NANTWICH is gearing up for a festival full of belly-busting delights.

The town’s Food and Drink Festival will offer a host of gastronomic delights over the weekend September 5-7.

The free event, all centred in the heart of town, is billed as ‘the biggest and tastiest food festival in the country’ with a vast array of regionally produced gourmet foods, beers and wines to sample.

Businesses across town will throw open their doors to stage events including whisky tasting sessions, sausage-making workshops, cup cake decorating classes, food demonstrations and more.

Festival chairman Deborah Robb said: “Last year we welcomed some 30,000 people to our beautiful town and generated some £2m income. The atmosphere was electric and feed-back fantastic.

“Every year the festival gets bigger in size and reputation. Other festivals are now changing their dates so as not to clash and lose out on visiting traders.

“It really is one of South Cheshire’s biggest success stories. And this year we will have some surprises up on sleeve including a new central site.”

Run by a not-for-profit company with assistance from more than 60 volunteers, the festival is supported by local business sponsors. Mornflake is the main supporter, with a branded marquee on the Bowling Green car-park.

Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available which include other town centre marquees and roadside advertising boards in place for several weeks in the run up to the event.

For more information on the event and for sponsorship opportunities call 0770 9977629