Lincoln sausage festival back with a bang(er)

The Lincoln sausage festival is set to sizzle when it returns to Lincoln Castle on Saturday.

The annual celebration of sausages showcases the best local produce the county has to offer.

Lincoln Sausage Festival
Lincoln Sausage Festival 2018. Photo: Oliver Mills

Joel Murray, digital marketing manager for tourist organisation Visit Lincoln, said: “Food and agriculture are the biggest contributors to Lincolnshire’s economy so a big part of the experience is trying the local food.

“Buying food locally means it hasn’t had to travel as far and we take for granted the great produce that we have around us.”

The festival features cooking demonstrations, sausage-making demonstrations and live entertainment throughout the day.

Entry is £1 for adults and free to children with an accompanying adult.

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork have had a stall at the festival for 17 years.

The Lincolnshire sausage does not have protected status so Redhill want to keep the true county banger alive.

Redhill Farm
Redhill Farm at the sausage festival in 2018. Photo: Visit Lincoln

Jane Tomlinson, founder of Redhill Farm, said: “Most people think they know what a Lincolnshire sausage tastes like but when they try one of our free range ones it stops them in their tracks.

“Our life is farming and producing free range pork. We are not a big commercial farm shop so when people come to us they can be sure that what they are getting is quality.”

The National Great Taste Award has given the farm shop its top three-star award.

Redhill has entered for the past 16 years and won every time. They are also the only producer of pork to win the Golden Fork award, a prestigious prize given out by National Great Taste.

Jane added: “We love doing the festival because it’s a pleasure to be face to face with the people enjoying our produce.”