Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival set to be sizzling success

11:54 01 May 2014

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Festival-goers will be flocking to Honiton’s very first sausage and cider festival.

Chloe Morter and Louise Withers from A1 Print and Stitch ltd in Honiton with the Sausage and Cider festival T-shirt. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 4393-17-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24Chloe Morter and Louise Withers from A1 Print and Stitch ltd in Honiton with the Sausage and Cider festival T-shirt. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 4393-17-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival, is being organised by the Honiton Foundation, and takes place on Saturday (May 3) at the Old Honiton Agricultural Showgrounds, Langford Road. The event is in aid of Honiton-based charity Devon Freewheelers and will be raising money for other local causes.

Only a limited number of tickets are now available for the event.

Sweet Black Angels, Fools and Horses, Diamondogz, 4 King Dwarphz, singer songwriter Ollie Bowern will be entertaining audiences from 2.30pm onwards. Headliners The Wurzels will be on stage from 9pm. There will be music from the Ukelele Band, Jordan Joyce and Lydia Capon, Yums Yums, David Harbottle and Freya from 10am onwards.

The mayor of Honiton, Councillor David Foster, who is one of the festival organisers said: “We are so pleased about the overwhelming support the community has given this event for its first year. We hope it is a sign of the future and for years to come. Sunshine has been booked and we look forward to a wonderful festival and a great day. It will be a celebration of what we do well in East Devon.”

FSC Exeter Honiton Muay Thai will be attempting the set Guinness World Record for the most Muay Thai clinch knee kicks in an hour.

Join Honiton town crier Dave Retter who has invited fellow criers from across the country to take part in a special competition. The first round will take place outside St Paul’s Church at 10.30am. The competitors will enjoy a lunch at the Star Inn, which has been sponsored by JD Wetherspoon. The second round takes place on the main festival stage from around 1pm.

The festival will feature plenty of local food and drink as well as a birds of prey static display, face painting and a display of vehicles courtesy of Honiton Hill Rally and much more.

A three day e-ticket registration is being held from Wednesday (April 30) to Friday (May 2) from 10am until 2pm, at the Devon Freewheelers headquarters at Unit 5 Durham Way on the Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton. Festival-goers can exchange their e-tickets for coloured entry wristbands to avoid waiting on the gate.

Honiton’s A1 Print and Stitch has designed and will be selling festival t-shirts on the day.

The public are being urged to leave their cars at home and take advantage of a shuttle minibus service, which will be running throughout the day, courtesy of Kevin Crudge of Stamps Coaches, and will be picking up at the bus stop outside Lace Walk from 8am until midnight.

Tickets will not be available to purchase on the gate on the day of the festival. For more information visit http://honitonfestival.org/

Gates open at 8am and music will run until 11pm. Campers will be able to access the camping sites from 12pm on Friday.

Marshals and volunteers are still needed on the day. For more information or to volunteer call 0300 800 0104.

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