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BEDFORD SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL

Live music, real cider and great sausages - on May 13 and 14 in 2017.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Live music, 30+ real ciders, and great sausages. New for 2017: Bedford sausage and cider festival takes place on Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14.

All ciders are sourced from artisan producers around the country, and local makers, and there will be bottled sparkling craft cider from CiderBods - www.ciderbods.co.uk - the online store for real cider drinkers, served ice cold.

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

Free family circus - for kids big and small! - with Punch and Judy shows, clown shows, storytelling, giant bubble blowing and circus skills workshops, including tight rope walking and unicycling. See the famous Panic Family Circus in action here.

There will also be a giant slide, inflatable obstacle course and trampolines for children.  Charges apply to these activities.

Sunday is a family day when kids go free.

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How it works

 Buy in advance - and save money.

You can buy tickets in advance or pay on the day. Advance adult tickets are just £7. The festival is supporting the local community by helping to raise funds 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 is available to take away in two pint containers. Lager, beer and a range of other alcoholic and soft drinks will be available from the club bar.

Feel free to bring camping chairs, picnic rugs and sun shades - whatever makes you feel comfy! Sorry but no picnic hampers!

Please drink reponsibly. www.drinkaware.co.uk

LOCATION

The festival takes place at Bedford Blues in Goldington Road, MK40 3NF.

OPENING TIMES in 2017

Saturday May 13 noon to 10pm. Sunday May 14 noon to 7pm.

PARKING

There no parking available at the ground.

STUFF FOR KIDS

Free family circus - for kids big and small! - with Punch and Judy shows, clown shows, storytelling, giant bubble blowing and circus skills workshops, including tight rope walking and unicycling. There will also be inflatable fun for children.  Charges apply to the inflatable activities. Sunday is a family day when kids get in for free.

DOGS

Sorry, this is a pooch free party. The event is not suitable for dogs.

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. 

Any queries, please email: crispin@sausageandcider.co.uk

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Saturday Music

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 Music

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

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