Furcation's first event was in 2016, but the roots go further back than this.
Based on an idea to run a furry weekend in a holiday park, and taken from the back of the popular event 'Frantic Eufuria', work began to bring 'a new breed of furry event' to the fandom. Plans started to be drawn up in 2015, where Furcation was going to take place at Warrens Holiday Village in Clevedon. Contracts were signed, social media was buzzing with the concept of a new event hitting British shores. However, Warrens pulled the plug four months before the event was due to take place, so Furcation 2015 did not go ahead.
Undeterred, the staff hunted for another host for Furcation, and John Fowler Holidays came to the rescue. A lot of discussions, sleepless nights and gallons of coffee/tea/caffeinated beverage of choice, and Furcation 2016 planning got under way!
Furcation 2016 took place on the 14th - 16th October 2016. It was held at John Fowler's Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park in the small, quiet town of Combe Martin. We had 92 arttendees, of which 48 were sponsors. We also raised £535.00 for our chosen charity for that year, Secret World Animal Sanctuary.
Furcation was entering a territory of unknowns, however the event went down a blast. It even had the staff of John Fowlers Holidays wanting to come to the park to see what was going on. Furcation's theme for 2016 was semi-chosen after the event, as we were going for the typical holiday park vibe, that is what we dubbed the theme for year one.
Furcation 2017 - The Pirates Of Combe Martin
Furcation 2017 took place on the 13th - 15th October 2017. It was held for a second year at John Fowler's Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park. We had 217 attendees, of which 116 were sponsors. We raised £2,037.00 for our chosen charity for that year, which was the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.
Furcation started to theme their events this year, and this was 'Pirates of Combe Martin', which will be forever etched in the minds as the year of the flashing pirate swords and the time somebody turned their car into a pirate ship!
Furcation 2018 - Paw And Order : Here Comes The Fuzz
Furcation 2018 took place on the 12th - 14th October 2018. It was held at a new site for us, John Fowler's Sandaway Beach holiday park, just down the road from our old venue. We had 341 attendees, of which 173 were sponsors. We raised £1,677.20 for our chosen charity for that year, which was Pete's Dragons, a charity to aid suicide prevention.
The theme for 2018 was Paw and Order : Here Comes The Fuzz, a chance for attendees to decide whether they wanted to be on the side of good, or evil. There was even a fully working police vehicle on show, though don't remind the staff about the marquee.
Furcation 2019 - FC:TV LIVE
Furcation 2019 took place on the 8th - 11th November 2019. This was held at John Fowler's flagship park, Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Brean. We had 592 attendees, in which 192 were sponsors. We raised a massive £8,592.33 for our chosen charity, Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
Furcation for this year was bigger than ever. Bigger park, bigger events, bigger attendee numbers! As much as it did rain a lot of the time, we have made an executive decision... No more bouncy castles! However, the highlight of the weekend was possibly the dealers auction...
Furcation 2020 - The Rawring 20's
2020... The Rawring 20's... Fitting, is it not? Even if we are celebrating a decade from 100 years ago (which is a scary thought), Furcation is now in it's 5th year and we want to make this year better than ever still. How far can we push the 'bigger and better' barrier? Come along and find out for yourself!