The organisers of eat:Wellington, Bev Milner Simonds and Sarah Milner Simonds, and their team are celebrating after scooping the top award at the region’s premier food and drink awards.
eat:Wellington won Best Food and Farmers’ Market at the Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards, beating off stiff competition from Frome Independent and Stroud Farmers’ Market.
Collecting the award the organisers said, “We run our festivals for the good of the producers and the towns that host us. This award is testament to creativity, quality and determination of our producers. They come together on festival day to showcase produce of the highest quality in magnificent settings like Wellington. We are proud of the festivals we have created and hope that by initiatives like our single-use plastic-free status and sustainability goals we making a positive impact with locally-focused festivals across the region.”
eat:Wellington is on Saturday 1 September from 10am to 4pm in South Street and High Street. The organisers are encouraging visitors to walk, ride or cycle into festival with incentives for cyclists and a ‘Step Challenge’ for those on foot. Follow their Facebook page for the latest news.
eat:Wellington is one of 9 eat:Festivals the team are curating this year