The 'Made in North Somerset festival'- a celebration of local food, drink, art and craft

Website banner for the 2016 Made in North Somerset Showcase

Since 2011, every autumn we have been running the ‘Made in North Somerset’ festival - a three week celebration of local food, drink and creativity. We have worked closely with a host of food, drink, art and craft producers from across North Somerset to create a fantastic programme of Open studios and 'Meet the maker' events and activities. Over 10,000 people attended the 2015 festival and great feedback was received from both visitors and the exhibitors.

In 2016 we will be taking a break from the three week event programme and concentrating our efforts on our fantastic two day market at the glorious Tyntesfield estate. The market will take place on 1 and 2 October 2016.

The 2 day market will feature over 50 local stallholders, from food and drink to paintings, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.  It is unique in the fact that ALL products are made in North Somerset. The weekend also includes a host of family activities:story telling, children's theatre, apple pressing, demonstrations and music from local bands.  Download the programme for more details.

Play Thatchers' Apple Pressing Day video to see just how much these families enjoyed their apple pressing experience in 2014.

Made in event at Thatchers

We would of course like to encourage you to shop local and source locally throughout the year so do have a look at the details of our regular Farmers, Village and Local Produce markets in North Somerset. To keep the most up to date with news and views on the food, drink and creative activities taking place in and around North Somerset give us a follow us on Twitter @Madeinnsomerset


Mandie Berry and Ursula James in the Economic Development Service
Telephone: 01934 426 341 or 01934 427 295.
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