Friday 4, Saturday 5, Sunday 6 September 2015

The chance to watch two of the most famous chefs in Britain today demonstrating their favourite dishes at Chatsworth Country Fair is just one of the mouth-watering treats in store this September 4, 5 and 6.

Hugely popular TV presenter and chef John Torode will be appearing for the first time at the fair. John will be sharing dishes from his new book, 'My Kind of Food', which is due out in mid-September. He will be carrying out three demonstrations on Sunday 6 September at 11.00am; 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

Baking queen Mary Berry CBE returns for the third year after proving a huge hit with the Derbyshire crowd. Visitors will be able to see the doyenne of cooking demonstrating three of her favourite recipes from her book, ‘Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites’ at 11.00am and 3.30pm on Saturday 5 September. She will show the audience how to create her delicious summer ring pavlova; garlic mushrooms penne gratin and gravadlax followed by book signing afterwards.

Demonstrations will take place in the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatre located in a dedicated marquee with TV screens, PA and seating at the heart of the Fine Food Village.

With the cream of chefs from the region making up a full timetable running from 10am on each day, the Cookery Theatre is sure to be a huge draw. Show favourite and Derbyshire born Alan Coxon; head chef Adam Smith from 4AA rosette Burlington Restaurant at the Devonshire Arms Hotel at Bolton Abbey; head chef of Masa Restaurant, the North Yorkshire 4 star golf and spa resort, Matt Gabbitas; Jose Souto, one of the UK's leading Game chefs; and rising star and head chef of Rafters Restaurant, Sheffield; Tom Lawson.

For those taking inspiration from the Cookery Theatre, there's an opportunity to buy some delicious ingredients to take home or simply relax with a local real ale, have a nibble by the river or take afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Room. The Fine Food Village showcases more than 70 local and small artisan producers providing the chance to buy fresh seasonal food and gourmet delights.

Around the showground, there are plenty more wonderful shopping opportunities, with some great boutique clothing stands, traders selling tools, pet supplies, shooting, hunting and fishing equipment, fine wines, arts and crafts, gardening to name but a few.

With children under 14 admitted free, the Chatsworth Country Fair is great value for a family day out. A popular favourite with all ages is the Olde Tyme Fairground, with its classic rides from the Helter Skelter; Chair-O-Plane, Gallopers to the magnificent Big Wheel. Around the showground, look out for lots more entertainment with target golf; pony rides; bungee trampolines and climbing walls. 

The Grand Ring is offering an action-packed schedule on all three days, with real show-stopping entertainment including daredevil stunts from the Ukrainian Cossack Team; a parachute display from Jump4Heroes; the Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team and a Global Stars, a new aerobatic display team made up of British aerobatic champions from past and present.

Also not to be missed is the British Scurry & Trials Driving, Charlotte Hill and her Birds of Prey, a Vintage Car Parade, Allcomers Dog Racing with Adrian Francis, a Hound Parade and Mounted Games with a full display from the Red Arrows bringing the whole event to a thrilling finale on the final day.

Gates open at 9.00am each day. The box office is now open for advance tickets. Advance tickets are available from £18 while children under 14 get in free. For more information and ticketing options, including a 10% discount for online booking, visit

The Chatsworth Country Fair can also be found on Facebook.

Chatsworth House and Garden are open throughout (normal admission applies). The farmyard & adventure playground are closed during the fair. 


Notes to editors:

1. Chatsworth House Trust:  The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the long term preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public. The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation. 

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