Sausage and Cider Festival coming to Quex Park for first time this summer 

The Sausage and Cider Festival is heading to Quex

By Holly Lambert

The outdoor Sausage & Cider Festival will be arriving at Quex Park, Birchington, this month.

It will be the debut of the festival in Thanet on Saturday 27th July. Doors open at 2pm, with the event running through until 11pm, giving visitors a jam-packed day of entertainment and activities.

The family fun celebrations have been a nationwide success after many sellouts across the UK, stretching from the Isle of Wight all the way up to Aberdeen. The festival began in 2021, and last year toured more than 50 locations, attracting some 80,000 visitors.

The festival consists of live music acts, street food vendors and features some 30 different ciders available on site, with flavours including rhubarb, chocolate, pineapple and cherry Bakewell.

Headlining the festival is pop band Scouting for Girls, who have made previous appearances in Thanet over the years, playing at Dreamland Margate in 2021 and 2022, as well as being due to perform again on the Scenic Stage this October.

Alongside the band, a variety of tribute acts will be performing from the likes of Queen, ABBA and Take That.

There are also festival markets and children’s amusements, offering face painting, children’s character dress up and stalls with festival clothing. There will be a silent disco running throughout the duration of the event, to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Visitors can take part in on-stage sausage eating competitions, as well as a six-round chilli eating contest.

Vendors at the festival include both small, independent sellers and nationally recognised brands. There will be more than 20 flavours of sausage for visitors to try, with gluten-free and vegan options.

Final release tickets, costing £39.95 – £10 for under 18s- plus booking fee are available to buy here


  1. Should be right up your back alley then, Doris. And there’s an on stage sausage eating competition too! My money would be on Ms Pink there. No stopping her when she’s got her choppers around a Frankie-valli-four-seasonsed-furter, washed down with lashings of green tea!

  2. 40 quid a ticket? I think not.

    I don’t pay to visit Tesco and I wouldn’t pay to visit this shopping experience.

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