‘Sea-ciders’ prepare for major festival this weekend

Lyme Regis Sausage & Cider Festival
Lyme Regis Sausage & Cider Festival 2018 (photo by Ed Mills)

HAVING postponed the event for three weeks due to the extension of coronavirus restrictions, Lyme Regis Football Club is now making final preparations for its Sausage & Cider Festival this Saturday (July 31).

The festival, backed by main sponsors Advantage Digital Print and Devon Carpets, has quickly grown in popularity having been launched in 2017, but was called off last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It is now returning on Saturday, July 31 from 2pm to 11pm at the Davey Fort – home of the Seasiders.

Entry is by purchase of £2 reusable festival cup, sponsored by Litter Free Dorset, which you can then use at the outdoor bars, where a wide selection of local ciders will be available.

The event will also include fully-stocked indoor and outdoor bars, a Pimm’s tent sponsored by LymeOnline, award-winning sausages from Lyme Regis Butchers on the barbecue, and vegetarian options and other snacks from the kitchen, including homemade chilli and nachos in the evening.

A full programme of live music will be held throughout the day on the RBS Scaffolding stage, including performances from Lyme Morris, Lyme Luggers Ukulele Group, Dorset Phil, Guilty Pleasure and culminating with headliners Dark Matter – back by popular demand having won over crowds when the festival was last held in 2019.

There will also be an ice cream truck, bouncy castle and face painting to keep the kids entertained.

Festival organiser Francesca Evans said: “We’re really excited to welcome everyone back to the Davey Fort football ground this weekend for a big celebration after what has been a hugely challenging year for everyone.

“As well as being a great day out, the festival is Lyme Regis Football Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This is more needed than ever as our clubhouse has been largely closed during a year when we have near-completed a major programme of improvements to the pitch and social facilities.”

Those attending the festival are reminded to bring cash as card payment facilities are limited and several stands including the barbecue and the gate will be accepting cash only.

For more details visit www.lymeregisciderfestival.co.uk

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