WITH around 100 days to go to this years' Somerset Day, organisers are urging people to turn the county will be turned into a sea of Somerset flags.

With plenty of local organisations boasting a fantastic heritage, there’s lots to celebrate - past, present and future.

The campaign has kicked off supported by Thatchers Cider and the Mendip Morris celebrating a great Somerset traditions – Wassailing.

Somerset Day founder Nigel Muers-Raby said: “Renowned for being home to some of the best cider makers in the world, celebrating the Wassail tradition in Thatchers orchards in Sandford, was a great way to kick-start celebrations.”

Martin Thatcher said: "Somerset is full of such amazing traditions, such as Wassailing, which reminds people of the county’s cider making heritage and how lucky we are to have such a wealth of apple orchards.

"I'm Somerset born and bred, my great grandfather was a farmer on the same Myrtle Farm where we still make our cider today.

"I’m so proud of the heritage of our family that we’re now carrying on into our fifth generation, we can honestly say we are living our heritage.

“We’re looking forward to once again being part of this year’s Somerset Day celebrations, and joining with groups, organisations, businesses and individuals across the county in flying the flag for Somerset.”

Ahead of Somerset Day on May 11, people can take part in the the Somerset Day 2022 Trail Challenge - an interactive map with details of destinations to help locals and visitors explore the county.

Nominations for the trail will run from February 1 until March 18. The trail itself will be open from April 2 until May 11.

Mr Muers-Raby added: “What better way to evoke your passion for Somerset than to nominate and visit your favourite places and businesses.

"We want to see Somerset turned into a sea of flags so make sure you’re ready to celebrate Somerset Day and show your commitment to the county on May 11 by buying a flag or some bunting.

"We'll be encouraging those that take part in our trail to fly the flag at each location they visit in order to win some fantastic Somerset prizes.”

There will be a series of trails ranging from food and drink to landmarks, iconic buildings, attractions and events.

For details on how to participate and to buy Somerset Day merchandise, visit www.somersetday.com