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 25 miles of the host town

We review applications on the 1st of the month

The process we follow for assessing is HERE

2020 Updates:

The following festivals are now full and we are operating a waiting list:


Weston September


Taunton November


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.

Here are our terms and conditions for 2020 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

  • One of the very few events running in 2020

  • 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

  • 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 [£50 high risk, £65 low risk and £100 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

  • Bursary for new traders

2021 dates

  • 30 Jan Vegan WSM

  • 10 April Minehead

  • 17 April WSM

  • 1 May Castle Cary

  • 8 May Taunton

  • 15 May Clevedon

  • 29 May Burnham

  • 14 August Portishead

  • 21 August Honiton Gate to Plate

  • 4 Sept Wellington

  • 25 Sept WSM

  • 2 October Minehead

  • TBC 9 October Nailsea

  • 23 October Burnham 


Festive events:

  • TBC 27 Nov Taunton

  • TBC 4 Dec Burnham

  • TBC 11 Dec Minehead

  • TBC 12 Dec WSM


June, July & August West Country Food Adventures


Award winning locally focused events

Wellington + Taunton + Burnham-on-Sea + Weston-super-Mare 

Castle Cary + Clevedon + Nailsea + Yeovil +

Portishead + Minehead + Honiton


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