begins to Burnham-On-Sea
Food and Drink Festival
and drink producers from across the region gathered in Burnham-On-Sea
on Monday night (September 10th) for a launch party to begin the
countdown to the town's first ever food festival.
More than 40 exhibitors will take part in the Burnham-On-Sea Food
& Drink Festival on Saturday 29th September - and Monday's
event provided a taste of what will be happening.
of food and drink producers from across the region will converge
on the town for the free festival, to be held at Burnham's Baptist
Hall and The Princess Theatre, with fringe events across the town.
organisers, Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, welcomed some of the
local exhibitors to Monday's preview, including Brent Knoll cake
maker Alison Barnes, above, and West Huntspill's Michael Mohan,
below, who makes the UK's hottest chilli sauce.
exhibitors also include a student-run business called 'Cafe Paramo'
from Taunton's Heathfield Community School, selling fairtrade
coffee from Ecuador.
other recent additions to the line-up include Clavelshay Barn
Restaurant, RCH Brewery, Rich's Cider, Mister Fudge, Razzle Dazzle
Ice Cream, the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, Coco Bella and
Radio presenter Emma Britton from BBC Somerset has been named
as one of the judges of The Great Burnham Bake Off, a cake making
contest which will place at the event, as recently featured here.
is certainly building for the cake contest - the festival inbox
is filling up with interested bakers queries such as 'Is a macaroon
a cake' and 'are there extra points for decoration?'," said
Bev Milner Simonds, who added that entering is simple. Bake a
cake, fill in an entry form and bring them to the Baptist Hall
by 2pm on the day for a chance to win the trophy, which is sponsored
by Burnham's Positive Wealth Creation.
lots of interest and excitement growing around the festival -
it promises to be a fantastic day," added Bev. The full list
of events is available here.
from Taunton's Heathfield Community School's 'Cafe Paramo' at
Monday night's Food Festival launch