Croots Farm Shop in Derbyshire is staging a Vintage and Classic Car Day and Beer Festival on Saturday August 27th.

The bank holiday weekend event at the farm shop in Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, will also feature bird of prey displays, a barbecue and a bouncy castle.

Around 25 vintage and classic cars are expected to be on show at the event, which is free to enter and runs from 10am to 5pm.

It will also be the chance to try Croots ales on draught in the beer tent manned by Nutbrook Brewery.

“We held a similar event last year for the first time and it went down very well, so we decided to hold it again this year and include additional attractions, like the static and flying bird of prey displays,” said Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop.

“We’re expecting around 25 different cars of varying makes and models, plus there’ll be the added attractions of the beer tent, the bouncy castle and the barbecue.”

The event will be held in fields in front of the farm shop, which sells award-winning sausages and pies, has an extensive meat, cheese and deli counter, and offers a wide range of quality food and drink.

A representative from Real Honey Apiaries at Somercotes will be running tasting sessions of Beryl’s Honey in the store during the day.

Croots Farm Shop opened a plant nursery to the public earlier this year, has a play area for young children, and also serves teas, coffees, breakfasts and lunches in its café overlooking the Ecclesbourne Valley.

Based at Farnah House Farm, last year it was a runner-up in the Best UK Independent Food Retailer 2010 category of the Observer Food Monthly Awards. The year before, it was named in The Independent’s top 50 best food shops.

Croots Farm Shop and Kitchen is open Sundays from 10am to 4pm (café until 3.45pm), and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (café until 4.30pm). It is closed on Mondays.

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