11am & 4pm, Friday 30 August
Friday 30, Saturday 31 August, Sunday 1 September 2013

TV cookery star Mary Berry will open the Aga Rangemaster Cookery Theatre at Britain's biggest and best Country Fair with a cooking demonstration that includes hazelnut meringue roulade; salmon terrine; steak with brandy and mushroom sauce; pasta with parma ham and broccoli. 
(Images - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z5ecu6b6ns9e10x/fJI1YDIehu)

She is making two appearances on the opening day at Chatsworth Country Fair, the first at 11am with a further demonstration in the afternoon at 4pm. Foodies are in for a treat as Mary Berry's appearance is just one of many from leading chefs in a packed cookery programme running over all three days from 11am to 5pm each day. 
(see notes to editors for details).

Former House of Commons chef Jose Souto will be demonstrating 'fish is easy' every day while Derbyshire-born Alan Coxon, 'The Food Archeologist', who has established a reputation as one of the world's favourite TV chefs and presenters, will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.

More than 90,000 people are expected over three days at the Chatsworth Country Fair in the heart of the Peak District for a celebration of the best in traditional, British country pursuits and some spectacular showground entertainments, 

Highlights this year include JCB's team of Dancing Diggers, the musical drive of the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and mounted games in the Grand Ring; more than 300 trade stands; a fine food village; a traditional fairground and plenty of 'have-a-go' entertainment such as archery and fly-fishing on the River Derwent; and, the spectacular Red Arrows display team performing over the heads of the watching crowd on Sunday afternoon.

Spread over more than 100 acres of parkland the three-day spectacle is open to all from 9am to 6.30pm every day with free-entry for under-14s.

The Grand Ring: This year featuring The Dancing Diggers, The King's Troop Royal Artillery, Mounted Games, Scurry Racing, and freefall parachutists every day with the Red Arrows giving a spectacular display above the heads of the watching crowd on Sunday.

Showgrounds: Lots to see including Cookery demonstrations, Highland dancing, hot air balloons, vintage cars, dog agility, lurchers, gun dogs and plenty more countryside and animal entertainment.

Join in: With clay-pigeon shooting, archery, fly fishing, children's fairground, air rifles, a climbing wall, dog shows, catapults and much more there's plenty to do as well as to watch.

Taste, try and shop: The Fine Food Village has dozens of producers representing the very best in regional and artisanal food - all of this in addition to the 300 plus trade stands selling everything from country clothing to vintage cheddar.

Gates open at 9am each day with a closing ceremony at 6pm.

For more information and ticketing options including a 10 percent discount for online booking, visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk - gate prices are £20 for adults; children under 14 get in free. The Chatsworth Country Fair can also be found athttp://www.facebook.com/ChatsworthCountryFair

Chatsworth house and garden are open throughout (normal admission applies). The farmyard & adventure playground are closed during the Fair.www.chatsworth.org


Notes to editors:
1. Fine Food Village 2013: Cookery Demonstration Tent

11am -  Mary Berry                         
1pm - Jose Souto - Fish is Easy - Sea Fish Authority                              
2pm - Tideswell School of Food - Joe Hunt                      
3pm - Breakdown and prep of deer carcass                              
4pm - Mary Berry

11am - Alan Coxon                         
1pm - Jose Souto - Fish is Easy - Sea Fish Authority                              
2pm - Tideswell School of Food - Joe Hunt                      
3pm - Na Hansell - Lifestyle Cookery Ltd                         
4pm - Breakdown and prep of deer carcass  

11am - Jose Souto - Fish is Easy - Sea Fish Authority                              
12.15pm - lan Coxon                         
2pm - Tideswell School of Food - Joe Hunt                      
3pm - Na Hansell - Lifestyle Cookery Ltd                         
4pm - Breakdown and prep of deer carcass                     

2. Chatsworth Country Fair was established in 1981 by Andrew Cuthbert MBE, at the request of the eleventh Duke of Devonshire.  It is now the premier Country Fair in Britain and is organised by Dominic Reid OBE and his company Plunkett & Murrey Ltd on behalf of the Chatsworth House Trust.

3. The Chatsworth House Trust is an independent charity (no 511149) set up by the 11th Duke of Devonshire in 1981, to ensure the long-term survival of Chatsworth for the benefit of the public.  All admission and event income from visitors, together with a percentage of income from shops and restaurants, goes directly to this Trust, and can only be spent on the upkeep and improvement of the house, collections, garden, farmyard and park.

Chatsworth won Gold in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011 'Large Visitor Attraction' category organised by Visit England, the national tourism body and is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England.www.treasurehouses.co.uk

Chatsworth is 16 miles from the MI, 10 miles from Chesterfield and 8 miles north of Matlock in the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.

For further information or images please contact:
Liz Bee (lizb@redbrickcommunications.com)
Steve Houghton (steveh@redbrickcommunications.com
Redbrick Communications, 68 St James's Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FJ
T: 0115 910 1500 www.redbrickcommunications.com

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