Plastic, 4 ounce mugs were given to attendants to sample multiple local ciders at the 2019 Sausage and Cider Fest.

Plastic, 4 ounce mugs were given to attendants to sample multiple local ciders at the 2019 Sausage and Cider Fest.

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Residents enjoy annual Covington Sausage and Cider Fest

The smell of fresh, sizzling sausage drifted over Covington Community Park while friends gathered to play yard games and sample fresh cider on Saturday, Aug. 17. Hundreds gathered for the annual Sausage and Cider Fest, hosted by the City of Covington.

Local cider vendors pushed their samples onto the crowd from sweet pear ciders to spicy habanero experimental cider. There was also local cheese from Maple Valley to try, a DJ, karaoke and more. The Sausage and Cider Fest is one of many events the city hosts to get residents outside and hanging out together during the summer months.

Check out some of the photos from the fun day.


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The local Kiwanis Club raffled off a Margarita-Ville bicycle at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

The local Kiwanis Club raffled off a Margarita-Ville bicycle at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Photos by Danielle Chastaine 
                                Residents tried cheese, cider and sausages from local vendors on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Photos by Danielle Chastaine Residents tried cheese, cider and sausages from local vendors on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Maple Valley’s artisan cheese vendor, Neighborlady Cheese, handed out samples of ghouda, pepper jack and more at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

Maple Valley’s artisan cheese vendor, Neighborlady Cheese, handed out samples of ghouda, pepper jack and more at the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest. Photo by Danielle Chastaine

Cider Fest goers enjoyed listening to live music while playing yard games, such as corn hole. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Cider Fest goers enjoyed listening to live music while playing yard games, such as corn hole. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Hundreds of sausages were grilled up and sold during the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest on Saturday, Aug. 17. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Hundreds of sausages were grilled up and sold during the 2019 Covington Sausage and Cider Fest on Saturday, Aug. 17. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

The cider poured into multiple sample cups while local brewers gave away tastes at the 2019 Sausage and Cider Fest.

The cider poured into multiple sample cups while local brewers gave away tastes at the 2019 Sausage and Cider Fest.

VIP attendees were given special gift bags, snacks and extra drink tickets from the City of Covington for the 2019 Sausage and Cider Fest. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

VIP attendees were given special gift bags, snacks and extra drink tickets from the City of Covington for the 2019 Sausage and Cider Fest. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

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