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Lancashire Game and Country Festival to return with a ‘foodie focus’

Posted on - 6th September, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Garstang, What's On in Preston, Wyre News
Daniel and Craig Whittingham host the event

Those visiting the Lancashire Game and Country Festival over the 11 and 12 September will have more to savour than ever.

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Guests will be able to celebrate local produce with a host of top chefs.

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Masterchef 2019 winner, Irini Tzortzoglou, will be putting her unique Grecian twist on game cookery in the festival’s food theatre on the Saturday.

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Compere and TV chef Gary McClure – the ‘Cooking Cowboy’ – is excited to use local produce in his interactive demonstrations and is the world record holder for creating the largest Cumberland sausage ring.

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The line-up also includes Silver Sheldon from Hadrian’s Game Larder and the butchery team from Honeywell’s Farm Shop.

There will be horse classes, dog agility and scurry competitions and demonstrations of crafts and sports such as wood turning, fly fishing, clay shooting and hunting with birds of prey.

The Main Arena highlight will be dynamic choreographed performances by Jonathan Marshall, who is regarded as the world’s leading horseback falconer.

Craig Whittingham, who along with dad Paul and younger brother Daniel, hosts the event at their Woodacre Lodge Farm off Gubberford Lane, said: “The Lancashire Game and Country Festival is a passion project for me and my family, reflecting our love of the land and all it gives us in terms of food, livelihood and recreation.

“During lockdown, food and cooking became a passion for many, which is why we thought people would appreciate a foodie focus for our return.

“We are delighted to be back and can’t wait to welcome visitors to our festival, which is still Lancashire’s only dedicated game fair.”

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Tickets for the event are £12 for adults and £8 for 10 to 16-year-olds with under-10’s free. The event is held at Woodacre Lodge Farm, Hazelhead Lane, Scorton, Lancashire.

Online discounts are available and there is ample free parking and an option to camp over with live Saturday night music.

There are also limited VIP tickets at £45 per person inclusive of a Prosecco reception and gourmet lunch prepared by chefs from Garstang’s Wyrebank, which is served in an exclusive marquee by the main show arena.

For further details, see: www.lancashiregamefestival.co.uk

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