The New Zealand Cider Festival is a family-friendly event. Under 18s are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
You must be over 18 to consume alcohol and legal photo identification may be required.

Sponsors

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The NZ Cider Festival has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.

Location

Founder's Heritage Park

87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood,

Nelson, New Zealand

Contact us

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Founders Park, Nelson

Love Cider? So do we!

The New Zealand Cider Festival will be back for its fourth year on Saturday 16th November 2019! 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: 16th November 2019

Venue: Founder’s Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand

Door Sales: $40

Under 18's free with a paying adult

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. 

 Family Friendly
 

 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. 

Environmental Focus 

 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. 

The Venue 

 The event is nestled into the historic surroundings of Founder’s Heritage Park.

 

Find out more about the park here: 

founderspark.co.nz 

The best place to sample over 80 ciders all in one place. Located in the historic Founder's Heritage Park, there is so much to enjoy for the whole family.

The NZ Cider Festival showcases New Zealand's finest award-winning ciders. Check out the line up here!

Why Nelson?

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.

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