Pitchfork events is a Trading Division of RAMSAK Ltd.  Pitchfork manages the successful Farmers Ball and Viti-Culture in partnership with Vineyard Magazine.  For more information on Viti-Culture, photo galleries and trade stand booking application forms, visit the website or click on the top right link to the Media Pack to book your trade stand.

Following its successful launch in October 2016, The Farmers Ball and Farming Awards will return for its Fourth year in 2019 on Saturday 30th November.  200 of the 300 tickets were reserved by January 2019.  Please reserve your tickets now if you wish to attend to avoid disappoiuntment, 


Upcoming events

11th July 2019

Viti-Culture - THE Event for the Wine Industry

With the ever increasing interest in UK wine and the many growers planting vines, a new event for UK viticulture will be launched in July 2019. The inaugural 2019 event will focus on supplies and services available to growers operating in the wine sector by showcasing the very latest machinery and equipment, as well as the myriad of professional services and supplies needed in the vineyard, from grape to bottle. Along with seminars on the day that will include well known and knowledgeable speakers, Vineyard Magazine will be hosting a wine tasting of the ‘Top 50 most influential UK Wines’ giving growers, wineries and interested parties the chance to try some of the very best that the UK has to offer. If you are passionate about the wine industry, then it will certainly be worthwhile attending our new event in July next year. For some time now investment in UK vines has been on the rise and although the industry has some way to go, the awards and accolades that our UK wines are receiving shows not just how much enthusiasm there is in this country to produce quality wine, but also that the rest of the world is now starting to take notice. We are very excited about this new event that will showcase the industry and bring everyone together. It just makes sense to hold this new event at a place that is considered to be the heart of viticulture in the UK. It will be like going home for many growers, as so many of them have attended Plumpton at some point, whether it was to learn the fundamentals of grape growing or to become a master of wine. Viti-Culture is managed by Pitchfork Events Ltd and supported by our Media Partner, Vineyard Magazine. To register your interest in exhibiting at Viti-Culture please contact us on 01622 815356 or email

30th November 2019

The Farmers Ball & Farming Awards 2019

at The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 7pm £40 +VAT (£48) per ticket. Price includes welcome drinks and 4 course Dinner. Information on the annual social event for the farming and rural community is now available here on our website or by emailing With the RAMSAK Group’s underlying aim to support farmers and bring the industry together, there is great excitement surrounding the fourth annual Farmers’ Ball and Farming Awards. Organised by the Pitchfork Events branch of the group, the event has been growing in popularity and, as well as celebrating the best farmers in the region through the awards, this year’s Farmers’ Ball is also set to provide a great opportunity for farms and rural businesses to celebrate the start of the festive season. The awards, which are now open for nominations, will include as many farmers as possible, with categories covering arable, beef, sheep, dairy, fruit, family farming business and agricultural student of the year. Judges are looking for farmers who are passionate, dedicated and hard-working, willing to share best practices with others, with ideas for the future. They will be a source of inspiration and innovation and keen to trial unique practices. Nomination entries close on 1 October, with winners announced on Saturday 1 December 2018 at the High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells. As well as recognising the best farmers in the business, the Farmers’ Ball was also set up to raise money for the RAMSAK Group’s charity of the year. After the Awards there will be a charity auction, followed by a DJ on the dancefloor until 2am. “The ball is an opportunity for everyone to catch up, perhaps do some business and celebrate the winners of the Farming Awards,” said Karen Wheeler, the RAMSAK Group Manager. “The timing of this year’s event will give farms the chance to treat staff to a large Christmas party without the hassle of organising it themselves. As always, the dress code is black tie or best country attire. We don’t want farmers to feel like they need to come in full formal evening wear. We are hoping for plenty of dresses paired with wellies and full tweed again!”

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