Show Floorplan

John Hendry Pavilion
H1 & H2 Kirkland UK H11 Co-op Food H13 Grafter H15 & 16 Vigo Ltd H17 Castle Commercial Refrigeration Ltd H18 H19 UKCA Ltd H3 & 4 Prins Forklifts UK Ltd H5 BASIS Registration Limited H6 CPRE Kent H9 The Chill Cell Company
Maidstone Exhibition Hall
K1 BIFGA K10 Fruitsecurity Holland K11 FS Europe K12 Verbeek Nurseries K13 H Hol en Zoon K14 Hans Wanner GmbH K15 Horsepower UK Ltd K16 CREATE A CABIN K17 Stilmer Sp.Zo.o. K18 Engage Agro Europe ltd K18a MAF RODA AGROBOTIC K19 Hutchinsons and Produce Packaging K2 J R Breach K20 Worldwide Fruit Limited K21 AGROVISTA UK LTD K22 Pro-Tech Marketing Ltd K23 Core K24 Greenyard Fresh UK Ltd K25 Yara UK Limited K26 South East Farmer K27 Wealden AM K28 Haynes Agricultural Ltd K29 Agrii K3 Bourne engineering K30 N P Seymour Ltd K31 BASF PLC K32 Avalon Produce Limited K33 Frank P Matthews Ltd K33 Botden & van Willegen bv K34 Bayer CropScience K4 Agricare K5 Burden Bros Agri Ltd K6 Schillinger GmbH K8 Kent Fruit Services K9 Burg Machinefabriek S35 AG Recruitment & Mangement S36 English Apples and Pears Ltd S37 QCR S38 Worshipful Company of Fruiterers S38a OnePay S39 ICL Specialty Fertilizers S40 Vitifruit Equipment S41 Fargro Limited S42 AHDB Horticulture S43 SCORPION ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION LTD S44 FAST LLP S45 Roelofs Tree Nursery S46 T-mex Express S47 Storage Control Systems Ltd S48 JANNY MT Controlled Atmosphere S49 Kreston Reeves S50 NIAB EMR S51 The Fruit Grower S52 Chase Organics Ltd S53 W H Skinner & Sons S54 DAWID KUDEŁKA WOOD BOX S55/56 Channel Weighing Limited S57 New Leaf Irrigation Ltd S58 Stas Belgium nv S59 Landseer Ltd S60 Alltech UK Ltd S61 Tech Ltd S62 Weatherbys Hamilton S63/64 JD Cooling Systems Limited S65 National Farmers Union S66 Pointer Intelligent Agri-Systems LTD S66a Inka Pallets Ltd S67 Nufarm UK Ltd S68 Harzfloor Contracts Ltd S69 Arysta LifeScience S70 Concordia UK Ltd S71 Maxicrop UK Ltd S72 Orchard Cooling Limited S73 Royal British Legion Industries S74 Fresh Produce Journal S75 John Bourne & Co Ltd S76 Phoenix Media Network Ltd/London Produce Show S77 White Land Solution Ltd S77a Biddenden Vineyards S78 Affinitus Group S79 M J Timber Ltd S80 New Spitalfields Market Tenants Association

Growers are breathing a sigh of relief after harvest and the show is the place to come to talk and see what's new.


In recent years the National Fruit Show has become a major national event in the wider horticultural industry's calendar attracting serious interest from politicians, policy makers and industry leaders. TV and press coverage, both trade and consumer has always been a feature of the show, particularly attracted by the stunning display of competition fruit which helps bring the purpose of fruit growing into sharp focus. The fruit competition run by the Marden Fruit Show Society means that, uniquely amongst trade shows, growers are centrally involved in the organisation and development of the show which has led to the longevity and continued success of the event.

Other sectors of the horticultural industry are increasingly becoming involved with exhibiting at the show from the tomato industry to English wine producers, not to mention the continued links with hop growing and fruit processors and juicers.

The fruit competition run by the Marden Fruit Show Society means that, uniquely amongst trade shows, growers are centrally involved in the organisation and development of the show which has led to the longevity and continued success of the event.

