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Parafest 2018, July 27-29, Llanbedr, Wales

Based in North Wales for its stunning coastline, countryside and scenery, Parafest is unique to the UK and combines an aircraft flying event and trade exhibition with a music festival.

Llanbedr Airfield, an ex-military airfield on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, is a beautiful location nestled on the coastline between the two very popular tourist destinations of Barmouth and Porthmadog.

Paraglider pilots are within easy driving distance from the many great paragliding sites the area has to offer and paramotor pilots can fly out of Llanbedr Airfield and explore everywhere from the coastline to the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia.

With a faultless tarmac runway of over a mile long pilots of any aircraft type are welcome to fly in to Parafest and enjoy a weekend in Wales at a flying event with a difference.
Manufacturers, dealers and schools for all aircraft types will be exhibiting at Parafest and trial flights are available for anyone to book direct with the suppliers when on site.

Parafest isn’t just for pilots, Parafest is for everyone.
Trading alongside the flying stalls we also have plenty of non flying stalls, a children’s area, a variety of food caterers, a licensed bar and many other sideshows and attractions, too much to list.
Professional live acts perform in the festival arena on a purpose built stage all day until midnight Friday and Saturday and those that like to party can head over to the Asbo Disco, the Parafest late night area distanced away from the camping fields, where we have DJ sets on until the early hours.
Parafest isn’t just a fly-in; Parafest is a festival that you can fly at.

Parafest is nearly here!


“Parafest is the biggest and best flying event the UK has ever seen.
Whether an experienced pilot, a new pilot or a potential pilot, Parafest is the only flying event in the UK that everyone should attend”

Mark Morgan - UK team pilot and Sussex Paramotor sales.

“Flying, beer, food, fire and loads of laughs. In the welsh countryside, near the coast, near the hills, the biggest and best gathering of pilots in the UK.
100% success on the weather and 1 in 10 chance of getting a good looking marshal ( or you could end up with me ) ”

Stu Mowatt - paramotor pilot and Parafest marshal.

“After being in the business for 20 years Parafest Is the best flying event I have ever been to”

Paul Bailey - Bailey Aviation

“Parafest was our first trade show and we can’t wait for next year. We sold 4 motors and 4 wings. It put us firmly on the map, we will be back”

Trevor Drury - TAG Paramotors

“A wonderful and friendly atmosphere. Parafest is the only place in the UK for the trades to exhibit and meet their customers”

Clive Mason - CM Paramotors

“Great festival, great atmosphere. We sold a paramotor which was delivered within 2 weeks. We will definitely be attending 2017”

Steve Page - Scout Paramotors UK

“A great weekend that every pilot should have marked in their calendar. Parafest is quickly establishing itself as an annual pilgrimage that every pilot should go to.”

Mike Fletcher - FLYKANDY

“I have attended the previous Parafest events and thoroughly enjoyed them both. Very much looking forward to the third one. This is one event not to be missed”

Mike Chilvers UFLY4FUN

“As an instructor every new group of students always has at least one that started with a trip to Parafest.
These students often tell me how helpful it was to be able to see and try a range of kit, talk to the dealers, meet the pilots and see loads of flying. They all look forward to next years event when they will be able to fly there themselves.”

Ric Womersley - UK team pilot and paramotor instructor

“Parafest, it’s a festival you can fly at.!
The location is great, the food is good, the music is live, the atmosphere excellent.
It’s a very unique flying event, just what the UK community needed

Did i mention that the AC Nitro is the lightest machine in the world, ever, ever ever?”

Vince White - Custom Air, UK importer for Air Conception Paramotors