set to flock to Burnham's Food & Drink Festival today
crowds are expected in Burnham-On-Sea today for the town's sixth
Food and Drink Festival.
celebration of locally-produced food and drink will see many of
the region's best producers and brewers taking part.
90 traders will offer tastings and samples of products, which
will range from local Somerset specialities like cider and cheese,
to Japanese cuisine and chocolate made from goat's milk.
will be set up in Victoria Street, College Street and Princess
Street plus several venues will also be busy with stallholders
- the Baptist Hall, Methodist Church and Princess Theatre.
23rd FOOD FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
is a full run down for the day:
workshops start in Somerset Skills & Learning (Princess
KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Marcus Bawdon (outside the Baptist
Church, College Street)
KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Izzy Simmons (Baptist Church, College
KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Bini Ludlow (Baptist Church, College
Entries close for the Great Burnham Bake-Off (Somerset Skills
KDS Fresh Ideas Stage: Angela Langford (Baptist Church,
Voting closes for Best in Show
Best in Show and Welly Wanging Champions announced (At Food
Fest FM on College Street)
The Great Burnham Bake-Off winners and champions announced
(Somerset Skills & Learning)
Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are really pleased
to have an expanded range of entertainment for our younger visitors
- in addition to giant tractors, we have cute sheep, rides and
games, welly wanging, an ace face painter and plenty of seating
to take the weight off your feet while listening to the buskers."
are also welcoming a Louisiana-style strolling 18-piece jazz band
- Big Noise Street Band - who will be all over the festival from
1pm. And keep your ears tuned in for Food Fest FM broadcasting
all around the festival with the latest news, some mellow tunes
and competition announcements. There is even a ukulele workshop
in the Methodist Church."
festival takes place in five indoor venues and three street markets
all in the northern end of the town centre on College Street,
High Street, Victoria Street and Princess Street. So it makes
for a great, free day our whatever the weather!
local charities, including NFU Mutual, will be featured at the
festival talking about their connection with the countryside and
festival is free to attend and all the competitions are free to
enter too. There is one for cakes; meringues; bread (open to young
bakers, families, individuals and professional bakers) and the
welly-wanging competition too.
Best in Show competition has been expanded to include a people's
choice and visitors votes will see the top stall crowned by the
end of the day.
KDS Fresh Ideas Stage will be open from 11am with four sets of
demo chefs on stage all cooking up storm - we have local young
talent, a BBQ, an Indian chef and the star chef is Angela Langford,
BBC Masterchef 2014 finalist.
Judges have been announced for the festivals bake-off
with entrants welcome to put their skills to the test and
the final line-up of chefs who will be demonstrating their culinary
talents has also been announced.
judges will be Bini Ludlow, who has set up an authentic Indian
cookery school in Somerset, alongside Rosemary Jackson from sponsors
Retreat Caravan Park and the Reverend Sharon Eldergill from St
at the festival year six student Isobel Simmons will become the
youngest chef to demonstrate their cooking skills on the KDS Fresh
Ideas stage, at the Baptist Church in College Street, with the
St Josephs Primary School pupil planning to bake a rainbow
cake when she takes to the stage at noon.
co-director Sarah Milner Simonds said: "Getting younger cooks
involved in the festival and showing-off their skills to their
peers and visitors is a great dimension to the festival."
love to champion local talent and we wish Izzy the very best of
luck in Junior Bake Off later this summer."
festival is running from 9am on Saturday in the town centre, with
street markets on Princess Street, Victoria Street, College Street
and the High Street.