Sunday 27 June, Melton Big Bake

As part of the Melton Mowbray Country Fair, the organisers are inviting bakers to enter the Big Bake competition. Entries are invited from bakers working in bakeries, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets and cafés, although there will also be a separate home bakers category. Judging will be on appearance taste and ingredients used. The organisers say they are supporting the Real Bread Campaign and will give special recognition to breads baked without artificial additives and using great ingredients. Categories include white wheat bread, brown wheat bread, wholemeal bread, sourdough bread, non-wheat bread, speciality bread, small savoury baked goods and best decorated cake, among others.