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Travel & Event Information

OPEN TIMES  Fruit Focus 2024 will take place on 10 July 2024.  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 at East Malling, New Road, East Malling, Kent  Enter postcode ME19 6BH into your Sat Nav

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.

TICKETS  Tickets are free of charge if pre-registered and cost £10+ VAT if purchased on the day.  

UK VISITORS  Car: NIAB at East Malling 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  Dogs will be permitted to the event but must be closely minded and waste disposed of by owner. 

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