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Thousands expected at Wellington Food Fair
RECORD numbers are expected in Wellington today (September 7) when the town turns into a giant kitchen.
Organisers of the annual food fair hope they can beat last year’s total of 14,000 visitors, with today's event set to be the biggest yet.
Richard Coupe, a member of the organising committee, said: “The food fair has gone from strength to strength and this year we have extended the area of the fair to include South Street.
“In addition to more stalls, this would provide easier access to the range of speciality shops in South Street as well as to those in High Street.
“The integration of the Farmers’ Market into the food fair was also very successful last year, providing a greater variety of produce and bargains for visitors to try.
"It is the first time two town centre streets have been closed for the fair – which runs from 10am to 4pm – with more than 60 stallholders due to line the streets.
There will also be climbing walls, bouncy castles and other entertainment for kids, with BBC Points West reporter Clinton Rogers opening the spectacle.
The Conservative Club is again opening its doors to non-members to provide a family watering and eating hole and parking will also be free in a bid to draw in visitors from Taunton, Tiverton and surrounding areas.
Richard added: “Wellington, with its ideal position on the M5 corridor through Somerset, is ideally positioned to present the wide variety of excellent local food and drink that will be on display.
“With free parking and the town centre free of traffic, it is an excellent opportunity for visitors from Wellington and out of town to see just what it has to offer and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.”
As well as the food, a group of artists are bringing a touch of the Paris Left Bank to town with art on the railings.
They will be exhibiting and selling a selection of work at the Wellington School railings opposite the Baptist Church in South Street.
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