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Sausage Tosser 2018

Saturday 26 May

Exciting new schedule and improved event for 2018. Watch this space!

The Countryman Inn, Chipping, Near Buntingford SG9 0PG

The Hertfordshire Sausage Sizzle

Local sausages cooked over a wood barbeque by the Rustic Roaster filling the air with the smell of tasty country fare. Real Ale and a large beer garden. All cooked sausage sales and the cost of entry to the Great British Sausage Tosser will go to the charity.

The Great British Sausage Tosser

It’s a game of skill and cunning. Get a sausage in the throne without skidding and continue until you miss. You only pay for your misses – all direct hits are free. The winner has had the longest runs without a miss and can claim the title of ‘Sausage Tosser of 2017’ and receives the coveted award.

Free admission

All profits to charity for kids with special needs.
A unique and typically British event in a lovely pub garden.

Festival sponsors

EwePack Shipping

Marketing Zone

The Countryman Inn

The Rustic Roaster

Stagestruck Ltd

The Barn at Alswick

The Butchers!

Free admission

All profits to charity for kids with special needs.
A unique and typically British event in a lovely pub garden.

Schedule for the day 2017


12.00 Rustic Sizzle

As the bbq gets fired up for the afternoon and smokey oak wood fills the air, come and get your position (bring your folding chair, festival style). A selection of rustic summer barbecue songs will ring out.

13.00 – 13.40 The Ware Ukulele Band

Familiar songs played out on the ukulele by these local characters.  Time to whet the whistle and sample the first of the sausages as the fun commences.  The Sausage Tosser contest for the King and Queen Tosser of 2017 will commence.

 13.40 – 14.30 DJ Wheelie Bag

Our resident compere and games creator will play tunes from his converted wheelie bin vinyl record player. That’s right – old 7 inch records collected from across the world including ska, hillbilly, rock & roll and country.

14.30 – 15.45 Beans and Biscuits

Local Hertfordshire Hillbilly band will play their fiddle, banjo, geetars and sing a lot about getting drunk and having a great time. Terrific eclectic sound of the country BBQ headed up by local character, Martin Spencer.

15.45 – 16.45 DJ Wheelie Bag

Denys picks up the party atmosphere with some great tunes. More frolics with DJ Wheelie Bag’s home made games. Audience participation is necessary- it’s usually time to update your Facebook status with a few photos of you and the kids being silly.

16.45 – 18.00 The Smoking Goats

Rev it up a little with a superb set of familiar songs which rarely get covered. A very popular band with rock-chick Becky belting out the numbers.  Local band with a great following, returning to The Sausage Tosser.

18.00 – 19.00 DJ Wheelie Bag

Presents the Great Herts Sausage Jockey Race. Bringing out the kid in us, the now famous balloon race, frolicking in the beer garden and prizes to be won!  There’s only one DJ Wheelie Bag!

19.00 – 20.00 Jackie Lynton Band

Brings humour and pedigree to the stage. Jackie has played and recorded with artists like the Late Rick Parfitt, Richie Blackmore, Savoy Brown, Chas n Dave and Ian Anderson. From his early success with his 1960s ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ through the ‘Hedgehog Song’ (which brought the house down at Reading festival in the 80s), and a beautiful rendition of ‘let It Rock’, JBL has something for everyone. The Status Quo tribute is not to be missed.

20.00 – 20.45 Party music

As the sun goes down, remember to bring your coat- it gets cold by the brook after the sun goes down.  Or dance a little!

20.45 -22.15 Nashville Teens

Ray Philips brings his 1960s hit band to Buntingford for the first time. Nashville Teens early success includes their 1962 hits ‘Tobacco Road’ and ‘Google Eye’.  The current line up play many familiar numbers old and new – no doubt they’ll play their iconic hits too.  Their rock and roll pedigree includes performances with The Spencer Davies Group, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.  Don’t miss them!

22.15 – LATE in the beer garden

Nothing formal here, enjoy this great British country pub.

Our Sausages


The sausages will be cooked over a real wood fire pit. The Rustic Roaster, Steve Reynolds will cook several varieties throughout the day from the selection below:

Chapmans, Baldock

An award-winning sausage maker, Chapmans are a famous butchers and deli from Baldock and regarded as one of the best butchers in the country.

Hamels Park Game Products, Buntingford

Your chef of the day is Steve Reynolds who also kindly supplies his Hamels Park banger.  They’re usually available to buy from The Countryman Inn, to take home.

Leech & Son, Melbourne

Sausages here are made on site from locally farmed meat. Butcher Ashley has promised to provide the event with his ‘hot chilli banger’.

Mark Doel Butchers, Buntingford

Butcher Geff Pigg makes a variety of sausages at his shop in High Street, Buntingford.  Geff’s award winning ‘Buntingford Sausage’ is a local delicacy.

Piggotts Family Butchers, Buntingford

On the corner of High St and Baldock Rd, Piggotts barbeque packs are legendry with a variety of sausage types for every taste.