FARMING DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Whether it’s a trade show, conference or country show, we’ve highlighted some of the biggest farming events in the calendar which will help you develop rural diversity projects…
The Glamping Show
NEAC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
This event aims to connect the glamping business community, offering answers on how to build sustainable revenue and scale up your business. Exhibitors range from suppliers of accommodation (think shepherds huts, pods etc) to services like bookings management software.
Farm Business Innovation 2019/Holiday Park Innovation/Family Attraction Expo
November 6 & 7
See speakers including Edward Phillips from Luton Hoo Estate (You don’t have to be big to diversify) and Joby Mussell of holidaycottages.co.uk, part of The Travel Chapter (Beyond the barn conversion – What guests want from self-catering). With 500 suppliers and 200 seminars, it’s a big show with plenty to offer – no matter what your diversification plans are.
Three Counties Farming Conference
With afternoon speeches, an evening conference, buffet dinner and the Nuffield Scholar Presentations, there's a lot to pack into this Malvern event. The conference will be chaired by local farmer and BBC Countryfile Presenter Adam Henson, and this year's conference will discuss Post-Brexit Opportunities – planning ahead for the future of food and farming.
January 7 & 8, 2020
Billed as the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show, this event does exactly what it says on the tin. The first all-indoor show last year proved popular and organisers say: “The overriding message that emerged during the show was that the new indoor venue had proved ideal for a national event of this size and stature. It provided a comfortable environment in which to view and discuss the vast array of agricultural kit on show and to talk business, leading many exhibitors to comment on the high quality of conversations they had with visitors.”
Oxford Farming Conference
January 7 - 9
This event centres around pioneering agricultural thought leadership, events and research. Speakers will include policymakers, experts from the agricultural-supply chain, farmers and scientists.
Farm Retail Association Conference
2020 date TBC
The FARMA conference is two days full of farm shop tours, inspirational speakers, fascinating case studies, a great range of trade show exhibitors and networking events.
The winners of the Annual Awards are revealed at the Annual Dinner celebrating the best Farm Shops, Farmers’ Markets, Pick Your Own, Cafes & Restaurants and the Associate Member of the Year.
Farmshop & Deli Show (pictured)
30 March - April 1, 2020
This trade-only event highlights the latest in farm shop trends, with everything you need to make your business a success. Expect to see over 450 suppliers that encompass the core food categories from chocolate, hot drinks and olives, to condiments, meat and preserves. Over nine years, the show has developed to focus on other areas of the speciality market including stationery, candles, furniture, equipment, labelling and packaging.
AGRICULTURAL SHOWS SUMMER 2019
- Kent County Show - 5 to 7 July
- Great Yorkshire Show - 9 to 11 July
- Royal Lancashire Show 19 to 21 July
- Royal Welsh Show -22 - 25 July
- Brecon County Show - 3 August
- Dumfries Show - 3 August
- Pembrokeshire Show 13 - 15 Aug
- Allendale Show - 17 August
- Lochaber Agricultural Show - 24 August
- Kilnsey Show - 27 August