Spice up your weekend at the sausage festival

The Lincolnshire Sausage Festival returns to Lincoln this weekend, now in its ninth year, celebrating the county’s most famous export.

Award-winning food stalls and free entertainment will be packed into Lincoln Castle Square, from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, October 29.

Several star guests will be present with London band The Cosmic Sausages performing and Lincolnshire TV chef Rachel Green staging live cooking demonstrations.

The Cosmic Sausages are an energetic four-piece street band, who have become regulars on the festival circuit, touring across Europe with a distinctive style both in their music and appearance.

Over 50 stalls will be present with some of Lincolnshire’s famous producers like Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop offering free samples of their products.

Founder of the Sausage Fest, Peter Harrold, feels the event is the perfect situation to celebrate Lincolnshire’s triumph in the British Food Poll earlier this year.

“The event isn’t just about sausages, there will be lots of other great Lincolnshire produce on show such as local cheese, smoked fish, fudge and even the county’s own sauce,” said Harrold.

Harrold launched the Lincolnshire Sauce at last year’s festival which is designed to accompany the Lincolnshire Sausage made from Lincolnshire red onions, spices and pomegranate molasses.

He said: “Pomegranate molasses are actually an aphrodisiac so we tend to say; put a bit of spice on your sausage, put a bit of spice in your life.”

The event is sponsored by Tastes of Lincolnshire and Project Leader, Lydia Rusling, is proud to support the sausage festival.

Rusling said: “Last year the event attracted over 10,000 visitors to the city and has become one of the biggest foodie events of the year.”

As well as attracting foodies, the event is also aimed at families with several cooking demonstrations planned to engage children by making food fun.

Entry at the castle will be free during the sausage festival.