NZ Cider Festival
Founders Park, Nelson
Love Cider? So do we!
The New Zealand Cider Festival will be back for its fifth year on Saturday 7th November 2020! A Festival to celebrate all things Cider in the scenic and central location of the Nelson region. Described by National Geographic as "heaven for Cider seekers", Nelson produces over 50% of the country's Cider due to its high concentration of Cideries and along with the scenic landscape makes for the optimum place for a Cider Festival!
Festival Date: Saturday 7th November, 2020
Festival Times: Gates open: 1pm, Event finishes: 7pm
Venue: Founder’s Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Music & Entertainment
Our festival is not just about cider! A selection of great entertainment will form the framework for a family day out, including excellent music, educational talks, tastings, and the popular GK Events kids entertainment area.
The New Zealand Cider Festival creates a relaxed environment that is kid-friendly. Back by popular demand, a range of children’s entertainment will be provided by the GK Events team to ensure kids are well entertained as you soak up the atmosphere of the day.
The event continues to work towards zero waste by ensuring food and drinks are supplied in re-usable or recyclable/ compostable containers, including the festival’s souvenir sponsored glass.
A high percentage of the country’s Cider is produced in Nelson and we have a rich heritage relating to the Cider industry. Essentially Redwood Cellars (1947) and Rochdale Cider Factory (started 1930s) (McCashins) are the two longest established Cider producers in the region. With a great climate for growing apples and plentiful apple orchards, Nelson was the perfect location for Cideries.