28, 2016 Video
& Photos: Big crowds flock to Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival
of people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for
the town's popular Food & Drink Festival which was hailed
a big success by traders and organisers.
100 traders showcased the best of Somerset food and drink at the
eighth festival alongside displays that included cookery demonstrations,
tractors and lambs.
Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great to
have seen the town centre so full of happy, smiling faces - all
clearly having a super day out. We had visitors from as far afield
as Bath, Cornwall and Exeter in town to enjoy a fantastic day
District Council's Chairman, Cllr Ian Dyer, added: "It was
another superb event - the quality of the stalls was exceptional.
It was so good to see such a wide range of different food sellers
as well - the goat curry and Spanish food were among the eye catchers
the traders experiencing a great day was Rachael Jarrett of Herby4,
selling juices and herbs, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
always a great day here in Burnham - with lots of interest and
sales. This festival is now such an established event in Somerset's
food and drink calendar."
Nick Lee of trader The Chillees added: "It was a great day
- slightly quieter in terms of crowds than we've previously seen
- but just as busy in terms of sales. We would never miss it,
this festival is really important for us."
Evans of Gluten Free Gourmet won the award for the best trader
at the show and said: "I was shocked to have won! I really
didn't know whether people would be interested in us to be honest,
so it's great to have the recognition!"
received her prize from Charlotte Skidmore, Editor of Somerset
Life magazine, with Cllr Dyer and festival co-organisers Bev
and Sarah Milner Simonds.
Gair of XocolaT won the People's Choice award for best trader
at the show. "As a previous bursary winner at the festival
we are delighted to have won this year - it's such a superb event
for local food producers," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
those who voted were entered into a prize draw for a year's subscription
to Somerset Life magazine, and Felicity Nicholson was named the
traders who had a busy day of trade included James Odgers from
Stream Farm, who said: "It's been a really busy day with
lots of positive interest. We also had lots of support for our
'vote leave EU' campaign to protect local farmers."
Holly Stamp of Beech Ridge Farm added: "It's been our best
event yet at the festivals. We're already looking forward to the
next one in October!"
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