Croft Nostalgia Festival

from £15.00
Saturday 4 August 2018 - Sunday 5 August 2018

The event, now in its nineth year, is acknowledged as one of the best events in the north of England, with a mix of exhilarating Motor Sport, Military vehicle displays with living history encampments, Classic vehicles from the 1930’s to the 1970’s and barnstorming flying displays from period aircraft. We encourage members of the public to enter into the spirit of the event and don some period clothing and have some fun at the festival.

The friendly atmosphere at Croft Circuit allows you to get close to the race cars in the paddock areas. Military vehicles of all sizes are a must for a photo opportunity and parade laps of the circuit on Sunday morning by Classic cars, Military vehicles and motorcycles, there is something for the whole family.

With cream teas available and a Pimms bar, you can sit back and soak up the atmosphere from times gone by.

There are flying displays planned again for this year with one or two extra special aircraft a possibility subject to availability, more information will be published once confirmation is received. Trade stalls will be selling a variety of products from vintage clothing and military kit to fashionable accessories and a period hair style makeover.

The weekend’s entertainment in the marquee will be hosted by Colin Bourdiec ‘AKA’ George Formby who will serenade you with classics like When I m Cleaning Windows and also has a WW2 ENSA routine that will take you back to the 1940’s. You can also dance along to classic tunes courtesy of the harmony trio 'The Daisy Belles' and a live band in the marquee during both days.

  • See iconic cars racing wheel to wheel
  • Two days of nostalgic racing and displays
  • Children 15 and under go free

Ticket Choices

Children 15 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free of charge to the circuit. Call our office on 01325 721815 for event info

The ticket offices will be open from 8.30am on Saturday 4th and from 8.00am on Sunday 5th.

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Event Info - Croft Nostalgia Festival

Timetable for on-track Historic Sports Car Club racing: Click HERE

Programme timetable for Non Racing Events Croft Nostalgia Festival -Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2018

From 10.00am on both days- Live Entertainment will start in the Marquee on the Infield, the schedule is as follows: 10.00am – Performance by Colin Bourdiec
10.30am – Performance by the Evernotes
11.00am – Performance by the Daisy Belles
11.30am – Performance by Colin Bourdiec
12.00pm – Performance by the Evernotes
12.30pm – Performance by the Daisy Belles

12.25pm – 1.25pm – Lunch Break – Air display by the Twisters Aerobatic Display

1.00pm – Performance by Colin Bourdiec
1.30pm – Performance by the Evernotes
2.00pm – Performance by the Daisy Belles
2.30pm – Performance by Colin Bourdiec
3.00pm – Performance by the Evernotes
3.30pm – Announcement and Prize giving for the Best Dressed Person Competition 4.00pm – Final performance of the day given by the Daisy Belles
4.30pm – Entertainment finishes

In addition to the above on Sunday the following is happening on the track

9.45am – 10.10am – Track Parade by Classic Cars – Red Stickers – 2 laps

10.25am – 10.50am – Track Parade by Classic Racing Bikes – 4 laps

11.10am – 11.35am - Track Parade by Classic Cars – Blue Stickers – 2 laps

11.55am – 12.20am – Track Parade by Classic Cars – Green Stickers – 2 laps

Lunch Break – 1.15pm – 2.15pm

1.15pm – 1.45pm - Trips around the circuit in Vintage Buses operating from the Pit Lane – Donations required in aid of the Circuit’s chosen charity - Prostrate Cancer

1.15pm – 1.35pm – Track Parade by Classic Tractors, Fire Engines and Trucks – 1 lap

1.45pm – 2.00pm – Tank to cross the circuit onto the infield to give display

1.30pm (approximately) – Air Display by the Twisters Aerobatic Display

2.35pm – 3.00pm – Track Parade by Military Vehicles and Classic Road Bikes – 2 laps

These details are correct at the time of going to print, and may be subject to additions, amendments, alterations and cancellations. Please listen to the Commentator for up to date announcements.

Latest News

Bumper entry list steps back in time for Croft Nostalgia Festival extravaganza

The curtains are ready to raise on the 2018 Croft Nostalgia Festival this weekend (4-5 August) with a huge entry list of iconic racing machines primed to take the North-East’s premier circuit by storm for a spectacular two days of riveting retro racing.

