flock to Burnham-On-Sea's first Food and Drink Festival
crowds of people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's first Food and Drink
Festival on Saturday (September 29th) - making it such a success
that it will return again next year.
40 stalls and 14 festival events were held in the town's Baptist
Hall and Princess Theatre plus shops across the town, attracting
Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com they
were delighted with how it had gone. Bev said: "We are really
pleased with the positive feedback from suppliers and the warm,
supportive comments from the thousands of people who backed this
home-grown effort - thank you, Burnham! The event will return
again next year."
the day, young Lottie Nicholson, right, won the family entry in
the 'Great Burnham Bake Off' cake-making contest, which also saw
Hester Stanwood winning the individual award and Hannah Bird receiving
The competition judges - who included Victoria Knowles-Lacks from
The Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club, Alex Turco of Burnham's Positive
Wealth Creation and BBC Somerset's Emma Britton - praised the
quality of the 49 entries.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was very hard to choose the
winner - the quality was so good. We were judging each cake on
their creativity, taste and appearance."
number of food demonstrations were held, including sugarcraft
skills, chelsea bun making, vegetable growing and making fresh
pasta from scratch. There were also displays and demonstrations
by Burnham's traders, restaurants and shops.
Tessa Munt spent several hours at the event and said she'd had
a great time. "It was a fantastic day, showcasing the best
food and drink that our region has to offer. The crowds have been
really large and it's great to see so many in Burnham."
Burnham Bake-off judges Victoria Knowles-Lacks from The Shotgun
and Chelsea Bun Club, Alex Turco of Positive Wealth Creation and
BBC Somerset's Emma Britton with MP Tessa Munt and Bev Milner
country cider mugs were among the items on sale at the festival
teas were served from an old-fashioned van outside the hall
Peter Burridge-Clayton and his wife Jo with the Princess Theatre's
Andy Pulleyn at Saturday's Food Festival
and non-alcoholic drinks were served at KDS Interiors at the festival
brewed cider and locally packaged coffee was available
Tessa Munt used her pedal power to make a blended drink! Right,
she is with one of the Burnham-themed cake competition entries
Farm were one of the exhibitors at the town's Princess Theatre