Programme of events

This year the Festival is going virtual, but we’ve still got a fantastic line-up of engaging and interesting seminars and talks, all produced especially for the event, and a video showcase of the best of our native and rare breeds.

2020 Seminar programme

Once again the Festival has a broad and interesting series of seminars on topics relating to smallholding.

Sessions will be available to view at the specified time, and during the scheduled sessions you will be able to ask questions while watching the presentation. Questions will be answered by email following the event, and published on the website. Depending on the volume of questions we may not be able to answer them all.

Running order to be confirmed. Sessions will run live at specified times, and will be available to view on demand from Monday 26th October 2020 on the Festival website.

TBCResults of Garden, Craft and Food Competition
TBCResults of Poultry & Waterfowl Show
TBCResults of Sheep Show
TBCCan Poly-units be a cost effective and diverse alternative to traditional livestock housing?
Rob Black, SAC / SRUC
TBCElectric fencing
Grant Webster, Kerbl / Rutland Electric Fencing
TBCFlower Farming
Valerie Orr
TBCWeather watching
Dr Caroline Robinson, SAC / SRUC
TBCNew ways of dairying
Bryce Cunningham
TBCHumane slaughter
Susan Richmond, Humane Slaughter Association
TBCHomeopathy at Wellie Level
Jackie Pearce-Dickins, HAWL
TBCPlanning for biodiversity
Carol Littlewood, Littewood Land Care
TBCRabbits for meat
Stuart Campbell
TBCHow the rumen works
Siobhan Macdonald, SAC / SRUC

Show results

  • Poultry & Waterfowl Show show results will be available at TBC.
  • Garden, Craft and Kitchen competition results will be available at TBC.
  • Sheep Show results will be available at TBC.

Livestock Showcases

Our livestock showcases feature some of the most popular and some of the rarest breeds of livestock, ideal for smallholders. Most of these videos have been produced especially for the Festival, many by smallholders who are passionate about their breeds. Full details of each breed will be available alongside the videos, together with contact details for the breeders, keepers, and breed societies.

Full programme to be confirmed.