Devizes Food and Drink Festival is returning with gusto this year from September 25 and kicks off with a street market,

Local producers, artisan drink makers and a variety of street food stalls feature in the Market Place, starting nine days of events.

This year will see the introduction of cookery demonstrations running through the opening day at the nearby Corn Exchange.

Cooks include Xanthe Clay, food writer and columnist for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and Great Taste Award judge and Kitty Tait, the teenager from Oxfordshire who’s setting the baking world alight at The Orange Bakery.

Shivi Ramoutar, author of two successful cookery books, Caribbean Modern and The Ice Kitchen, who is now cooking up a storm on Weekend Best, ITV Saturday mornings with Martin and Roman Kemp is also appearing.

The festival stages a variety of events to appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

These include visits to food producers, such as a trip to an organic dairy farm and to a small artisan cider maker.

There are plans for a murder mystery dinner along with Dine Somewhere Different - a selection of meals in unusual places like a bathroom showroom, an artist’s studio and a grade II-listed chapel.

There will be a couple of walks with leading forager, Rob Gould, a food in art lecture led by experienced art historian Clare Ford-Wille and a gin Masterclass as well as a World Food Celebration, pioneered in 2019, where local people who originate from far off lands cook a signature dish from their home country for the culinary curious.

For the younger Moonrakers there will be Teddy Bears Picnic tea.

Brewer Wadworth is hosting three events.

There will be an elegant dinner featuring fine wines and a menu created by executive chef and Great British Menu contestant, Andrew Scott, with a flight of wines at The Bear in the Market Place, a session with Wadworth’s signwriting artist, Wayne Richings.

Then there's Sausage Saturday featuring sausages from local butcher Walter Ros in a bun topped with a sauce or chutney from Sherston-based relishes company, Tracklements and accompanied by a Wadworth Beer flight.