Somerset Day 2022 to Celebrate Heritage of the County

With just over 100 days to go before this year’s celebrations, we are hoping the County will be turned into a sea of Somerset flags in the lead up to Somerset Day on May 11th.

With an abundance of organisations within our County celebrating fantastic heritage, there’s lots to celebrate - past, present and future. That’s why this year we’ll be centering our campaign around ‘Fly the Flag for Somerset - Living our Heritage’.

To kick-start our campaign, we teamed up with our Founding Partners Thatchers Cider and the Mendip Morris to enjoy one of Somerset’s great traditions– the Wassail.

“Somerset is full of such amazing traditions, such as the Wassail Ceremony, which reminds people today of the county’s cider making heritage and how lucky we are to have such a wealth of apple orchards across the county. I am Somerset born and bred; my Great Grandfather was a farmer on the very 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.”  Says Martin Thatcher, fourth generation cider maker.

With good intentions to ensure Somerset is the-most-spoken-about County over the next few months, we’re inviting everyone to take part in our Somerset Day 2022 Trail Challenge; an interactive map with details of physical destinations to help locals and visitors to explore the County in celebration of Somerset Day.  Nominations for the trail will be open from 1st February until 18th March and the trail itself will be open from 2nd April until 11th May.

Find all you need to get involved and to buy your flag here on our website.