Food fans to descend on fish-themed festival

PUBLISHED: 14:36 24 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:36 24 September 2015

Rosie Humphrey, Rosie's Relish and Pickles.

Rosie Humphrey, Rosie's Relish and Pickles.


THE third Weston super Food Festival takes place this weekend and will be packed with stalls, demonstrations and talks.

Weston super Food Festival.Weston super Food Festival.

The event in Weston-super-Mare, supported by the Mercury, will take place in the Town Square and Winter Gardens on both Saturday and Sunday.

There will be more than 100 food stalls in the indoor market, tasty treats from Spain, Japan and Portugal in the Town Square, and a live music marquee.

Festival organiser Sally Packer said: “It promises to be a tasty celebration of all that’s good about real food.

“And that means food produced by small producers with love and care, using quality ingredients to deliver great taste and real flavour.”

Yarik Sarayev from the Bath Soft Cheese Co.Yarik Sarayev from the Bath Soft Cheese Co.

The event will be opened by Coast presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff, and there will be a fish theme.

Cooking fans can learn how to cook all types of fish in the demonstration kitchen, and meet Mike Smylie in Kipperland, where visitors can learn all there is to know about herrings.

The event has drawn thousands of people to the town centre over the past two years, and this year’s event is due to be even bigger.

There will be real ale and cider bars on offer, as well as a cocktail caravan. Visitors can also enjoy wine and beer-tasting sessions, have a go at making butter, watch films and try dishes from all over the world.

Angus Robertson and Fiona Clark from Bush Farm selling Bison Burgers.Angus Robertson and Fiona Clark from Bush Farm selling Bison Burgers.

There is a whole area dedicated to children’s activities, from cooking and taste tests to arts and crafts and food-themed Lego.

There will also be an edible festival garden in the Town Square, with woodworking demonstrations, and advice on how to grow a variety of produce.

The Weston super Food Awards, supported by the Mercury, will be handed out on Sunday at 4pm in the Winter Gardens ballroom.

Mercury readers voted for their favourites food businesses to be recognised with an award.

Worleys Cider made by Neil Worley.Worleys Cider made by Neil Worley.

Other competition prizes will also be given out at the same time.

The festival will open from 10am-5.30pm and entry is free.

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