What's on?

Theres 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. Want to know more? Then you can view everything that happenned HERE on the full 2019 programme!

What's On

Field to Fork Festival Saturday 4th May 2019

Print My Day

Go Karts

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Zoom around in the Go Karts for £2.50 a go!

Exotic Zoo

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Meet the creatures from the Exotic Zoo

Bubble Football

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Bubble Football £2

Drone Zone

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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

The Dog ate my homework?

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Guess the unusual pet snacks as you explore a series of x-rays whilst dressed as a veterinary professional

Tortoise Nursery Soft Play

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Soft Play area for our mini visitors from Tortoise Nursery!

Alison's Bee Class

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

With lots of fun activites from rolling your own candle made of Beeswax to watching live honey bees in their hive you won't want to miss out, make sure you check out Alison's Bee Class at this years Field to Fork Festival and see some amazing honey in action.

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Teddy Bear Surgery

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Do teddy bear surgery with Haygate Vets!

Panic Circus

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Welcome to the exciting world of Panic Family Circus! A social circus providing fun packed interactive programmes for the entire family!

Wheel of Farming

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Farming scenarios and how ecology can be used to address them with the British Ecological Society

Diversity of Bees

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Live Hive and the different types of pollinators with the Royal Entomological Society and the British Ecological Society

Glow in the Dark Insects

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tracking insects and experiment with ways to track them with the Royal Entomological Society and the British Ecological Society

Plant related activities

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Plant Activities with the British Ecological Society

Insect Handling

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Insect handling with the Royal Entomological Society and the British Ecological Society

Friends and Foes

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Insect pests and natural predator specimens under the microscope with the Royal Entomological Society and the British Ecological Society

Speedy Spuds

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Play the spudtastic game! Explore the lifecycle and compete against each other the win!

Crop Matching

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Interactive game that allows you to understand where your daily products really come from

Happy Habitats

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Learn about 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

Micro Robots

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Robotic Engineering Workshop

Slug Slalom

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Why do we microchip slugs? Come and have a go at tracking slugs through soil

The Alternative Milky Way

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Exploring the diary supply chain

What's it Worth?

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Test your skills by valuing a range of objects


10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Gardening made easy! No dirt, no digging, no weeding, no slugs, no snails and no constant watering


10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Familiarising with the key diagnostic parts of the European Honey Bee

Canine chaos

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Come and learn about animal behaviour and help teach canines some tricks that benefit their agility and behaviour

Robot Digger Challenge

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Never need to get your hands mucky again with a spade! just programme a handy robot!

Edible Bug Challenge

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Do you have what it takes to take on the bug challenge?

Oil Talk

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Don't miss the discussion on this slippery topic

DairyCrest and DavidStow

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Meet some of the country's gigantic dairy producers!

Airsoft Target Practice

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Air Soft Target Practice with the Edge Adventure! £4

Soft Archery

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Soft Archery with the Edge Adventure £3

Food Through the Ages

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Take a journey into the living history area covering all things food and farming. From the early man hunting to the mechanisation of farming. Featuring Saxon cookery, Medieval, Roman, the 1950's and 1930 land army....and WW2 military rations

Footprints Forest School

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Hands on bushcraft!

Rally Team

10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Watch the tyre change challenge in action!!


10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

The British Association forShooting and Conservation are bringing their shooting simulator to site!


10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Hydroponics and Aquaponics display

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Bones Workshop

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Discovering Animal Skeletal Systems

Bones Workshop

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Discovering animal skeletal systems

Dragonfly Society

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Butterfly and Dragonfly Society

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Pudding Club

10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Enjoy the Harper Adams Pudding Club for just £5 or £6 with a Coffee!

Harper Adams Music Society

10.30 AM - 11.40 AM

Harper Adams Music Society proudly present their music to you! Opening the Field to Fork music its time to enjoy your day!

Soil Secrets

10.30 AM - 11.00 AM

The science of composting and the real secrets of our soil

The Truth About... Coffee and Tea

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Mornings will never be the same!

Soil Secrets

11.30 AM - 12.00 PM

The science of composting and the real secrets of our soil

4x4 Track with Volvo

12.00 PM - 12.00 PM

Go for a 4x4 thrill with Volvo Shrewsbury!

The Truth About... Bees

12.00 PM - 12.45 PM

We have to save our world

Chasing August

12.00 PM - 12.40 PM

Chasing August are an indie 4 piece from Shropshire, taking influence from different bands and genres, they have crafted a sound which best fits them.

Future Foods... Insect Nation

12.45 PM - 1.30 PM

Discussion of future food alternatives, in the form of insects.

Bouncing Betty

1.00 PM - 1.40 PM

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

The Truth About... Oil

1.30 PM - 2.15 PM

You can't palm this one off!

Dirty Rockin' Scoundrels

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Bringing you the best Rock 'n' Roll music of the 50s and 60s

The Truth About... The Spice Trail

2.15 PM - 3.00 PM

How Clive changed lives

The Truth About... Chocolate

3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

The changing face of Cacao

Dairy Rotary

3.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Don't miss out! Be at the farm for 3pm!

The Endings

3.20 PM - 4.00 PM

Shropshire-based six-piece folk/rock band with an Irish twist - The Endings, up tempo, good time music, playing orginals and covers.

Two Blank Pages

4.20 PM - 5.00 PM

Folk n Roll to finish the day!


You met more than 80 of the 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 can learn about the Hands Free Hectare project where automated farming of the future is 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.