What another amazing Somerset Day we all enjoyed this year. A massive thank you to everyone who took part – whether you were organising an event or taking part in one!

We hope you found our new website with its list of activities useful, and if you took any photos of the events you visited, please send them in as we’d love to see them.

This year there were events going on all over the county, from a restored vintage car tour in an Austin A40 Somerset organised by Haynes Motor Museum; a record turnout for the street market at Eat:Taunton; a town crier competition in Ilminster, and the Mangled Wurzels entertaining the visitors at The Railway Inn, Sandford. There was also a special Somerset Day sausage created for competition winner Samantha Vowles by Pynes of Somerset, and a Thatchers Gold Treasure Hunt in Wells.

This was also an amazing year for our social media, spreading the message far and wide, with a total of 14 million impressions!

Somerset Day Founder, Nigel Muers-Raby, says, “The sun came out and we all enjoyed a truly memorable Somerset Day 2019. With such wide-ranging events taking place all over the county, and with an outstanding social media campaign which allowed us to connect with new audiences, everyone involved has once again taken Somerset Day to a new level! Somerset Day 2020 coincides with the changed Bank Holiday to 8 May, for the  75thAnniversary of VE Day. We’d ask everyone living in Somerset to mark the date in their calendars now, and look forward to a weekend of remembrance and celebration.”

PLEASE NOTE, Next year, 2020, Somerset Day falls on Monday 11 May, and we hope that organisers will continue to plan their events for the weekend of 9 and 10 May, coinciding with the change to the Bank Holiday, now on 8 May.




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