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Countdown begins for third Burnham Food and Drink Festival
THE countdown to the third Burnham Food and Drink Festival has officially begun.
A launch party last week brought stall holders and sponsors together to celebrate the jam-packed programme for the festival on September 28.
Festival director, Beverley Milner Simonds, said: “The launch party is a great opportunity for traders to showcase their products outside of the trading buzz of the festival day.
“We have a great festival lined up. With over 70 stall holders in five venues and an outdoor market is it looking like it will be another great, free day out.”
The festival is in its second year and has grown rapidly, putting Burnham on the foodie map of the South West.
Sarah Milner Simonds, another festival director, said: “The festival is a great opportunity to meet up with friends and family and enjoy some of the best food and drink from across Somerset right in the heart of the town.
“We have listened to feedback and introduced more venues and asked outdoor traders to bring tables and chairs so there are more places to sit and enjoy great food from our street vendors.
“And we have expanded the competitions to include home-brew beer, chilli eating and also a pie category in the Great Burnham Bake Off.”
All the competitions are free to enter and details can be found on the festival website www.burnahmonseafoodfestival.org.