It may only be summer – but the organisers of this year’s highly anticipated new-look Autumn Food and Country Fair in Peterborough are already counting down to a fantastic family day out.

Peterborough Arena at the East of England Showground hosts the annual seasonal extravaganza on Sunday, October 11th – offering something for everyone.

As the only event of its kind in the region, the Autumn Food and Country Fair mixes family fun, outdoor pursuits and country living, using the vast indoor and outdoor space of the Peterborough venue.

The event has become the home of the The Supreme London Championships Small Livestock Show, billed as the rabbit world’s equivalent of Crufts, and also sees the return of the popular Wisbech Shire Horse Show.

Other livestock and canine events include:

- Companion Dog Show

- Exhibitions of rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and goats

- Donkey Rides

- Pigeon display

And in a coup this year, celebrity chef and master baker Paul Hollywood will be turning up the heat at this year’s event.

Top tips to improve your bakes, demonstrations, inspirational commentary and book signing will all feature during Paul’s visit.

Peterborough Arena event manager Kerry Buttriss said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming such a high profile celebrity like Paul Hollywood to the event.

“We wanted to introduce some new elements to the Autumn Fair this year, hence the new name, to widen its appeal to the public and families whilst maintaining many of the features which people love about the event, and come back year after year to enjoy.”

Paul will be taking part in three demonstrations throughout the day at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm – with tickets already selling fast.

The Peterborough Arena’s exhibition hall will be transformed into the indoor food and drink area and will include foods stalls, sampling, and wine tasting.

Building on the Great Eastern Craft Fair which was launched last year, this element of the show moves into the Atrium – with organisers now appealing for keen cooks, budding knitters and sewers or crafty jewellery makers to show off their work.

Other attractions for 2015 include:

- NEW: Daring demonstrations from the exhilarating 3SIXTY bicycle stunt team

- Dozens of trade stands and craft fair

- Kids Country events for children – including pancake making

- Classic car and vintage tractor displays.

There is free parking and the event runs from 8am until 4pm. The East of England Showground is located just off the A1 at Alwalton near Peterborough.

Visit the website for details.