PICTURES: Eat:Burnham returns to the town

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The cold weather did not deter the crowds as thousands of people enjoyed Somerset’s largest food festival at the weekend.

eat:Burnham. Flavours of Borneo. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Flavours of Borneo. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Eat:Burnham returned to the town for the seventh time on Saturday as more than 130 of the region’s food and drink producers showcased their items.

The multi-award winning festival prides itself on its variety and visitors could sample a host of dishes, take part in workshops at the Retreat Demo Stage or Hawksmoor Cookery School and learn about Plotgate Community Farm.

Organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: “The biting winds didn’t put people off coming and many producers sold out during the day.

“The livestock, tractors and entertainment were busy throughout and we want to thank our sponsors, production partners and stewards for their hard work in certainly our coldest festival to date.”

eat:Burnham. Doris the Vintage Cafe Caravan with Jayne Arnold and Donna Kynaston.Picture: MARK ATHER

eat:Burnham. Doris the Vintage Cafe Caravan with Jayne Arnold and Donna Kynaston.Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

An inaugural festive event will take pace in Weston on December 15.

eat:Burnham. The Culmstock Chilli Company. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. The Culmstock Chilli Company. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. White Heron Cassis. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. White Heron Cassis. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Moroccan Street Food. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Moroccan Street Food. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Gemma Ann Lewis of Dark Matters with some of her delicious brownies. Picture: MARK AT

eat:Burnham. Gemma Ann Lewis of Dark Matters with some of her delicious brownies. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. The German Sausage stall. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. The German Sausage stall. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Cornell Catering, The Crab Shack. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Cornell Catering, The Crab Shack. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Hot stuff from the Somerset and Dorset Hog Roast. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Hot stuff from the Somerset and Dorset Hog Roast. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Vegan food 'From Nature UK'. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Vegan food 'From Nature UK'. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. The Cocktail Kings. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. The Cocktail Kings. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Brian Scott from Rich's Cider. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Brian Scott from Rich's Cider. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. The folks from XocolaT with handmade Belgian chocolate. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. The folks from XocolaT with handmade Belgian chocolate. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Alan Stone's traditional cider. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Alan Stone's traditional cider. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Stream Farm Organic Apple Juice Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Stream Farm Organic Apple Juice Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Ginger Beard's Preservers, Harry Calvert. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Freda's Peanut Butter from Cornwall. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Freda's Peanut Butter from Cornwall. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

eat:Burnham. Taylors Bakery doing a brisk trade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

eat:Burnham. Taylors Bakery doing a brisk trade. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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