Celebrate all that’s good about Nottinghamshire at the Nottinghamshire County Show this May. One of the best places to do that will be in the spectacular Food Experience Marquee with its mixture of demonstrations, tasting opportunities and produce to buy.
Over 20 producers will be demonstrating and selling everything from local real ales and English wine to artisan pies, bread and cheese to home baked cakes, deli sauces and cookware and of course there will be a display of bramley apples.
Visitors can enjoy watching regional chefs cook tasty recipes in the dedicated Food Theatre area. Well known East Midlands chef and food campaigner Rachel Green will be leading the cookery demonstrations on Saturday and Joe Hunt, a young and energetic chef from Tideswell School of Food in Derbyshire will be sharing his culinary expertise on Sunday. The full timetable will also include butchery demonstrations by Andy Dodds, Gonalston Farm; bread making by Linda Hewitt of Fulbeck Bread and entertaining recipes by Andrea Wallace from Nottingham School of Cookery and local home economist Teresa Bovey.
Taking place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, there’s something for everyone to enjoy including spectacular displays on the ground and in the air; demonstrations of all kinds; lots of hands-on activities and of course the chance to see quality animals from huge bulls to tiny chicks.
This year the County Show is marking the 70th anniversary of the D Day Landings with special exhibition displays telling the stories of the local men and women who played their part in the build up to the Normandy landings, military music from the Notts Band of the Royal Engineers, a Living History World War 2 encampment and a special flypast on the Saturday by the RAF Dakota and on Sunday the ever popular Spitfire.
All this and not forgetting shopping! There are 200 trade stands selling everything from crafts, jewellery, garden furniture and pet goodies to clothes shops such as Joules and Yorkshire Trading and kitchen specialists AGA as well as saddlers, outdoor wear and agricultural dealers.
Advance tickets cost £12 each, to buy your tickets in person go to the Newark Showground; the Newark Advertiser offices; the Newark Information Centre; the Nottinghamshire Tourist Information Centre or Ollerton Tourist Centre. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the telephone by contacting the Showground on 01636 705796 or online at www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
Children under the age of 17 years go free, there is free car parking and free grandstand seating. On the gate tickets are priced at £16 each.