Specifications and prices

SPACE ONLY Exhibitors to provide their own partitioning and display boards£55.00 per sqm
VILLAGE STANDS Stands include a standard shell scheme with fascia, one socket and two spotlights2x2m = £290
3x2m = £400
ISLANDS/CUSTOM SHELL SCHEME Shell scheme created to your specificationPrice on Application
PLEASE NOTE: Furniture is an optional extra with all schemes – furniture can be hired through Swift Hire.

40% of visitors are professionals relating to the fruit industry

Other sectors of the horticultural industry are increasingly becoming involved with exhibiting at the show from the tomato industry to English wine producers, not to mention the continued links with hop growing and fruit processors and juicers.

Step 1 - enter your company details

Step 2 - Choose Your Stand Type

Option one

Open Space
  • No partitioning is provided with this stand type - it will not have any panelling to sides and rear.
  • No electricity is supplied with this stand type - see Step 3 for details of electricity options.

Option two

Shell Scheme (Village Stands)
  • Stands include a standard shell scheme with fascia, one socket and two spotlights

Option three

Island/Custom Shell Schemes

Price alert! Rates for 2017 will remain the same as for 2016

Please Note:

Both the Maidstone Exhibition Hall and Hendry Pavilion have carpet but due to the venues' frequent use for agricultural events the quality of carpet on your stand cannot be guaranteed. Floor covering may be hired for the event. Please contact the Show Office for details. If you have any queries about your booking request, please call us: 01732 874 564

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Step 3 - Choose Optional Extras


HEX01 2x Spotlight & 1 x 500 watt Socket Package @ £59 each
HEX02 General Purpose Spotlight 120 watt @ £35 each
HEX03 6ft. Fluorescent Fitting @ £48 each
HEX04 Twin 13 amp Socket Outlet - 6kw - 20 amps Max @ £70 each
HEX05 Direct Cee Form Connection - 16 amp - 1 Phase @ £62 each
HEX06 Direct Cee Form Connection - 32 amp - 1 Phase @ £79 each
HEX07 Direct Cee Form Connection - 63 amp - 1 Phase @ £108 each
HEX08 Direct Cee Form Connection - 32 amp - 3 Phase @ £138 each
HEX09 Direct Cee Form Connection - 63 amp - 3 Phase @ £260 each
HEX10 Trailer/ Outdoor Connection @ £25 each
HEX11 13 amp Socket Outlet - 500 watt @ £68 each
HEX12 13 amp Socket Outlet - 1000 watt @ £70 each
HEX13 13 amp Socket Outlet - 3000 watt @ £75 each
HEX14 Connection to Client's Own Fitting - 500 watt @ £50 each
HEX15 8ft Lighting Track Including 8 x 120 watt spotlights @ £200 each
HEX16 4ft Lighting Track Including 4 x 120 watt spotlights @ £100 each
HEX17 Low Voltage Spotlight - 50 watt @ £40 each
Plus compulsory electricity fee of £20.00


Furniture and other exhibition stand items for the 2016 National Fruit Show can be ordered direct from suppliers Swift Hire. Please use the dedicated furniture ordering page on Swift Hire's website (

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Step 4 - Show Handbook Advertisements

Full Colour Advertisement - Full Page

@ £495

Full Colour Advertisement - Half Page

@ £330

Special Positions - Inside Front Cover

@ £585

Special Positions - Inside Back Cover (Reverse of floor plan)

@ £585

Special Positions - Back Cover

@ £650

Step 5 - Show Dinner Tickets

No. of dinner tickets @ £70
  • Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
  • Time: 18:30 Orchard World Reception; 19:30 Dinner; 23:00 Finish (approx).
  • Venue: The Clive Emson Conference Centre, Kent Event Centre

