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Enjoy a feast of festivals, arts and crafts

Enjoy a feast of festivals, arts and crafts

Children may be back in their classrooms after the Summer holiday break – but there’s still lots of family fun to look forward to in the weeks ahead.

Best of all, there’s no need to pack a suitcase or rush to the airport because it’s all happening on your own doorstep, in Lincoln!

Families who have returned from overseas holidays, will have the chance to relive special memories by visiting Lincoln BIG’s Street Food Festival, which is being staged in conjunction with Marketplace Europe.

The Festival rolls into town on September 19 and pitches up in the High Street and will be “open for business” every day until September 22. People can buy their favourite dishes between 9am and 7pm on Thursday to Saturday and between 10am and 5pm on the Sunday.

Temptations for the taste buds will include French crepes, Italian Paella, Greek Souvlaki, Spanish Tapas, Greek Baklava, Polish Hot Food and lots more tasty favourites.

Still on the foodie theme, if you love locally produced sausages, you won’t want to miss the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival, which takes place on Saturday, October 12 and which runs from 10am to 5pm.

Admission to the Castle Grounds and the Lincoln Sausage Festival costs just £1 for Adults and those who qualify concessions, but children go FREE. (Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied). People typically much their way through 30,000 individual bangers on the day!

This year the event promises to be even more fun for youngsters with the return of Mr Sausage – and this time he is bringing Mrs Sausage along with him!

Further entertainment will be provided by Juggling Jim, Feet First Entertainment and Cosmic Sausage. Adults can look forward to cookery demonstrations by Lincolnshire’s own chef Rachel Green.

The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, in association with Select Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincoln Castle, and the Lincoln BIG, host this highly popular event.

Families who love arts and crafts have lots of opportunities to visit Lincoln BIG’s fascinating Makers’ Markets, which will be popping-up in various parts of the city over the coming weeks.

These markets are great fun to browse and shoppers are guaranteed to find unusual treats and unique gifts for friends. Products include quirky little pottery houses, fairy houses, paintings, textile art, toys and much much more.

Budding creatives are likely to want to get out their own modelling clay, paints, brushesand sewing materials the minute they return home!

You can catch the Makers’ Markets on the following dates:

The Cornhill: September 14 and October 12

The Strait: September 21

Castle Hill: October 5 and November 2

High Street: November 16 and 23

Another unmissable highlight in the Autumn calendar is the Frequency Festival, with its city-wide digital takeovers in non-traditional spaces, such as Lincoln Cathedral, the city’s underground Roman Posterngate, cafes, churches, shopping centres and outdoor spaces, as well as city venues and gallery spaces.

It will return to the city from October 24 to 27, bringing together artists, creative technologists from the city and beyond for an amazing four-day showcase of digital creativity and energetic debate on digital culture.

This year Frequency Festival will feature immersive and interactive experiences to explore the theme of “Disruption = Cultural Reinvention,” offering something for everyone.

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