The annual Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair is fast approaching and with it, your chance to prove you make Britain’s Best Loaf.

At the event on 12 October the winner of our Best Loaf competition will be announced at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire following a rigorous judging panel chaired by baking industry veteran Colin Lomax.

Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “Britain’s Best Loaf had huge support from the baking community last year for an inaugural competition and I am sure this year will see the same positive response.”

The show also gives bakers the chance to face off against their butcher rivals with the return of the National Pie Competition.

Apart from the invitation to prove your baking prowess, the show gives bakers an unmissable opportunity to view a host of products and services at the exhibition to better enhance their businesses.

Demonstrations from expert bakers will also be a highlight with a representative from Birds of Derby and Chris Foxall of The Village Bakery Group among those on hand to inspire delegates.

TV favourite Keith Chegwin, famous for programmes like Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop, will present awards in the Britain’s Best Loaf and National Pie competitions. He will also be available to mingle and interact with visitors.

There is still time to enter both contested competitions with a deadline for entries of 3 October and information on how to be in with a chance at