Show Dinner Ticket Total: £0.00

Step 6 - Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


  1. DEFINITIONS. In the regulations the term 'EXHIBITOR' means any company, firm or person who has made application or who has been allotted space in the exhibition or any Agent, Representative or Employee of the Exhibitor. The Term 'EXHIBITION' refers to the event detailed overleaf and where the term 'ORGANISERS' appears it refers solely to MARDEN FRUIT SHOW SOCIETY, 'CONTRACT' the contract between the Exhibitor and the Organisation for exhibiting at the Exhibition in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  2. DURATION OF EXHIBITION. Details of the Exhibition opening hours are given in the Exhibition Information Pack. During these times stands must be manned by Exhibitor's staff.
  3. ACCEPTANCE OF SPACE. Spaces will be confirmed on a "first come – first served" basis. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse any application for space without giving reasons.
  4. CANCELLATION. In the event of an Exhibitor cancelling his space booking, a percentage of the full charge shall still apply, as follows: for cancellation after 15 July, 15%. For cancellation after 15 August, 50%. For cancellation after 15 September, 100%.
  5. SPACE NOT OCCUPIED. Every Exhibitor must occupy the space allotted to him by by 10pm the evening prior to the Exhibition opening. In the event of an Exhibitor failing to exhibit, the Organisers reserve the right to deal suitably with any space not occupied.
  6. BANKRUPTCY. In the event of an Exhibitor becoming bankrupt, or going into liquidation, or being under the appointment of a Receiver, the contract with him shall be terminated, the allotment of space cancelled, and all sums paid by the Exhibitor under such contract shall be retained.
  7. PROHIBITION OF TRANSFER. Exhibitors may not assign, sublet, or grant licences in respect of the whole, or any part of the space allocated to them, nor may cards, advertisements, or printed matter of firms who are not bona fide Exhibitors be exhibited or distributed from any stand. This does not apply to firms being associated with, subsidiaries, agents or principals of the Exhibitor, which are duly listed by the Exhibitor in this contract.
  8. LICENSOR AND LICENSEE. On the acceptance of this application for space by the Organisers there is a contract between the Organisers and the Exhibitor in the terms of these terms and conditions, subject to amendment as mentioned below, and as regards any space so allotted, the relationship of licensor and licensee shall exist between the Organisers and the Exhibitor, from the date of the Exhibitor occupying the space. In case of non-payment of any sum due from the Exhibitor, whether legally demanded or not, or of the breach, or non-observance, by the Exhibitor of any of the terms and conditions herein contained, or any regulations to be observed by him, the Organisers shall have rights to revoke his licence and re-enter upon the allotted space, remove and exclude the Exhibitor, and all persons therefrom without prejudice to the right to recover all sums payable by the Exhibitor hereunder and all other claims against him, and damages sustained by the Organisers.
  9. EXHIBITORS' INSURANCE. Although all reasonable precautions will be taken, the Organisers are not responsible for the safety of any exhibit or other property of the Exhibitor or other person, or for the loss, damage or destruction by theft, or fire or any cause; or for loss, damage or injury sustained by an Exhibitor or other person. This is whether by reason of any default in the Exhibition building caused by fire, storm, tempest, lightning, explosion, national emergency, war, labour disputes, strikes, lock-outs, civil disturbances, inevitable accident, force majeure or for any other cause not within the control of the Organisers whether of the same kind or not. No responsibility can be accepted for any consequence of prevention, postponement or abandonment of the Exhibition. Exhibitors should secure their own insurance to cover all liabilities and risks.
  10. DANGEROUS MATERIALS. The following are excluded from the Exhibition: explosives, detonating or fulminating compounds, and all dangerous or harmful substances, including primings, fireworks etc. Primings, fireworks, matches and similar objects can only be exhibited in the form of imitations, and on condition that they contain no inflammable matter. Only goods described at the time of application may be displayed on stands, and any goods not approved by the Organisers must be removed from the building.
  11. FIRE PRECAUTIONS. All materials used for building, decorating or covering stands must be of non-inflammable material. Exhibitors must comply with any reasonable instructions given by the authorities to avoid risk of fire.
  12. ERECTION OF STANDS. Exhibitors may be asked to arrive at the Exhibition in accordance with an agreed timetable, and the Organisers reserve the right to refuse access to any Exhibitor arriving to erect his stand at any other time. Exhibitors may appoint recognised contractors for interior work. No Exhibitor may erect his display goods in such a manner as, in the opinion of the Organisers, obstructs the light or impedes the view along the open spaces or gangways, or to occasion inconvenience or otherwise affect the display of other Exhibitors.
  13. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS. The Organisers have, in conjunction with Kent County Agricultural Society, appointed an Official Electrical Contractor to The National Fruit Show to ensure that approved standards are adhered to in the interest of economy and safety. All Exhibitors are required to use the services of the Official Contractor who will forward details of the equipment and services on offer together with the approved price list.
  14. HEALTH AND SAFETY. All Exhibitors will be expected to conform to the Health and Safety Policy of the Organisers, which will be issued with the Exhibitors' Information Pack.
  15. EXHIBITOR'S OBLIGATIONS. The Exhibitor shall:
    • (a) co-operate with the Organisation in all matters relating to the Exhibition;
