October 4, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea food festival set to be 'biggest yet' on October 21st

Burnham-On-Sea town centre will be full of amazing tastes and flavours again on Saturday 21 October when the town's food festival, known as 'Eat: Burnham-On-Sea' returns.

Now in its fifth year, this award-winning event has grown again and has over 130 of the region's finest food and drink producers alongside a wide variety of free entertainment. spoke to the organisers this week to find out how the preparations are going.

Bev Milner Simonds, co-organiser, said: "We are really pleased with the line-up of traders and the great range of festival activities planned for our 11th festival in our hometown."

"The positivity from visitors and traders about this festival spurs us on to get more creative and include more and more free elements."

"This wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners, the district council and of course our volunteer stewards."

"I'm looking forward to welcoming the livestock and giant tractors who help us tell the story of the connection between the countryside that surrounds us, food production and the amazing range of produce on sale at the festival."

And Sarah Milner Simonds, the event's co-organiser, told "We have made a few tweaks this time, like we can't use the Princess Theatre, so we have focused more on The Ritz - which works well as we coincide with their Cider and Music festival."

"They are hosting our Hawksmoor Cookery School and the Hot Wings Competition later in the day, plus our Retreat Music Stage will be outside."

"This Autumn we wanted to focus on learning and so the KDS Fresh Ideas Stage is being run as three masterclasses with The School Chef, Steve Fowell and we have an outdoor cookery demo rolling all day with Ben Forte and Nigel Smith using local ingredients on Jerk Pan BBQ Co. Equipment."

"As always we welcome feedback so if readers have questions or queries please do get in touch via our Facebook page or email to"


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