Plans for Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair get under way

Butchers are being urged to pay a visit to Newark later in the year for a day of competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and networking as MTJ gears up for the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Autumn Fair.

The event, which takes place at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire on 12 October, will once again feature a first-class range of exhibitors offering the latest technologies, equipment and advice for the butchery and bakery sector, but also some of the industry’s most prestigious competitions.

Those competitions include the butchery sector’s number one sausage battle, Champion of Champions, which this year is sponsored by Bpex, Lucas Ingredients and Viscofan. This competition features the champion winning sausages from throughout the UK, pitching head to head to decide the UK’s ultimate banger. This much sought-after title is a stand-out event in the butchery calendar and is hotly contested.

Also taking place at the fair will be the National Pie Competition, a now firmly established face-off between the butchers and bakers to see who creates the perfect pie. Featuring a range of categories, this competition gives traders the chance to assess their pie production skills and generate a bit of buzz around their business.

Ed Bedington, editor of MTJ, said: “The fairs are now well-established and offer a great opportunity for the trade to gather, network and pick up some of the latest developments and trends within the sector. It’s a great day out and well worth anyone’s time. We look forward to seeing you there.”

For free registration to the event, go to

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