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.
The Countryman Inn
The Rustic Roaster
The Barn at Alswick
Schedule for the day 2018
12.00 Rustic Sizzle – Sausage barbeque starts
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.
12.30 – 13.30 The Ware Ukulele Group & Buntingford Community Choir
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.
14.00 – 15.15 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.
15.15 – 16.00 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.
16.00 – 17.15 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.
17.15 – 18.00 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.
18.00 – 19.15 King Salami & The Cumberland Three
With a repertoire influenced by many of the great songs of the ’50s and ’60s made to sound fresh and new to modern ears, you won’t be able to help but move your feet when the Cumberland Three are blasting out of the speakers.
19.15 – 20.15 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!
20.15 – 21.30 John Otway
From the age of 9, John Otway knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister’s Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do. However, when his sister got the latest Bob Dylan album, he knew there was a place for him and he set about learning how to play guitar.
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:
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.