Somerset is home to an amazingly wide selection of festivals. These range across art, media, literature, live comedy, food and film. The magnificent historic city of Wells is host to a number of these. I particularly want to draw your attention to two outstanding autumn festivals; the Wells Food Festival and the Wells Festival of Literature
The Wells Food Festival – Sunday 13th October 2019
On Sunday 13 October 2019, Wells is set to be the centre of all things foodie. The seventh annual Food Festival returns to celebrate the best of Somerset’s wonderful local produce from over 150 of the area’s best artisan producers. The Festival is billed as”a celebration of Somerset’s rich culinary heritage” and “one of the prettiest food festivals in England”. It is is free to enter. Graze your way round the Artisan Producers Stalls which extend from the Market Square, along the Bishop’s Palace Moat and into the Recreation Ground.
Beanacre Barn – your perfect base for Autumn Festivals in Wells.
So, take a break in Somerset for a few days, stay in the beautiful Beanacre Barn and take in the Food Festival on Sunday 13th of October 2019.
Go to the Food Festival website for more details
The Wells Festival of Literature 18-26 October 2019
Wells Festival of Literature was set up in 1992. It aims to promote the enjoyment of books and to encourage a love of the written word. The Festival brings to Wells a wide range of international, national and local writers to entertain, challenge, inspire and inform audiences of all ages and tastes. The Festival is funded by ticket sales, competition entries and generous local sponsors.
This year will feature an event quite unlike anything the Festival has ever staged before. The legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough will join forces with a trio of musicians known as LiTTLe MACHiNe. This fantastic finale will consist of a magnificent selection of poems set to music on an evening that promises to break previous Festival records! On every day the Festival promises a much-loved array of topics and speakers who guarantee to inform, entertain and even, occasionally, annoy!
Find out who these will be in the full programme at the Festival of Literature website
Beanacre Barn – your perfect base for Autumn Festivals in Wells
The Beanacre Barn is only 5 miles from Wells so it is the perfect base from which to explore the wonderful Somerset towns and countryside.
It is ideally located for your visits to these great Festivals in Wells!