Bake Off star Val Stones will grace the chef demo stage at the 6th Towcester Food Festival in June. Val won the hearts of the nation with her ready smile and Yorkshire charm, along with her habit for dancing round the tent while baking. Towcester Food Festival returns to Towcester Racecourse on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, opening at 10am on each day. Parking is free. The show is a highlight of the local culinary calendar and promises all the usual trimmings, including foodie talks, wine and gin tastings, live music and a free kid’s circus.There will be nearly 100 stalls selling artisan food and drink, many local to Northamptonshire, and a street food market. Tickets now on sale. Visit: www.towcesterfoodfestival.co.uk for more information. Towcester Food Festival is supported by South Northamptonshire Council as part of the council’s drive to support tourism and the local economy. Five winners will each win a pair of tickets.