The Great British Food Festival in Numbers…

1 – Exhibitors who’ve won “The Apprentice” – Alana Spencer – Ridiculously Rich

2 – Number of balls our boss can juggle – he should get to our Free Circus Skills Workshop

3 – New Great British Food Festivals in 2018 – Bodelwyddan Castle, Chiswick House & Floors Castle

4 – Countries in GB which will be visited by Great British Food Festival in 2018 – England, Scotland, Wales & Yorkshire (God’s own country!)

5th – Month in 2018 (May) that is Bookies favourite for the Royal Wedding (see also 74.5 below) and when we’ll be holding festivals at Hardwick, Harewood & Weston.

6 – things to do at Free Kids Entertainment (Arty workshops, Treasure hunts, Giant bubble making, Drumming workshops, Food olympics and a Children’s dog show)

7 – Average number of discussions/arguments each Saturday of a food festival about what should be in a Victoria Sponge

9 – Great British Bake Off Contestants who’ve performed on our Chef Demo stage

11 – Vomiters during Men vs Heat Chilli Challenge so far (2.30pm each day on Challenge Stage)

12 – Festivals scheduled for 2018

15 – Different venues that have hosted the Great British Food Festival up to 2017 (the 9 in 2017, Ragley, Shugborough, Dalemain, Capesthorne, Chester Lakes & Walton)

21 – Pairs of lovely Rockfish Wellies worn by our lovely staff

23 – 1st prizes given to the daily winners of the Cake-off in 2017 (1.30pm each day on Challenge stage)

41 – Great British Food Festivals held so far (2011 – 1, 2012 – 3, 2013 – 6, 2014 – 7, 2015 – 7, 2016 – 8, 2017 – 9)

52 – Most number of members from one band on stage at same time – Wirral Ukulele Fanatics – Stonyhurst

74.5 – Inches of sausage ate followed by a pint of cider in 6min 6sec by our current record holder James Shute at Bowood 2016 – also height in inches of Prince Harry. (Men vs Meat is on at 12.30pm each day on Challenge stage)

99 – Limited edition 2017 t-shirts awarded to winners of Men vs Food competitions

324 – Bands / Singers on the Band Stage

979 – Cakes entered into Cake-off (1.30pm each day)

1,929 – People who voted for their favourite cheese in the Cheese-off ( Bexton’s Vintage Cheddar won most votes in 2016, Snowdonia’s Black Bomber won the most votes in 2017. ) 1pm each day on Challenge Stage.

2011 – October. The date of our first food festival. A food festival in October – what were we thinking!?!

2,124 – Children who’ve enjoyed making Strawberry Cheesecake and other goodies at Children’s Cookery Classes / Diddy Cooks

2,832 – Pieces of mis-information provided to the public by Miss Information

11,843 – £s raised for local charities on the Challenge Stage

337,500 – Visitors to the Great British Food Festival in the first 6 years

danThe Great British Food Festival in Numbers…