Live music, real cider and great sausages - on Sept 4 and 5 in 2020.


Cool tunes, 25 crafts ciders and banging sausage trucks - a 'new normal' version of the Northampton sausage and cider festival is back on Friday Sept 4 and Saturday Sept 5.

Real ciders, including a tantalising range of fruit ciders. All ciders are sourced from producers around the country, and local artisan makers.

Beautiful bangers from Fatsnags with their hand-crafted Lashford's sausage cooked in beer and flame-grilled and slathered with ketchup, mustard and crispy onions; Canoodle are bringing their native breeds hot dogs served Korean style as well as a range of vegan sausages including the Kowaca Dog with mushroom bulgogi sauce, kimchi and vegan mayo; epic sausage choices from the legends at The Smoke Pit including a pork sausage burger with American cheese, baconiase and crispy onions; and fresh in the Salty Dogg company with hand-made pork sausage New York, Mexican and Mac and Cheese Doggs. Also featuring the Saxby's cider hog mobile bar.

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How it works

Pre-booked tickets only.

Early bird tickets £2. Final release tickets £3. Tickets must be booked in advance. There are three sessions throughout the weekend. Tickets for each session will be restricted to ensure 2m social distancing. We expect this event to sell out so don't delay. Sorry, but no children allowed - this event is adult only.


Friday Sept 4 - 5pm to 11pm

Saturday Sept 5 in two sessions - 11am to 5pm and 6pm to 11pm


Two metre social distancing applies. Tables will be spaced 4m apart. One way queuing. Card payment only. Government guidance on size and make up for groups applies. Hand sanitiser on entry. Please be kind and nice to others.


Northampton Sausage and Cider Festival usually takes place at Old Scouts RFC but that was not possible this year so we have decamped to Duston Mill, the home of Northampton's hottest street food pop-up Bite Street. We hope to make a donation to the rugby club to contribute to the revenue they have lost this summer.


Duston Mill, Upton Way, near Sixfields, Northampton. NN5 4EG.


There is lots of free parking at Duston Mill. Please do not park on Upton Way.


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

A range of other alcoholic drinks will be available along with soft drinks in the Bite Street Bar. The token system used at previous sausage and cider festivals will be suspended this year and it will be card payment only for both food and drink.

Sorry but no food or drink can be brought into the festival.

Please drink responsibly -


Anyone who appears under the age of 21 will be asked to provide identity to prove they are over 18. No ID = no alcohol. This rule will be strictly enforced.


Well-behaved dogs kept on leads are welcome. Water is available for them from the outside tap but please bring your own bowl.


What can/can't I bring to the event? No alcohol, drinks or food are allowed into the event.

What is the refund policy? If the event is cancelled, tickets will be refunded in full. Other than that, refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis at our discretion.

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