Whats’s on?

There was a host of entertainment to inspire, educate and just enjoy throughout the festival. From live music, kids entertainment and a farmers market through to tasty street food, machinery displays and live animals. Unable to make it? Then you can view everything you missed HERE on the full 2018 programme!



What's On

Field to Fork Festival Saturday 28th April 2018

Print My Day

Go Karts

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Zoom around in the Go Karts for £2 a go!

Nerf Wars

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Battle in the Nerf Arena for £2

School of Coding

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Making computer sciences AWESOME!

Exotic Zoo

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Meet the creatures from the Exotic Zoo

Clay Tiles

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Get creative with creating clay tiles for £2

Bubble Football

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Bubble Football £1.50

Soft Archery

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Soft Archery - be Robin Hood!!

How much Dough you know?

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

The Science of Bread making!

Dish the Dirt

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

The Secrets of our soil!

Chicken or the Egg?

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Explore poultry anatomy

Exploring Animal Welfare

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Livestock production lecture

Happy Habitats

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Learn and have a go at making items to keep small animals entertained

Judging crisps by their covers

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Explore the impact of packaging on consumer behaviour

The season of spuds

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Explore a year in the life of potato production

Pond Dipping

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

What can you find in the Harpers waters?

Show me the honey!

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Honey bee anatomy and see a live hive!

Micro Robots

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

robotic engineering workshops

Hands Free Hectare

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Learn about the world-first project which produces a crop of barley without the use of human hands!

Drone Zone

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Fly a drone and learn how they are used in food production

The Milky Way

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Exploring the Dairy supply chain

What's it worth

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Test your skills by valuing a range of objests including a car you can colour in!

Don't just play the game, BE the game!

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Play your part in a giant board game!

The Dog ate my homework?!

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Guess the unusual pet snacks as you explore a series of xrays whilst dressed as a veterinary professional

Ready, Teddy, Operate!

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Get your surgical gown on and carry out some teddy bear surgery

Bony Bingo

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Dabbers at the ready for our big horse anatomy game!


10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Your chance to see the everyday acivities of a large commercial farm with sheep and cattle enterprises, including feed demos, tractor operations and tractor trailer tours!

Petting Zoo

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Meet cute and cuddlies throughout the day!

Student Entertainment Zone

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Get involved with a range of sporting activities including rugby, hockey, welly wanging and beat the keeper!

Around the world

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Planet Harper brings you flavours of culture and food from across the globe including Chinese lion dancing and 'the language of food'

Ride on Tractors

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Mini tractors for future farmers courtesy of Rea Valley Tractors

Vintage Tractors

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

See the evolution of farm machinery!

Craft Area

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Time to get crafty and creative!

Soft Play

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Soft Play area for our mini visitors!

England Golf

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Come and give golf a go, the England Golf team will be on hand to provide fun activities for kids from 3-93

Crossbar Coaching

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Sports Arena

Chain Saw Area

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

See creations from a rip roaring chain saw!

Panic Circus

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Join Professor Panic and learn some circus skills!

Shropshire Falconry

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Meet the Feathered friends of Shropshire Falconry

Geoff Rodgers

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Listen to Geoff Rodgers - Shropshire's best busker whilst you select and enjoy your hot food!

Farmers Market

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Enjoy hthe best of artisan produce at the field to fork festival

4x4 Track with Volvo

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Go fir a 4x4 thrill with Volvo Shrewsbury!

Colour in a Volvo

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

What colour should the car be? Red, blue or multicoloured? Let your imagination flow and colour in a car... an actual car!!

Dessert Club

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Enjoy the Harper Adams dessert club. £5 for 5 desserts and a cuppa! The word yum doesn't even cover the delicious treats in store for you!

Adult Creche

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Take a moment if calm in the Monks Adult Creche

Monkee Trail

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Find the Monks Monkees around the festival!

JCB Hook a Duck

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Hook a Duck out of a JCB!

Shropshire Tutor

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Celebrating all things letter F!

The Reverie

10.30 AM - 11.15 AM

Music Field

Reverie, a Shropshire based duo are kicking off the music for the festival!

Bouncing Betty

11.30 AM - 12.15 PM

Music Field

Local Band Black Betty are here to get you up and dancing!


12.00 PM - 12.30 PM

See the brilliant Shropshire choir Got2Sing in the Street Food area at MIdday and 1.30 in the street food area!

Woo Town Hillbillies

12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

Music Field

Grab a Pal, Kick off your shoes and dance along to the Woo Town Blues!!

Dirty Rockin' Scoundrels

1.45 PM - 2.45 PM

Music Field

The Dirty Rockin' Scoundrels are guaranteed to ROCK YOU SOCKS OFF!

Groove Dynamite

3.00 PM - 3.45 PM

Music Field

Soul and funk to light a fuse in your dancing shoes!

Two Blank Pages

4.00 PM - 4.45 PM

Music Field

Folk n Roll to finish the day!


You met more than 80 of most passionate producers of all things food and drink in the farmers market area, and the entrepreneurs that have started some of the nation's best businesses on Harper Street. You were able to meet the animals from the farm and learn about what they bring to the journey from field to fork. Remember Harper Adams also has small animals, a veterinary services centre and collections of insects, so the food of the future might not be what you expect...

The soil hall allowed you to see tractors and machinery galore up close and personal. You travelled through time and enjoyed looking at the vintage machinery or if the future was more your thing, then you could check out the Hands Free Hectare project where automated farming of the future was in action.

Fun and Activites

Entertainment for the entire family as the day was centrered around fun and more fun. There were loads of activities for all ages from 0 through to 100. Hands-on and mucky experiences: pond dipping, sporting activities, educational zones and so much more were all FREE to participate in, so we hope you came along and got involved. We had a HUGE live music stage with some top local bands and while mum and dad enjoyed a drink from the bar the little ones could enjoy loads of activities!

The "truth about food" talks and presentations highlighted some of today's current issues and you were able to find out where your food comes from and explore some common misconceptions.

Harper Street featured the best products from graduates who have gone on to be some of the best in the industry. You met with them and discovered the motivation behind what they have achieved.