A huge festival celebrating the Chilterns will be taking place on the Ashridge Estate on Sunday.
There will be more than 45 food stands with items made in the Chilterns, as well as some 50 craft stalls and stands showing what a wide range of local environmental organisations get up to.
Cathy Rose from the Chilterns Conservation Board said: “The Chilterns counties of Bucks Oxfordshire, Herts and Beds are home to a huge variety of food producers, artists, craftspeople and environmental organisations and this event is dedicated to them.
“Unlike other craft and food events, where exhibitors could have come from anywhere in the country, more than 95 per cent of the exhibitors at the Chilterns Countryside Festival come from within 25 miles of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so visitors to the show really are buying local.”
Food stalls will be selling local produce ranging from cheeses, cakes and chutneys to pies, pastries and poultry. Visitors can tuck into a wide range of hot food including a barbecue with locally produced sausages and burgers, hog and venison roasts, pizza, pasta and crepes, including a range of vegetarian options.
Craft stalls will include turned and carved wood, willow baskets, repurposed clothing and lampshades, plus jewellery, cards, photographs and accessories. Many of the stall holders will be demonstrating their skills, and in some cases, visitors will be able to have a go.
A highlight of the event is the music stage. Local acts including Julian Mann, Glass Tears, Laurel Canyon, Kersten Luts and JC3 will be performing.
The event is open from 10am to 4pm. Admission is £4 for adults with accompanying children under 16 free. There will be a small charge for some activities.
Activities specifically for children are craft activities and story telling, bushcraft skills, ferret racing, archery and a demonstration of sheep shearing.