Published: November 5, 2013
Food Festival organisers decorate hoarding to promote 2014 events

The Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival is to return in 2014 with double helpings and to promote the events, the organisers have decorate a town centre hoarding with the dates.

The organisers behind the festival, Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, confirmed that there will be two festivals to coincide with the late May bank holiday - Saturday 24th May and the second with the Autumn half term on Saturday 25th October.

The pair have taken to the streets over the past week to decorate a hoarding around a disused plot of land in Victoria Street.

Beverley said: "We have painted the hoarding around the Tucker's Garage site as we wanted to brighten up that corner of the Victoria Quarter and create two community notice boards."

"We have added a large scroll with the date of the next festival on it and the feedback from locals has been fantastic. We have been asked by the home owners that face the other hoarding to paint a mural on their side too."

The pair thanked Jewson's in Highbridge for providing the wood and paint for the project.

Jenni Turco, Executive Chairman of nearby business Positive Wealth Creation Ltd said: "The hoarding looks 200% better since the festival painted it."

Beverley added: "There was a lot of work in staging two festivals this year but the feedback has been very positive and we want to continue to support the local businesses that we have made connections with. The festivals will continue to grow with new competitions added and new venues."

"We love putting on the festival and the public endorsements for what we are doing from the the town, the traders, the council and the visitors has made up our minds that two festivals is better than one. We will continue to look for ways to keep the festivals fresh and interesting and we are in the final stages of negotiations to bring a national heat of an international competition to Burnham for the May festival."


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