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New for 2017: Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival




WHEN

Saturday May 13 - Noon to 10pm

Sunday May 14 - Noon to 7pm




WHAT

Live music, real cider and great sausages - Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival is new for 2017.

30+ real ciders sourced from artisan producers around the country, and sparkling bottled cider from CiderBods - www.ciderbods.co.uk - the online store for real cider.

Food stalls selling a variety of sausages - from artisan hot dogs to Polish kielbasa, and cheese and n'duja sausage toasties to Mexican chorizo dishes.




MUSIC

Live music through the festival.

Saturday

1pm - Barney Newman - up-tempo folksy roots - guaranteed to get your feet tapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8eNpIMlLEo

3pm - Greg Coulson band - livewire Bluesman described as "one to watch" by Blues Magazine. www.gregcoulson.co.uk

5pm - Distorted Decade - non-stop covers fronted by the irrepressible Luke Girvan

7pm - Life of Riley - Bedford's celebrated Irish band, still going strong after 27 years on the scene

Sunday

1pm - Distorted Decade - non-stop covers fronted by the irrepressible Luke Girvan

3pm - Greg Coulson band - livewire Bluesman described as "one to watch" by Blues Magazine. www.gregcoulson.co.uk




CIDERS

Specials will be added at the event. See chalkboards at the cider bar for details.


Abrahalls (Herefordshire)
Abrahalls (Sparkling in 500ml bottles) (6%), Lily the Pink (4.5%), and Thundering Molly (Sparkling in 500ml bottles) (5.2%)

Badger
Badger’s Arse (6%)

Broadoak (Somerset)
Bristol Port (6%) and Moonshine (7.5%)

Chant (Somerset)
Badger’s Spit (7.5%)

Eydon Cider Company (Northants)
Appley Ever After (12%) – Served by the wine glass only

Gwatkin (Herefordshire)
Game Cock (4.5%) and Norman Cider (7.5%)

Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales)
Black Dragon (7.2%), Happy Daze (4.5%), Haymaker (6.5%) and Two Trees Perry (4.5%)

Harefields (Northants)
Boot and Shoe (6%)

Kentish Pip (Kent)
Elderflower Cider (4%) and Vintage Pip (6%)

Lilley's
Lemon and Lime (4%), Mango (4%), Pear and Raspberry (4%) and Strawberry (4%)

Moles (Wilts)
Black Rat Cider (6%) and Black Rat Perry (7.5%)

Saxby’s (Northants)
Blackcurrant (3.7%) and Rhubarb (3.5%)

Sandford Orchards (Devon)
Cider ginger (4%)

Thistly Cross (Scotland)
Whisky Cask (6.9%)

Vale of Welton (Northants)
Rose Hill (6.6%)

West Croft Cider (Somerset)
Janet's Jungle Juice (6%)

Wilkins (Somerset)
Wilkins Farmhouse Cider in Sweet, Medium and Dry (6%)

All ciders will be available to buy via a token system. Tokens are available to buy in advance at a discounted rate.

NB: Ciders maybe subject to change.



OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

A family circus for kids big and small - with Punch and Judy shows, clown shows, storytelling.

Panic Family Circus


There will also be inflatable fun for children. Charges apply to these activities. Sunday is a family day when kids go free.




WHERE

Bedford Blues

Goldington Road

Bedford

MK40 3NF




SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BedfordSausageAndCiderFestival

Twitter: @BedfordCiderFst




TICKETS

Available online and on the day. Tickets are £7 in advance and £9 on the day. Kids under 6 go free. Child (aged 6-17 yrs) £3 on Saturday. Family ticket for Saturday (2 adults and up to 3 kids) £17 in advance and £20 on the day. Under 6 go free. All children go free on Sunday.




NOTICES

Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival is supporting sport in the town by helping to raise money for Bedford Blues.

No-one under the age of 18 is permitted to drink or be served alcohol. No alcohol is permitted to be brought into the festival. All bags will be checked on arrival.

Cider costs from £3.60 to £4 per pint. Lager, beer and a range of other alcoholic and soft drinks will also be available.

Feel free to bring camping chairs, picnic rugs and sun shades. Sorry but no picnic hampers.

Please drink responsibly - www.drinkaware.co.uk

UNDER AGE POLICY: Anyone who appears under the age of 21 will be asked to provide identity to prove they are over 18. This rule will be strictly enforced.

DOGS: I'm afraid this event is unsuitable for dogs and we are unable to accomodate them.

For queries about the event, please email: crispin@sausageandcider.co.uk

FAQs

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No alcohol or food (other than snacks for kids) are allowed into the event.

What is the refund policy?

If the event is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled, tickets will be refunded in full. Other than that, no refunds will be given.

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