Enjoy the Return of eat:Nailsea – 10th October 2020

Following WHO and Government Covid-19 advice closely, organisers have confirmed that the eat:Nailsea food and drink festival is set to take place on Saturday 10th October 2020, 10am – 4pm.

What is eat:Nailsea?

eat:Nailsea is a free to attend food and drink festival held in the town centre. It aims to celebrate the quality of locally produced goods, bringing a vast array of great producers and products from nearby areas into Somerset Square. Traders selling artisan produce like bread, preserves, cheeses, pies, sauces, fresh meat and bottled spirits will be in attendance, as well as businesses selling street food with flavours from around the world using local ingredients.

Hosted by eat:Festivals, organisers of multi-award winning food and drink festivals in Somerset, last year saw the family-friendly festival come to Nailsea for the first time. Over 70 different producers attended, not only offering their produce, but also providing free talks, cooking classes, competitions and family entertainment.

The event is fully accessible and caters for all dietary requirements.

eat:Nailsea Covid-19 Procedures

The health and safety of the festival’s visitors, producers and partners remains the number one priority and organisers are following the latest Government advice and guidelines about Coronavirus.

The eat:Festivals team have closely followed WHO’s published ‘Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings’ and ‘Public health for mass gatherings: key considerations’ documents.

Measures implemented at the festival include:

  • Hand sanitiser stations will be provided
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitising of public spaces, such as benches, bins and touch-points
  • Sneeze screens will be used in front of any produce which is unpackaged
  • Distance markers will be used
  • Pitch layouts will be reviewed, increasing spaces between stalls and removing pinch points
  • Sample cups, spoons or sticks will be disposed of by visitors into monitored waste bins and not handled by producers
  • Cashless purchases will be preferred – contactless card payments will be more widely available
  • Customers can pack their own bags with purchases
  • All traders to have completed a Covid-19 risk assessment which must be provided to organisers ahead of the festival

For more information about the festival’s Covid-19 measures, please visit: https://www.eatfestivals.org/covid19

Visitors, producers and partners are asked to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by WHO and UK public health authorities regarding the virus and follow advice.