FOODIES will be in seventh heaven in Stratford this weekend.
The Stratford Town Centre Food Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday for two days of food-filled fun.
It is sponsored by local restaurant Loxleys which hosted a champagne breakfast on Monday to celebrate its fourth year supporting the event.
The festival’s producers market, organised by Cotswold Market ,will feature more than 100 stalls with a focus on local and regional food and drink producers.
In Bell Court, visitors will be able to enjoy free hands-on workshops on the Sunday as well as live music on both days from 11am to 5pm.
Running on both days, the Food and Ale Trails give visitors the chance to taste sample treats from a selection from around 30 bars, restaurants and cafes in Stratford.
The packed programme of demonstrations runs from 11am to 5.30pm on Saturday, and 11am to 4.30pm on on Sunday. It will showcase local culinary talent with cooking demos from chefs including Paul Foster from Salt, Townhouse chefs Matthew Hiscoe and Ben Draper and Phil Hase, head chef at Hotel du Vin, while other demonstrations will include baking, fudge-making, and gin and wine tastings.
Ruth Wood, events manager at Stratforward, said: “The festival is all about getting as many of our town centre businesses involved and showing visitors what’s right here in Stratford so they’ll come back time and time again.”