The BBC’s Two Greedy Italians will be in Marlborough this Saturday, for the town’s first Food and Drink festival.

Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are the headline chefs at the event and will share their wisdom, humour and passion for good, simple Italian food with visitors.

Mr Carluccio will also be giving a talk on pasta.

All of the events in the two-day festival will be held in a marquee on The Common.

Other celebrities taking centre stage include award-winning novelist, journalist and restaurant critic Jay Rayner and 2012 Master Chef finalist Andrew Kojima.

Mark Lloyd, who worked with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to launch River Cottage Canteen, will be introducing visitors to wild food and television chef and author Rachel Green will be Cooking for All Seasons using local, seasonal British food.

Chefs will also give demonstrations and talk the audience through some of their finest dishes, among them Peter Vaughan of Vaughan’s Cookery School and the Bistro in Devizes.

The festival is organised by Green Events, which also organises the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival.

Director John Rhodes said: “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to a weekend filled with fabulous family food, drink and entertainment.

“With over 100 fine food and drink exhibitors, there is something for the whole family.”

Wine connoisseurs can enjoy interactive educational courses in a range of subjects from old world to new world wine.

Sponsor of the International Wine Theatre Yealands Estate, will tell how it produces award-winner in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand. Talks are limited to 70 people.

Demonstrations, wine classes, talks and music are included in the ticket price.

The festival is 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are £7, but accompanied children get in free.