Popular sausage and cider festival to make sizzling return

Last year's Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 1241-19-14AW. To ord

Last year's Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 1241-19-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders - Credit: Archant

The festival will hit Honiton again in May

Organisers of the hugely popular Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival have confirmed a second festival is being planned for 2015 and promises to be bigger and better.

The proposed festival will run on May 1 and 2, at Honiton Showground - a brand new location, which offers more space and improved facilities.

Last year’s event, held at Old Honiton Agricultural Showground, in Langford Road, was a was a huge hit with attendees, and netted valuable funds for Devon Freewheelers and local causes.

Daniel Lavery, festival organiser and founder of the Freewheelers, said: “We are really excited at the prospect of putting together this second festival for the people of Honiton.

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“The reaction to the first one was so positive, everyone enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. We received a huge number of requests to do it all again in 2015.”

The festival, which is still subject to licence, will now boast a full size open air stage and professional sound system.

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More stands are being booked to allow more local sausage producers and other caterers to sell their goods.

Additional family activities will also be on site - including laser quest and a funfair – and additional toilets and litter control will all add to a smoother experience.

“We’ve listened to what people said about the first festival,” Mr Lavery added. “It was a learning curve for us but with one under our belt, we feel confident that we are covering all bases in terms of organisation.”

Ticket prices will be raised marginally to £15 for an adult, with children’s tickets currently under discussion.

The festival capacity will remain at 5,000 people on each day and camping tickets are £10 for the weekend.

Tickets are likely to go on sale at the end of January.

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