The nation’s favourite TV chefs are, once again, set to entertain at Chatsworth Country Fair with a mixture of live cookery demonstrations, book signings and interaction with the crowds.
The event, which will take place from Friday, September 1 until Sunday, September 3, will see Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and BBC MasterChef's sparkling couple John Torode and Lisa Faulkner grace the Stoves Cookery Theatre, along with top professional chefs from around the UK.
The opportunity to see the nation’s favourite cooking judge Mary Berry is not to be missed. Recently announced as the judge for new BBC show, Britain’s Best Cook, Mary will once again be a huge draw for the crowds on Saturday in what will be her fifth appearance at the country fair.
TV presenter and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood will be opening proceedings on the Friday. With his sharp wit, Paul is a natural entertainer who was a hit with the audience at Chatsworth last year. Before his TV career, Paul was head baker at some of the most exclusive hotels, including Cliveden, The Chester Grosvenor and The Dorchester, gaining a reputation as one of the country’s finest artisan bakers.
Long-standing MasterChef stalwart John Torode will be cooking some recipes from his book, My Kind of Food which he says: "Reflect me and the things in life I love - how I eat and how I cook. At its heart, it is simple, but it's definitely also influenced by my years in restaurant kitchens."
Following the success of her book From Mother to Mother, inspired by other mothers and family members, Lisa Faulkner will be cooking from the heart and sharing some of the recipes the whole family can enjoy
Demonstrations will take place in the Stoves Cookery Theatre located in a dedicated marquee with TV screens, PA and seating at the heart of the Fine Food Village. For those inspired by the masters of cooking, the Fine Food Village will jam-packed with the best small and local artisan producers offering food to eat, taste and take home.
As well as the thrilling line-up of Grand Ring entertainment running from 10.45am to 6.30pm each day, the event also offers lots of shopping, fun and games for all the family, animal antics and much more. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, and there’s even the chance to enter the family pooch into a dog show!
The three-day celebration of the countryside, set in the beautiful Chatsworth parkland, is offering a feast of family entertainment, from the whirlwind that is Dzhigitovka! - The Way of the Cossack Warrior, to what is set to be one of the very last displays by the army's world famous motorcycle display team The White Helmets.
Around the showground
• Armed Forces Display • Hot Air Balloons • Commercial Vehicles • CJ's Birds of Prey • Arraslea Shires • Leather work • Willow Work • Hurdle Maker • Dog Agility • Gundog Test • Highland Dancing • Horse Driving • Manifold Valley Bygones • Military Vehicle Trust • Pipe Bands • Sheepdog Trials • Stickmakers • Threshing Machine • Vintage Cars • Dry Stone Walling.
Have a go
• Clay Pigeons • .22 Rifles • Air Field Target • Air Rifles • Archery • Catapults • Crossbows • Family Fun Dog Show • Ferrets • Fly Casting • Gundog Pick-Up • Gundog Scurry • Laser Sporting Shoot • Lurcher Events • Muzzle Loaders • RAFAT Simulator • Regency Rifles • The 'A' Squadron "Battle Range" • Target Golf.
Especially for children
Banana Brain Fun Shows • Pony Rides • Bouncy Castle • Vintage Fairground • Wow Water - Zorb balls • Exotic Animal Encounters • Bumper Boats • Highline Adventure - Climbing Wall and Spider Mountain • Low Ropes • Target Golf.
Tickets for Chatsworth Country Fair are £25 for adults per day and free for children under 14 years old. Fantastic discounts are available for tickets purchased in advance online.
More information is available here.