FOOD & FARMING ZONE
Showcasing the very best of British food and farming, this section of the Show gives you the opportunity to try a variety of hands-on activities, watch demonstrations and learn about why supporting British farming is so important.
University of Reading
Join the University of Reading in an interactive exploration of the five senses and discover their fascinating research by immersing yourself in incredible virtual reality, scratching and sniffing smelly plants, finding out how musical you are, exploring your taste preferences and much more! Spark your senses with this hands-on, family friendly stand.
The Produce Tent
Dedicated to showing you the complete food chain, from raw material to the finished product through a number of demonstrations such as a baker using vegetables to make her cakes, which help make them sweet and moist, an apple man who produces the freshest apple juice and a lady pressing the yellow fields of spring into oil. You can also sample a well-known local ale so the tent has something to attract and interest everyone.
The results of our On Farm classes throughout the year are displayed for all to see with a list of trophies won. And stewards, farmers and trade stands are there to help and answer questions and give useful tips and advice.
The Food Hall
A brand new location for 2019, The hugely popular Food Hall returns offering a vast selection of amazing treats to tantalise the tastebuds, from cheese, chutneys, oils & vinegars, bread, pastries, seafood and a wide selection of meat, to strawberries and cream, fudge, cakes and ice cream. And many more delicious treats in between!
The Cookery Theatre
The popular Cookery Theatre, hosted by Nicki Whiteman, has a timetable jam packed with some of the best local chefs Berkshire has to offer, showcasing locally sourced food, and will run from 10am on both days, with ‘have-a-go’ opportunities for any keen cooks out there!
2019 sees chef's from The Bladebone, Bel & the Dragon, Henry & Joe's, The Eastbury Plough, Donnington Valley Hotel, The Vineyard and Platter of London
The Sheep Show
This highly entertaining and extremely informative Show captures the hearts of over 2.5 million people when the team travel around the UK to over 100 events.
The team, from New Zealand, educate and entertain the crowds with their fantastic sheep, such as ‘Nobby’ the Norfolk Horn who takes centre stage, while others are introduced to their podiums. You get to learn about each breed’s attributes and how wool from the sheep’s back becomes a jumper to wear. The shearing demonstration is well commentated and has the audience captivated. The highlight of the show is the The Sheep Show Hustle, when the sheep will dance!!
Berkshire Young Farmers
If you’re interested in learning new skills, making new friends and competing in a variety of competitions, then why not visit the Berkshire Young Farmers stand for more information as well as some have-a-go activities for all the family.
The club host a number of events throughout the year such as bowling, farm visits, quiz nights and interesting topical talks from an industry professional.