Previous Years

Have a look back at some of the highlights from previous festivals

2016 NZ Cider Festival

The 2016 NZ Cider Festival was the inaugural New Zealand Festival dedicated to Cider. The event had a great turn out despite the wet weather with attendees enjoying over 80 Cider varieties, industry and celebrity talks plus a great line up of talented NZ musicians.

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.


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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.


Founder's Heritage Park

87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood,

Nelson, New Zealand

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