Lincolnshire Sausage Festival returns to Lincoln

Residents and visitors of Lincoln are gearing up to welcome the 11th Lincolnshire Sausage Festival.

On Saturday, October 26, Lincoln Castle and Castle Hill host a celebration with a ‘sizzlingly’ famous theme.

Last year over 11,000 visited the Sausage Festival, buying more than 25,000 Lincolnshire sausages.

As delicious sausages draw in the crowds, visitors to this popular festival can also enjoy a variety of entertainment.

A variety of sausages pulled in crowds at 2012's festival. Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite.

A variety of sausages pulled in crowds at 2012’s festival. Photo: Steve Smailes for the Lincolnite.

Guests to the popular festival can look forward to appearances from The Europa Clowns Matto and Polo as well as street performances by the Cosmic Sausages and various cooking demonstrations — and of course Mr Sausage.

Over 50 exhibitors will be taking part in the festival, selling all types of produce to take home.

Throughout the day there will be demonstrations from the TV chef Rachael Green, who will prepare some delicious dishes around the Lincolnshire sausage.

There will also be sausage making demonstrations by Neil Curtis from Curtis’ of Lincoln, and the opportunity to have a go too.

The Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Children’s Marquee will include cooking demonstrations from Debbie Kanyon, suitable for the little ones.

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Director Jane Tomlinson says that the primary school-aged kids “do all the cooking, including chopping onions and garlic. They make interesting, nutritious meals based around sausages.

“The absolute best bit is Debbie’s ‘Bush Tucker Challenge’!” says Jane, explaining how children have come away in the past liking black pudding.

She said: “The Lincoln BIG Sausage Festival is such a lovely, happy, fun community event.  

“Everyone likes sausages – there are so many to taste on the day, as well as lots of other locally produced things to eat.

“All of it takes place in and around the Lincoln Castle, Castle Square and includes the Cathedral – possibly one of the most beautiful settings in the entire country for a Sausage Festival.  And it’s all free entry, all day.”

In partnership with the festival, visitors can visit Lincoln Cathedral for even more food and farming celebrations.

Learn how Lincolnshire food gets from the field to your fork, and enjoy a display of vintage farming machinery.

The Sausage Festival is free to attend, and runs from 10am until 4pm.

The festival is hosted by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, in association with Select Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council and the Lincoln BIG.