Could you be the next big trader at Weston-super-Mare’s new food festival?

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 February 2017

Sarah Milner Simonds with last year's young traders.

Sarah Milner Simonds with last year's young traders.


Weston’s brand new food festival, which is set to grace the town centre this April, has announced a host of new opportunities for traders of all ages.

Organisers Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds are giving young people the opportunity to trade for free – and receive specialist training – as well as offering up some spots to first-time traders.

The young makers’ market will include a dozen start-up businesses which can trade for free and receive some much-needed advice.

The event – which will be in Weston’s high street on April 8 – will also include three trading stalls which have been allocated for free, thanks to a bursary for first-time traders.

Beverley and Sarah are also the brains behind the successful bi-annual Eat:Burnham festival and have seen the impact these free spots have on businesses in the area.

Berrow Beef And Lamb, based at Faircott Farm in Brent Road, won a coveted place at the festival in October and said they have had ‘huge success’ ever since.

Sarah Welland from Berrow Beef And Lamb said: “Being awarded a bursary to attend the festival was a massive boost for us.

“Due to the huge success it turned out to be we intend being at every future festival.”

Any young budding traders or first-time traders can apply for one of these coveted spots.

Both application forms are available from the Eat: Weston Facebook page, or by emailing Beverley and Sarah at

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