DELICIOUS aromas will fill the air when the Burnham Food and Drink Festival returns this Saturday.

More than 75 stall holders will be in town, selling everything from fresh venison to artisan breads, and from jams and pickles to beers and smoothies.

The festival runs from 9am to 5pm across five indoor venues - Somerset Skills and Learning, the Baptist Church, Baptist Hall, Princess Theatre and Methodist Church, and at an outdoor market on Victoria Street and College Street.

There are also three competitions - The Great Burnham Bake Off, Brew Off and Burn Off - respectively for breads, home-made beers and a “last man standing” chilli eating competition.

Top chefs will be sharing tips and techniques on the KDS Fresh Ideas Stage on the hour, every hour, from 11am, in this order: Madeline Francis, Kieran Lenihan and Chris Westgate, Mangeena from The Somerset Curry Club, Times columnist Joanna Weinberg, Italian chef Stefano Silvani and at 4pm, cider maker Dr Nevin Stewart.

The festival is run by Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds.

Beverley said: “The festival is a labour of love for us - we love Burnham and we love food and drink. We have selected so many great producers for this festival - we hope that visitors agree it is the best selection yet."

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