Hollywood comes to Peterborough

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CELEBRITY chef and master baker Paul Hollywood will be turning up the heat at this year’s highly anticipated new-look Autumn Food and Country Fair in Peterborough.

Top tips to improve your bakes, demonstrations, inspirational commentary and book signing will all feature during Paul’s visit to the Peterborough Arena and East of England Showground.

Fans will have the chance to take a seat in the event’s new-look indoor cookery theatre at one of the timed demonstrations, with Paul’s appearance a real coup for organisers of the Fair (formerly Autumn Show), who are hoping to attract even more visitors this October following an overhaul of the event.

Peterborough Arena event manager Kerry Buttriss said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming such a high profile celebrity like Paul Hollywood to the event.

“We wanted to introduce some new elements to the Autumn Fair this year, hence the new name, to widen its appeal to the public and families whilst maintaining many of the features which people love about the event, and come back year after year to enjoy.”

Paul will be taking part in three demonstrations throughout the day at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm.

The Peterborough Arena’s exhibition hall will be transformed into the indoor food and drink area for the Autumn Fair on Sunday, October 11- and will include foods stalls, sampling, and wine tasting - hosted by Amps Fine Wines of Oundle.

Building on the Great Eastern Craft Fair which was launched last year, this element of the show moves into the Atrium – with organisers now appealing for keen cooks, budding knitters and sewers or crafty jewellery makers to show off their work.

Kerry added: “In addition to a number of new look attractions, the Autumn Food & Country Fair is still very much a family day out, and the biggest event of its kind in the region – bringing fun, fur, feathers – and this year, food – all in one amazing indoor and outdoor space.”

Other attractions include:

3SIXTY bicycle stunt team;

Wisbech Shire Horse Show;

Companion Dog Show and other canine events;

East of England Giant Vegetable competition;

Exhibitions of rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and goats;

Donkey Rides;

The Supreme London Championships Small Livestock Show, billed as the rabbit world’s equivalent of Crufts;

Pigeon display;

Dozens of trade stands and craft fair;

Kids Country events for – including pancake making.