EAT Festival Gets The Go Ahead for 2021 in Partnership With Clevedon BID

The award-winning food and drink festivals known for their local produce in the South West is coming to Clevedon! We have teamed up with Eat Festivals to bring a fiesta of food in support of small businesses.

On 15th May, eat:Clevedon will take over Alexandra Road and Queens Square to connect all areas of Clevedon together, in support of all the businesses and local suppliers who have kept our cupboards filled and the sense of community full of good spirits during the last year.

The Clevedon BID have been working closely with the Eat Team to create this celebration, Chairwoman Julie Bisacre and owner of Present Company said, “We have been looking forward to bringing the Eat Festival to Clevedon for such a long time, we at the BID are so pleased we can finally bring an open air event to the town that supports our local businesses and invites locals to enjoy something special after such a year we’ve had.” As a local business owner, Julie is “anticipating an increase in footfall across Clevedon, as people come out to enjoy great food and atmosphere, with an excuse for a few local purchases too!”

Approx 70 food and drink producers are expected to take part in the celebration of locally and regionally resourced products; and local small businesses will be open too for you to browse, purchase and enjoy.

Beverley said: “We are really grateful for the support of Clevedon BID and Thatchers Cider with this first event in Clevedon.

“The town is perfect to showcase micro and small producers from across the region – many have not been to a live market for over a year.

“Some event organisers weren’t able to continue trading as a result of the restrictions, and this cut off a vital revenue stream for these family businesses. We have changed how we work and are thrilled to be creating a new event for the town.

“We are using Alexandra Road and Queens Square for the market – encouraging residents to wander between the two areas and explore the town.”

The market will be held in the open air and is designed to be well-spaced out in both areas, with some socially distanced entertainment.

Measures will be in place to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission; and visitors are asked to keep local, plan their visit and abide by the latest Government advice.

Beverley said: “We know that weekend shindigs, days out and socialising have all been turned on their heads over the past year with plans disrupted and many regular events cancelled.

“In 2021 we are hoping for the best, but ensuring our plans include a worst-case scenario.

“We managed to deliver six socially distanced and Covid-secure events between lockdowns in 2020 and we are thrilled with the support from local council officers and support services in planning a fresh series of adapted markets in 2021 – including this new one in Clevedon.”

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