First ever sausage and cider festival coming to Southport next month

A brand new sausage and cider festival is rocking up to the North West in June.

The festival is set to come to Southport’s Victoria Park where live music, games, and competitions will be on show as well as your favourite bratwurst.

Dubbed the Sausage & Cider Fest, the festival is being brought to town by Look-A-Like Festival.

The positive announcement comes after both Southport Air Show and Flower Show were cancelled for 2021 as Covid concerns continue to linger.

Both cancellations came as a huge blow to the region, with both events bringing in thousands of visitors from across the North West and country, as well as generating millions of pounds for the local economy.

The looming Food and Drink Festival has also been postponed to a date yet to be confirmed, the Echo reports.

The sausage festival is now being billed as the ‘UK’s biggest food, drink and music festival’ when it rocks up on Friday, June 25.

The Eventbrite listing says it will be a ‘spectacular day of festival fun with live music, games, competitions, and lots of sausage and cider to kick start the summer after a long lockdown’.

Southport singer Kelly Bond has been announced as the first musical act for the festival.

Dancers from Feel Fabulous, a movement created by Southport model Lizzie Fitzpatrick, will also be there on the day. The movement aims to help people of all shapes and sizes gain confidence and feel beautiful.

“I was actually due to host the Southport Flower Show and obviously that’s been cancelled now and it’s a huge blow to myself, the organisers, and everyone in the town,” Kelly said.

“Hopefully though, this festival will keep Victoria Park warm until we can have bigger events again, and can signal the beginning of things reopening and normality resuming.

“It will be so good to celebrate Southport again after so many long months.”

The festival is set to run between midday and 10pm.

Ticket prices are £10 for general admission (£1 for under-16s), with group of six tickets costing £55.

NHS and emergency service workers can gain free entry to the site, with their £10 ticket full redeemable at the onsite bar to spend on refreshments.

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