Food Festival organisers bid for 'Rural Oscar'
Food and Drink Festival organisers Bev & Sarah Milner Simonds
are hoping to be celebrating this Wednesday (April 27th) when
they take a trip to the House of Lords for the 'Rural Oscars'.
twice-yearly festival has been shortlisted into the Countryside
Alliance Awards, also known as the Rural Oscars, for their contribution
to Tourism in the region.
are competing against opposition from across the UK in these prestigious
awards that seek to celebrate those who contribute to the rural
Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are honoured
to have been shortlisted in these national awards and getting
this far is a testament to our volunteer's professionalism, our
trader's creativity and our local sponsors support enabling us
to build this event into one of the region's premier celebrations
of local food and drink."
are very pleased to be accompanied to the awards by James Heappey
MP and our principle sponsor, The Retreat Caravan Park."
Alliance Awards director Jill Grieve said: "These finalists
are all exceptional we have been overwhelmed by nominations
this year so for them to get this far is a huge achievement. The
secret to the Rural Oscars popularity is that they honour
the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce
exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities
and rural economy ticking. We are delighted to offer this platform
to enable people to say thank you to them for all
wish all of these businesses well as judging gets underway, there
are going to be some hard decisions ahead."