In four jam-packed days of amazing festival entertainment, there’s no doubt that some of the most memorable family fun we have each year at Camp Bestival is with the fancy dress. From medieval marvels, Olympian athleticism, and circus thrills to more abstract affairs like going wild, around the world and outer space; over the years, the inspired splendour of a Camp Bestival families when they’re all dressed is always something to behold. So, for our inaugural outing at Weston Park we’re throwing it wide open in a no-holds-barred fancy dress free-for-all on Fancy Dress Saturday!
A costume party without limit, you choose your theme. Go to town and let your creative juices flow or keep it low key with just a touch of glitter and some subtle sequins, dress up all day long or just for a little while, no fancy dress is too big or small. Whether you make it, buy it, cobble it together from whatever you’ve got or visit the Dressing Up Tent on site, we cordially invite you to join in and let your hair down, or put it up, maybe wear a wig, do your thing and let’s make Saturday at Camp Bestival Shropshire a real party to remember.
FANCY DRESS COMPETITION WITH SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE SARA COX
If you are joining in with the dressing up on Fancy Dress Saturday, and we do hope you are, then why not go the whole nine yards and show off to the maximum in our Fancy Dress Competition? You and your family could win a prize! Do your best to dress to impress long-term Camp Bestival fave, Sara Cox, who is confirmed as our very special guest judge. A fancy dress parade will kick things off, giving everyone who wants to the perfect opportunity to display their dressing-up prowess before Sara deliberates over all your festival finery to pick a Family Fancy Dress Competition winner who will bag themselves a family ticket to Camp Bestival Shropshire 2023!
“Hi de hi campers!! I'm super excited to be heading to (and playing at) the first ever Camp Bestival Shropshire at Weston Park next year, and even more excited to have been asked to judge the legendary 'Fancy Dress Saturday' competition. I love a bit of fancy dress, and I'm a big fan of Camp Bestival, so I can’t wait to see what you’ll all be wearing. I’ll be looking for the most original and inspiring costumes, the bigger and brighter the better, so get planning your family's outfits asap!" Sara Cox
"Sara and me go back, way back to the glory days of being DJs on Radio 1 with no internet or social media…imagine it?! Fast forward to now and Sara's been by our side at Camp Bestival DJ'ing, hosting and judging beard and moustache competitions since day one. Now she's back to host/lead/judge our inaugural ‘Fancy Dress Saturday' at Camp Bestival Shropshire … so make an effort, Coxy's in town!" Rob da Bank