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Introducing Newmarket’s First Ever Sausage Festival!


Sizzling News! Newmarket Launches Annual Sausage Festival

Discover Newmarket is launching the town’s first ever Sausage Festival on 5th November 2022. Working alongside Newmarket Market, we are aiming to bring some sausage themed, fun and entertainment to the Market from 10 am to 2 pm.

Whilst Newmarket is famed for its horse racing, it also has historic ties to the humble sausage. The Newmarket Sausage has been a traditional treat to take home from the races since Victorian times and is so highly regarded that it’s the traditional prize for the winner of Newmarket’s oldest horse race, the Town Plate.

Locally produced sausages are an established favourite of the Royal family, with local butcher, Musk’s holding a Royal Warrant for its recipe. A weekly consignment of sausages was sent to Balmoral at one time, and the Queen Mother regularly dropped by to pick some up on her journeys between Sandringham and London. You can find out more about the town’s history of sausages by clicking here.

The festival to celebrate the local delicacy is kindly sponsored by Edmondson Hall solicitors and supported by Powters, Musks and Tennants.

There’ll be family fun and entertainment, with free activities for children including a Sausage Pan Race, which will go under starter’s order of the festival’s fun character Mr Sausage.

Powters Butchers will be present, offering free sausage tastings made from the family recipe, which has earned it multiple Great Taste awards. Plus, the Tailor Trailer will be there with a hot dog but with a creative twist, devised especially for the Festival.

There will also be other sausage dishes to try, with free recipe cards. All the key ingredients to make the dishes will be available to purchase from the market and there’s even a chance to win them in the festival tombola. Prizes have been kindly donated by various market traders, along with Powters and Tennant’s (suppliers of Musk’s sausages) Butchers.

Local cafes and restaurants will also be supporting the festival during the preceding week, adding specially created sausage dishes to their menus. Meaning that avid sausage fans will be able to dine out on a different sausage dish every day of the week! Check out the full list in our Sausage Safari Festival Menu and be prepared to be amazed at the number of ways a sausage can be used in cooking!