Despite some teething problems the inaugural Brackley Cider and Sausage Festival raised £2,000 to support grass roots rugby.
On Saturday, August 11, hundreds gathered at Fine Lady Fields, home of Brackley Rugby Club for the festival which featured more than 40 ciders and around 20 varieties of gourmet sausages.
Andrew Jones, the club’s commercial manager said as well as raising funds to help develop junior squad members, the event raised the profile of the already well supported club. He added: “We cannot thank the community enough for their support and generosity on the day.
“Hopefully, they will all return next year when the creases have been ironed out and make another festival in the town an annual occurrence.”
Cripsin Slee, founder of the Cider and Sausage Festival Company, apologised for the long queues for the sausages, and said they will ensure a more efficient serving system next year.