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Wells welcomes final food festival of the Summer

A Little eat:Festival will be held in Wells on Sunday 5th September at Cathedral Green,10am-4pm.

HM Gov-MDC-Eat Festivals-EU ERDF logosLocals and visitors to the Somerset city will be able to enjoy a variety of artisan food and drink traders. There will be music and street entertainers on hand to keep families amused as folks gather for one final food extravaganza in the Little eat:Festival series.

Bumper crowds are expected to attend the much-anticipated event, which was postponed back in July due to a stormy weather prediction. Covid safety measures will be in place at the outdoor market to ensure people can shop with confidence. Councillor Ros Wyke with local GingerBeards preserves stall holder, Little eat: Shepton Mallet Market Place.

Mendip District Council commissioned the fresh food festivals using monies from the European Regional Development Fund to help bring back footfall to the district's towns and city, following the Covid crisis. 

Working with the founders of the multi award-winning Eat:Festivals, Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds, the festivals have already showcased in Street, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet this Summer. 

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: www.eatfestivals.org

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 https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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