National Fruit Show celebrates 90th year

The National Fruit Show will celebrate its 90th year at the Kent County Showground on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November 2023. This year’s show will be opened by Minette Batters, President of the National Farmers Union and she give a keynote speech as well as touring the show and meeting with fruit growers and industry leaders.

The National Fruit Show is organised by growers, for growers, and showcases the finest British apples and pears, soft fruit, and nuts with a large display at the centre of the show. The National Fruit Show is sponsored by BASF, Hutchinsons, N.P. Seymour Ltd and Worldwide Fruit.

Sally Flanagan, CEO of the Marden Fruit Show Society, organisers of the show: “We are inviting growers from across the UK to help us to celebrate the show’s 90th year by putting on the largest display of fruit ever and we also have a real focus this year on the future for the industry with an exciting Teacher Encounter event on Day 2. The show will be packed with exhibitors and there is a terrific range of speakers and information for fruit growers. We look forward to welcoming everyone and hope they enjoy the show.”

Catherine Paice, President of the National Fruit Show comments: “The National Fruit Show is not only for growers by growers, but a showcase from which to take new ideas, developments, energy, education and, of course, the best fruit to the outside world.”

On day two, the Kent & Medway Careers Hub will be running the first ever Kent and Medway Teacher Encounter event hosted by The National Fruit Show Education Programme, which is free for teachers to attend.

This event will bring together Career Educators, Senior Leaders and Curriculum Teachers from Mainstream Secondary schools, Colleges, SEND and Alternative provisions and Businesses from the horticulture and wider fresh produce sectors exhibiting at The National Fruit Show. This is an exciting opportunity to understand, develop and ignite connections between the world of education and the world of work.


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