Get ready for a taste bud tingling tour of Suffolk’s best bangers and festival fun for all the family.
The Aldeburgh Food and Drink festival may be over but the incredible fringe events that follow it are still in full swing. Our perfect little area of the Suffolk Coast has already hosted a Cornucopia walk, the Woodbridge Shuck Festival, Wine Tasting Suppers and even a Coastal Gin Party, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Fringe Festival runs up until the 14th October and there are plenty more fantastic events coming up. One that we are super excited about is the 8th Annual Great Framlingham Sausage Festival!
The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival is the closing event for the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival Fringe and what better way to end the Fringe than with a day dedicated to locally made Great British sausages.
On Sunday the 14th October, sausage makers from across East Anglia arrive to take over the historic market town of Framlingham to participate in the sizzling action of the best sausage contest. The best bit? Framlingham is just 15 minutes from our luxury self-catering accommodation here at Mollett’s Farm and you can join in and cast your vote to help decide which sausage is the best in the two tasty categories: Best Classic pork, and Best New Taste Sensation.
Each sausage maker will be tucked away in different locations around the town and all you have to do is grab a sausage trail map, start exploring the town of Framlingham, and set your taste buds tingling as you enjoy free samples of a wonderful variety of sumptuous sausages.
This year 13 different producers will compete in the taste-off to prove that their sausages are the best of the bunch. Each will enter their own unique sausages whose recipes are a closely guarded secret. We can expect to see the likes of: Sutton Hoo Chicken, Hall Farm Butchers, Revett’s Butchers, Proctors Sausages, Powters and many more, as they all add their signature twist the Great British banger.
Don’t forget to cast your vote! This is a competition after all. The awards for each category begin at 5.30pm so make sure to attend to find out if your favourite banger blew everyone else’s mind.
Framlingham’s sizzling celebration of sausages has a wealth of family friendly entertainment in store for those who have filled up on their fair share of sausages. For everyone that has a Sausage Festival day pass there are masses of free workshops and exciting entertainment happening all around the town. You can try your hand a making your own sausages, channel your inner artist with ceramic painting, sample some local Suffolk wine at wine tasting workshops, or let the kids get on down and boogie at the children’s silent disco. There are also beer fests, cider fests, live music and much more, so make sure to check out the free activities you can attend.
Now, a festival wouldn’t be complete without a cute and cuddly mascot – so make sure to keep an eye out for Teddie the adorable Dachshund who will be touring around the event and following the sausage trail dressed in her own sponsored Great Framlingham Sausage Festival clothing. She just loves to get in on the action.
If you can’t wait for the Sausage Festival to get in on the foodie-action, then you don’t have to. The Great Framlingham Sausage Festival is the closing event of the Fringe so there is plenty more to do between now and then. You could enjoy a tour of chocolate at the Pump Street factory; the Real Ale and Music Festival at the Long Shop; or even the Battle of the Pubs in Snape Maltings. So make sure to find out everything else that the Fringe has in store for foodies.
The Sausage Festival isn’t the only amazing thing that Framlingham has to offer. You may also wish to visit their famous castle (on the hill). The beautiful, well maintained castle has a deeply interesting history and you can find out more about it in our blog post.
After a belly-full of sausages and a day packed full of entertainment, there is no better place for you to get your head down than our luxury accommodation. Every one of our self-catering Granary Cottages and Stable Studios contain fully equipped, top of the range kitchens. This means that, when you wake up from a blissful night’s sleep in our Egyptian cotton sheets, you can cook yourself a wonderful and tasty breakfast with all the lovely local produce that you bought from the Sausage Festival. We hope you aren’t sick of sausages by then, because there is no greater taste than a sausage sandwich in the morning.