This one was a particularly fun event to supply. Not only was it in central Bath with some great exposure, but it was also for Hartley Farm and Neston Farm Shop- a pair of excellent farm shops that my cousin runs. Celebrating food, farming and family, the tipis formed what was essentially a pop-up café/kitchen for the whole weekend, punctuated by various events and demonstrations.
But this wasn’t the only foody celebration the city hosted in October. The Hartley Farm Tipis were contributing to what is now known as The Great Bath Feast-
“a melting pot of wonderful flavours; of cake and ale; of great gourmets and warm gastro pubs; of buns and cook books… a month long Food Festival where all participants are keen to share their enthusiasm for food and drink.”
It was good to see the space swap seamlessly between these events- from corporate networking event one evening, to a butchers demonstration the next morning. The tipis also proved how they look and feel great in Autumn; the canvas complementing the orange leaves and creating an atmosphere inside so much cosier than a white plastic marquee could ever achieve.
The smoke from the BBQs and steam from the coffee machine was constantly chuffing out the top of the tipi, again something a traditional marquee would struggle to accommodate. But comparisons aside, it was fantastic way to end the season and a privilege to be part of such a wholesome and spirited event!