Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival this Saturday!
and drink producers from across the region will be heading to
Burnham-On-Sea this Saturday (September 29th) for the town's first
ever Food and Drink Festival.
40 stallholders and 14 fringe festival events will be in the Baptist
Hall in College Street and Burnham's Princess Theatre in addition
to displays in shops and venues across the town from 10am.
Odger from Stream Farm, who will be exhibiting in The Princess,
said: "Our aim is to encourage small-scale, local farming
and our farmers produce food, apple juice and water of the highest
quality so the food and drink festival at Burnham this coming
Saturday is exactly the right sort of venue for us." He said
he is especially looking forward to "the looks of genuine
surprise" when people try its produce for the first time.
"How often have we heard people say 'oh, this is just like
I remember the taste of food at my granny's house when I was young'."
Interiors are a kitchen design company in Victoria Street who
will be hosting two suppliers at the festival. "We wanted
to support Beverley and Sarah, the festival organisers, in their
first Food & Drink Festival venture and to share in the experience
of bringing like-minded people together to celebrate what Burnham
and the surrounding area can offer by way of food and drink,"
said the firm's Kay Rossiter. "I am personally looking forward
to sinking my teeth into a South African Sausage prepared by Skip
from Kalahari Lapa and a tasting glass of wine from JJ Brands
- and showing people our great range of kitchens!"
Milverton from the Clavelshay Barn Restaurant, another festival
exhibitor, added: "I wanted to get involved to help celebrate
the wonderful food and producers which we have in this area and
I am most looking forward to sampling the delicious food and drink!"
The Clavelshay Barn have a series of Good Food Workshops running
in September and October and a special "Farm to Table"
menu on the evening of 4th October.
the day, The Great Burnham Bake Off cake making contest will be
held. Bake a cake, fill in an entry form and bring your cakes
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.
The full list of events is available here.