Food Festival launch party starts countdown to the big day
countdown to this month's sixth Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink
Festival got underway on Thursday night with a special launch
businesses and food retailers were among the 50 guests at the
event, held at Benton Furniture in Highbridge, which provided
a sneak peak of what will be happening.
organisers, Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, said the festival on
Saturday May 23rd will be the biggest yet.
Burnham's Lib Dem election candidate Tessa Munt also took a brief
break from campaigning to attend, right.
This year's Spring festival will see over 100 stalls set up around
Burnham town centre selling a wide range of food and drink.
There will also be the Great Burnham Bake-Off baking competition,
demo chefs, plus a welly wanging competition and children's entertainment.
those present at Thursday's launch were Sarah and Rich Welland
of Berrow Beef, pictured, who told Burnham-On-Sea.com they're
looking forwards to the festival.
"It's always a great event that has ben hugely helpful to
us in spreading the word about what we do. We get lots of repeat
custom after attending the festivals. We've only been going a
year, but the festival has put us on the map," said Rich.
Mike Smith of Mike's Pork added: "We wouldn't miss it -
this will be our sixth time of attending and we always sell out
when we attend even though we always take along more stock each
time. We are big fans of the festival which is a good supporter
of local food and drink producers."
those present at Thursday's launch were King Alfred School, who
showed the work of food and georgraphy students.
Simonds added: "We are very much looking forwarding to seeing
the streets of Burnham filled once again with happy smiling faces."
have listened to people's feedback about creating a day
out for all the family and this festival includes a welly wanging
competition in College Street plus children's entertainment in
the town centre and a human fruit machine. There will also be
lots more seating for poeple to take the weight off their feet
during the day."
"We will have over 100 traders attending, making us the
biggest food festival in the south west - selling everything from
pork pies and jerk chicken to pizzas, beef, fruit and veg and
The event will run from 9am-4pm on Saturday
Mike and Jane Smith form Burnham-based Mike's Pork
and Sarah signing a visitor charter for the event