Crowds step back in time on memorable first day of Croft Nostalgia Festival

A bumper crowd lapped up a memorable opening day of the 2017 Croft Nostalgia Festival, with first-class on-track action complemented by a characterful blend of period entertainment.

Le Mans winner joins bumper entry of classic racing cars revving up to renew battle at Croft

No fewer than 12 classes of racing from 70's Road Sports to Historic Formula 3 will be in action at Croft Nostalgia Festival this weekend with more than 220 classic cars entered to compete.

Lancaster leads magnificent military showcase at Croft Nostalgia Festival

Croft Nostalgia Festival is set to once again produce another evocative military showcase this year with the Classic World War Two bomber, the Avro Lancaster, set to headline alongside plenty of other attractions.

Ol' Blue Eyes is Back – at Croft Nostalgia Festival

It isn't just about the machines at Croft Nostalgia Festival with a Frank Sinatra sound-alike joining the ‘George Formby’ and The Daisy Belles in producing plenty of family-fun entertainment.

Tin-top thrills set scene for retro rush

Off the back of a hugely successful Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event, Croft Circuit is gearing up for a busy run of events which includes the ever-popular Nostalgia Festival.

Lancaster Bomber display confirmed for 2017 Croft Nostalgia Festival

Croft Nostalgia Festival is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever this year (5/6th August) with the confirmation that the Avro Lancaster will be filling the skies above.

Roll back the years and take it up through the gears!

Seventh Croft Nostalgia Festival primed to be biggest and best yet with retro racing, classic cars and military magic set to thrill Croft crowds while the Skies shine with dazzling displays from the Twister Aerobatic Team*

Facilities Information

Circuit Length

Croft circuit is one of the most challenging tracks in the UK. It is also one of the longest at 2.12 miles per lap.

Camping at Croft

There is no public camping facilities at Croft Circuit. We can have competitors staying overnight on site.

Animals are NOT admitted to the Circuit, Paddocks, Campsite or Car Parks (except Guide/Helper dogs for Blind/Disabled visitors)

Croft food outlets

We have a good choice of outside catering units at larger events

Map of Croft Circuit

Circuit Map

Frequently Asked Questions


All tickets are posted via royal mail second class unless you have requested special delivery. If you have ordered your tickets and you are concerned that you have not received them please call the ticket office on 01325 721815, and we will try to help trace your order.

All tickets are sent nearer the meeting, usually 7-10 days before to ensure you receive them in time. If you're tickets have not been delivered, please contact us as soon as you can on 01325 721815.

Yes, tickets are available to purchase on the day.

In the rare event that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate, we will then refund you after the event. All you need to do is return the on the day ticket and your original advance tickets to the ticket office to claim your refund.

Normally all tickets are sent via post, however if you have been notified that your tickets are only available to collect, or have made prior arrangements for collection, then your tickets will be left at the ticket gate in use for the event. The Event Stewards on the day will direct you to the ticket gate.

For club race meetings grandstand seating is included in the price of the admission ticket on a first come, first served basis. For the British Touring Car Championship meeting, grandstand seats must be purchased separately in advance and are subject to availability.

Events Information

Unfortunately we are only able to offer camping to competitors.

Children aged 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Please see the individual ticket prices for each event for full details of concessions available.

Parking is free of charge.

Opening times vary according to the meeting. At most club race meetings the gates open at 08:30 on Saturday and 10:30 on Sunday, but be sure to check the information page for each event to confirm.

The last race/event will finished no later than 6.30pm.

Circuit Information

Please contact our press officer Trevor Swettenham on 01264 882206 or

We have a parking area for Blue Badge holders close to the spectator banking alongside the straight after Hawthorn.

Unfortunately not.

If you have lost any of your property please report it as soon as you can to reception in the main office building.

In the event that a child is found to be lost within the circuit, they will be taken to reception in the main office building where CRB checked staff will care for them until they are reunited with their parent/guardian.

The medical centre is next to the grandstand and there is a mobile first aid team present at each race meeting. If you have a medical emergency please inform the nearest member of staff who will summon assistance.

As much as we love our pets, Croft is an active race circuit and as such we have a strict no animals policy on site.

We reserve the right to use any means possible to free any distressed animal found to be locked in a vehicle anywhere on the site including in the car parks, and give them into the care of an animal charity.

There are baby changing facilities situated in the new toilet block in the paddock, or inside the main office building.