Food Festival highly commended at 'Rural Oscars'
Food & Drink Festival has this week been awarded a 'Highly
Commended' award at the Countryside Alliance Awards ceremony.
organisers Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds travelled to the
House of Lords in London on Wednesday (April 27th) to receive
the award from Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs, Liz Truss.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are shocked and amazed to have
been recognised at these national awards. The festival is in its
4th year and we are proud of what we have achieved so far. None
of this would have been possible without our great crew of stewards,
amazing local producers, committed sponsors and supportive partners."
added: "The Countryside Alliance Awards are so well respected
that we are humbled to join the list of people they have recognised.
We hope that this puts Burnham on Sea in the national spotlight
for all the right reasons.
A big thank you to our principle sponsor, The Retreat Caravan
Park who were able to join us today to celebrate."
MP James Heappey said: "Many congratulations to Burnham Food
& Drink Festival who were highly commended in The Countryside
Alliance Rural Oscars in Parliament."
and Sarah have done a wonderful job in building the Burnham Food
& Drink Festival into the huge event it is today - a tremendous
showcase for all the fantastic things that are grown and produced
festival was recognised for its contribution to tourism locally.
The next festival is at the start of the late May bank holiday
weekend and the pair are hoping that the festival encourages more
people to choose Burnham on Sea for a longer break at start of
the half term.