For the past 3 years, my family and I have attended the Jimmy’s Farm Sausage and Beer Festival, where we basically spend the whole day in the sunshine, listening to live music, drinking beer – or cider in my case – and eating sausages! The festival is hosted in my home town, on Jimmy’s Farm, of course, so it is great to have a festival so local that we can enjoy.
Each year I have been lucky enough to be able to be a part of the ‘corporate’ section of the festival, as the company my Dad works for, uses the festival as their Summer Party venue. So we enjoy living the VIP high life, with deck chairs, our own bar, food and drinks tokens, as well as our own very plush toilets. Which is a godsend, as I don’t think any one is a fan of festival portaloos.
The festival runs over the whole of the weekend, and most years we attend both days, but it’s usually weather dependent as you can never be too sure with British summertime. But this year it was a scorcher! Suncreamed up to our eyeballs, I enjoyed the well needed sunshine with my family and friends. There were loads of things to see and do throughout the day, including petting the farm animals, face painting and henna tattoos, cooking and acoustic stages, shops, boutiques, food stalls.
The best thing is of course the food. My usual favourite is a hog roast sandwich, with apple sauce. Every year it is always so yummy, and is the perfect day-drinking companion. I also had a white chocolate drizzled waffle for my dessert, from the Waffle on a Stick company. Seriously the tastiest invention ever!
It was just lovely to go such a relaxing festival and not feeling unsafe, or cramped in the crowds, or just generally dirty and gross, like you usually feel at a festival. It truly is just a great family day out, where you can eat and drink and enjoy each others company without having to worry about a thing.