We’re big proponents of supporting local business. It doesn’t get much more local than this. eat:Bedminster Festival will transform East Street in Bedminster into a street market this October 1. Over 50 local food and drink vendors will take over the entire street and showcase the best of Bedminster’s hospitality scene. Between the hours of 10am and 4pm, the street will come alive (even more so than usual) with stalls offering farmer’s market favourites such as cider and cheese, to award-winning bakeries and patisseries.
Visitors can meet the faces behind their local suppliers, sample the best of Bedminster’s businesses, and discover local delights that previously might have slipped under your radar. Live music, strolling entertainment and buskers will also provide a cheery backdrop to those browsing the stalls.
Acknowledging the importance of inclusivity, the street market will tend to all dietary requirements. This includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food and dinks, so that no one misses out on fun. It will also be fully accessible for all to attend, as well as being dog-friendly and free to attend.
eat:Festivals has organised the street market and it is backed by Bedminster BID. The partnership hopes to connect the Bristol community in a celebration of local food and drink. Eat:Festivals is a not-for-profit that hosts one-day food festivals across the West Country. The festivals are low-cost for traders to attend, with all profit plugged straight back into local businesses. There will also be an eat:Nailsea on October 8 and eat:Clevedon on October 29.
“The partnership with Bedminster BID has given us the opportunity to create a new event for the area,” said Bev Milner Simonds, founder of eat:Festivals. “Bedminster is unique – offering us fresh opportunities for making local connections, discovering new producers and creating new habits.”
Bristol-based traders will include: The Incredible Brewing Co, Ceylon and Beyond, King Fin, Gingerbeard Preserves, Soy Ahoy, Creamberry Artisan, Diggity Doughnuts and Dark Matters. For more information about eat:Bedminster and other events head here.