Great British Food Festival opens at Knebworth House today

The Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival

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A great foodie day out for all the family is on the menu in Knebworth this weekend courtesy of the Great British Food Festival.

The Great British Food Festival organisers Danny Maycock, right, and brother NickThe Great British Food Festival organisers Danny Maycock, right, and brother Nick

The Great British Food Festival opens at Knebworth House today (Saturday, July 22) and continues on Sunday, July 23.

The event runs from 10am to 5pm both days, with last admission at 4pm.

In addition to a unique range of artisan food and drink stalls, there will be a great range of fun activities.

Top chefs and bakers from past TV competition series and from the best local restaurants will be showing off their culinary skills.

The Great British Food Festival takes place at Knebworth HouseThe Great British Food Festival takes place at Knebworth House

Some wonderful dishes will be made live on stage while they offer advice and tips to recreate your own perfect dishes.

Great British Bake Off runner-up Jane Beedle and 2013 MasterChef finalist Saira Hamilton are both due to appear at Knebworth today.

Elsewhere, volunteers will be invited to tackle the Men v Food challenges while being cheered on by the audience.

There will be three challenges on the day – meat, heat and treat – to push the public to their eating limits.

In the meat challenge, competitors have 6 minutes 6 seconds to eat as much sausage as possible and down a pint of cider – sauce is allowed.

Entrants in the heat challenge will have to eat a whole chilli, excluding the stalk, or chilli cracker, while pairs will be challenged to eat an entire pint of chocolate, ice cream or gooey goodness in the treat challenge.

Competitors will be charged £5 to participate, which will be donated to charity.

Alternatively you can relax as you enjoy some food from the tasty hot food vendors and listen to the range of live music, from stunning solo artists, delightful duets to full-on party bands.

Children can also burn off a bit of energy and experience something totally different with the free circus workshop where they can learn to stilt walk, plate spin, unicycle and more.

Other activities that youngsters can try their hand at include brilliant arty workshops, treasure hunts, giant bubble making, drumming workshops, Food Olympics and a children’s dog show.

They can also enjoy cookery classes at £3.50 per child.

These 30 to 40 minute lessons are ideal for kids aged three to 12 years old.

Entrance to this fantastic foodie day out is included in the Knebworth Park and Gardens admission ticket of £9.50 for ages three and above.

• For more information, visit www.knebworthhouse.com



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