Sausagefest is back in Framlingham
PUBLISHED: 13:03 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:03 23 September 2014
Building on the growing popularity of a hugely entertaining day of family fun, Framlingham town leaders are preparing for the fourth, better than ever, sizzling SausageFest on Saturday, October 11.
Between 10am and 3pm thousands of people will flock to the historic streets and lanes of the pretty market town to celebrate all that is brilliant about the British banger. Sausage fans will try samples from regional producers and vote for the best. The producer who wins the most votes will then be crowned SausageFest Champion 2014.
Visitors will be able to feel like a million dollars as they are chauffeured between sausage venues all around town in the famous pink limo, enjoy free street music, games and competitions, call in at sausage making workshops and gaze at the fabulous 12th century castle. Sausage lovers can park for free while enjoying the bustle of the market and taking a break in one of the excellent cafes, restaurants or pubs in the town.
This year organisers are making the most of the humorous opportunities relating to sausages with merchandise and competitions.
With the help of local enterprise students the SausageFest boxer shorts and T-shirts have been designed and manufactured locally and are available through the website or to buy on the day. Overseeing the day will be the SausageFest mascot, Teddie, the beautiful sausage dog who is currently leading in the Facebook poll against Chippy, the toy sausage who loves his holidays.
Event organiser and chair of Framlingham Business Association, Jenny Stockman said: “SausageFest is now a well-established event on our town’s calendar so we are building on the runaway success of last year to make this year even bigger and better. Adding a touch of humour to the event makes it more fun, but actually the experience of organising the merchandising was valuable to the town’s young enterprise students and gave them very useful business skills.
“The aim of the day is for people from all over East Anglia to visit Framlingham and enjoy the excellent sausages that we produce in the region. The combination of good food and lots of fun makes it a terrific way to spend the day with friends and family and is of huge benefit to the town.
“Booking online entitles visitors to sausage sampling, a voting slip, entry to workshops, a map of the town and vouchers for offers and discounts at local shops. The voting slip is also a raffle ticket for some rather special prizes. Sausage fans can buy trail maps for £5 (4 for £16) at www.framsausagefest.co.uk, under 5’s go free. T-shirts and boxers are available in the shopping area of the site.