Say hello to Happerley Food Festival organiser Ruth Darling

When she’s not chasing after roaming chickens, Ruth can often be found on Bredon Hill with a terrier in tow, or galloping slightly out of control on a horse called Teapot. Having moved to Gloucestershire from Hampshire 24 years ago, Ruth’s three children have grown up outdoors, mucking about on ponies and enjoying competitive sports. Ruth is passionate about children having the chance to soak up and explore the natural environment through play. Always wanting to learn and grow, Ruth’s heart is in home and rural life in this small corner of the world near Bredon Hill, where she also keeps a few ducks and far too many quail.

To keep our Festival camp weeks small and personal, tickets are very limited! Head over here to buy yours now for Camp 1Camp 2 or Camp 3! Or call our office on 01242 222848, email

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Ruth draws on years of experience running events – from shows and fundraisers to product launches and award ceremonies, and everything in between. Having run away from corporate marketing life to enjoy putting together the Family Food Fests, this year is all about connections, conversations and sense of community, preferably with a plate of delicious food eaten al fresco.

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