GREAT food and beautiful surroundings are on the menu for a Mid-Wales festival of food and drink which gets underway on Saturday, September 1.

Organisers say visitors are set for a real taste of Mid-Wales as over 60 food and drink producers descend on Newtown Food Festival to serve up a treat at this year’s event.

Saturday's show will be the sixth consecutive outing for popular festival, with organisers hoping it will be the best year yet, with a lineup of artisan food and drink producers from across the region set to put on a show.

Festival visitors can treat themselves to some Welsh delicacies including award-winning sparkling wine and mouth-watering chocolates made in Newtown and sold all over the world, or sample some delicious street food and picnic by the Severn.

Live music performances will take place all weekend and into Saturday night and a jam-packed menu of activities for children include pizza making, campfire building and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Displays and demonstrations will also be underway in the Festival Kitchen, including renowned local chef Roger Stevens who is bringing back his popular masterclass: “The Perfect Sunday Lunch”.

Chair of the Friends group, Rina Clarke, said:“There is plenty to do over the weekend for all ages. We have over 60 food producers and street food stalls, the ‘french village’, fantastic live music all day and up until midnight on Saturday evening plus a busy programme of activities.”

Sue Newham, Newtown mayor added: "We're lucky the festival takes place in such beautiful surroundings in the parkland by the river. We're hoping local people and visitors from outside Newtown will come and enjoy a great day out."