Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Lincoln’s iconic Sausage Festival was celebrated online this year.

Mr and Mrs Sausage holding their newborn chipolatas. Photo: Visit Lincoln social media, used with permission.

Hosted by Visit Lincoln and The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, the event ran from 28-31 October.

The festival kicked off on Wednesday with a video from The Swing Nuts, who welcomed everyone to the festival and encouraged them to join in from their kitchens at home.

Attendees were able to take part by sending in their ‘sizzling sausage snaps’ with the hashtag #LincolnSausageFestival, in order to win a signed copy of celebrity chef Rachel Green’s recipe book, titled ‘Sausages’.

In addition, a children’s drawing competition was held, courtesy of Visual Print Designs, as well as other creative activities for families to get involved with over half term holiday.

Many virtual demonstrations also took place over the last few days by local restaurants around Lincoln.

A confident young girl showed a true passion for cooking when demonstrating how to cook sausage rolls at The Cross Keys Stow’s kitchen, titled ‘Daisy Likes To Cook’. Darren Rogan also entertained viewers with videos of preparing various sausage-themed recipes, such as sausage stew, in partnership with LIVES, a local first aid charity.

Mr Rogan said “the campaign is a really good idea because it helps bring people together, enjoy meals together and raises money for charity”.

Friday evening’s entertainment was provided by The Lincoln Ukulele Band’s rendition of ‘You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties’ by Jona Lewie, and Saturday was filled with a spooky selection of recipe ideas for the season.

By Lucy Bloxham

News Editor at The Linc.