Bush Tucker Challenge

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Bush Tucker Challenge - Nottinghamshire County Show

Are you Brave Enough to FACE the FEAR?

We’ve teamed up with our generous sponsor Crunchy Critters to bring you our very own Bush Tucker Challenge at the Nottinghamshire County Show on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018, at Newark Showground.

Will you help us raise money for local schools by taking part in our exciting Bush Tucker Challenge?

Participants will feast on a FIVE course selection of crunchy, dried, roasted insects, kindly provided by Crunchy Critters. The event will take place at 2:30pm each day on the Crunchy Critters stand next to the Young Farmers.


The eating of insects is called Entomophagy. Insects are eaten by an estimated quarter of the world’s population; however, insects are not traditionally part of Western diets. So why eat insects?

Insects are a healthy and nutritious alternative to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish. Many insects are rich in protein and good fats and high in calcium, iron and zinc.

Recently there’s been a lot of interest in the eating of insects, so much so that the trend has now been cited as the new sushi. Back in the early 1980s, very few people ate raw fish, but, now, just about everybody eats it. Someday, the same will be true for insects.

Are you Brave Enough to FACE the FEAR?

NNAS – Education Project

1 in 5 school children aged 5 to 11 believe fish fingers are made from chicken, cheese comes from a plant, pasta grows on trees and it takes ten years to grow a carrot! Will you help us to change this?

We need to raise £30,000 each year. Why?

To provide local school children with free resources and a series of fun and educational Schools Farming Challenge Awards, to help educate our children and their families how food is produced and where it comes from, and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and…

…to raise awareness about Careers, Apprenticeships and Work Placements in the farming industry and other related industries such as horticulture, artisan food production, and the list goes on…

You can read more about our charity’s Education Project here…

Plucked Up Courage To Help Us?

Our Bush Tucker Challenge takes place at 3:00pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018.

Places are limited to just SIX participants on each day.

To take part, please email our Education Officer with your full name and contact details, stating which day you will be attending the Nottinghamshire County Show.

As a thank you, you have the opportunity to purchase TWO discounted entrance tickets to the Nottingham County Show, via our Education Officer. Children under 17 years old go FREE!

Please help us raise some money for our Education Project by obtaining sponsorship for your experience or make a donation via our Just Giving page. We will really appreciate it.

Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society Education and Development Grant Scheme

CHALK to FORK is the Educational Social Enterprise Project provided by
Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society charity