National Feast of Lanterns
NFOL, short for the National Feast of Lanterns, is the Club’s national rally which takes place every year and is organised by members, for members.
It’s a unique event where members can meet, and make, friends who share their passion for camping, all whilst enjoying great entertainment and the beautiful British countryside. It’s a fabulous, long-standing, Club tradition and the largest rally of its kind for all forms of camping.
The theme for this year’s event is “World of Movies”; members old and new will be bringing this to life in the traditional Mardi Gras parade and lighting up ceremony. We hope to see many members participating in and enjoying these wonderful Club traditions.
Details of how to get involved can be found at www.nfol.co.uk.
The fantastic entertainment at NFOL will include live music, circus acts, children’s funfair rides, go-karting, stunt displays… and much more. There really is something for the whole family.
You will also get to explore the Malvern Hills, often described as a mountain range in miniature. The eight mile ridge contains some of the oldest rocks in Britain and their craggy outline is reminiscent of the uplands further west into Wales. You can enjoy over 3000 acres of open countryside: climb to the highest point at Worcestershire Beacon or relax whilst quietly rambling along the wooded slopes.
NFOL is the Club’s annual premier event and the Cambrian and Wyvern Region Organising Committee are looking forward to welcoming you - so book now to secure your pitch!
Although time has passed since the first NFOL in 1921, it still continues to uphold its traditions. In the early years of the festival, members would celebrate the end of the camping year and sit around their campfires with old lanterns to light their meets.
Lighting up is still a key tradition however members now decorate their units with everything from tea lights to generator powered fairy lights creating beautiful street scenes. NFOL also holds an annual themed Mardi Gras parade, plus there is a Club pennon parade where Regions, Sections and DA’s join together to show off their colours in the final arena prior to the closing ceremony.
There’s plenty of additional free entertainment throughout the week for all to enjoy – from live music to dog shows, NFOL has something for everyone!
We look forward to celebrating with you in 2016!
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Book our pitch at NFOL 2016