Wellington Food Town Fair organisers are expecting 12,000 residents and out-of-town visitors to be in the town on Saturday 7th September to taste the culinary delights of the area and enjoy traffic free shopping – including South Street which will be closed to traffic. Organisers are delighted with this expansion – the first time a second road has been pedestrianised for the Food Fair.
Committee Member Richard Coupe said, “ The Food Town Fair Committee has, over the last five years, organised several high-quality events which have been hugely popular and successful, attracting visitors from all over Somerset and Devon. The area is renowned for its farming heritage and fabulous food suppliers and outlets both in the town and the local area.
“With excellent access, local parking and closure of the high street to traffic, visitors to the Food Fair can not only try the culinary delights of the many food and drink stalls but also visit the wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants in the High Street and North Street and the shops and Farmers’ Market in Fore Street. Visitors will have an ideal opportunity to try the speciality shops in South Street as all are within easy walking distance.”
South Street, High Street and Fore Street will be closed to traffic during the Food Town Fair – which is free to attend – and parking charges will be suspended in the town for the day.
As well as food stalls and local shops there promises to be entertainments for visitors of all ages: amongst them there’s a bouncy castle, Wellington Arts’ Association’s Pantomime Group will be promoting their next production, there’s music from Wellington Silver Band, Wellington Rotary Club’s balloon-racing stall and the Conservative Club is opening its doors to non-members to provide a family watering and eating hole.