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 this website and our social media channels up-to-date.

At all our events you can buy local food & drink direct from the producers in a safe, organised, outdoor environment. Fresh good food has never been so important for our health and the strength of our community. 

This is what we do to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

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

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

  • We provide hand santiser stations for you to use 

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

  • Our layouts ensure we all 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

  • Please keep your market visit simple and short

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

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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

  • 17 April Weston-super-Mare Italian Gardens 

  • 24 April Lyme Regis Gun Cliff Walk and Seafront

  • 1 May Castle Cary Town Centre

  • 8 May Taunton Hammet Street and East Street

  • 15 May Clevedon Alexandra Road & Queens Square

  • 22 May Yeovil St Johns churchyard, The Borough and King George Street

  • 29 May Burnham-on-Sea Town Centre

  • 14 August Portishead Around the Marina

  • 21 August Honiton Gate to Plate High Street

  • 28 August Chipping Sodbury High Street

  • 4 Sept Wellington South Street & High Street 

  • 18 Sept Yeovil Middle Street & King George Street

  • 25 Sept Weston-super-Mare Italian Gardens 

  • 26 Sept Tiverton Fore Street and Rotary Way

  • 2 October Minehead The Avenue

  • 9 October Nailsea Town Centre

  • 16 October Teignmouth The Triangles

  • 23 October Burnham-on-Sea Town Centre

​Festive events:

  • 27 Nov Taunton Hammet Street & Easte Street

  • 4 December Nailsea Town Centre

  • 11 Dec Yeovil Town Centre

  • 12 Dec Weston-super-Mare Winter Gardens

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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

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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.

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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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