FOODIES can get ready to lick their lips one more time this summer with the launch of a brand new food festival.

The Wye Valley Food Festival is taking place at Chepstow Racecourse this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2.

The event, which is free to enter, will showcase a wide variety of hot and cold food and drink from around the Wye Valley and beyond.

There will also be craft and gift stalls, cooking demonstrations, live music and entertainment for children, making it a family-filled day out.

The Chef’s Theatre will be hosted by Penny Lewis, of the Culinary Cottage Cookery School, near Abergavenny and feature demonstrations and talk by local foragers Henry Ashby, author and food write Adele Nozedar and self-taught baker and GP Rachael Watson, who runs the Abergavenny Baker School of Artisan Breads.

Among the acts to perform live on stage will be Abergavenny singer-songwriter Rob Westall and his band, Tobias Robertson, acoustic foursome the Rob Connolly band and all-female group Tarion.

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