PICTURES: Northampton Old Scouts Sausage and Cider festival

Prosecco was a popular choice of drink for people enjoying the outdoors.
Prosecco was a popular choice of drink for people enjoying the outdoors.
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A festival to celebrate local cider makers and artisan sausages took place over the weekend to raise money for grassroots sport in Northampton.

Drinkers joined forces at the Old Scouts Rugby Football Club to taste local ciders from three cideries, which have opened in Northamptonshire this year.

Food was up for grabs all weekend as drinkers enjoyed tasting local tipples.

Food was up for grabs all weekend as drinkers enjoyed tasting local tipples.

The new cider makers were also accompanied by grandees – Phil Saxby from Farndish, Davey Chambers from Greens Norton, John Malvern from Daventry and Angus Richards from Eydon– who sold their tipples at the festival.

Artisan sausages, a prosecco stall and a free family circus were also on offer to punters enjoying the outdoors over Saturday and Sunday.

The event raised approximately £5,000 for grass roots sports in Northampton, organisers say.

Live music was on offer to festival-goers over the weekend.

Live music was on offer to festival-goers over the weekend.

Children lined up to get their face painted.

Children lined up to get their face painted.

Artisan sausages were on offer at the rugby club over the weekend.

Artisan sausages were on offer at the rugby club over the weekend.