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.

Take a look at the feedback from our producers and partners at the bottom of this page.

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 open for 2020 applications from those we have traded with before on 1 November via our closed Facebook group.

We open for general applications on 1 January 2020

We are open for applications from everyone for eat:Vegan on 2 Feb 2020


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

Why book with us

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

  • Wellington and Portishead footfall was 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

  • Details about your business/product on our website

  • 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

Here's what our producers and partners say about the festivals


"You women are brill! This is the best-organised event we've ever been to!" ​

Stall Holder

"This was our first experience of a food festival and we thoroughly enjoyed it.  We believe you were very well organised making sure that the stall holders were happy with their pitch, and the stewards on hand were very efficient." ​

First time trader

"The 'Festival has become one of the highlights in the town’s calendar. The energy and commitment from the co-directors, Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, is largely responsible for this runaway success and Burnham is truly fortunate to have their imagination, drive and passion for all things Somerset. The 'Festival showcases all that is wonderful about this charming seaside resort and the world class food and drink that is produced in our county." ​

James Heappey, MP

"I was very pleased with May's Food and Drink Festival in Burnham on Sea, I met lots of lovely people who were interested in good food and its provenance, to top it all it was seamlessly organised! I am looking forward to coming back in the autumn" 

National franchisee, regular festival trader

"It's the best fest in the west"

Lorraine Thomas, visitor

"The food festival was a great opportunity to showcase my business. We were prepared for a slight decrease in takings due to the vast amount of delicious foods available at the festival but this wasn't the case- in fact, it was our best trading day so far this year."

Heidi Leigh, Chatterbox Cafe

"Congratulations to you both and your team.  This helps to underline Burnham on Sea as a destination for all seasons." 

Cllr Janet Keen

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