Thank you for making the 7th Burnham-on-Sea Food & Drink Festival such a success


An estimated crowd of 16,500 made this festival a glorious celebration of lcoal food & drink in wonderful sunshine.


This is the online home of the largest celebration of food and drink in Somerset. Held twice a year in the heart of the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea on Somerset's north coast. 

This is a locally focused festival that celebrates everything that is fresh and good in the South West in a great FREE to attend festival.


Highly Commended in the Prince of Wales Award at the Bath & West 2015

Nominated for a Countryside Alliance Award for Tourism 2016

2013 & 2014 Runners-up in The Daily Telegraph 'Bring Home the Harvest' search for the best harvest-time festival


The food and drink available in Somerset is amazing and we aim to bring the best of it together for one day, for you to enjoy.


Saturdays food & drink festival was our biggest yet with over 100 traders, nearly all from within 25 miles of Burnham-on-Sea. Many of them have reported back already how friendly, jolly and good humoured our visitors were (that's you!). Our listings remain online over the winter so if you are looking for a trader you met check back on our website.


This festival saw us welcome Keith Hooper and is prize winning cow Snowy, a giant marrow weigh-in (well done to Wiliam who beat his Dad), some mavellous tasting sausage rolls in the Great Burnham Bake Off, some great buskers, four cracking demo chefs, over 40 riders from the Bridgwater Harley Davidson Owners Club and special guests Alan Stone, John Gower and ITV BBQ Champ Simon Dyer. 


The roads were reopened by 5:30pm, all our posters and banners removed by noon on Sunday (except the one we have just remembered and gone out to get) and we got it all packed away by 4pm Monday and then we had a sit down!


The festival relies on the support and help our volunteer stewards, judges, demo chefs, photographers and sponsors to make it happen.


Thank you to all of them too - they help to keep this festival free to attend, locally focused and top of its game.

The Great Burnham....

Our competitions are designed to bring a little bit of competitiveness into the kitchen, but are always fun, free and friendly. The Great Burnham Bake Off, Brew Off and Burn Off are there to encourage you to try new things and make a bit of room on your mantlepiece for a shiny trophy!


Curation, curation, curation!

We take a great deal of time and pride in selecting the best and most varied range of food and drink producers from across Somerset, focusing on those from within 25 miles of Burnham on Sea. We also offer a bursary for first time traders.

Read more about our Local Food Hero winners and Bursary recipients at this link.

Demos, workshops & talks

We have loved bringing some top local talent to our demo stage over the last four festivals. We are always keen to celebrate new talent and local chefs. The stage is a place to learn some new tricks and taste some excellent food.

Working with Somerset Skills & Learning has enabled us to promote a whole range of free workshops.


Book a space, volunteer, busk, sponsor...

The festival has been built on a desire to build a sustainable, free, viable festival - we couldn't have done any of it without our ace stewards, volunteers, sponsors and partners. 

Join our team and find out how we can help you and your business grow.

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