Eat: Portishead to take over marina this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 August 2018

Lee Langridge from Pill-based company The Wicked Chilli will be at the festival.

Lee Langridge from Pill-based company The Wicked Chilli will be at the festival.

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Portishead will be full of delicious flavours and smells this weekend as a popular food festival rolls into town.

Eat: Portishead will be held from 10am-5pm on Saturday when the marina will be bustling with food-lovers sampling the delights on offer from the producers and traders.

More than 80 stalls will be set up on the day offering everything from high quality meats and cheeses to sweet treats including gourmet marshmallows, cupcakes and Somerset ice cream.

The Eat festivals have gone from strength to strength since starting in Weston in 2016, with events now also taking place in Burnham, Taunton and Wellington.

Beverley Milner-Simonds, who co-organises the festivals with partner Sarah, said: “We are really pleased with the line-up of traders and the great range of activities planned for our first festival in Portishead.

“The positivity from visitors and local businesses about this festival has spurred us on to get more creative and include more and more free elements.

“This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners, and of course our volunteer stewards.

“I am looking forward to welcoming the primary producers and livestock who help us tell the story of the connection between the countryside that surrounds us, food production and the amazing range of produce on sale at the festival.”

There will be plenty of entertainment to enjoy in between mouthfuls including live music, Punch & Judy shows and a crabbing competition.

Organisers have also made steps to improve the festival’s sustainability so all serving materials will be bio-degradable while locals are being urged to walk or cycle to the event to ease traffic.

Sarah said: “We have an opportunity, through our festivals, to inspire visitors through a raised awareness of environmental and sustainability matters.

“We have worked hard with our producers and waste partners to come up with a solution for waste management that allows our producers and visitors to minimise their impact on the environment.”

The award-winning Eat festivals showcase the best of Somerset’s food and drink. For more information, email hello@eatfestivals.org

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