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Are you the festival sweetheart?

9 February 2015


The Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival have launched their Festival Bursary offering up to FIVE FREE trading pitches at the Festival on 23 May.

Festival Director Sarah Milner Simonds said 

“Through the Food & Drink festival we have shown our commitment to supporting local traders to build sustainable businesses and now we want to help new businesses make their first steps into trading. We recognise we have an opportunity to assist in developing the skills, abilities and knowledge of all food and drink producers.”

Fellow festival Director Beverley Milner Simonds continued .....


Local Food Festival Recognised in National Competition

2 November 2014


The team behind the Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival received the news today that they are runners-up in the Daily Telegraph/Love British Food "Bring Home the Harvest" competition for the second year.

They have been recognised for their community engagement in their #Harvest Fever series of events which took place at the end of September. The team worked hard with Somerset communities to bring people of all ages and walks of life together to celebrate the harvest festival.

The judging panel, led by Elizabeth Truss (Secretary of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs).....

Crowds flock to the festival by the seaside

27 October 2015


Crowds of over 10000 thronged the streets of Burnham on Sea yesterday for their 5th food and drink festival. The festival is focused on local producers and with it's over 90 traders it has rapidly become the biggest food and drink event in Somerset.


Festival director Beverley Milner Simonds told us

"It is great to see the town centre full of happy visitors and locals enjoying a mild autumn day and a fantastic range of food and drink. The festival is a joy to put on when we get such positive feedback from visitors and traders. We aim to put on a high quality event that includes something for anyone who is hungry or thirsty!".....

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