The Countdown to Somerset Day 2019 begins


Clarks and Pyne’s become Official Partners of the county’s special day


This year’s Somerset Day takes place on Saturday 11th May 2019, with two new Official Partners signed up to support the county’s special day.   

Clarks, based in Street, and master butcher, Pyne’s of Somerset, are both flying the flag for Somerset.

Clarks, the British-based, international shoe manufacturer and retailer was founded in 1825 in Street, where it still has its headquarters. Clarks employs 1700 people across Somerset and firmly believes in investing in the community and supporting initiatives that enable people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

By supporting Somerset Day, Clarks will be encouraging people throughout the county to be passionate about the place in which they live and work.

Julian Yorke, Global Community and Engagement Manager at Clarks, says:

“Clarks is a global business, but we are proud of our heritage and links to Somerset. Somerset Day is a fantastic way to celebrate all that is great about the county and we are thrilled to be involved.”

Established in 1984, Pyne’s of Somerset has gained a reputation for selling the highest quality fresh produce and in so doing has nurtured close links with local farmers in the county.

Founder of Somerset Day, Nigel Muers-Raby says, “We’re delighted to welcome Pyne’s of Somerset and Clarks on board. Somerset Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate this amazing county we all live and work in. We’re excited to be working with them and to share our passion for everything Somerset Day stands for.”  

They join some of the county’s leading businesses Evosite, Wyke Farms, Thatchers Cider, Milsted Langdon, Fox Brothers and Haynes in their support of Somerset Day.


About Somerset Day

Now in its fifth year, Somerset Day is quickly growing in popularity, and people all over the county are coming together to mark all that’s fantastic about this wonderful county, putting on a celebration too good to miss!

Over the weekend of 11th May 2019, there will be events taking place throughout Somerset, and a full programme will be available here on the new Somerset Day website in our events section.

From craft fairs to food fairs, tea parties to cider and cheese tastings, there’ll be something for everyone. In 2018 over 200 events took place – this year many more are expected as word about Somerset Day spreads!

If you’re organising a Somerset Day event for your local community, please upload details through the ‘Register an event’ page for this to be published on the website, where a full calendar of events will be hosted.

Nigel Muers-Raby, founder of Somerset Day continues, “The excitement is building to this year’s Somerset Day. Based on the success of 2018, we know that this year will be bigger and even better!

“With food and craft fairs, exhibitions, competitions, concerts and of course, tea parties, we’re hoping everyone in the county uses Somerset Day as a chance to come together and celebrate all that’s great about Somerset.

“Keep an eye on the events section for details of all events taking place.”  

Photo credit: Eat Taunton; Craig Stone Photography



For media information contact:

Nigel Muers-Raby

email: [email protected]

Tel: 07970 477865


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