An annual celebration of food and drink is set for a revamp.

This year's Wrexham Food and Drink Festival will boast a beer hall, along with an extended afternoon and evening programme with live music.

The festival will return to Llwyn Isaf, outside the Guildhall, on the weekend September 22-23 and organisers promise that it will be bigger, better and offer greater value for money.

A team, including Plât Bach's Alex Jones and the Lemon Tree's Sam Regan, has taken the reins this year to expand the festival over the next three years.

The 'This Is Wrexham' team is supporting the effort, with help from local brands including King Street Coffee Company and Wrexham Lager.

As well as the much loved food and drink offer from previous years, there will also be a greater focus on entertainment at the festival, with a range of local bands playing into the evenings and even a new special 'Bierkeller' marquee complete with its very own Oompah band.

Feedback from the previous years events has been taken on board and organisers say they hope visitors see more value for money this year.

Cost to stallholders have been reduced with spaces filling up fast - many this year being first time exhibitors to Wrexham.

Half of the proceeds of the event will be donated to a local charity, and half retained specifically to make the following years event bigger and better.

Commenting on the revamped festival, co-organiser Mr Jones said: "The Wrexham Food Festival has been successful over the last few years under the stewardship of Nightingale House.

"We now have an opportunity to build on their work, and are looking eventually to grow it through the town centre."

He added: "Although we have not even formally launched the event the reception so far has been tremendous with lots of people wanting to show off their food and drink.

"We are hoping that the people of Wrexham will come down and enjoy the extra entertainment to make a real afternoon and evening of it - with the chance to do so both on the Saturday and the Sunday."

Sam Regan said: "For the 'festival week' beforehand, we are hoping that the town joins in with a range of special menus and offers at our great range of local restaurants and bars to really get involved."

For more information on stalls, or to get involved, email or follow the event on social media @WrexhamFood.