PREVIEW: Eat: Weston to bring ‘something different’ to town this weekend
PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 06 April 2017
Weston’s newest food festival is set to make its debut on Saturday, with more than 60 traders from in and around the town looking to showcase all they have to offer on the high street.
Eat: Weston was born from the success of Eat: Burnham, which has been running bi-annually for the past five years, earning a status as one of town’s calendar highlights.
Sarah and Beverley Milner Simonds also host festivals in Taunton and Wellington but are now excited about the prospect of ‘showing off’ Weston.
As well as a host of delectable food available for purchase, there will also be livestock outside the Sovereign Shopping Centre, cookery demonstrations opposite The Playhouse and a number of Belarus tractors will be parked outside the town’s Argos store.
The festival will run from 9am-5pm and Beverley told the Mercury Weston is ‘very lucky’ to have such a range of produce available in abundance.
She said: “We have had a warm welcome from businesses in the town and thanks to the Business Improvement District and the town and district for their support.
“The festival is about bringing in a wide range of producers to complement the ones in the town which are here all year round. Weston is lucky enough to have a butchers, baker, deli and greengrocer in the town centre.
“We want a new wave of customers to discover them as they explore while visiting the festival.”
Sarah added the timing of the event is in the hope it gives families a chance to experience the town ahead of the busy Easter period.
She said: “By bringing in tractors and livestock we want to add to the buzz of the monthly local producers market and the demonstrations might give visitors some inspiration for their new ingredients.
“We hope that this free day out offers something different to do during the school holidays.”
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