Organised by the team behind Fast Ford and Classic Ford magazines, FordFest will return for the fifth year in 2019 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 the East of England Arena (formerly Peterborough Showground), Peterborough, PE2 6XE.
Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains.
The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching Peterborough Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.
Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces – so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.
Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Arena/Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.
Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at Peterborough Arena.
Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Arena/Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena. If you are in a heavy vehicle, or towing a trailer, we advise you to avoid driving through Alwalton. In this case continue on the A1, leaving at Junction 17. Turn left onto Fletton Parkway A1139. After half a mile exit onto the Orton Parkway (still A1139) taking the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Orton Parkway at the next roundabout. After half a mile turn left onto Oundle Road where you will find the entrance of the Arena on your left after 600m.
By Public Transport
Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs a half-hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside Peterborough Arena. The bus number to look for is X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.
The bus stop is located at the Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood. A fifteen minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate.
Advanced Day Ticket: £20*
*Includes entry ticket to either Saturday or Sunday and sovenir showguide worth £5.00
Advanced Weekend Ticket: £35**
*Includes entry ticket to both Saturday and Sunday and souvenir showguide worth £5.00
Camping Add-On: £7.00 per night
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.Disabled Visitors
Parking is free at FordFest, the marshals will direct you on your arrival.