Record number of producers sign up for The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival
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A Suffolk town’s annual celebration of the Great British banger is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.
Organisers of The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival say record numbers of producers have already signed up to take part in this year’s competition.
The sixth annual festival, formerly known as Framlingham SausageFest, will see at least 17 butchers and farmers from across the region vying for the coveted title of “best banger” .
Building on the successes of previous outings, this year’s festival will see a return of the sausage trail taking visitors around the town, alongside an expanded programme of free workshops on everything from massage to dog grooming.
Jenny Stockman, founding member of SausageFest, said it was about offering “something for everyone”.
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“We want to take people around different places in the town, offer more experiences and make sure they have a great day out,” she added.
“Sausages are the hook to introduce people to Framlingham, educate them about local food and its provenance but we also want to make sure they’re entertained from start to finish. The event has really grown and gained its own momentum – this is the first time producers have approached us asking to take part, which is really great.”
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The event, which last year attracted more than 3,000 visitors to the town, takes place on Saturday, October 8, when the winners from 2015 will be returning to defend their titles in three categories: gluten free; classic pork and pork free. Stalls run by local businesses and organisations will also feature along the trail.
Other producers, particularly entrants in the pork free category, can still sign up, as can stallholders and volunteers.
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