry price on the gate.

What do I do if I want to buy a ticket for a gift?

You will be asked during the transaction who you are buying the ticket for, you must type in the recipient’s name here. They should bring the confirmation email, ticket and relevant ID to confirm they're the named recipient given during the order.

My name is not on the ticket, can I still attend the event? Yes, all tickets are unique, your tickets will display the name of who purchased the tickets. If your tickets were brought by someone else please bring a copy of the confirmation email with you.

My tickets haven’t arrived yet when will I get them?

Tickets are emailed out to you upon confirmation of payment.  Please check your junk or spam folder just in case. If you have not received your ticket please contact a member of our team.

Do I have to purchase a ticket for my child?

Entry is FREE for 2 children aged 14 and under when accompanied by a paying adult . Additional children are £5 each.  You are responsible for any children who attend the event with you and you must ensure that they comply with these terms and conditions.

Question Answer

Is there car parking available?

Yes, there is a public car park available free of charge.

Is there disabled parking?

Yes, there is a disabled parking area, please ask on the gate for a pass and the marshalls will direct you.

Is there any way that I can park my car in the show rather than in the public car park?

Yes. If you are not part of a Club or Show & Shine please purchase an Individual Display ticket. 

Question Answer

Can we camp the night before?

There is camping on site at Santa Pod on Saturday before the show. You can arrive on Saturday from 12.00 until 22:00. Camping tickets are per person and children DO need a camping ticket, children camping tickets are priced at £10 on the gate. All children aged 5 and under are FREE. 

Are there toilets on site for campers?

Yes, there are plenty of toilets on site open 24hrs.

Are there showers on site?

Yes, there are free showers available.

Are there electrical connections on site?

No, there are not any electrical hook ups available.

Can I bring my caravan/trailer tent/motor home?

Yes you can bring any of these but please note that camping is on grass.

Is there a family/quiet campsite?

Yes there is a separate campsite for anyone wanting a quieter area. Please just ask at the gate and you will be given a separate campsite pass.

Can I have a bbq?

Yes charcoal bbqs are allowed within the campsites.

Can I have a fire?

No fires are allowed on site and will be extinguished by security.

Are there medical services on site?

Yes there are 24 hour medical services on site if needed.

Can I park my car next to my tent?

Yes, you can park next to your tent.

Can I leave site and then come back in?

Yes, but you will need a pass out ticket and will not be allowed out after 22:00

Do children require a camping ticket?

Yes, Children aged 14 and under will also require a camping ticket. Child camping tickets are priced at £10 on the day. Children aged 5 and under are FREE. 


About the Show

Please note: No animals are permitted onsite, apart from guide dogs


Santa Pod Raceway
Airfield Road
Podington, Nr. Wellingborough
Northants NN29 7XA

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