This is an archived press release
Tuesday 30 June 2015
The Bakewell Baking Festival returns this summer with a new venue and ambitions to attract food-lovers from across the UK to the Peak District.
First held in the town centre two years ago, this year’s event is at Bakewell Showground from August 14 to 16 and organisers say they want to want to recreate the atmosphere of a country fete but on a much bigger scale.
The move to the showground means festival-goers from outside the area can now stay close to the action, with a camping ticket at £70 covering Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for a family of four, with festival entry and parking included. Early bird tickets are also available, reducing the cost of day entry from £9 to £7.
Backed by the Peak District National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund, the festival sees the return of TV favourites Stacie Stewart and Edd Kimber and welcomes Fabulous Baker Brother Tom Herbert, Great British Bake Off stars Iain Watters and Howard Middleton, plus food blogger MsMarmiteLover.
New for this year is a vintage night on the Friday in aid of the Helen’s Trust charity. There will also be artisan bread makers, creative bakers and biscuit makers as well as a selection of hand-picked food and drink suppliers, including cheesemakers and chocolatiers. Other attractions will see stalls selling retro-inspired kitchen goods, a vintage motor car display, music and entertainment.
Festival director Paul Morgans said: “We're creating the ultimate country festival, an event with all the charms of the country fete but on a much bigger scale and with celebrity appearances thrown into the mix.
“Bakewell is home of the famous pudding to which it gave its name and that makes it the perfect place for this festival. It's the spiritual home of baking and we want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the weekend.’’
For more information and to book tickets, visit the Bakewell Baking Festival website.