Apple wines and halloumi sausages?

Duncan Brown will be serving up his sausages

Duncan Brown will be serving up his sausages

There are 40 types of craft cider and 20 varieties of sausage for festival-goers to sample at an annual event.

Towcester Sausage and Cider Festival takes place on Saturday, August 30, at Towcester Racecourse and runs from noon to midnight.

There will be 44 different ciders on offer including three from Northants.

One of those from the county, is Saxby’s - made in Wellingborough - and Phil Saxby from the brewery said: “It is great that the festival is supporting so many local cider makers.

“Our cider is made traditionally – it is sharp but very moreish.”

Sausages to sample will include pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. For the more adventurous, you can try ‘super haloumi’ and ‘chestnut and mustard’ among others.

They are made and served by Duncan Brown of Brown’s Gourmet Sausages in Wellingborough who crafts all his sausages by hand.

Vale of Welton made near Daventry and Appley Ever After made in Eydon make up the three county representatives and festival organiser Crispin Slee (pictured left) said the Eydon cider is a ‘firm festival favourite’.

He said: “It has an alcohol by volume of 14 per cent so is more akin to an apple wine than a cider and is therefore served by the wine glass only!”

A number of bands will play live from a main stage and there will be acoustic performers in the main bar.

Real ales will be available too, as well as a range of other drinks. Entry for adults is £5 and under 18s go free.




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