We are really pleased you are considering applying for our festivals

We take a lot of time chosing the producers we work with. We value their feedback and their customers feedback too.

If you are considering applying please read the following statements which sum up what being a part of the #eatfestivalsfamily is about. If you don't think you will fit, please don't apply:

Community: food & drink producers who help and support each other, from bursary-winning first-time traders to seasoned experts.

Well run: our reputation is for a good footfall, effective promotion, great communication and excellent procedures.

Shared Responsibility: producers work together on pre-event promo, social media & face to face, ready for a great day's trade.

Collaborative: regular 360* constructive feedback means that we all steer the development of eat:Festivals for mutual benefit.

Sustainable: gold standard levels of sustainability across all elements of the festivals - ecology, society, local economy.

Fun: we don't work with tossers.

For all our festivals we prioritise those from within 30 miles of the host town

We review applications on the 1st of the month

The process we follow for assessing is HERE

Applying:

We have high sustainability criteria - please read through these carefully and ensure you can comply.

You will need an electronic copy of your public liability insurance, any PAT or gas certs, a link to your FSA rating, a picture of your stall (if you haven't traded with us before) and a copy of your logo before you begin applying.

The same application form can be used for all our festivals.

Our Nutritional Values Statement is here

Here are our terms and conditions for 2021 applications

Read our Trader Charter to see what we are promising

Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our availability 

Why book with us

  • Covid-secure with excellent relationships with local authorities

  • Regular footfall of in excess of 25,000 at Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Taunton

  • Wellington and Portishead footfall is over 15,000

  • Start out Strong discount scheme for new traders and bursary opportunities

  • Award winning organsiers [NOEA Best Event Organisers 2017, Best Practice Award 2018 and NABMA Best Food Market - Great British Market Awards 2018] 

  • Followed and tweeted about on Twitter @eatfestivals #EatFestivals

  • Specifically referred to in our press releases and supporters’ mail shots

  • Your business or product listed in the festival directory (1000 distributed free of charge per festival)

  • We keep our pitch fees low [£55 high risk, £70 low risk and £125 hot food] in order to attract and retain micro and small local producers

  • Linked and Liked via our dedicated town Facebook Pages

  • Opportunity to win Local Food Hero and Best in Show awards

2021 dates

  • 15 May Clevedon - less than 5 places left

  • 22 May Yeovil - Waiting list only

  • 29 May Burnham - Waiting list only

  • 14 August Portishead

  • 21 August Honiton Gate to Plate - Waiting list only

  • 28 August Chipping Sodbury

  • 4 Sept Wellington - Waiting list only

  • 18 Sept Yeovil - Waiting list only

  • 25 Sept WSM - Made in North Somerset producers & makers only

  • 26 Sept Tiverton

  • 2 October Minehead

  • 9 October Nailsea - less than 10 places left

  • 16 October Teignmouth

  • 23 October Burnham - less than 10 places left

Festive events:

  • 27 Nov Taunton

  • 4 Dec Nailsea

  • 11 Dec Yeovil - less than 10 places left

  • 12 Dec WSM - less than 10 places left

August West Country Food Adventures