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Gastro Glasto! Food festival proves popular in Mendip town

Glastonbury foodies were out in force for the Little Eat:Festival.

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More than 20 traders displayed fresh, local produce and there was music and street entertainment, to the delight of visitors at the event.

They included Mendip District Council's Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services and Projects, Cllr Liz Leyshon, pictured with founders of the Eat:Festivals Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds.

Cllr Liz Leyshon, said: "I had a fabulous morning. It was great to see such high quality food and drink suppliers trading in the town centre. So many local people and visitors to Glastonbury showed their support for the event and made the most of the sunshine."

Sunshine is not on the menu for the festival this Sunday as the Little eat:Wells, which was to be held at Cathedral Green, on Sunday 25th July, has been postponed to 5th September due to an extreme Met Office weather warning.

But you'll not have to wait long for another food and drink spectacular! The next Little eat:Festival is in Shepton Mallet, Market Place, on Sunday 8th August, 10am-4pm. Do come along and support your high street.

Mendip District Council partnered with the multi award-winning eat:Festivals team to deliver fresh produce events in Street, Glastonbury, Wells and Shepton Mallet during July and August. Mendip commissioned the event using monies from the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information about all the eat:Festivals planned this year, visit:


Notes to editors:

The eat:Festivals are a social enterprise, founded by Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds in their hometown of Burnham-on-Sea back in 2012. They have steadily grown in size and reputation over the years and now host more than 20 major food and drink spectaculars in Somerset, Devon, South Gloucestershire and Dorset annually. Visit:

European Regional Development Fund

This project  is receiving up to £4,500  of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.  The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.  For more information visit