11 March 2019
Following the great success of last years event, Field to Fork Festival will be returning in 2019. The festival, on Saturday 4th May, is open to the public and entry is completely free!
Last year, 9000 people attended the event which saw an action packed day full of family friendly activities. The festival celebrates the journey of food; where it comes from and how it gets to our plates.
There will be something for everyone with more than 100 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more.
Interactive lectures on the 'Truth about Food' will be hosted by Chris Burt and Kirstie Lewis throughout the day with topics including 'The Truth About Coffee & Tea -Mornings Will Never Be The Same' and 'The Truth About Chocoloate - The Changing Face of Cacao'. Look out for tasting sessions at these lectures!
Anybody planning to attend is asked to register online for their free tickets. Parking will be available at Chetwynd Deer Park and this year there is a small charge of £5 per car. Regular shuttle buses will then take you to and from the university campus.
The event is organised by Beth Heath, Harper alumna, at Shropshire Festivals working alongside the government funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme "Higher Horizons Plus" which aims to bring 800 school children onto campus on Friday 3rd May. Children will have the chance to explore the entire site ahead of the public festival. The day will involve lots of fun and engaging activities, workshops and interactive drop-in sessions which all align with the National Curriculum. Some activities include "The dog ate my homework" where children have to work out some of the uncommon snacks naughty pets have eaten as well as "The season of spuds" where children will look at a year in the life of potato production and which varieties make the best chips and why. Academics will be on hand to run workshops including a dog agility session. Schools are required to book in advance.