Event returning to provide foodie treats

WELLS Food Festival is back in October with another day of foodie adventures for the whole family.

The free-to-enter festival takes place on Sunday, October 8, from 10.30am to 4.30pm, and provides the chance to taste and buy some of the region’s finest food and drink from dedicated independent businesses and artisan traders. 

“This will be the festival’s 11th year,” says Jon Abbott, festival director. “And I’m delighted that out of the 150 plus traders we are expecting to join us, there are plenty who have been with us since the very beginning. That has to be a sign of a successful day – for both the producer and the visitor.”

Charlie Bigham’s is once again the headline sponsor, and with its support the festival has plenty of mouthwatering events on the menu in addition to the Artisan Market.

There is a new feature area, Food for Thought, which will be providing lots of ideas and helpful advice on a range of current food-related social issues. Visitors will have an opportunity to find out about Food Banks, Food Waste Facts, Money Savers, Meals for the Elderly and Nutrition. 

A marquee celebrating the quality wine produced in England will be on the Palace Green, including several from Somerset. People can chat to the individual vineyards about their wines whilst tasting a glass or two with cheese and charcuterie nibbles.

Meanwhile, there is plenty planned for the younger visitors. The Children’s Zone is located next to the Bishop’s Barn and supported by PTAs from primary schools across Wells. Fun Kitchen returns providing free cookery sessions for children throughout the day. The popular, interactive Children’s Trail will once again provide a fun way to see the festival, with a small prize for all correctly completed trail sheets.

For further information and to keep up to date with news visit www.wellsfoodfestival.co.uk