Several changes are to be introduced at Burnham-On-Sea’s 14th food and drink festival, which is set to take place on Saturday May 25th.

The festival will return to the town centre between 10am and 5pm with over 100 local producers exhibiting alongside free entertainment.

Co-organiser Bev Milner Simonds told “We have made a few changes this time, with tweaks in the layout to reduce the pinch points and three dedicated street food hubs.”

“We have also reduced the number of producers – focusing on the highest quality, the widest range and ensuring there are lots of gluten free, vegan and alcohol free choices as well as some award-winning producers and new product launches.”

“The biggest change is in our opening times – we are now trading from 10am to 5pm to ensure we can have a safer set-up in the morning.”

The team have also invited Griffin Cycles to the festival offering free bike check-ups and travel advice. Anyone cycling into the festival will get a free rucksack cover. The cycle park is outside the Princess Theatre.

In the Methodist Church will be the cook school; running from 10.30 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30 where there will be a celebration of the flavours of Italy with a hands-on session making egg frittata and pesto.

In the Baptist Hall will be Zara Emily’s Print Workshop where you can screen print your own tote bag – perfect for all food festival purchases!

Outside there will be Punch and Judy shows, circus skills workshops, drumming sessions, a DJ and a face painter.

The organisers are continuing their campaign to be single use plastic free and are urging people to bring their own bags.

Roads will be closed from 7am to approximately 7pm and the organisers have thanked local residents and businesses for their support and co-operation.

Photos: Burnham’s previous Food Festival (Orbit Photography)
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