The Cumberland Sausage Festival returns to Muncaster Castle for the third year!

A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, sausage competitions, entertainment for all ages and of course the food! To sample, to buy to eat and to take home for later.

As well as purveyors of the famous Cumberland sausage, the Festival welcomes a range of specialist and gourmet food and drink suppliers from Cumbria and Northern Britain, plus a selection of craft and giftware to complete your retail experience.

At a time of year when Muncaster is usually looking its best, the Sausage Festival is a brilliant time to visit. Normal entrance charges apply (no additional cost for the Festival) and FREE to Friends of Muncaster!

Trade stand applications welcome – application form 2017 PDF or application form 2017 Excel and/or please contact us for more information.

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…so who’s coming? The lineup so far:

Taste of the Lakes
First Choice Meats winner of 2016’s Cumberland Sausage Producers Award
Old Smokehouse
Cumberland Sausage Club
Evie’s Crepes and Waffles
Woodland Free Range Meats winner of 2015’s Cumberland Sausage Producers Award
Little Blue Pig – artisan hot drinks and pastries
Madhatter’s Cider
The Big Apple – toffee apples and candy floss
Big Pan Man Catering
Secret Garden Fine Meats winner of 2016’s Favourite Sausage award
Celfairy – fairy doors
Savin Hill Farm & Butchery
Kickass Cheddar
Peter Sidwell’s Gourmet Cheese Toasties
Amazing Grazing Catering
RSPB
Woodland Trust
Acorn Woodcraft – chainsaw carving
The Great Yorkshire Brewery‘s Standpipe Bar
Appleby Creamery tbc
Mr Bee’s Most Fantastic Sausages
Abbotts Chocolates
Lakes Distillery
Independent Adventure Archery
Bouncy Castles
Children’s Crafts
Facepainting tbc
Clip ‘n Climb climbing wall
LandArt for Kids tbc

Demonstrating chefs (tbc):

Peter Sidwell of Simply Good Food TV and the Simply Good cookery school at Keswick
Kevin Hillyer aka Big Pan Man and of the Westmorland group
Gary McClure of Woodlands Free Range Meats