Love food? Love a getaway? Love mother nature? Then book yourself in for a taste of some of Britain's best late-summer foodie festivals
Think you've missed all of the festivals worth attending this year? Think again. There's still loads of foodie events happening across the country from now until October, so get the wellies on, the anoraks out, and put a few of these in your diary …
Wilderness Festival (Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire)
When: 6 to 9 August 2015
Best for: ahead-of-the-curve foodies who are in the know
What's on: Long table banquets. Communal dining is very much in this year, but Wilderness does it the best: old-timey five-course meals are served in a surprisingly luxurious elbow-to-elbow medieval banquet setting. Wear your best ethereal fancy dress, share fine wines with your neighbours and be cooked for by the likes of Raymond Blanc and Angela Hartnett under the twinkling gleams of fairy lights and candles
Do say: "The Secret Garden Party was fab, wasn't it?"
Don't say: "I'll have a glass of the house rosé please"
Price: Tickets are still available at the box office and online from £187.62 per adult, for weekend camping. Purchase them here.
Last word: Wilderness is as much about the food as it is about the music – Björk, Ben Howard and George Clinton are all playing this weekend
The Big Feastival – Alex James' Farm (Kingham, The Cotswolds)
When: 28 to 30 August 2015
Best for: those who like food, but like music more
What's on: Paloma Faith, Groove Armada and Ella Eyre on the tunes along with Raymond Blanc, Gennaro Contaldo, Monica Galetti and the Big JO himself taking care of the food. Kids are well catered for with a Little Dudes' Den and big top circus tent
Do say: "Whooo hoo!" In the style of Song 2
Don't say: "It's all such a Blur"
Price: Varies for adults (18+) and teens (13-17). Kids under 12 go free ... thanks Jamie!
Last word: Jamie Oliver and Alex James (of Blur fame) bring food and music together in one super-tasty sandwich of joy
Ludlow Food Festival (Ludlow, Shropshire)
When: 11 to 13 September 2015
Best for: do-it-yourself veggie growers who like good old Great British farm produce
What's on: Explore the old town with Ludlow's famous sausage, bread and ale trails, then head to Ludlow castle to meet Michelin-starred chefs and local producers followed by a bit of storytelling (for the kids) in the castle grounds. Coffee masterclasses, Egyptian cookery lessons and knife skill training are opportunities to get hands on, or stand back and view the Pink Lady Food Photography Exhibition. Tour a local brewery, shop till your drop at the markets then restore yourself at a 'Secret Dinner Party'. Phew!
Do say: "Hail fellow!" – a popular greeting we're told in medieval Europe. They like to get into character up at the castle, you see
Don't say: "Winter is coming" – the castle is quite Game-of-Thrones-esque
Price: £20 for a one day family pass. See other prices here
Last word: You had us at 'castle'
Norwich Food & Drink Festival (Norwich, Norfolk)
When: 12 to 13 September 2015
Best for: meat-lovers and ale-drinkers
What's on: Producers' marquee packed with artisan foods, cookery demos and a bar well stocked with local Adnams ales and spirits. Make sure you catch the legendary "Battle of the Bangers" where 10 local butchers fight it out to be crowned champ, plus there's a city farm to take the kids to with live animals and a milking machine
Do say: "Bootiful"
Don't say: "You silly sausage"
Price: Entry and events are free! (sponsored by the legal eagles at Cozens-Hardy LLP). You'll need to cough up for those sausages, though
Last word: Rich with coastal treats such as Cromer crab, lobster and samphire as well as high-welfare meat and fresh produce, Norfolk's larder has everything to tempt the foodie. Its diverse landscape makes it a stunning place to visit, too
Liverpool food and drink festival (Sefton Park, Liverpool)
When: 19 and 20 September 2015
Best for: people who want a bit of everything
What's on: celebrity chefs: Hemsley & Hemsley are headlining the first day (they also gave Homemade some pretty tasty food tips). Great British Bake Off 2014 star Richard Burr and TV chef Valentine Warner are also set to appear
Do say: "I always triple-fry my chips"
Don't say: "Can I have mayonnaise with that?"
Price: An advanced adult day pass is £5 (£6.50 on the day) while an adult weekend pass is £9 (£13 on the day). Children under 14 go free. See other prices here.
Last word: We can't wait for the 'cocktail competition'
Photo: Nicholas Hooper
Aldeburgh food and drink festival (Snape Maltings, Suffolk)
When: 26 and 27 September 2015 with fringe events running until 11 October
Best for: talks, debates and tutorials – if you want to learn, go to this one
What's on: masterclasses. This year they have a 'Kitchen 101' hands-on tutorial showing festival-goers how to keep things simple in the kitchen – right up our street. From simple knife skills to all the classics, from burgers to bolognese, you'll leave the tent feeling like a pro cook
Do say: "Wheat is so passé"
Don't say: "Qui-no-a? Keen-wat ha?"
Price: day tickets from £8 each, weekend tickets from £14 each. Buy them here
Last word: The festival feast is set to happen on the evening of Saturday 26 September, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm in the Aldeburgh Music Hoffmann Building at Snape Maltings – and you get to eat the food from all of the suppliers who've attended!