What a great weekend, you must be shattered, I know we are and we only attended everything. Congratulations to all concerned.
Geoff Paver | Budleigh Salterton
Hi Mandi and Sharon and all at the festival
Thanks very much for organising the festival - great weekend!
Geoff Bowen | Budleigh Salterton
Thank you all so much for the time, creativity and energy you put into this event. It seemed to bring a lot of people into the town which was great and as residents we really enjoyed our experience of it. I also wanted to thank the sound team who worked hard to get the sound right on the first evening, thank you all.
Jules Oldham | Budleigh Salterton
Dear Trudie, I just want to say how very impressed I was by the Festival. You succeeded in making it such an attractive event for all age groups. The stalls were wide ranging and interesting, and the traders were cheerful and interactive no matter how cold they felt. I loved your details of flowers on the tables, jolly tablecloths, great bunting, the little train, the goody bag of information at the door of the Public Hall, and the musicians in the marquee. It was all so imaginative. The organisation must have been immense - such a lot of hard work - you have my admiration.
Best wishes, Lizzie
Elizabeth Everett-Wright | Hospitality, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Brilliantly organised, such variety. Shame about the sound system - could be improved.
H Barrow | Budleigh
Comment left Friday evening [sound system was fixed halfway through Friday demos]
Just to say a big thank you to the Budleigh Food & Drink Festival Organisers for doing a great job. This event really is now on the festival map for food lovers and food producers. As a stall holder we met so many great folk - and we are very proud to have been Nominated as the "Festival Winner" in the Cider category!! Thanks to everyone that came to see us and we'll see you next year!
The Ashcombe Cider Team
Excellent Food Festival. Great entertainment, good showcase for local food and drink and fantastic characters to teach us the skills to enjoy life here in Budleigh Salterton.
Sue Griffin | Budleigh
What a success! The Festival was great and all the new planning worked well. The atmosphere was relaxed and the stall holders very friendly. The marquee was also such a success with so much variety for the children and plenty to keep the parents entertained, a winning combination. We saw several cookery demos. The rapport and comments between the duo chefs and then Willi's and Wilf's chat put entertainment into the cooking process, which created a good balance between the practical and the fun elements. I didn't follow the Tray-Bake trail but like the idea of taking the festival out into the community. The special Mothering Sunday touches were also good, the food,fizz, and flowers. I'm sure you will be tired and the adrenaline will still be running , but what a great weekend. Please pass on my congratulations to all your helpers.
A wonderful festival full of little treasures. The cake bake trail got my little ones scooting up and down the town and seafront and I enjoyed the delicious cake! The Early Years Music Project loved being part of it and would very much like to be there next year too...if you'll have us!
Lisa Broad | Exmouth
Really great event, loved the tray bake trail - we went to cafes that we had never been in before, we received a warm welcome and lovely cakes. We will definitely return to the cafes x
A huge thank you to everyone who worked so hard for this Festival. Such a great pleasure to visit it (every day). We had real fun. It was wonderful to see the whole town working together for a great event. Please pass our thanks to everyone involved.
David and Val Cornes | Budleigh
Congratulations to everybody who was involved in organising this event. We were amazed at the breadth of events beyond the food and excellent demonstrations; the involvement of children, Congratulations to everybody who was involved in organising this event. We were amazed at the breadth of events beyond the food and excellent demonstrations; the involvement of children, the land train, the beer festival and the stalls selling quality local produce. The organisers have tried to think of everything and together demonstrated a wonderful community spirit. Problems with the sound system on Friday were a shame but the team managed to resolve the issues and the rest of the weekend ran so well. Really looking forward to next year. Well done!
Great event, great food, the children had a great time, will come back again next year :-)
Roxanne Billingham | Budleigh