LUDLOW’S biggest weekend in the year is in full swing.

Sunshine and showers, some of them heavy, have not deterred tens of thousands of people flocking to the Castle and Ludlow Town Centre for the three day celebration of food and drink.

Top chefs from all over the country are sharing their skills with food enthusiasts and there are more than 150 food and drink stands.

New to the Festival this year is ‘Literary Ludlow’ marking some of the best books on food and cooking.

The busiest day of the Festival is Saturday but the show got off to a flying start with people queueing back into the Market Square on Friday morning before the gates opened.

It finishes on Sunday evening by which time there will have been up to 20,000 visitors.