About the Surrey Farm, Food and Drink Festival.
The Surrey Farm, Food and Drink Festival, held in August into September, is a programme of farm walks and events designed to help bridge the gulf of understanding between farmers and the public.
The week, organised by Surrey County Agricultural Society, has become a successful and established feature of the autumn farming calendar.
Discover The Great Taste Of Surrey
Since its launch in 2001, hundreds of people have gone on the walks, met the farmers and discovered how they manage the land and produce wonderful food.
Surrey’s countryside is much loved by people who live here or come for sport and recreation but it is the farmers who keep the fields, woods and hedgrows productive, rich in wildlife and beautiful to the eye.
The programme of walks enables the public to go behind the scenes and see how dairy and beef cattle and sheep are managed, how crops are grown and how conservation measures work alongside modern agriculture.
There is often the chance for people to taste, and to buy produce from the farm gate – anything from fresh ice cream to sausages that they have witnessed being made. The walks themselves are free.