There will be 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.
Expect to meet 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. 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 also collections of insects, so the food of the future might not be what you expect...
Make your way to the soil hall to see tractors and machinery galore up close and personal. Travel through time and enjoy looking at the vintage machinery or if the future is more your thing, then check out the Hands Free Hectare project where automated farming of the future will be in action.
Fun and Activites
Bring the entire family as the day is centrered around fun and more fun. There will be loads of activities for all ages from 0 through to 100. Expect to get hands-on and mucky: pond dipping, eating insects, huge inflatables, sporting activities, educational zones and so much more will all be FREE to participate in, so come along and get involved. We have a HUGE live music stage with some top local bands and while mum and dad enjoy a drink from the bar the little ones can enjoy lots of FREE activities.
The "truth about food" talks and presentations will highlight some of the current issues, find out where food comes from and explore some common misconceptions.
Harper Street will feature the best products from graduates who have gone on to be some of the best in the industry. You’ll be able to meet them and discover the motivation behind what they have achieved.
We will be adding in activities over the coming months so keep coming back to find out more.