Operation Farm Presents Potluck Festival

Hey Operation Farmers as summer starts and our orchard starts to bear fruit, wouldn’t you love to find yourself picnicking with your family and friends, whilst listening to some chilled out music?

On 16th July 1-4pm Operation Farm present The Potluck Festival, in Hyde Park Community Orchard; the event will evoke nostalgic memories of coming together and celebrating our local heritage and diversity. Basically, the idea is to get together as one big party to make a memorable summer’s day. There are so many talented and diverse people in Tameside and if we bring these skills together, we’re sure to have an #EPIC event!

All you ever wanted to know about Operation Farm’s Potluck Festival 2017

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favourite dish, their home-grown veggies, their art & talent to the party. Potluck, in this case, not only means food, but your creativity as well. We welcome and celebrate your ideas for craft, music, nostalgic games and nature related activities.


We are bringing together a range of local musician and artists to create a laid back vibe – full line up and details will be announced via our social media pages shortly.

Confirmed acts:
AuralAurum who are Damien Mahoney and Andrew Mucha playing a hypnotic world melting pot of sounds and influences.

Having worked together within Single Cell Collective a collaboration formed between Damien Mahoney founder of Caulbearers and guitarist Andew Mucha
There work is an exploration of world music themes with Damien on Tabla, Percussion and Voice whilst Andrew focuses on Guitar tunings used in different cultures and adapting sounds with half capo techniques. Truly beguiling.

Food and drink

The event is about sharing a dish that evokes strong memories of your childhood with a recipe that you treasure; it could be your Gran’s home-baked cake where the smell takes you back to being the height of her apron, your Aunt’s chutney, where the vinegary smell used to make your eyes sting, the crispy crunch as you bite into your Mum’s bujia or your own home-made lemonade on a hot summer’s day – whilst we want to know if the dish you are sharing is suitable for all diets – vegetarian, contains nuts etc… please also write the story, write the recipe, tell us how this dish makes you feel
Please be sure to bring plenty of food to share and your own drinks.
There will be no food stalls at the event and no alcohol is permitted

Haggle ‘n’ Barter
Hopefully the summer harvest will be kind and our gardens will be laden with broad beans, beetroot, courgettes, radish, spring onions, strawberries and gooseberries; we encourage you to bring your gluts to swap and share at our Haggle ‘n’ Barter stall led by our community gardeners, where you can find out about how to get involved in our community allotment and orchard.


Our crafters and grafters, including Henna Artist, Liza, Green Monster Arts and Raining Daisies are putting on a range of creative, natural and nostalgic activities for all the family. More details will be posted on our social media pages

Register for free tickets here

Wristbands will be issued on the day, which will be needed at the ‘shared buffet table’