WELLINGTON’S food festival is set to return to this weekend.

The event, hosted by eat:Festivals, will see around 80 food and drink producers line the town centre as visitors browse the local goods on offer.

As well as the tasty treats, there will also be free entertainment, as well as a cooking school.

The festival will be taking place on Saturday, September 7, alongside South Street and the High Street.

Both roads will be closed from 6am until 7pm to allow the event to take place.

There will be a Cook School outside Porter Dodson; a drop in hands-on workshops hosted by Peter Strong, between 10.30-12.30, and 1.30 -3.30. These are suitable for 8 years and old and designed for families to work together.

In the Quaker Meeting House will be a screen printing workshop run by Zara Emily where you can print your own tote bag.

There will be an opportunity to vote for your best in show - and enter a prize draw sponsored by Hawksmoor IM, face painter, strolling balloon artists and street entertainers - all with a sound track of some laid-back music.

Organiser, Sarah Milner Simonds, said: “We are proud of the festivals we have created and we have attracted some excellent food and drink producers and we hope that visitors will be interested in the stories behind the produce.

Wellington is a cracking town with an incredible range of independent stores - we hope that visitors to the festival will explore Wellington and become new regular visitors.”

Organisers say the event is fully accessible and there are plenty of gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and dairy free options as well as smaller portions.

The festival is also single-use plastic free and all food to go packaging is fully compostable- so don’t forget your shopping bags.

The festival opens at 10am and runs until 4pm. For more visit eatfestivals.org.