The word "Samphire" comes from the French "Saint Pierre", patron Saint of fishermen. It is the abundance of this halophyte on the shores of Porlock Bay which gives this small, but oh so perfectly formed, festival its name. Thankfully, there's plenty of this delicacy to nibble on site. Winner of "Best Small Festival 2016" in the National Outdoor Association Awards, Samphire Festival is an independent, family run, music and arts festival which is all about going back to basics for a magical weekend of escapism. It calls itself a "three day knees up", with four stages, including the Unplugged Stage and the Wild Stage. There will be over thirty live acts, DJs, Folk, Funk, house, techno, ska, reggae, afro, pop, indie, jazz and disco on offer. Across the weekend, expect comedy, talks, tree climbing, stargazing, drumming, den building and lots more. Set in the beautiful Exmoor National Park, this festival enjoys the most wonderful sea views, so get ready to breath in that fresh sea air and spend a wholesome weekend, escaping the digital world. There will be plenty of places to eat and drink with an excellent selection of bars and stalls, showcasing the best the West Country has to offer. The organisers have worked hard to ensure that this beautiful festival also has an eco-friendly ethos at its core, too.