Food and Drink Festival countdown begins
launch party was held for Burnham-On-Sea's Spring Food Festival
last night (Thursday) as the countdown to the tenth event gets underway.
festival returns to Burnham town centre on Saturday May 27th from
9am-4pm with a record 130 traders.
and drink producers from across the region will be displaying and
selling their products in the streets and at four indoor venues
- and several were at Thursday's launch party in the Ritz Social
the stalls will be tractors and farm animals, plus several new attractions
Ritz Acoustic Stage will be set up in Victoria Street featuring
live music throughout the day. Further live music will be available
outside Somerset Skills and Learning in Princess Street.
new addition will be the debut of Hawksmoor Cookery School offering
free cookery classes for families through the day.
will also be a series of debates and talks about farming and food
in the Ritz Social Club's new Gatsby lounge through the day.
excitement is building for the big day," said co-organiser
Bev Milner Simonds. "This festival will be a special milestone
for us as it's our tenth."
heart is fully in Burnham and we want to put on a lovely show. We
couldn't do it without the terrific support of traders, supporters
and businesses in the town plus our wonderful team of stewards."
have more details about this year's festival over the next couple
Top, Thursday's launch party and, above, the festival's Chief Steward
Tom Gorman with Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds