International film star Pete Postlethwaite will kick off a popular Shropshire food fayre this summer.
The actor, who has starred in a string of critically acclaimed box office hits, will officially open the third annual Church Stretton food fayre.
More than 6,000 visitors are expected to visit the beautiful market town during the event in July.
A special commemoration service to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War will be held before the fayre this year.
Church Stretton town centre will be closed to traffic and filled with street entertainers, dancers and more than 80 craft and tantalising cookery stalls stocked with locally grown produce.
Youngsters will be able to try their hand at Japanese drums, or enjoy a funfair, while adults can view some of the classic and vintage cars which will be on show.
A three-day walking festival and two-day 'ale trail', which take in 14 historic pubs in the region, will finish on the day of the food fayre. There will also be a Beatles' tribute band and the Hereford Big Band will play out the finale.
Bob Welch, chairman of the food fayre committee, said: "The food fayre is designed to be fun for people of all ages and interests, townsfolk and visitors alike, boosting the local economy into the bargain."
* The food festival will be held on July 10. For more information, www.foodfayre.org