Gumbeerfest was ‘fantastic’

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HUNDREDS of beer, cider and music lovers braved the rain and attended the annual Gumbeerfest at the weekend.

They enjoyed two entertainment-filled days on Friday and Saturday at the fundraising festival held at Stogumber Cricket Club. 

James Weetch, one of the organisers of the event – the eighth to be held - said: “It was a fantastic weekend and we would like to thank everyone who turned out to support the festival. We are still counting the money raised during the event.”

Friday night saw Somerset favourites the Wurzels headlining and there was also entertainment from contemporary pop group FILTA and six-piece cover band Evolution.

On Saturday afternoon there was a range of family-friendly activities forchildren and adults alike, including entertainment from children’s entertainer Mr Phil, while representatives from That Little Craft Shop offered a range of free and paid for craft activities and Kim Rew from Watchet Library hosted story time sessions.

The Gumbeerfest Beer Pong Championships were won by Nick Ackland and Steve Pengelly, while singer/songwriter James Lainey and originals band TowHead provided musical entertainment during the day.

Headlining on Saturday evening was ska band 2 Rude and other acts included the Bail Jumpers, who performed a variety of rock and blues tracks, folk group Palmerston and Mark ‘Elvis’ Nixon

Gumbeerfest is primarily the major annual fundraiser for Stogumber Cricket Club but also donates to good causes in the area.