Malton is preparing to welcome visitors back to its Food Lovers Festival for what will be the twelfth instalment of the event.

This year the festival will run over three days from the Saturday, August 28 to Monday, August 30 for a gourmet celebration that will welcome visitors from across the country.

The 2021 Festival will host a producers’ market with street food from around the globe as well as celebrity chef talks, tastings and demonstrations from the country’s finest culinary talent, live music, and family entertainment.

Already confirmed to headline Saturday is MasterChef Champion 2021, Tom Rhodes.

Benoit Blin, from Bake Off: The Professional swill be sharing his patisserie expertise on both Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Bespoke kitchen manufacturer, Kutchenhaus, will be designing a brand-new chef demonstration space for the occasion, with appliances supplied by brand partner AEG to serve as the focal point of the festival.

To make the comeback of the Food Lovers Festival even greater, Visit Malton will also blend in the treasured Harvest Food Festival, which previously took place in September.

Tom Naylor-Leyland, Director of Visit Malton, said: “We’re thrilled to be officially given the green light to host the festival this year.

"We’ve missed the Malton Food Lovers Festival dearly as it really holds pride of place in our calendar.

Tom added: “This August, we’ll be back and better than ever with our biggest festival yet – three days of delicious treats, fantastic entertainment and Yorkshire’s finest chefs and talent.

"What more could you ask for.”

Stallholders can now register their interest in attending the Malton Food Lovers Festival on the Visit Malton website.

Visit Malton is run by the Fitzwilliam Malton Estate and for over a decade, has organised and hosted a calendar of foodie events including the festival.

To find out more about the Malton Food Lovers Festival,go to: www.visitmalton.com.