As the festive season draws closer we are in a whirl processing the early bookings we have had for the 2013 festivals. It is fantastic to have support from the traders who had such a good days trading at our first festival. We are buzzing with ideas for 2013 - twists on The Great Burnham Bake Off and introducing the Great Burnham Brew Off; a competition for home brewers - yes, we will be needing judges!
I know it is still November but we are already thinking about our Harvest time festival in September 2013. We are formulating plans and they are themed around "Turning up The Heat" we are thinking BBQ pits, mulled cider, chillies and all things HOT! What do you think? Do you know any producers that fit into this bracket that we should approach?
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Sparklers and fireworks are defiantly off the menu tonight as we are attending our Town Council meeting to speak in favour of a bid for support for the two 2013 festivals, our Local to Burnham branding and a Food & Drink Network that we want to launch in the Spring.
Food and drink provenance, local food and a back-to-basics approach to cooking has never been more popular. We see these projects as a way to engage with possible investors in Burnham on Sea, current business propositions and voters through their bellies. The projects give us many opportunities for sharing healthy eating messages.
But most importantly - There is not a food and drink centre to Somerset – this is an opportunity that we want Burnham on Sea can take and adopt. Other towns have successfully done this (Brighton/West Sussex, Ludlow/Shropshire, Harrogate/NorthYorkshire) Successful businesses in this sector attract others.
More soon and in the meantime put the 25 May and 28 September 2013 in your diaries.
Beverley & Sarah