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Saturday fun for the family at CarFest
Buy this photo » Chris Evans makes his way around the CarFest site
THE entertainment began early on Saturday as families staying for the weekend rose to make the most of the second day.
As day visitors arrived, displays in the Showground arena drew in large crowds, including the Red Barrows – a comedy act involving men dressed in red boiler sits pushing wheelbarrows.
Accompanied by music, a comical commentator delivered lines such as: “Have you ever seen the Red Arrows do this?” as the Red Barrows froze on the spot.
A Big Top tent provided entertainment throughout the day, including the popular Bugfest: Wild and Deadly Animal Show.
Hundreds of children sat watching in amazement as the enthusiastic presenter showed off a giant scorpion, while creepy sounding music played in the background to add to the atmosphere.
A raucous session run by Sharky and George was followed by a more relaxed family yoga workshop.
In the food area, Tea Vintage was a popular choice for those looking for afternoon refreshments and somewhere to sit down.
Waitresses and waiters dressed in 1940s clothes served tea in vintage cups, along with an assortment of tasty looking cakes.
The excitement was heightened as the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight put on impressive displays over the site.
During the day, Chris Evans was ferried around the site on a buggy, stopping at different areas to talk to visitors and pose for pictures.
Speaking to The Gazette, he said: “It’s brilliant. Last year was great but this year is better. I love the fact it’s three days because you can get here, acclimatise and still have fun. Last year, by the time you had acclimatised it was time to go home.”
Entertainment began in the main stage area later in the afternoon with a group of Samba dancers from Devon.
The colourful performers gave up their weekend to entertain the crowds at CarFest for free.
Sarah Carcillo, one of the drummers, said: “We play all over the world. We have come here to give it some colour and a party feel.”
The party atmosphere continued late into the evening on Saturday, with a top line-up of acts appearing on stage, including Reef, Ocean Colour Scene, and Keane, who headlined.
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