Festival Ticket Information



If not sold out prior

Ticket Price Includes:

  • Entry to The NZ Cider Festival

  • Entry to Founders Park

  • Souvenir Glass

  • Access to Over 80 NZ Ciders

  • Wristband and Festival Programme

  • Live Music

  • Speakers

  • Kids Entertainment

  • Artisan Food Stalls (additional cost to purchase food)

Ticketek Retailers:

Nelson I-Site

77 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Event Day:

Set in the beautiful historic and spacious environment of Founders Heritage Park, it is the ideal venue to celebrate The NZ Cider Festival. There is plenty of parking around Founders Park but as this is an event where alcohol will be consumed we advise people to use public transport where possible and practice responsible driving.


  1. Doors open from 1pm on Saturday 16 November via the Windmill Entrance of Founders Park, Atawhai Drive.

  2. There will be limited cash out facilities so therefore eftpos and credit card payment is preferred

  3. There will be a line for pre-purchased ticket holders and gate sales

  4. Upon entry you will be asked for your ticket, this can either be a paper ticket or you can show it on your phone

  5. All ticket holders over 18 years will be given a wristband and event staff may ask you for I.D. 
    Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (NZ drivers license, 18+ card or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered

  6. Security will be checking bags

  7. You may bring in a picnic chair or blanket, in fact it is encouraged

  8. Please do not bring any food or drinks with you, there is heaps of free fresh water on site and food to purchase

  9. Remember to Slip, slop, slap... there will be free sunscreen provided and various shade options



  1. In the event of an industrial disruption, or other unforeseen circumstances that disrupt the event, the event organisers accept no responsibility

  2. The information on the event website and in the printed collateral is correct at the time of publication however, the event organisers reserve the right to change information

  3. The event organisers disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of the consequences of any failure to operate, accident or injury which may occur on services reserved and ticketed by Nelson Venues Ltd or where operator error or accident is the cause

Booking Conditions

  1. The NZ Cider Festival will take place regardless of the weather (within reason)

  2. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or caregiver

  3. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute artists and vary the advertised programme

  4. No glass bottles, cans or alcohol of any kind may be brought into this event

  5. Legal photographic I.D. may be required to be shown to prove a ticket-holder is over 18

  6. All bags/containers brought into the event may be subject to a full search

  7. Intoxicated persons will not be served alcohol and will be required to leave the event

  8. Purchase of a ticket automatically grants permission to official event photographers to take event photographs that may feature the image of the ticket holder. Photographic rights will be retained by The NZ Cider Festival and the images may be used for future marketing of The NZ Cider Festival

  9. No animals are permitted at the venue

  10. The right of admission is reserved

  11. This ticket is non-refundable

*Under 18’s are free when accompanied by a paying parent/guardian or caregiver

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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