The New Zealand Cider Festival


After selling out last year, The New Zealand Cider Festival will be back for the third (and best yet) celebration of NZ Cider in 2018!

The Breeze Nelson will be helping to get you there, so you don’t miss out on the premier event of the summer!

On Saturday 3rd November, Founders Heritage Park will be humming with a great selection of top NZ Cider makers including; Gold Sponsor Old Mout Cider, locals The Sprig and Fern Brewery, McCashins, Peckhams and The Mussel Inn, plus 2017 winners of ‘The World’s Best Cider’; Zeffer Cider Co.  

All up there’ll be over 80 Cider varieties available from all over New Zealand!

Plus this year, the festival will also feature:

  • Talented NZ musicians; Miles Calder, Steve Mitchell, Sun City Soul and The Slacks

  • Fantastic range of speakers

  •  Family friendly entertainment, games and activities including;
    - Apple crushing and pressing juice
    - Apple themed face painting
    - Game Area
    -Arts and Crafts activities (including Apple Art and homemade bird feeders)

  • Fringe Events from 31 October - 4 November

For more info, check out the website here

Don’t miss out on drinking Cider in the place that National Geographic described as “heaven for Cider seekers”, grab your tickets today.

The New Zealand Cider Festival, Saturday 3rd November, Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. Tickets Just $28+booking fee from

The New Zealand Cider Festival has received sponsorship funding from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council.