Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival returns on Saturday
final countdown to Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink
Festival is underway.
100 traders will be showcasing the best of Somerset food and drink
at the town centre event from 9am, which will be the eighth since
it started four years ago.
farmers' market favourites like cheeses, breads and ales to be
trading alongside more unusual finds like Somerset Biltong, squirrel
pies and steamed bau - all made from local ingredients, made by
will be giant John Deere tractors supplied by Smart Ag Services
of Cheddar, a face painter, sideshow stalls and live music from
buskers. Inside the Methodist Church there is a children's play
area and on the High Street a traditional Punch & Judy stall
will be set up.
meeting points will be the four outside bars - this year there
will be a new Pilton Cider and Two Birds Gin & Tonic bar to
add into the mix of RCH Brewery craft ale and farmhouse cider
festival's two local bursary winners will be on hand to chat about
their new businesses; Levels Lamb: Howard Tratt will also be bringing
his lambs to Princess Street and Ceres Coffee's Daniel Ingram
will be tempting the senses outside the Cookery School with some
Cookery School, sponsored by Bakkavor Desserts, is one of the
new elements for the May festival. There will be six free-to-attend
classes throughout the day featuring fermented, cultured and slow
foods like sourdough bread and kombucha.
participants at the classes will be entered into a free prize
draw to win a Riverford Organics Recipe Box. The Cookery School
is at Somerset Skills & Learning in Princess Street.
in Somerset Skills & Learning is The Great Burnham Bake Off.
This popular home and professional baking competition has seen
some local baking dynasties created. It's always a hotly contested
competition and the judges will no doubt have their work cut out.
Bakes should be brought along to the centre before 2pm with a
completed entry form to be in with a chance of taking home one
of the trophies. Winners announced at 4pm.
Somerset Skills & Learning is one of the three large, indoor
venues which house around 40% of the traders exhibiting. There
are lots of places to sit down around the festival and catch your
breath (and eat your lunch!). All but one venue are happy with
dogs on leads.
at the Baptist Church the KDS Fresh Ideas Stage will be set up
outside on Saturday with a team of BBQ chefs cooking throughout
the day. They will be sharing their expertise, tips and samples.
Some of the dishes will be forming the core of two special after-hours
meals. These are another new element for the festival this spring.
Each meal is limited to 40 places and the first at 6pm will focus
on BBQ and the second is a rustic fine dining meal with 4 courses
and waitress service. You need to book in advance for these meals
via the festival website.
so many traders to choose from it is sometimes hard to pick your
favourite, but the People's Choice for Best in Show is a competition
that all the producers want to win. Cast your vote using a polling
card at one of the boxes at the three indoor venues and be in
with a chance of winning a 12-month subscription to Somerset Life
The KDS Fresh Ideas Stage outside the Baptist Church:
11 Nick Webley Syrian Manqal
12:15 Simon Dyer, ITV BBQ Champ 2015, BBQ Chcicken
1:30 Marcus Bawdon, Dirty steaks
2:30 John Gower, orange confit pork tenderloins
3:30 Local legend Nigel Smith, Rum ribs
Cookery School, sponsored by Bakkavor Desserts:
10:30 Sauerkraut Hands-on workshop
11.30 Sourdough demo & Q&A
12.30 Kombucha demo & Q&A
1.30 Sauerkraut Hands-on workshop
2.30 Sourdough demo & Q&A
3.30 Kombucha demo & Q&A