Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival set to be a sell out

09:00 24 April 2014

mhh sausage and cider fest committee

mhh sausage and cider fest committee

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Festival fever has gripped Honiton as the town’s very first sausage and cider festival looks to be a sellout.

Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival, which is being held on Saturday, May 3, has already attracted plenty of interest with ticket sales ‘going through the roof’.

“There is absolutely no doubt that it is going to be a sellout,” says one of the festival organisers Dan Lavery. “It is going to be the biggest event the town has ever seen.”

The majority of ticket sales have been to the people in the local area, including Honiton, Feniton, Awliscombe and Cullompton.

“They have got the bug – it is festival fever,” adds Dan. “Ticket sales have just gone through the roof.”

The festival is in aid of Honiton-based charity Devon Freewheelers, who provide a voluntary out-of-hours service for the emergency transportation of blood and other medical supplies. The Honiton Foundation, who are organising the event, will be donating money raised during the festival to other local causes including Honiton Information Centre, The Baton charity, Honiton FSC Muay Thai, and the Honiton Christmas lights appeal.

“We are trying to make sure we can help as many people and local organisations as possible, which is the whole idea of the Honiton Foundation,” says Dan. “The money will go straight back in to supporting local good causes.”

Organisers hope the festival will not only benefit local causes but also businesses in the town.

“A huge amount of money is going to be brought into the local economy this bank holiday weekend and Honiton is most certainly open for business,” adds Dan.

“The festival is going to bring thousands of people into the town for the weekend and we are confident everyone is going to benefit.”

The festival features music from headliners The Wurzels, Sweet Black Angels, Fools and Horses, Diamondogz, 4 King Dwarphz, singer songwriters Lydia Capon and Ollie Bowern. There will be plenty on offer for all ages as well as locally produced cider and food.

Tickets are on sale at Honiton Information Centre, Honiton Toy Shop, Wing Hong Chinese, and the Paper Shop in New Street. Alternatively, they can be purchased from a stall on Honiton’s street market or visit http://honitonfestival.org/

Tickets will not be available to purchase on the gate on the day of the festival.

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