THE Ragley estate is to host the first ever Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire.

More than 80 top local food producers, celebrity and local chefs and, foodies will all come together at one venue.

Demonstrations on cookery for children and adults will be put on with a range of tips offered during the two-day event.

Two separate contests will also take place a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges.

The ‘Cake Off’ is open to anyone amateur bakers can bring along a cake to have it judged by experts and the public with the winners receiving a food-related prize. All entrants get free admission to the festival.

During the ‘Men v Food’ challenge, those taking part can choose between the Men V’s Meat, Men V’s Heat or the Men V’s Wheat challenge.

The tests are open to all men and women which involve a foot of chilli sausage, half pound burgers, extra hot ‘suicide sauce’ and pints of cider.

Man V Food organiser Tim Rushton said: “We’ve done this a few times now and it’s always entertaining, the hot sauces are a struggle for most! Lots don’t finish it. If you think you can, then get down to the event and the crowd acclaim, and a Man V Food Champion t-shirt could be yours!”

Those who would like a more relaxing day out can enjoy the food, live music and the atmosphere of the estate.

The event is taking place on Saturday, September 13 to Sunday, September 14.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults, children aged 5 to 12 are £3.50 and under 4s go free.

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