IN PICTURES: Food festival entices thousands of visitors to Weston

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 April 2019

Tereza Vondrackova serving up a churros treat at Churtopia.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Tereza Vondrackova serving up a churros treat at Churtopia. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Food fanatics were out in full force for the town's first eat:Weston festival of the year.

Gourmet Confectioner Janet Thompson with her 'Grown Up Marshmallows'.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONGourmet Confectioner Janet Thompson with her 'Grown Up Marshmallows'. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The organisers welcomed thousands of people to the Italian Gardens to sample delicious locally-sourced food and drinks.

Conditions were perfect for the 80 producers who set up their stalls in the town centre and more than 20,000 people were drawn to Weston for the event.

Lemonade, scotch eggs, prime cuts of meat and cheese were on sale to the public.

There were also plenty of street food stalls dishing up meals from around the world.

Ginger Beard's Preserves, Harry Calvert serving a customer.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONGinger Beard's Preserves, Harry Calvert serving a customer. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Inside the Sovereign Shopping Centre, people could design and print their own tote bags or take part in some cooking classes.

Once again, the festival was 100 per cent free of any single use plastic and all meals were served in recyclable containers.

Andy Rock, spiced fruit juice and ciders, Herby 4.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONAndy Rock, spiced fruit juice and ciders, Herby 4. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Robert Hawker Venison.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONRobert Hawker Venison. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Cocktail Kings at work.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Cocktail Kings at work. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Drumming workshop at Eat:Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONDrumming workshop at Eat:Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Drumming workshop at Eat:Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONDrumming workshop at Eat:Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

A taste of World Food at Eat:Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONA taste of World Food at Eat:Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Ryan Bolton at his Big Bakes Bakery.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONRyan Bolton at his Big Bakes Bakery. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

XocolaT with handmade Belgian chocolate.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONXocolaT with handmade Belgian chocolate. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Lee Langridge with a new sauce for the festival called Chimera Dragon, from The Wicked Chilli.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLee Langridge with a new sauce for the festival called Chimera Dragon, from The Wicked Chilli. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Mighty Soft Shell Crab at Eat:Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Mighty Soft Shell Crab at Eat:Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Joe Heley from Exmoor Cider.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJoe Heley from Exmoor Cider. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Somerset Deli at Eat: Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Somerset Deli at Eat: Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Somerset Deli at Eat: Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Somerset Deli at Eat: Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

From Nature UK, Martine Ashe with her range of vegan foods.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONFrom Nature UK, Martine Ashe with her range of vegan foods. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

India in a Jar by Chef Collin Pereira.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONIndia in a Jar by Chef Collin Pereira. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

DJ Tom Court providing the sound track for the festival.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONDJ Tom Court providing the sound track for the festival. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Serious Steak Sandwiches at Eat:Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONSerious Steak Sandwiches at Eat:Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Blue Fire Caribbean Food at Eat:Weston.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONBlue Fire Caribbean Food at Eat:Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Mark Davey and Dave Turner from Pitchfork Ales.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONMark Davey and Dave Turner from Pitchfork Ales. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Love at Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLove at Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Francine Lee owner of Bumblees Preserves.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONFrancine Lee owner of Bumblees Preserves. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Times Past Cheese Dairy.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONTimes Past Cheese Dairy. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Eat:Weston in the Italian Gardens.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONEat:Weston in the Italian Gardens. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Rob Solani from the Garlic Farm.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONRob Solani from the Garlic Farm. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Riverford Organic at Eat: Weston.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONRiverford Organic at Eat: Weston. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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