Alnwick Food Festival

Jean-Christophe Novelli at Alnwick Food Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Jean-Christophe Novelli at Alnwick Food Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

A gastronomic feast will be cooked up this weekend as the Alnwick Food Festival comes to town to showcase the wealth of local food and producers in the region.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary the two-day event, on Saturday and Sunday, has gone from strength to strength and will see the return of award-winning celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, for the fourth year in a row.

Eyeing up the goodies at the 2013 Alnwick Food Festival.

Eyeing up the goodies at the 2013 Alnwick Food Festival.

With the town centre turned into the culinary capital of the north, there will be a wealth of events and activities for visitors to enjoy.

And Alnwick Beer Festival will also be running throughout the weekend, showcasing a variety of English and Scottish beers, to tie in with the Scottish referendum, which takes place today.

From street food to locally-grown produce, cheese, fish, meats, drinks, ice-cream, and much, much more will be on offer.

The Market Place will be filled with trade stalls from producers across the region while the Northumberland Hall will host cookery demonstrations from chefs across the North East and, of course, Jean-Christophe Novelli.

A big cuddle from Alf, the Alnwick Food Festival mascot, at the event on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

A big cuddle from Alf, the Alnwick Food Festival mascot, at the event on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

A guerilla kitchen will also be popping up around the town, throughout the day, to create delicious dishes on the spot.

And the youngsters in town will be able to have a cuddle with the festival mascot Alf and Chicken George, who will both be wandering around ready to pounce throughout the weekend.