AROUND 15,000 people filled the streets of Wellington as an annual food and drink festival return to the town.

On Saturday (September 7) more than 80 Somerset food and drink producers set up thir stalls at eat:Wellington to showcase their produce.

Visitors enjoyed picking up tasty treats and enjoyed free entertainment, cookery classes, craft tents and live music.

In the Quaker Meeting House there was a screen printing workshop run by Zara Emily where you visitors could print their own tote bag.

Visitors were encouraged to cycle or walk into town to enjoy the festival and the festival was single-use plastic free and all food to go packaging was fully compostable.

Speaking after the festival, Sarah Milner Simonds, co-organiser of the event said the day was a big success.

She said: “We had a brilliant festival, with lots of happy visitors enjoying the warm weather and lots of producers selling out.

“Being proud of the land is something that runs through the heart of our work and bringing such a wide variety of producers together certainly was the right mix.”

This year the team changed the layout of the festival and designated two specific areas for street food, adding more seating and increasing the provision of free entertainment.

There were also three winners in the Best in Show competition sponsored by Hawksmoor Investment Management.

Harth Truffles were the Sponsor’s Choice and Somerset Deli won the People’s Choice vote.

There was one voter drawn at random and Vicky Clarke from Wellington won a trio of cookery books.

Organisers said the festival will return to Wellington on September 3, 2020.

There will also be a new festival in Minehead on October 12 and a festive festival in Taunton on November 30.