COLCHESTER’s Sausage and Cider Festival proved a massive hit, with thousands flocking to Castle Park for a taste of the good stuff.

Organiser Elliott Dalton saw between 2,500 to 3,000 people take to the festival this weekend, with live bands and DJs, craft beers, and more featured at the event.

The festival, which took place on Friday, also saw guests enjoy the gin bar, games and even have a go at eating contests.

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Mr Dalton, said: “The turnout was really good and everyone had such a lovely time.

“It was great to see everyone having fun and coming to events again.

“The Killers set was one of the best, but you just can’t beat Bon Jovi. It was a combination of amazing music and incredible cider.”