A town where Wales meets the world will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK – for one weekend only.

Thousands of foodies will be making a bee-line for the annual Llangollen Food Festival which has established itself as a major highlight in the gastronomic calendar.

As a result, it’s been named as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK by the Independent and Daily Telegraph newspapers.

This year’s event on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, will be held as ever at the iconic pavilion which also stages the iconic Llangollen International Musical Festival.

We have teamed up with the food festival organisers to offer readers the chance to win a hamper of goodies and free entry to the event, with five pairs of tickets up for grabs for the runners-up. The winners will need to attend the culinary extravaganza to claim their prizes.

Among the stars of the festival will be TV chef Chris ‘Foodgasm’ Roberts who went from being a man who cooked on an old-fashioned spit roasting fire with his friends, without anyone watching, to overnight fame as a Facebook foodie with thousands of fans.

Chris said: “There is always variation when cooking on an open-fire, instinct needs to be used when adapting to the climate outdoors.

“I want to show that we have amazing local produce, to showcase and celebrate the local food. Food is the best way of bringing people together, it makes life worth living and makes everyone feel good.”

Another highlight will come courtesy of a nature-loving duo who will be inspiring families to embrace their “inner wildness” and help beat stress with “camp fire” cooking.

Forest school and bushcraft experts James and Lea Kendall will be hosting interactive cooking workshops throughout this year’s event to reconnect parents and children with nature to boost their mental wellbeing.

The couple, who run the highly successful Woodland Classroom in Wrexham, will be unlocking the gastronomic secrets hidden in Wales’ hedgerows and forests and creating a range of mouth-watering treats.

Children will get the chance to toast popcorn over the camp fire and make hedgerow tea, toffee apple slices, hazel chocolate parcels and hedgerow crumble from freshly foraged berries and other herbs and plants on site.

Former university lecturer Kevin Flower will be unveiling the special edition gin after setting up his new solar-powered distillery in time for the food festival.

Kevin, 53, who taught chemistry at the University of Manchester, has developed the eco-friendly distillery in the garage at his home in Conwy with university pals Andy Whiting and Euan Nobl.

Their company, PHure Liquors, continues to go from strength to strength with a growing list of stockists including pubs, delicatessens and off licences across North Wales.

To find out more about go to www.llangollenfoodfestival.com

To be in with a chance to win the hamper or a pair of tickets for Llangollen Food Festival just tell us which two newspapers have named the event as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK?

Please send your answer on the form in this week's newspaper to Oswestry and Border Counties Advertizer, 16-18 Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE before 12noon on Monday, October 7 and include your full name with a daytime telephone number.

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