THE award-winning eat:Festivals are now open for applications for 2023.

The team behind the festivals announced they are planning 28 festivals in 2023 and are now open for applications from food & drink producers.

They are looking for the cream of the crop to join the #eatfestivalsfamily for the 2023 festivals across Somerset, Devon, Dorset & South Gloucestershire.

The 28 food and drink festivals planned in Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead, Bedminster, Chipping Sodbury, Yeovil, Honiton, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Minehead, Taunton, Wellington and Puriton and new for '23, Bideford and Axminster. 

Festival organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said: "We pride ourselves on the quality of the local producers we bring together at our festivals.

"We have a great range within the #eatfestivalsfamily, but we want to ensure we are giving new entrants the opportunity to trade at some of the biggest and busiest food and drink festivals in the UK, right on their doorstep."

There is a single form for all festivals but the organiser admitted, they have high standards.

"We have high standards and are here to help. We have explained our sustainability and selection criteria in detail online and are available to answer any queries from businesses. We are looking forward to this year's festivals and hope to showcase some fresh talent to our thousands of visitors."

Interested businesses should take a look at the eat:Festivals website to learn more about each town, read their sustainability and trader charters, terms and conditions and apply.