to this Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival
Food & Drink Festival is set to make a welcome return to the
town centre this Saturday (May 27th) with more than 130 stalls and
scores of free displays and attractions on offer.
tenth festival will open at 9am and run through the day until 4pm,
providing a day of entertainment with tractors, livestock, buskers,
demos, workshops and scores of food stalls to explore in five indoor
venues and a large outdoor market.
food and drink producers will be offering staples like cheese, bread,
chutneys and meats alongside cakes, chocolates, wines and pies.
outdoor market will be full of street-food traders offering jerk
chicken, low and slow BBQ, Japanese noodles, Russian kebabs, vegan
treats and more.
spoke to the festival organisers and got a round-up of what to expect
on the day and some of the highlights.
competition hub will be The Cookery School in Princess Street. The
Great Burnham Bake Off, sponsored by The Retreat Caravan Park, opens
for entry drop-offs at 9am.
celebrate the tenth festival, the organisers are bringing together
the past winners of the Great Burnham Bake Off. The 'Champion of
Champions' challenge is a chance to find the definitive best of
Burnham's bakers, recreating their trophy-winning recipes from previous
for those newbies who have never entered the Great Burnham Bake
Off there is a great debut challenge - Bake us a tenth birthday
cake! A junior & senior class, both will be judged on taste,
appearance and trueness to form.
Come and see the cakes, bakes and breads on display in the Hawksmoor
Cookery School on Princess Street centre until 2pm when entries
close and judging commences. The trophies and prizes will be awarded
at 4pm when it's oven-gloves off for our competitive bakers!
visitors to the festival will have the chance to vote for their
favourite trader and could win a years subscription to Somerset
Life magazine. Collect a card from one of the friendly stewards
and post your vote for Best in Show at one of the five indoor venues
will also be chefs, a cookery school, entertainment, a cookery school
and more - we'll have more through the week.
co-organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "This is our tenth
festival in Burnham-On-Sea and we are back once again with some
'ill behaviour'; animals in the street, tractors on the pavement,
smoke in the air and the most wonderful local produce for the fire
in your bellies."
makes us insanely proud to know that so many of you have a taste
for the brilliant food and drink made and grown around our lovely
town and a healthy appetite for more. We hear often from stall-holders
how much they enjoy the vibe here - interested shoppers, hungry
punters, a great social and very supportive group of traders."