The Big Somerset Picnic 2024


Get ready to mark Somerset Day 2024 in style with The Big Somerset Picnic! Besides great food and drink, The Picnic aims to bring people together, provide opportunities to fundraise for local causes and celebrate everything Somerset has to offer.

Somerset Day, organised by the not-for-profit Passion for Somerset CIC, inspires and empowers communities, businesses and all who live and work in Somerset to share a passion for our county.

Celebrated annually on 11 th May, it's a day to cherish our shared traditions, culture and the sense of belonging that makes Somerset truly unique.

This year we want everyone to join in and celebrate with the Big Somerset Picnic over the weekend of 11 th and 12 th May. Organise your own picnic in your local village, town hall
or community centre or get your local school or nursery involved. Care homes, offices and shops can also join in the fun. We’re inviting organisers to use the Big Somerset Picnic as an opportunity to raise funds for a local organisation or cause that matters to the community.

To find out more and take part go to and we’ll send you The Big Somerset Picnic 2024 pack with full details and lots of ideas to help you organise your picnic. You’ve also got a chance to win a hamper bursting with Somerset produce as well as details on how to enter our best-decorated picnic spot competition.

Nigel Muers-Raby, Passion for Somerset CIC said “This event brings people together, provides opportunities to fundraise for local causes and celebrates everything Somerset has to offer. Whether it’s a picnic on the village green, entertainment and food stalls outside the town hall, a special Somerset-themed lunch menu or a takeaway delivered to the office, The Big Somerset Picnic is an opportunity for everyone to get together and get involved”.

Somerset Country Lane