More fun and frivolity
UK - Thursday 11 July will see Backup Tech’s The Village Fete return to Daytona Sandown Park in Surrey for more fun and frivolity. So, dig out your best tweed and flowery dresses, dust off your cake recipes and get ready to purchase your tickets, which will go on sale at 9am on Monday 25 March for Backup’s Partners and at 9am on Wednesday 27 March for general sale.
“We had such great feedback about last year’s fete that we’re adding more fun and frivolity,” says Backup’s Lee Dennison. “Last year, we changed the whole look and feel of the day to make sure the Village Fete appealed to so many more people outside of the karting.
“This year, we’re building on the success of the fete by adding more fete stalls, a ‘Veg Off’ to complement our very successful ‘Bake Off’, bringing back the Lions Barbers Collective, The Straw Stage for live music and workshops, peasant shooting with laser clay shooting, our brilliant food and craft fest stalls and, of course, Vinnie and his ice creams.”
Adding to the esteemed Parish judging panel this year, Martin Fullard (ex-Conference News editor) has been enlisted to provide a corporate approach to cake eating and will be joining the judging panel alongside LSi’s Claire Beeson, TPi’s Stewart Hume, AAA’s Chris Barrett and PLASA’s Peter Heath. “We realised there were a lot of calories consumed by the judges last year,” Lee notes, “so adding Martin might help spread the load!”
The Backup village Council also wanted to offer something different for companies wanting to attend, but not wanting to take part in the karting. To this end, the Manor House has been created as another way to join the fun. ‘Pre-built’ gazebos, fully furnished and with their own VIP bar, will be ready for them to walk straight into, enjoy the day and, hopefully, the sunshine. Sited at the track finishing line and close to all facilities, The Manor House will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Of course, there will also be the much loved, adrenalin-fuelled karting competition, including the now famous 5 Star Cases Flight Case Relay. A rush for places is anticipated, and entries are once again restricted to one kart per team, so early booking is recommended.
“With lots of fun for racers and non-racers alike, it’s sure to be another fantastic day,” concludes Dennison. “Watch out for ticketing details on our social channels and the Backup Tech website.” (

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