It’s only two weeks to go until the Blenheim Palace Food Festival with spectacular children’s entertainment, engaging demonstrations and a chance to hear from world-renowned chefs.

There will also be 160 local and national artisan food and drink producers, offering delicious and tempting delights.

With over 25,000 visitors last year, the event is one of the largest outdoor food festivals in the UK.

Chef royalty Raymond Blanc OBE, Jean Christophe-Novelli and Italian legend Gennaro Contaldo will be in the Festival Kitchen cooking up a storm and conducting a question and answer session,.

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Mr Blanc, who is chef patron at Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Great Milton, said: “I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Blenheim Palace Food Festival this year.

"It’s always such a delight coming together with a wealth of food and drink experts and meeting so many foodies, with a few familiar faces.

"I’m looking forward to my Q&A and to seeing what’s on offer at the festival with so many unique and interesting stallholders.”

The festival is a family day out where children can try out their circus skills, slack-lining and enjoy bungee bouncing, swing boats and having their faces painted.

Visitors can also relax with a cocktail, artisan beer or soft drink in the Coronation Garden listening to the brass band or live music from singer Sarah Barker.

The Blacklion sheep, Hook Norton dray shire horses and The Bee Guy will also be at the festival.

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Event partner Blacklion Vodka will be shaking up some cocktails with the drink made with a rare sheep's milk.

Visitors can also join event partner Laithwaites for one of its wine tasting sessions and discover weird and wonderful grape varieties that you may not have come across before. 

Blenheim Food Festival takes place from Saturday, May 27 until Monday. May 29. 

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