What’s on at Weston Dairy Festival

PUBLISHED: 09:13 31 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:13 31 July 2015

Weston Dairy Festival in 1964.

Weston Dairy Festival in 1964.

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RETURNING to the seafront after a 40-year hiatus, Weston Dairy Festival is finally back on the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare for days of family fun.

The event celebrates the best of farming and produce from the South West and is sponsored by local businesses and community groups.

Each day of the Weston Dairy Festival will have a different theme related to the world of farming and throughout the event there will be a bar selling locally-produced ales and ciders alongside a caterer cooking locally-sourced food.

The festival promises to be family-friendly, with displays and exhibits for the grown-ups and a petting zoo, a bouncy castle and rides for children.

A spokesman for organisers Outdoor Events UK said: “We are very excited to bring back an event that a lot of people locally still remember.

“Organisers have planned a fantastic five days to educate both children and adults on healthy living, quality produce and how important the farming community is to this region.”

Today (Friday) will be the livestock days where you will be able to see cows being milked, sheep being sheared and shire horse parades in the event arena.

More than 30 tractors, combine harvesters and farm machines will be on show, with some dating back to the 1950s.

There will be a barn dance on Friday evening – which is free but is ticketed and you can get tickets at events@outdooreventsuk.co.uk

Saturday will feature a huge craft fair with more than 50 stalls, and when the fair finishes there will be a full evening of entertainment from two local bands and the bar and catering outlet will be open until 10pm.

Sunday will see local food producers from all around the area offering top quality produce from cheese to meats and cakes to chillies.

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