It's almost here. Here are the Bishop Auckland Food Festival times and dates you need if you're heading to the 2019 event.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival is two days cram-packed with stalls, talks, workshops and demonstrations celebrating the best of the North East and UK food and drink scene, all enjoyed against the backdrop of Bishop Auckland Marketplace. With famous faces from TV cookery programmes such as Masterchef and The Great British Bake-off, Bishop Auckland Food Festival is bound to be one of the most popular events in County Durham. You can read about everything that's happening in our story on Bishop Auckland Food Festival visitor information.

So stick it in your diary right now - here are the Bishop Auckland Food Festival times and date for 2019.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival date 2019: Bishop Auckland Food Festival dates are Saturday and Sunday April 13 and 14 2019. That's right in the middle of the Easter holidays for Durham schools.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival times 2019: it depends what you're going for, as there are a variety of events over the two days.

For the main celebrity talks and demonstrations, on Saturday April 13, Masterchef 2018 champion Kenny Tutt is on at 11am and 1.45pm, while TV presenter Angellica Bell is on at 12pm and 3pm. On Sunday April 14, Gregg Wallace from Masterchef is on at 11am and 2pm, while Jennie McAlpine from Coronation Street and who owns Annie's Restaurant in Manchester is on at 12.30pm and 3.15pm.

The other ticketed Bishop Auckland Food Festival times are:

Gingo - a mixture of gin school and bingo: 12pm and 3pm on both days

Beer and Bites - a food and beer pairing talk: 1.30pm on both days

Stefan Gates science cookery theatre: 11am and 1pm on both days

If you miss out on Bishop Auckland Food Festival celebrity chef tickets, then don't worry, because in among the 150 stalls will be a free Marketplace stage where you can watch cookery demonstrations and shows without having to book. There will be some big names there too, including Great British Bake-off semifinalist Briony May Williams.