LUDLOW food festival, and the annual excuse to binge-eat on morsels of the best food Shropshire and the surrounding counties have to offer.
This year was no different, except the festival's growing reputation, with the addition of sunshine to rival the Costa Del Sol, meant that fellow foodies turned out in their tens of thousands to do the same.
So, it was time for the elbows to make a guest appearance in order to muscle my way to foodie heaven.
No one else stood a chance.
After a day of a style of cramming I haven't done since I sat my GCSEs (13 years ago...) I have decided to hand out the following fun awards....
Most Generous Supplier of Free Samples....
WINNER: Artisan baker Richard C Swift
VERDICT: A lot of dough before you part with your dough
Least Palatable Sample....
WINNER: Muesli by Pimhill Farm Organic
VERDICT: Cute packaging, but dry muesli tastes like sawdust
Stall Most Likely to Turn You Veggie
WINNER: Mandy and Alan's Fab Foods
VERDICT: Go nuts for their nut roasts and crackers for their cheesecakes
Perfect Pocket Money Purchase
WINNER: September Organic mini cones of icecream (50p)
VERDICT: Too small for Cone-an the Barbarian
Most Creative Chutney in a Sea on Red Onion Marmalades
WINNER: Thai peach with Lemongrass and Ginger by Farmhouse Pantry
VERDICT: Fruitier than a Bangkok lady boy
Did you go? Let me know what your favourite/least favourite stalls were and why....
Read more about my Ludlow adventure, and see more pictures, at www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/news--events