The Humble by Nature Big Day Out – Monmouth

I would like to let everybody know that this is their last opportunity to attend a great local event in Monmouth.  Tickets are running low and by the sounds of it… This is a great day out for you and your family.Kate BDO

On the 4th of July, television celebrities, award-winning chefs and some of the best food producers from Wales and the South West will come together at Humble by Nature, the working farm owned by Kate Humble, for the very first outdoor family festival, the Big Day Out.

Humble By Nature is a working farm situated just outside Monmouth in South Wales. This is the first event of this type to be held at the farm and it promises to be very exciting.  They have opened a cookery school on the farm, an aquaponics solar greenhouse (don’t ask, just Google it) and more recently a farm shop and cafe.  You can also stay on the farm if you would like to get away and relax for a few days.  I would definitely recommend having a look at the various options for accommodation availble.

Visitors to the Big Day Out will be treated to great food and a day packed with fun activities including live music, a craft festival and even foraging walks.  Choirmaster and TV personality Gareth Malone OBE will be creating an instant choir of festival goers, witnessing at first-hand what a welcome in the hillside really looks like.

Co-hosting the event with Kate Humble and launching her new book, ‘How to Eat Outside’, will be Genevieve Taylor.  Genevieve, with the help of a few talented local food producers and foragers, will be showcasing a number of free demonstrations to help you get the best from outdoor cooking.

Chef Matt Tebbutt will demonstrate ways to make the most of a pizza oven at the Big Day OutFormer Bang Goes the Theory and Gadget Show presenter Dallas Campbell will taking the controls at Humble by Nature’s very own firestone pizza oven.  With Dallas’ ‘Science of Pizza’ sessions, we can learn how this family favourite food works.  Chef and TV presenter Matt Tebbutt from Channel 4’s Drop Down Menu and Food Unwrapped will join Dallas to show us how to cook incredible seafood, proving that pizza ovens aren’t just for pizza.

HangFire Smokehouse bring Southern cooking to the Big Day OutPerhaps most exciting for me, Hang Fire Smokehouse will be showing visitors how to dish up their popular Southern-style barbecue cooking.  I love these guys and so do many other people.  Recently winning BBC 4’s Food and Farming award for ‘Best Street Food’, food If you haven’t tried it.. You must!

The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom and Henry will showcase their sourdough bread-making skills, baking delicious doughnuts over an open fire for everyone to try.  Tom Herbert, Hobbs House Bakery will showcase his sourdough making skills at the Big Day Out_2

Bird man Lloyd Buck, famous for training birds and owls for TV and blockbuster films such as Harry Potter will be giving people an insight into his job and offer visitors the chance to meet the animals.

Visitors can continue enjoying the music late into the evening with bands playing in the Lambing Shed, plenty of food from local street food sellers and a cocktail bar run by Chase Distillery.

The Big Day Out opens at 10 am with the fun and activities starting at 12 pm and continuing until midnight.  Overnight camping is available if you want to enjoy a few drinks.

If you are interested in securing your place at The Big Day Out visit www.humblebynature.com/bigdayout to order tickets.

Big Day Out is supported by a number of wonderful companies including Thule, the number one Swedish outdoor sports brand. Tidy Planet and DHL Envirosolutions, working to help make the Big Day Out a zero waste festival. Craghoppers, who design clothing to help you enjoy every moment of your Big Day Out outdoor experience. And Westland, one of the fastest growing horticultural companies in the UK, owners of brands such as Unwins which will be present/represented at the event.

Tickets are £30 for adults, children aged 5-15 £10 (0 – 4 go free). Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) are available at £70. Camping is £25 per tent with dogs welcome for £7.50


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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66

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