kite festival burnham-on-sea

A popular kite festival is set to return to Burnham-On-Sea for the first time in two years this autumn.

The kite festival will be held on Burnham beach this September for the first time since 2017. The festival was switched to Berrow beach last year.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week, organiser Gaynor Brown confirmed: “The Beach Kite Fest is returning to the main beach in Burnham-On-Sea.”

“Over the weekend of 14th and 15th September kiters from all over the country will be displaying their skills with huge inflatable, single line acrobatic kites, power and traction kites and the wonderful synchronised flying team shows we have been able to show for the past three years.”

“We were keen to include the Kite Buggies and Land Yachts that did a demonstration in 2017 and 2018 but we will only be permitted to have them with a static display.  At least it will provide a chance for the public to find out about this exciting and challenging sport.”

“The last time the event was held in Burnham we had to struggle with 70mph winds. That drastically restricted what we could safely fly and many of the huge inflatables had to stay packed up.”

“Last year we had the opposite challenge of no wind for the June event and perfect weather for September when the sky in Berrow was crowded with huge flying animals and strange under sea creatures.”

“So this year we will be hoping for good wind and plenty of sun to be able to put up an incredible show like the one we mounted in 2016.  There will be a specialist kite trader with us and our very popular  ‘Learn to Fly’ lessons as usual.”

Details of displays and timetables will be posted on Burnham-On-Sea.com.

Also see: what’s on in Burnham-On-Sea