Countdown underway to Saturday's Burnham Food and Drink Festival
final countdown to this Saturday's fifth Burnham-On-Sea Food and
Drink festival is underway.
at 9am, the festival will showcase over 90 traders offering scores
of cuisines, from Thai, Japanese, Indian and Caribbean to American
BBQ, South American and Italian to Somerset bacon rolls, pies,
cheeses and bread!
will also be a wide selection of award-winning meats, top class
veg, pizza, chocolates, preserves, juices, beers, wines, ciders,
cakes, fish, patisseries and food-inspired craft and kitchenalia
the younger visitors there will be giant tractors, sheep and a
great face painter. There will also be plenty of seating for visitors
to take the weight off their feet and listen to buskers. There
will also be storytelling sessions and activities in the library
during the day.
co-organisers Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds say this week's event
will be Somerset's largest food festival.
festival will also include the Great Burnham Bake Off, Burnham
Brew Off and the Burnham Burn Off competitions.
will also be set up in Victoria Street, College Street and Princess
Street plus three further venues - the Baptist Hall, Methodist
Church and Princess Theatre.
festival is free to attend and all the competitions are free to
enter too. The home brewing one is straight forward, just bring
a bottle of your beer, infusion or liqueur along. The cake competition
includes classes for cakes, millionaire's shortbread and free-from
bread (open to families, individuals and professional bakers),"
there will be a chilli-eating competition too. This autumn it
includes a bonus hot challenge. The team have been working with
Passion and Soul BBQ to create a hot chicken wing challenge for
those that like their wings seriously hot!"
KDS Fresh Ideas Stage is open from 1200 with four sets of demo
chefs on stage all cooking up storm - we have local young talent,
foraged food, a Japanese chef and our star chef - Olly Jackson
from the Langford at Fivehead. All will be cooking game (duck,
venison etc.) with our parter Taste of Game."
of Saturday's Burnham Food and Drink Festival:
9am Doors open
9am workshops kick off in Somerset Skills & Learning (Princess
11am Entries close for The Great Burnham BrewOff (Princess Theatre)
12pm KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Hannah Bird (Baptist Church, College
1pm KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Chris Westgate & Kieran Lenihan
(Baptist Church, College Street)
1.30pm The Great Burnham Brew-Off winners & champions announced
2pm Entries close for the Great Burnham Bake-Off (Somerset Skills
2pm KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Olly Jackson (Baptist Church, College
2.30pm Hot Wings Challenge (outdoor stage on College Street)
3pm KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Hideki Koike (Baptist Church, College
3.30pm The Great Burnham Burn-Off (outdoor stage on College Street)
4pm The Great Burnham Bake-Off winners and champions announced
(Somerset Skills & Learning)