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A festival to celebrate all things cider!

Back for its 6th year of celebrating New Zealand Cider, 2021 (now 12 Feb 2022) brings with it a number of exciting changes. The festival will be staged in the beautiful Hawkes Bay region at Tomoana Showgrounds, Hastings. The NZ Cider Festival showcases the finest award-winning ciders in NZ, all in one place! In 2020 we welcomed over 3,000 Cider Lovers to the festival and we look forward to making this year even bigger and better!

Tomoana Showgrounds, Hawke’s Bay
12 February 2022  |  1 - 7pm

Book your bus tickets!

The awesome team at Nimon and Sons Ltd are providing buses from Hastings, Havelock & Napier to get you to and from The NZ Cider Festival. Click the link below to view the timetable and book your bus ticket for just $22 return!


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 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. 

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The Venue 

 This year the NZ Cider Festival will be held at the Tomoana Showgrounds, Hawke's Bay.