GIANT vegetables and artisan cider are just two of the attractions at the Malvern Autumn Show taking place this weekend at the Three Counties Showground.

The show celebrates the great British harvest festival with a feast of family entertainment, artisan produce, and food and gardening royalty, with more than 60,000 people expected to turn out.

Every year it hosts the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship, which last year saw four world records smashed and two new UK records with more expected for 2017.

Among them was the world record for the heaviest red cabbage was set by Cornishman David Thomas, beating a 90-year record.

This year's show introduces two brand-new categories; the heaviest chilli and the longest chilli.

Cider production is another key feature of this year's show, with the Three Counties Agricultural Society

in partnership with Westons Cider of Much Marcle inviting guests to sample award-winning ciders whilst enjoying the show.

Chefs Selasi Gbormittah, Andi Oliver and Judith Hann are set to headline the cookery theatre at this year’s show.

And Gianluca Austin-Rizzo of the Cottage in the Wood Hotel, Malvern, o, who originates from Puglia, Italy and trained with Michel Roux Senoir

Diana Walton, head of shows at the Three Counties Agricultural Society, said: “The Malvern Autumn Show is an all inclusive celebration of the season championing gardening, growing and gathering, rural life and our country’s quirky character.

"It’s a feast of family entertainment featuring everything from world record breaking giant veg to vintage village fun, competitive pole climbing to circus skills and the last major RHS flower show of the season. We’ve got celebrity chefs ready to share their top tips on how to make the most of the produce at this time of year alongside horticultural experts advising on readying the garden for the end of the season, there’s something for everyone.”

The Malvern Autumn Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Family tickets (two adults, three children aged five-15) are £37 in advance and £47 on the gate. Individual advanced tickets are priced at £16 for adults and £5 for children, on the gate £20 for adults and £7 for children.