    • (b) provide the Organisation with such information and materials as the Organisation may reasonably require in relation to the Exhibition and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;
    • (c) obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required before the date on which the Exhibition is to start
    • (d) keep and maintain all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Organisation (Organisation Materials) at the Exhibition at its own risk.
    • If the Organisation's performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Exhibitor or failure by the Exhibitor to perform any relevant obligation (Exhibitor Default):
    • (a) the Organisation shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Exhibitor remedies the Exhibitor Default, and to rely on the Exhibitor Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Exhibitor Default prevents or delays the Organisation's performance of any of its obligations;
    • (b) the Organisation shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Exhibitor arising directly or indirectly from the Organisation's failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause; and
    • (c) the Exhibitor shall reimburse the Organisation on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Organisation arising directly or indirectly from the Exhibitor Default.
  16. CHARGES AND PAYMENT. The Charges for the Exhibition shall be on a time and materials basis:
    • (a) the Charges shall be calculated in accordance with the Organisation's standard fee rates, as set out in the Exhibition Information Pack;
    • The Organisation shall invoice the Exhibitor 28 days after the date of booking or before the Show opens, whichever is sooner.
    • The Exhibitor shall pay each invoice submitted by the Organisation:
    • (a) within 14 days of the date of the invoice; and
    • (b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Organisation, and time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
    • All amounts payable by the Exhibitor under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable for the time being (VAT). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Organisation to the Exhibitor, the Exhibitor shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Organisation, pay to the Organisation such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Services at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services.
    • If the Exhibitor fails to make any payment due to the Organisation under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Exhibitor shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per cent per annum above the Bank of England base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Exhibitor shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
    • The Exhibitor shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any deduction or withholding required by law). The Organisation may at any time, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Exhibitor against any amount payable by the Organisation to the Exhibitor.
  17. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Organisation. The Exhibitor acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights, the Exhibitor's use of any such Intellectual Property Rights is conditional on the Organisation obtaining a written licence from the relevant licensor on such terms as will entitle the Organisation to license such rights to the Exhibitor. All Organisation Materials are the exclusive property of the Organisation.
  18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Organisation's liability for:
    • (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
    • (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
    • Subject to clause this clause:
    • (a) the Organisation shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Exhibitor, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
    • (b) the Organisation's total liability to the Exhibitor in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise.
    • The terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
  19. FORCE MAJEURE. For the purposes of this Contract, Force Majeure Event means an event beyond the reasonable control of the Organisation including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Organisation or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. The Organisation shall not be liable to the Exhibitor as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event. If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Organisation from providing any of the Services for more than 4 weeks, the Organisation shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have the right to terminate this Contract immediately by giving written notice to the Exhibitor.
  20. NOTICES.
    • (a) Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, fax [or e-mail].
    • (b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause (a); if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at [9.00 am] on the [second] Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier's delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by fax [or e-mail], one Business Day after transmission.
    • (c) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
    • (a) If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
    • (b) If one party gives notice to the other of the possibility that any provision or part-provision of this Contract is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.
  22. WAIVER. A waiver of any right under the Contract or law is only effective if it is in writing and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict its further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
  23. THIRD PARTIES. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms.
  24. VARIATION. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the Organisation.
  25. GOVERNING LAW. This Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
  26. JURISDICTION. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

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