Live music, real cider and great sausages - on June 24 and 25 in 2017.


Live music, 30+ real ciders, and great sausages - the annual Northampton sausage and cider festival is back in 2017 on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25.

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

Food stalls selling a variety of sausages - from artisan hot dogs to Polish kielbasa, Boerewors and cheese and chorizo griddled cheese 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

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You can buy tickets in advance or pay on the day. Advance adult tickets for Saturday are £6. Adult tickets on Sunday are £5. The festival is supporting grass roots sport in Northampton as it helps to raise money for Old Scouts RFC.


In our first year, we also raised £1,500 to support LU15, the campaign to help Northampton schoolboy Luis Ghaut and to raise awareness about Osteosarcoma.

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. Cider ranges from £3.60 to £4 a pint. 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 or dogs!

Please drink reponsibly.


Old Scouts Rugby Field in Rushmere Road, Northampton, NN1 5RY.


There is lots of free parking on the playing field off Rushmere Road, directly across the road from the festival. Please do not park on Rushmere Road.


Saturday June 24 noon to 10pm. Sunday June 25 noon to 6pm.


There will be a free circus for kids, lots of room to run around and further paid-for entertainment, including a giant slide, inflatable obstacle course and trampolines.


Sorry, it is a pooch free party.


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:

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Saturday Music

1pm - Corinna Jane - up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Northampton, playing quirky pop/rock

2.30pm - Barney Newman - up-tempo folksy roots - guaranteed to get your feet tapping:

4.45pm - Life of Riley - Bedford's brilliant Irish band, perfect music for dancing and drinking

7pm - Skatoons - Eight-piece ska band, playing the genre's classic hits, get ready to dance your socks off

Saturday Music

1pm - Barney Newman - up-tempo folksy roots - guaranteed to get your feet tapping:

3pm - Distorted Decade - non-stop covers fronted by the irrepressible Luke Girvan

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