Thousands flock to Autumn Food and Country Fair

The Autumn Food and Country Fair
The Autumn Food and Country Fair
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Giants from the baking, bear, BMX, bunny and veg growing worlds ensured there was plenty for everyone at the new-look Autumn Food and Country Fair in Peterborough

Around 10,000 visitors enjoyed food, fur, feathers, family fun and lots of sunshine at the biggest regional event of its kind.

The Autumn Food and Country Fair

The Autumn Food and Country Fair

Helping to turn up the heat at the event was artisan baker Paul Hollywood, who entertained fans during a series of demonstrations at the Fair’s indoor cookery theatre, before spending around an hour signing books for delighted show-goers.

The East of England Giant Vegetable competition saw past and present world record holders for giant veg proudly display their monster marrows, colossal cabbages and much more. These included Welsh growers Kevin Fortey – with an eye-watering 6.4kg marrow – and Ian Neale, whose 2.7kg tomato marks a new UK record.

And there were regular appearances throughout the day by Paddington Bear.

Arena event manager Kerry Buttriss said: “The Fair was 
a tremendous success and we have received some fantastic feedback about the new look and foodie feel to the event.”

The Autumn Food and Country Fair

The Autumn Food and Country Fair

“With so many other events happening locally on the same day, the turn out for us was absolutely fantastic. This show has now become an annual date that people look forward to.”

The Autumn Food and Country Fair

The Autumn Food and Country Fair