A WEEKEND full of fantastic chefs, talks and demonstrations are promised at the Ludlow Food Festival.

Taking place from Friday (September 8) until Sunday (September 10), visitors can see BBQ expert and food writer Genevieve Taylor and hear from famous fire chef, educator and food writer, Chris T-Bone Chops.

Other appearances across the weekend come from Louisa Ellis and Nick Bennett, who were both finalists on Masterchef: The Professionals, Sarah Rossi (also known as Taming Twins), a Worcestershire-based food blogger and internet sensation, and Mike Keen, an adventurer and chef who is fresh back from a solo kayak journey along the coast of Greenland. 

Ludlow Advertiser: Genevieve Taylor will be at Ludlow Food FestivalGenevieve Taylor will be at Ludlow Food Festival (Image: Ludlow Food Festival)

You can also go on tours at the award-winning Ludlow Brewery and see live cider press demonstrations from Ralph's Cider. 

Elsewhere, the hugely popular Fire Stage returns to Ludlow Castle’s Inner Bailey where visitors will be able to enjoy late night street food, live DJ sets and a spectacular Fire Feast - where top fire chefs prepare and serve an epic banquet.

Tickets for the Fire Feast have sold out but tickets for tomorrow evening (Friday) are still available.

The Slow Food Ludlow Marches workshops will also be at the festival, with a programme of quality local slow food producers in the castle's beacon rooms. 

Brand new this year is the festival's first gala feast extravaganza cooked by The Hungry Guy and introduced by Shane Holland Chair of Slow Food in the UK.

Tickets are also on sale for 'In Conversation with Brian Turner', which is being hosted in partnership with Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

Brian is one of the country's most well-known chefs having trained at Simpson’s in the Strand, The Savoy, The Beau Rivage in Lausanne and Claridge’s.

The event will be hosted by Katie Johnson of Wots Cooking.

For more information about Ludlow Food Festival, visit its website here