Questions about the day...

Why did we have a festival? Field to Fork celebrates and explores the story of our food, today and in the future.

Since it was founded in 1902, Harper Adams University has been designed to meet the challenge of how the world is fed. Although we are based on our own 550 hectare farm in Newport, Shropshire, Harper students and researchers study not just agriculture, but the interwoven set of industries that help bring food to our plates.

  • How we look after the landscape, our crops and our animals.
  • How we go about the business of food production today and the technologies that will transform it tomorrow.
  • How we inspire and educate the next generation to make better decisions around what we feed ourselves and manage the world’s resources in a sustainable way.



    We hope you enjoyed Field to Fork and were able to sample some wonderful food and a drink or two. The festival was able to illustrate the journey and all of the aspects and industries involved in making our food great! Look at the 2019 online programme here! 

Below are some of our frequently asked questions of 2019:

Are dogs allowed?

NO. We are sorry but as some of the activities are based over on our working farm we cannot allow dogs on site.

Where is the Park and Ride?

There is a bus linking up with the  route 5 from Telford. Buses will operate every 30 minutes from the Newport Interchange – Harper Adams University.

Alternatively if traveling by car please park at Chetwynd Deer Park and catch the bus. We will have buses travelling the 2 miles back and forth to the festival so the wait should be very short.

Please be aware that for the 2019 parking is £5 per vehicle but this may be subject to change in 2020.

Why should we register for tickets if its free?

By having some ideas of numbers expected it makes it possible for us to plan how many buses we need, toilets and food concessions. So please do take 2 minutes to register for 2020 so we can make sure you're looked after properly. 

Disabled Access to the festival

The festival is held on grass but is fairly flat. The buses from the park and ride will allow wheeechair access and we do have designated carparking at the park and ride for you. If visitors disabilities mean that it is not suitable to use the park and ride then we do have very limited spaces on campus for you to park but ask that you contact us in advance to arrange this.

Why no parking on campus?

As parking is rather limited on site and due to the numbers of people expected we need to keep the campus a traffic free zone for everyone's safety. Parking is available at Chetwynd Deer Park for £5 with a free shuttle bus to the event.

How will schools benefit?

We’re working with the National Collaborative Outreach Programme and Higher Horizons to bring around 800 school children onto campus on Friday 3rd May to take part in all of the educational activities that are on offer and to give them a taste for university life is all about. 

I want to Volunteer!

Great! We would love to get you inolved - click HERE for a volunteer form.