Food Festival launch party starts countdown to the big day
countdown to this month's fifth Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink
Festival got underway last night (Tuesday) with a special launch
Mayor Martin Cox was among the guests at the event, held at Benton
Furniture in Highbridge, which provided a sneak peak at what will
organisers, Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, say the event on Saturday
October 25th will be bigger than ever and will become Somerset's
largest food festival.
traders will offer tastings, samples and opportunities for visitors
to hear the stories behind the products, which will range from
local Somerset specialities like cider and cheese to Japanese
cuisine and chocolate made from goat's milk.
festival will also include the Great Burnham Bake Off, Burnham
Brew Off and the Burnham Burn Off competitions.
will be set up in Victoria Street, College Street and Princess
Street plus three venues will also be busy with stallholders -
the Baptist Hall, Methodist Church and Princess Theatre.
will also be a display of British tractors and sheep in the town
centre that will act as an attraction to promote Somerset's rural
busy programme of cooking demonstrations will also be held at
the event with tips and advice on offer from a range of chefs
who will be taking inspiration from the game season for a wild
harvest. The demos will be held on the 'KDS Fresh Ideas Stage'
from 12 noon and then every hour in the Baptist Church.
just a few days to go before the event, a real buzz is building
for this year's festival," said Bev. "With 92 traders
booked in, we are looking forward to holding Somerset's biggest
Mayor Cllr Martin Cox told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm delighted
the festival is returning again this month with more attractions
and stalls than ever. I congratulate Bev and Sarah for their infectious
enthusiasm with this event, which brings many people into the