Young Farmers Festival: Everything we know so far

Farmers Weekly is planning a Young Farmers Festival, a unique new event to do one thing – bring Britain’s incredible young farmers together for a celebration like no other.

The weekend extravaganza would feature music, sports, discussions, more fun activities and, of course, general revelry.

We launched a survey asking young farmers what they wanted a festival designed solely for them to be like – and they didn’t disappoint with their feedback.

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We’ve been blown away by the response and want to thank everyone who took part – we will consider all of your ideas in our quest to make this festival an unforgettable experience for everyone.

After all, our young farmers are the future of our great industry and they deserve the very best.

Here’s where we are with the Young Farmer Festival, including when and where we plan for it to be held, how you can get tickets and what you can expect to enjoy while you’re celebrating with us.

We’re still working on the details, so be sure to check back here again soon for all the latest information and the official confirmation that we are launching this event.

When is the Young Farmers Festival being held?

The festival is planned for Thursday 2 May 2019 and will finish on Sunday 5 May 2019.

A vast majority of survey participants have told us these date are suitable – there does seem to be a gap in the diary over this weekend.

Where is it being held?

It’s a festival, so take a wild guess. Of course it will be based in a field on a farm somewhere in the UK.

“Yes, but where is it exactly?” we hear you scream like a toddler who’s just been given a new ride-on tractor.

Well, we’re not quite ready to reveal the location just yet, but we can tell you that we’re hoping to host the event in central England so nobody has to travel too far. Happy days.

Check back again soon to find out the exact location of the festival.

How do I get tickets and how much will they cost?

This is where you come in. If you’ve already taken part in our survey then you’ll know we want you to tell us how much you can afford to pay for a ticket to the Young Farmer Festival. 

We’re sifting through all of the replies to determine ticket prices. But before you ask the internet how much you can get for one of your kidneys, rest assured that we want this event to be affordable for all young farmers.

For the super-keen who love a bargain we will issue early bird tickets and we also hope to offer discounts to members of certain clubs and organisations. Stay tuned for more details coming shortly.

Is there an age restriction for the Young Farmers Festival?

The festival is for anybody who is aged 18 or older on 2 May 2019. There is no upper age limit, but remember that this is a festival designed specifically with young people in mind.

The rule is, if you’re old enough to have kids who can attend then you’re probably too old.

Do I have to be a member of a Young Farmers Club?

No, you don’t need to be a YFC member. This festival is for all young people who have a specific interest in farming, so you don’t have to be a farmer to come along.

What is the Young Farmer Festival all about?

The festival is being designed as a celebration of the amazing contribution made to UK agriculture by young people from across the British isles.

This would involve camping on a farm, having a great time with your mates and meeting new people. During the day there will be plenty to keep you entertained, including sports, competitions and other activities.

By night you’ll be partying hard to bands and DJs – again, we’ll be guided by our survey feedback on this. You tell us who you genuinely want to see perform and we’ll do our very best to book them.