December 19, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea Food Festival announces 2018 event dates

The team behind Burnham's Food and Drink Festival has this week announced that they are open for bookings for the 2018 events.

The two 'Eat'-branded festivals will be held in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday 26th May and Saturday 27th October.

Bev Milner Simonds said: "We are now open for applications for next year's events and interested businesses need to apply via our website"

"Here they will find more information about the event and the application process. There will be a special announcement in the New Year about our Bursary Scheme for new traders."

The team say they have also enhanced the sustainability criteria for this year's festival. There are many improvements including the news that the festival will be single-use plastic free with all serve-ware being biodegradable.

"Eat:Burnham has an environmental impact; requiring transport, energy, water, materials, and producing waste and generating emissions. They have a lasting social impact on the local communities."

"We have an opportunity, through our festivals, to inspire visitors through a raised awareness of environmental and sustainability matters; sharing our management decisions on reducing our environmental impact in partnership with our crew, our sponsors, local authorities, suppliers and traders is one way."

"We have worked hard with our producers and Somerset Waste Partnership to come up with a solution for waste management that allows our producers and visitors to minimise their impact on the environment. Alongside our other 24 Sustainability Goals we to hope make a positive difference through our festivals."

Tatiana Cant of Burnham and Highbridge Town Council said: "Burnham & Highbridge Town Council is extremely encouraged by the Eat: Festivals team’s responsible approach to packaging materials used at their events as well as other environmental factors they have taken into consideration."

"They have created ambitious, but realistic, sustainability goals which also reflect the aims of the Town Council which has signed up to support the national Plastic Free Coastline campaign."

"This is a great example to set to other local businesses as we all work together towards a cleaner and healthier town and coastline."


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