Local produce for Weston Dairy Festival

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 April 2015

Cheddar cheese

Cheddar cheese


JUST weeks after announcing the return of Weston's once-popular dairy festival, organisers have confirmed a number of stalls and exhibits.

The festival was once a regular feature of the town’s summer programme of events and drew thousands of people to the seafront each year.

However, the event was scrapped two decades ago after funding was withdrawn.

Now though, thanks to some dairy fanatics, the festival is back and it promises to be bigger than ever with a combination of live entertainment and an array of stalls featuring local produce.

The festival will be held under marquee on the Beach Lawns on the seafront after the Lions Beer Festival from July 29 until August 2.

It will be launched with a livestock show on the Wednesday followed by an agricultural event and flower show on the Thursday.

On Friday, there will be a family fun day before a barn dance in the evening. Saturday will be dedicated to stalls with craft displays and live music, while Sunday will be a produce market.

The five-day event, which will be sponsored by Puxton Park, will also feature a milking machine demonstration, a petting zoo and a host of farm animals, including pigs, Jersey cows and miniature donkeys.

Terry Gilbert, the man behind the festival revival, previously told the Mercury: “We have support from numerous local businesses. Some big manufacturers are getting involved and will come along and show their wares.”

For more information, search for Weston Dairy Festival on Facebook.

The event has sold out of pitches for the craft fair but there are some pitches left for the producers market.

To exhibit, email events@outdooreventsuk.co.uk

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