Sausage and cider festival coming to Colchester

Tthe festival is coming to Colchester with dozens of craft ciders Picture: SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVA

Tthe festival is coming to Colchester with dozens of craft ciders Picture: SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL - Credit: Archant

Colchester will be hosting its first-ever sausage and cider festival this summer.

The event comes to Colchester's Charter Hall on May 23 Picture: SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL

The event comes to Colchester's Charter Hall on May 23 Picture: SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL - Credit: Archant

Held at Charter Hall in the high street on May 23, announcements for the festival so far include more than 20 varieties of craft cider available for visitors to try.

Flavours of cider available include pear, strawberry, mango, chocolate, cola and even one rum-flavoured cider.

Organisers promise to provide more than "standard bangers you would find in your local supermarket", with bratwurst for sale and two independent sausage makers serving food on the day.

If you prefer your food and drink festivals to be more competitive, a two-minute sausage eating contest will also be hosted, and challengers will be welcome to try and win a chilli eating contest featuring the world's spiciest chilli, the Carolina Reaper.

While everyone is welcome, this event is perfect for fans of a tipple and a hot sausage Picture: SAU

While everyone is welcome, this event is perfect for fans of a tipple and a hot sausage Picture: SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL - Credit: Archant


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The event will also feature craft beers, a gin bar, prosecco, soft drinks as well as vegetarian and vegan food options.

Tickets are available now for the two sessions on the day, 12-5pm and 6-11pm.

Find out more on the Sausage and Cider Festival website.

As well as food and drink, the festival has it's own chilli eating contest, where contestants have t

As well as food and drink, the festival has it's own chilli eating contest, where contestants have to face the hottest chilli in the world - the Carolina Reaper Picture: SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL - Credit: Archant

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