Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015, advice sought

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  1. GJH

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    We've been wanting to get to the Balloon Fiesta for some years but something always gets in the way so we want to start planning for next year to make sure we can get there.

    We are members of both the MCC and C&CC and I understand that both run rallies for the event but that's all I do know. So, I am looking for advice as to which is the best to go with.

    TIA.
     
  2. bobandjanie

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    Hi Graham the MCC are just across the road, the CCC are about a mile away.

    We enjoyed it when we went, and would like to go again, but will be with the CCC,the only club we are with now. Bob.
     
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    Graham, same as Bob & Jane, MCC excellent location, the show is brilliant when we were there was a vintage Bus Show in Bristol and the had buses running in, a show well worth doing.
     
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    The ccc site did get flooded out a couple of years back so took up mc membership so I could camp up.great great festival and it's free.
     
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    Graham we have been with mcc for a number of years but they have moved to the bottom feild which they rent of the farmer . The farmer now does his own camping on the top field which is closer he does charge a few pounds more but we needed to be as close as we could for Amanda . I did have a word with the farmer last year about Fun he said to talk to him nearer the time . But for a few pounds more £10 it's worth just camping with the farmer you don't have to book but we did get there on the Wednesday . Can let you know more nearer the time Graham . .Kate x
     
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    We went this year with MCC a touch quieter than the farmers field, as they had a lot of younger groups camping together the location could not be better.
    S&D
     
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    Where the mcc are is fine if the weather is good they have had to pull motorhomes out in the past. Anyone with mobility problems are best up on top field :)
     
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    I don't know the area, but is it worth exploring the idea of getting our own field nearby?
     
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    Sounds interesting.(y)
     
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    Web page states 6th to the 9th August, which is the weekend before Malvern show.
     
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    Hi guys me and Jo went this year with the CC.they set up a site in the school grounds right alongside the the main arena.great position to watch the early morning and the early evening asents.and its only a short walk to the arena to watch the night glow which is very impressive.we were lucky with the weather but i think it would be a different story if it was wet.but well worth a visit we loved it(y)
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    We would be very interested in the farmers field or with funsters it sounds very good
    Ambilkate told us about this show at shepton . Jan &mike.
     
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    Went with MCC this year good location close to entrance and 5 mins walk to Park and ride for Bristol. Also has cycle route next to camping field.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. Looks like the MCC or the farmer's field then :) The CC booking rigmarole is too much hassle :)
     
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    We're thinking about going next yr as well-if there's a Meet ,then we're up for it.
     
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    Would love to go if there is a Funsters meet/rally. Not a member of MCC so next option would have to be CC. Funsters much preferred!!
     
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    Me too, would love to go, but not a member of CC or MCC... I like Jim's idea...
     
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    We've been 3 times, great free event. Each time we've been lucky with the weather. prefer MCC as just across the road from the site, you will need wedges as field isn't particularly level in places, also last time there it was quite slippery on the long grass and some m/h couldn't get traction and needed help, we didn't have a problem.
     
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    Really fancy this for next year so will be following this thread with interest:)
     
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