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Below is a schedule of events taking place over the Alnwick Food Festival weekend.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

9am to 3pm

Farmers’ Market in Alnwick Market Place with local food producers.

6.45pm

Dine in with Novelli

An exclusive opportunity to meet world-class chef Jean-Christophe Novelli in the Northumberland Hall. Watch him demonstrate a special three-course Alnwick Food Festival menu and enjoy the same menu at your table (tickets £50).

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

10am to 4pm

Jean-Christophe Novelli will be visiting all day.

Stalls in the Market Place

Alnwick’s Saturday market in Bondgate Within

Arts and crafts in Bondgate Within

Active living, Northside Surf School and smoothie bikes in Bondgate Within.

Entertainment in both areas, including music and more.

Chefs’ demonstrations in the Northumberland Hall:

11am Mark Turnbull

Noon Jean-Christophe Novelli (tickets £2.50 each)

1pm Roberto Peruzzo

2pm Jonathan Bird of the Apple Inn, Lucker

3pm Jean-Christophe Novelli (tickets £2.50 each)

11am to 11pm Alnwick Beer Festival in the Town Hall.

7.30pm

A Taste of Northumbria

A chance to celebrate all things Northumbrian, with music provided by Alistair Anderson and friends in the Northumberland Hall.

Tickets £16.50, including food and drink from the TIC or tickets@alnwickfoodfestival.co.uk

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

10am to 4pm

Stalls in the Market Place

Arts and crafts on Bondgate Within.

Community Market on Bondgate Within with speakers, demonstrations, stalls and activities hosted by local organisations.

Active living and smoothie bikes on Bondgate Within

Entertainment in both areas.

Cook-offs and chefs’ demonstrations in the Northumberland Hall

11am Morgan Whitelegg from the Barn at Beal v Iain Inkster, of the Fishing Boat Inn, Boulmer

Noon Chris Greaves, owner of Coquetvale Hotel, Rothbury v Noel Escobal, head chef at the Coquetvale.

1pm Miss Northumberland, with Juan Iniesta of Blackmore’s v Miss Sunderland with Sean Wilson

2pm Stan Timmins v Rudy Imhoof, of It’s in the Bag

3pm TBC

Noon to 6pm Alnwick Beer Festival in the Town Hall.

ALL WEEKEND

HospiceCare North Northumberland volunteers will be collecting in the Market Place as part of the Jam Jar Army appeal

Elan Creperie will be serving authentic French crepes and gallets in Market Street, including the Alnwick Food Festival crepe

Free entry to the Alnwick Garden from 4pm on Saturday and Sunday on receipt of a prize draw ticket available for £1 at the Information Stall.