Pictures: No sun but plenty of fun at Sausage and Cider Festival

PUBLISHED: 18:30 06 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:15 15 May 2015

Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival 2015. Family fun. Ref mhh 5417-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival 2015. Family fun. Ref mhh 5417-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton


A day-long bout of miserable weather failed to dampen spirits at this year’s Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival.

Despite a wet and gloomy weather forecast for Honiton on Saturday (May 2), thousands descended on the festival to enjoy live music and dozens of local food and drinks stalls.

The event, held at Honiton Showground last weekend, was organised by bloodbikes charity Devon Freewheelers.

Gill Day, of the Freewheelers, said: “We have had lots of positive feedback, despite the weather.

“It is nice to hear because we have spent hours and hours on this festival, including tidying up afterwards. In total, we sold 4,458 tickets online and between 300 and 400 people bought tickets on the gate over the course of the two days. If it was not for the weather, we would have seen a lot more.”

Friday (May 1) - the first day of the festival - remained relatively dry, prompting a strong crowd to dance and sing along to several music acts which took to the main stage, and keep the stalls busy.

The headline act, Abba The Revival, capped off a glitzy night of fun for everyone involved.

Saturday was greeted with strong winds and slanting rain, but failed to deter the crowds. With no let-up in the weather, the festival-goers carried on partying, with hundreds singing along in unison to the second, and last, headline act - Queen the Pretender.

Organisers say they are already planning next year’s event.

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