New food and drink festival for Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 12:02 12 May 2019

Eat: Portishead festival, Hudnott's fruit flavored spirits.

Eat: Portishead festival, Hudnott's fruit flavored spirits.


Nailsea will host its first food festival in October with more than 75 producers booked for the event.

The town's first eat:Festival will take place on October 5, filling the High Street and Crown Glass Shopping Centre with some of the finest food and drink from across North Somerset.

Organisers Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds already deliver the award-winning food and drink festivals in Weston and in Portishead and they are delighted to add Nailsea to their mouth-watering line-up.

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They said: "We were really pleased to be approached by the town council who wanted to work with us to develop a community event that brought residents and visitors into the town centre.

"We have been out and about gathering feedback and consulting with local people and think we have built a great festival.

"The festival will have over 75 primary producers, the vast majority from within North Somerset, showcasing great tasting local food and drink - including some outstanding street food.

"We will have entertainment all day, a cook school and demo stage too.

"All our activities and the event are free to attend."

The eat:Festivals showcase the best in food and drink across North Somerset.

The talented team run festivals in Portishead, Weston, Burnham, Taunton, Wellington, Castle Cary, Crewkerne and Minehead along with Christmas and vegan events.

Bev and Sarah applied to Nailsea Town Council for a £2,000 contribution to enable them to hold a festival in Nailsea.

The festivals aim to reconnect local people with the countryside around them.

The events are free and the team works with local businesses to showcase food and drink producers from the surrounding countryside.

Bev and Sarah added: "The events are a busy, entertaining day and we receive positive feedback from stallholders and participating businesses.

"We will book in traders selling artisan produce like bread, preserves, cheeses, pies, sauces, fresh meat and bottled spirits as well as street food with flavours from around the world using local ingredients.

"The producers we select are of excellent quality, many selling award-winning produce."

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