THE Thame Food Festival is back and promises to be bigger than ever after organisers announced there will be a 50 per cent increase in the number of stalls.
It will be the fourth time that the festival will transform the market square and this year Lotte Duncan will be the lead chef drawing in the crowds.
She will be giving cooking demonstrations throughout the day, accompanied by top chef Mark Peregrine and his Le Manoir Team.
Lotte said: You can imagine what an honour it is for me to be patron of this year’s Thame Food Festival.
“Last year was great, but this year looks as if it’s going to be truly scrumptious.”
The professional chefs will also be involved in a competitive cook-off as they provide entertainment on the main stand throughout the day.
Away from the cooking, there will be 63 stands all serving regional food and drink.
Every stall from last year will be back, joined by others such as The Chiltern Brewery, Paul Bellchambers and Chiltern Natural Foods.
Organiser Alison Isherwood said: “We are so excited about this year’s festival – the stallholder response has been phenomenal, with virtually everybody from last year re-booking.
“The festival area has been greatly extended within the heart of this beautiful historic market town.”
It will take place on September 24 – for more information visit the website www.thamefoodfestival.co.uk