Burnham-On-Sea’s popular kite festival has been hailed a success by organisers and the town’s Mayor after large numbers of people headed to the event over the weekend.
The two-day Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival took place on the town’s beach and was boosted by a weekend of non-stop sunshine and warm temperatures.
Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Gaynor Brown, organiser of Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival, said: “We had a very successful weekend. The beach and seafront were busy with large crowds of visitors and residents, with many coming along to watch the kites being flown or try their hand at flying one.”
“Our baby whale kite was the main attraction, closely followed by an 80ft octopus and a 45ft-wide dragon! While Saturday began very calm, the wind picked up later in the day, and Sunday provided plenty of wind for flying.”
The Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival was opened on Saturday by Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer, Mayoress Lorna Brewer and Town Crier Alastair Murray.
Cllr Brewer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It was wonderful to see so many families out enjoying the event in the good weather.”
“My congratulations go to the organisers for putting it on – the Town Council was pleased to support it this year.”
During the weekend kiters from all over the country displayed their skills with huge inflatables, single line acrobatic kites, power and traction kites and synchronised displays.
The Burnham-On-Sea Kite Festival also saw stalls and attractions – including a fair ride, a Punch and Judy show, and Sedgemoor FM – set up on the seafront.
Pictured: The Burnham-On-Sea kite festival underway over the weekend (Burnham-On-Sea.com / Dawson Panter-Wray)
Also see: What’s on in Burnham-On-Sea