Bakers’ Fair North, sponsored by Norbake, will be held at the spectacular Sheffield Don Valley Stadium on 19 October. It’s free to get in and everyone who visits is guaranteed a great Sunday out.

Last year’s event, which took place in Bolton, pulled in 400 bakery and food-to-go retailers from across the UK - some travelling from as far afield as Devon.

This year we welcome back the Richemont Club, with its membership of top craft bakers and confectioners. It will again host live demonstration and competitions at the show (see opposite).

Last year, an array of the UK’s finest bakers and confectioners’ skills were put to the test in 19 categories, from fresh creams to Christmas novelties.

Judges were particularly im-pressed by the standard of competition in the newly-introduced competition classes for young bakers, with plaudits given for an exceptionally high standard of entries.

At this year’s event, there will also be guest speakers and demonstrations (see page 29) in the live area, supported by RHM, including British Baker’s legal expert, Ray Silverstein. Ray will offer advice on anything from employee law to tax and small business regulation - all for free.

While the Fair will offer a range of business tips, there will also be new product and recipe ideas on display; and with the Christmas season fast approaching, the event will provide a one-stop shop for last-minute Christmas planning, offering one-to-one meetings with key suppliers of flour and ingredients, finished goods, food-to-go solutions, equipment and ancillary items.

Registration is quick and easy - just go to [] - plus we’ll be giving away four LCD flatscreen TVs in a free prize draw at the show - go along to the British Baker stand and fill out your special entry voucher.

Parking is free, there’s a restaurant on-site and the stadium is easy to get to. It’s signposted from all the nearby motorways or there’s a handy train station.

The stadium itself is at the heart of a vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment area. You won’t have to re-park or find a good place to eat.

Who will benefit? Bakers, sandwich shops, café, and coffee shop proprietors - anyone baking and producing from scratch or buying in baked products, soft drinks, hot beverages and equipment.

New to the Fair this year will be California Raisins, Laxey Glen Mills and DCA Kerry, while Dawn Foods will be providing the refreshments. Don’t miss out. Register now and have a great free day out.