Tried to "sell" the Festival Of Speed on "The Forum" (Other Dandy Related Forums Are Available) at the beginning of the year.
I don't pay to get in. I give a couple of hours each day up to a charity (I will happily pass on details)and believe me a 2 hour break is welcome if you have spent all day wandering up and down Lord March's front garden or around the racetrack.
The camping seems expensive at £200 for a pitch with hook up or £160 without, but It's a 10m X 7m pitch so you can get 2 units on and the electric hook ups and generating plant is installed and removed for each event. Also the toilets showers and wash ups are scrupulously clean.
So two, two people units could split a pitch and end up camping Wed to Sun nights inc (FOS) or Thur to Sun (revival) for £200 £10 p.p.p.n or £ £12.50 p.p.p.n. or £10 per person less if you don't have a hook up.
So this is for camping and that much entertainment you wont see everything, even after 3 or 4 days.
This summer we cooked all our own food and had 5 electric cool boxes on the go for our food and beer,so the hook up was good value.
As I was on my own for the revival camped elsewhere, add the camping and fuel in and out each day bet I blew £95 on accommodation. The queues in are horrendous.
Hope to recoup some of the expense at Christmas. The racetrack is surrounded with blackthorn bushes so I have picked somewhere between 5 to 7 lbs of sloes. I expect to soak these and have at least 4 bottles of sloe gin for Christmas.
I will try to save 1 bottle as a raffle prize for the winter meet if I can resist the temptation.