Bethan Evans, Reporter
Thursday, July 12, 2012
LOVERS of sweet and savoury food and drink are being invited to Burnham’s first food and drink festival.
Visitors will join exhibitors and demonstrators at the festival on September 29 which will be held at the Baptist Hall, in College Street, as well as the Princess Theatre, in Princess Street.
Food stalls, tastings, demonstrations, beers, wines, local ciders and workshops will all be on offer, with free entry for visitors.
The day will also include The Great Burnham Bake Off, a home baking competition for bread and cakes, as well as a home-brew cider, wine and beer competition for locals to take part in.
The event, which is being spearheaded by Burnham residents Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, is also hoping to attract more producers, retailers and brewers from Somerset to fill up the last few stalls and demonstration slots.
Beverley and Sarah are also working to promote local businesses within Burnham.
Beverley said: “The High Street is full of interesting and vibrant shops and we are working with each of them to help maximise the food festival for them and for visitors.
“We were pleased to have kitchen supplier KDS sign up immediately and it is working with a local chef to offer cooking demonstrations in store. Truckles Farm Shop has also been quick to get involved and will be offering in store tastings throughout the day.
“Demonstrating to shoppers what great food, drink and service is available to them within Burnham is a key part of our motivation for putting on the festival and so to get an enthusiastic response from traders has been very encouraging.”
To find out more about the festival visit www.burnhamonseafoodfestival.org following the festival’s activities on Twitter @bosfoodfest or email firstname.lastname@example.org