skip to Main Content

The NZ Cider Festival is nearly here

Join one (or all!) of these awesome Cider Sessions during the day on Saturday, check the festival map for the location.
?1.30pm – Cider Cocktails with Nick from Kismet Cocktail & Whisky Bar, he will guide you through making cocktails with cider. Learn a few tricks and tips to help you create fantastic drinks at home this summer.
Nick will be introducing ELSEWHEN, New Zealand’s first ever applejack from the distillers at Rough Hands
$5 for cider tasters (limited to first 40)
?2.30pm – John Powell from Cider Collective will discuss ‘Can we Grow Cider into a Billion Dollar Export Industry?’ The New Zealand wine exports are worth $1.9 billion, can the New Zealand Cider industry recreate this success by breeding premium cider apples with a unique New Zealand profile that excites and captivates global consumers? Cider Apples New Zealand Limited believes we can!
Everyone that joins this session, goes in the draw to win a voucher for a 1day cider making class at
?3.15pm – 2022 Cider NZ Award winners – Come along and hear who this year’s winners were in the Cider NZ Annual Awards and why the judges chose them. Includes tasters of winning ciders (limited to first 40)

Here’s a few tips;
? Have your tickets ready, they don’t need to be printed, on your phone is fine
? Have some ID ready
? Arrive early! Check out the opening lines below from last year
? Think about where you will park – there is a car park at Founders, but it does fill up quite quickly. There is street parking, but please be mindful of residents driveaways. You can always park in town and walk, its an easy 10 mins.
? The music starts just after 1pm, so you’ll want to be nice & early
? Check out the festival map here so you know what’s where (save it to your phone even!)
? On arrival you will be given a Festival glass, you can also purchase a glass holder for $5, these fit snuggly on your glass and around your neck, so you can be hands free to dance!
We will do more reminders during the week, but if you have a question, check out our FAQ’s here or drop it below ?
Not got your tickets yet? what are you waiting for? grab them now!

?The Cider Festival is family friendly! ?
(under18yrs are free with an accompanying adult)
The Festival Kids Zone is proudly supported by Wilbury Entertainment
check them out here
The Kids Zone will be filled with circus toys, magic and more! Steve and Rachel from Wilbury Entertainment will be onsite with fun activities for the whole whanau. Get your face painted, learn to juggle, blow giant bubbles, have your mind blown with amazing magic or get crafty with apples. The kids zone might be for kids but the whole family will enjoy it!
Open from 1-5pm
(please note; this is not a drop off zone, an adult must stay with your child. This zone is also alcohol free)
A huge thanks to Nelson Bays Montessori school for letting us use your area for our Kids Zone.
Festival Tickets are still available NOW, grab yours today

Check out our Festival Map of Founders park here ?

Get your Cider crew together now and sort where you will head to first!
There’s still time to grab tickets online now

Click here to find out more…

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top