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Great British Food Festival heading to Weston Park

A food festival will offer a host of feasting competitions as it comes to the Shropshire border.

People enjoy The Great British Food Festival, at Shugborough estate, Stafford

Weston Park will hold the Great British Food Festival for the first time from May 27-29 with celebrity chefs, kids cookery lessons, live music and a number of challenges.

The popular Men v Food challenges at noon, 2pm and 3.30pm with three different contests each day – Men Vs Meat, then Men Vs Heat and Pairs Vs Treat.

The entry fee will be £5 and will be donated to a local charity.

Tim Rushton, host of the Men V Food Challenges said: "They are really popular and are a good watch with the crowd cheering the contestants on. The meat challenge is six minutes to each as much sausage as you can.

"Once they have eaten all they can they have to down a pint of cider within the time limit, otherwise their entry doesn’t count. The winner is the person who has eaten the most sausage and drank the pint all within the time. We had one man in Yorkshire eat seventy nine inches."

Other events on offer include free circus skills, free kids crafts as well as some children’s rides and there will be live music throughout the day.

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