Festival celebrates best of North Somerset

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A FESTIVAL of local producers, artists and artisans celebrating the best of the region is coming this autumn.

Made In North Somerset is designed to showcase the talents of the area, support the local businesses and celebrate the variety of local food, drink, art and craft produced in the area.

North Somerset Council is co-ordinating the three-week festival, which will have more than 50 separate activities at venues around the district.

Across the weekend there will be something for both adults and children, including food and craft workshops, markets, brewery tour, farm open days, a foraging walk, orchard open days and more.

The festival offers a unique opportunity to catch fish, make chocolate, decorate cakes, make pottery and other activities.

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There are chances to take part in outdoor pursuits such as archery, tobogganing and abseiling as well as trying local food and drink.

The authority’s executive member for economic development, Elfan Ap Rees, said: “The festival provides a unique opportunity to showcase the rich variety of talent across the area and enable people to find out more about these producers and artists.

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“Many residents and visitors to the area don’t realize what is on our doorstep and these events will be the opportunity to see behind the scenes and appreciate what goes into producing these fantastic products.”

Events include a tour of the Twisted Oak Brewery in Wrington, a super food festival at the Winter Gardens, chocolate-making in Congresbury and more.

On October 5-6 the annual food and craft market at The Courtyard in Wraxall also returns, giving visitors the opportunity to taste, try and take away their own treats.

The event will take place from September 14 to October 6. For the full list of events and more information visit www.innorthsomerset.co.uk/madein

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