Daring show visitors are being challenged to take part in a ‘Bush Tucker’ style challenge at this year’s Nottinghamshire County Show on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13 at the Newark Showground.

Highlighting the nutritional value of entomophagy (the eating of insects), participants of the ‘Bush Tucker Challenge’ will feast on a five course selection of crunchy, dried, roasted insects, provided by leading supplier of ready-to-eat insects, Crunchy Critters.

The challenge will raise funds for the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society’s new Education Project.

Kay Gugliotta, education officer at the Newark Showground said: “It’s so important that we educate children and their families about where food comes from and the Education Project provides local school children with free resources and a series of fun and educational challenges to highlight the importance of a balanced diet, how food is produced and raise awareness of careers in the farming industry.

George Taylor at the Nottinghamshire County Show said: “Food is taking precedence at this year’s county show and for those that aren’t quite brave enough to try eating insects we have a host of local produce for visitors to try and buy, including burger-making demonstrations for our younger visitors, a Pimms double-decker bus, and CAMRA ale samples as well as a host of local cheeses, breads and treats on offer.

“Of course we also have the traditional agricultural side to the show – which is our biggest and best display yet - including sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, as well as our heavy horse show and show jumping competitions.”