The gravity powered race in Macclesfield, South Australia
The Gravity Festival will not be held in 2015.

The next high-speed downhill race will be held on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of April 2016.

Sign up for updates on Gravfest '16, including an email reminder when entry opens:

If you're not racing, you can help us out by spreading the word via posters, facebook and good old fashioned word-of-mouth.
If you're competing in the go-kart, gravity bike or bottle rocket events, see below for specifications and to download an entry form. Remember, places are limited!
If you or your organisation is interested in sponsoring or contributing to the Gravity Festival, check out the sponsors section or email fred (
Testing the Gravity in Macclesfield
There have been reports of strange, unexplainable things occurring around Macclesfield recently.

Newly erected shelves falling down, washing falling from clothes lines, bathroom scales refusing to show weight loss. On Saturday night a person even stepped from a local pub and mysteriously fell to the floor!

Some rumours say that Macclesfield has more gravity than anywhere else in on Earth! Others say the gravity at Macclesfield is a smoother and more refined variety than the ordinary stuff found elsewhere!

They may sound crazy, but could these theories be true? Is there really something different about the gravity in Macclesfield? The time has come to test it out... with a gravity-powered go-kart race!

The Course
Vernon street is closed to traffic over the weekend of the Gravity Festival. The surface is sealed bitumen the length of the course, providing minimal resistance and allowing for high go-kart speeds! The track is more than 600 meters long, dropping an impressive 50 meters in altitude. Past entrants have clocked in at speeds in excess of 70 km/h!
Rules and Competitor Infomation
There are several categories of gravity-powered vehicle racing at Gravfest.
- For competitors in all classes
Important Dates
Entry opens for all classes.
Pre-race test day (attendance optional).
Entry closes for go-kart, g-bike, CFS and business cup classes.
Entry closes for the wooden kart class.
7 - 8
Gravfest '16 will span two days, starting Saturday at 10 AM.
Sponsors and Charities
The Macclesfield Gravity Festival needs you. We're looking for sponsors to support our community event and associated charities, the Williams Syndrome Association and Novita:
Gold Sponsorship @ $1000
Ten 1800mm x 450mm banners displayed on racetrack

Your logo appears on all race decals displayed by all drivers

Exposure on Gravfest Facebook and website with links

Seats in sponsors pavilion.

Silver Sponsorship @ $500
Five 1800mm x 450mm banners displayed on racetrack

Exposure on Gravfest Facebook and website with links

Seats in sponsors pavilion.

Current Sponsors
Special Thanks

Fred Keal, the event founder (email

All entrants and the community of Macclesfield for making this event possible.