Expert cooks, green-fingered vegetable growers and those with an artistic flair are encouraged to enter the competitive sections at this year’s Cornish Winter Fair.

Livestock showing sits alongside an array of classes within the produce, cookery, handicrafts and floral art categories. There are also sections with special classes for children, schools, Young Farmers’ Clubs and Women’s Institutes.

In a nod to The Great British Bake Off, the ‘Showstopper’ class in the cookery section is a chance for budding bakers to show-off their talents. This will be one of the many classes that the organisers expect will be hotly contested at this year’s event.

Honorary show secretary, Christopher Riddle, said: “The Cornish Winter Fair has been a real success and the event has been very well supported to date. We’d love to see even more people getting involved in the many competitions this year. It's great fun and even better if you are lucky enough to pick-up a rosette or maybe even a trophy.”

The closing date for entries in all classes is Friday 3rd November. The Cornish Winter Fair, hosted within the exhibition halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge takes place on Saturday 18th November.

More than 6,000 people attended the Cornish Winter Fair last year. Not only can visitors enjoy browsing the numerous of competitive entries but they can also take the opportunity to indulge in some pre-Christmas Cornish food, drink and craft shopping among the many stands on offer.