When: 8th October 2017, from 10am
Where: Framlingham, Suffolk
£: Tickets cost £5 (children under 3 years go free)
What is it?
On Sunday 8th October, Framlingham in Suffolk will welcome sausage lovers from all over the country to its annual celebration of the British banger.
The Great Framlingham Sausuage Festival is an annual event that is a little different to other food festivals. Visitors to the festival will get to go on a sausage trail, tasting all kinds of bangers along the way, in order to help decide on the Sausage Champion.
A trail map will take visitors on a tour of sizzling sausages, around the historic market town. Tasting and judging the competing sausages, from 15 local producers, along the way. This year there will be three sizzling categories in the competition; classic pork, pork free, and the best gluten-free (great news for those with special diets).
The Sausage Trail Map will reveal where all this year’s sausage makers are hidden around the town. Visitors simply present their trail map at each venue to collect a stamp and their free tasting sample. Once the trail has been completed, visitors then have the tough task of deciding their favourites and casting their vote at one of the ticket points. Visitors are also welcome along to the sausage awards, which will take place at 5.30pm in Framlingham Castle.
As well as the sausage tasting, there will be an array of fun workshops, including sausage making, ceramic painting, and street dance. Plus, there will be entertainment including petanque, a beer festival and live music at The Railway, a cider festival and live music at The Station, cooking demonstrations and samples from Ladies in Pigs, a pets corner, activities at the library, a children’s silent disco at the Castle Inn, performances from Oxblood Molly Dancers, a magic show and entertainment from Steff and Nonsense.
Visitors should keep an eye out for the festival mascot, Teddie the dachshund, who will be out on the trail during the day.