Town set for all-day food and drink festival

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 September 2013

Launch party group shot with BMS and SMS in the foreground

Launch party group shot with BMS and SMS in the foreground


MORE than 75 stalls and three competitions will be held at across six venues for a Somerset town's food festival.

The Burnham Food & Drink Festival will play host to The Great Burnham Bake Off for home and professional bakers, the Great Burnham Brew Off, for home-brewed beers and the Great Burnham Burn Off, a last-man standing chilli pepper eating competition.

Stalls will be set up selling everything from artisan breads to venison, smoothies and beer.

The free festival will be open from 9am-5pm on Saturday at several venues in the Victoria Quarter of Burnham town centre: Somerset Skills & Learning, Baptist Church, Baptist Hall, Princess Theatre and Methodist Church and the market is on Victoria Street and College Street.

Festival director Beverley Milner Simonds said: “The festival is a labour of love for us - we love Burnham and we love food and drink.

“We have selected so many great producers for this festival - we hope that visitors agree it is the best selection yet.”

Fellow festival director Sarah Milner Simonds added: “We aim to put on a day that has something for everyone - so wherever you are a looking to try a few different things, stock up on Christmas gifts and ideas, a chilli-head looking for a new heat-high or parents trying to explain the food-chain in more depth we think we have got it covered.”

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