THE annual BIG Tastes of Lincolnshire Sausage Festival takes place in Lincoln this weekend.
The Lincolnshire Sausage Association (LSA) will be among the 60 stalls at this year's event being held on Saturday, October 27, in Lincoln Castle and Castle Hill.
The festival will also feature live music, entertainment and cookery demonstrations from TV chef Rachael Green.
Rachel is considered a national expert on sausages and recently appeared on Channel 4 in Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket, a series which investigated the ethics of food manufacture in the UK.
Rachel was brought in to help develop and improve a mass-produced sausage for the programme.
She said: "I absolutely love sausages. If you make sure you buy good quality ones, you couldn't wish for a better convenience food. I'm really proud to be waving the flag for Lincolnshire sausages.
"On Saturday, I'll be cooking a variety of sausage recipes including Sausages Braised with Cider, Apples and Mustard, Sausages Cooked in Bateman's Beer and Lincolnshire Sausages with Red Wine Spelt Risotto."
The festival will be opened by Mayor of Louth, Jill Makinson-Sanders, who was headline news nationally this summer when she greeted the Olympic Torch in a sausage costume.
The festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and there will also be an additional attraction at Lincoln Cathedral – a celebration of Lincolnshire Food and Farming.
While food is a big draw, family fun is high on the menu. There will be much to see and do and entry is free.
There will be a host of entertainment featuring everything from live cookery demonstrations, to street entertainers, as well as music from the aptly named Cosmic Sausages.
Attracting over 11,000 visitors last year, this really isn't an event to be missed. You can support the plight of the Lincolnshire sausage and have a fantastic family day out.