Travel & Event Information


Travel & Event Information

OPEN TIMES  Fruit Focus 2022 will take place on 13 July 2022.  Car parks open at 7:00am.  Gates open at 8:00am when caterers open for breakfast.  Stands and features open at 9:00am. 

LOCATION  NIAB EMR, New Road, East Malling, Kent, ME19 6BJ

BIOSECURITY  The safety of our visitors and exhibitors is important to us. We will follow the latest health and safety advice, biosecurity plan and security measures to ensure our guests are safe and comfortable.  Measures will include:  available sanitisers, optional face masks and social distancing, queue management, open air theatres and exhibition stands, biosecurity briefings onsite daily.

TICKETS  Cost £10+ VAT and are available to buy in advance or on the day.  We highly recommend preregistering for COVID safety and onsite queue management.

UK VISITORS  Car: NIAB EMR is near junctions 4 & 5 of the M20. Train: The nearest station is East Malling Station.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS  Car Ferry: Nearest ports: Folkestone (15 miles) and Dover (23 miles); Train: Ebbsfleet International Rail Station - Eurostar connection (18 miles), Channel Tunnel - Folkestone (12 miles); Airports: Gatwick (61 miles) and Heathrow (83 miles)

CAR PARKING  Car parking is free. Please follow all road signs and the directions of the event marshalls. Special Assistance parking is available close to the entrance for visitors displaying the official blue disability badge.

CATERING  Located around the event and highlighted on the event map.


CASH POINTS  There are no cash points available on the event site.

CHILDREN  Fruit Focus is a trade event with working machinery; children are therefore not encouraged to attend. They will not be refused entry but require their own ticket if over the age of 15.

ACCOMMODATION  There are a number of hotels, B&B's and guesthouses close to the Event. Please search any online booking agents using the event postcode: ME19 6BJ to find one nearby.

DOGS  Only assistance dogs will be permitted to the event.