Music, Bible, Skate, Family. These are the pillars of the Cornwall-based FREE Christian festival, Creation Fest. It began in 2002, in North Devon as a one-day event and over the years, as it’s popularity has grown, it has moved to the Royal Cornwall Show ground and is now a jam-packed seven-day festival!
CBN Europe were invited to join the party this year; we sent some of our Superbook team and a film crew. It was a fantastic time of fellowship and praise, and it was incredibly humbling to work with volunteers from all over the world who were giving their time and talents so passionately to see lives changed here in the UK.
Superbook spent time each afternoon in the kids tent showing episodes and playing games. It was such a blessing to see the children, many of whom are not from church backgrounds, responding to the stories with joy and wonder. We taught the salvation dance and on the last day Gizmo himself turned up to the celebrations! Hearing from individual children about how God has transformed their lives highlighted our purpose as a ministry and was refreshing for the office-based team.
Our film crew were able to interview many of the artists and speakers as well as get involved with the back-stage action, so stay tuned to CBN Europe and find out when our brand new tv show will be airing!
If you and your family want to go to a festival where balloon rides, face painting, inflatables, falconry, a skate park, water fights, bonfires and BBQs are simply the backdrop to an incredible move of God, then visit www.creationfest.org.uk to book your place for 2017!
Creation Fest 2016 was a week of great JOY as we celebrated the Love + Truth of the Gospel in Cornwall. Take a look at some interesting numbers…
300+ faith commitments over the course of the week
100+ faith commitments in the kids tent alone
2200+ campers on 28 camping plots
8000+ day visitors
26719 livestream views
712 total children attended our kids tents
61 children sponsored for Compassion
12000 cups of coffee served in 100 hours in our Big Shed Cafe
144000 meters of toilet paper used in our loos
129 large wheely bins full of rubbish
75 bands from around the world
8000 kwh of electrics in Big Shed alone
14000 bottles of water consumed
332 skaters in our skate parks
320+ volunteers serving on 30 different teams
1 Saviour and King