Our 2021 plans put your safety at the heart of our decision making. 

We don't know what the future holds, but we are pragmatic optimists. We delivered 6 great events over the summer of 2020 and received praise from our local authority partners for our adaptation. We also know that to deliver exceptional events we need to start planning now. We are working with your elected representatives, council officers, public health staff and our industry partners to ensure we are following all the latest guidance and best practice. The national and local guidance will change over the course of the year and we will keep our website and social media channels up to date.

We provide an opportunity to buy produce from local producers in a well run, safe outdoor environment. We are seeking to minimise the risk of transmission of covid-19.

  • All our producers wear facemasks or have a solid, clear screen between you and them

  • We are asking you to wear a face covering too, if you are able to

  • We provide additional hand santiser stations for you to use 

  • You are encouraged to do cashless shopping by making contactless payments 

  • We have changed our layouts to ensure we have room for social distancing when visiting the festival, queuing or passing through the area

  • Our stewards will provide advice and guidance on personal behaviour to ensure the latest covid guidance is followed

  • If you choose to come by bus please follow the guidance on using public transport

  • You should aim to keep your market visit simple and short

  • You should stay away if they are displaying symptoms or should be self-isolating

  • Visitors should wash their purchases when they get home


eat:Festivals are grown from the land around us. They bring the very best West Country food & drink producers and artisans together to markets in town centres across Somerset. 

We are now open for applications for all confirmed 2021 dates.

  • Dog friendly - in fact the whole family are welcome.

  • Fully accessible - buggies, scooters, pushchairs all suitable. Extra seating's available too.

  • Always a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, alcohol free food & drink.  The festivals are designed to provide for all dietary choices. 

  • Ethics & traceability as standard. You get to meet the makers and find out all you want to know.

  • Always free entry - no pre-booking, reserving tickets, faffing around.

We trade 10am - 4pm. 

2021 dates

  • 10 April Minehead

  • 17 April Weston-super-Mare

  • 24 April Lyme Regis

  • 1 May Castle Cary

  • 8 May Taunton

  • 15 May Clevedon

  • 22 May Yeovil

  • 29 May Burnham-on-Sea

  • 14 August Portishead

  • 21 August Honiton Gate to Plate

  • 28 August Chipping Sodbury

  • 4 Sept Wellington

  • 18 Sept Yeovil

  • 25 Sept Weston-super-Mare

  • 26 Sept Tiverton

  • 2 October Minehead

  • 9 October Nailsea

  • 16 October Teignmouth

  • 23 October Burnham-on-Sea

​Festive events:

  • 27 Nov Taunton

  • 4 December Nailsea

  • 11 Dec Yeovil

  • 12 Dec Weston-super-Mare


The Thatchers Bursary 2021 - the bursary will open for applciations shortly

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We are very proud to be working with Somerset Life at our festivals in 2021, the premier regional magazine covering our beautiful county's culture and lifestyle. #partnership


We follow current Government advice about COVID-19 and you can read the latest version of our COVID-19 Response Plan and how we have responded to the virus threat for visitor safety.

Feel free to peruse our detailed COVID-19 Statement for Producers.


Award winning locally focused events

Wellington + Taunton + Minehead

Burnham-on-Sea + Chipping Sodbury + Lyme Regis

Portishead + Weston-super-Mare + Nailsea + Clevedon

Castle Cary + Yeovil

 Honiton + Tiverton + Teignmouth

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Email: hello@eatfestivals.org

07771 665445

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