Ah cider, the sometimes sweet, sometimes tart, generally apple-flavoured alcoholic drink that is a much loved tipple throughout the UK. Cider festivals are much like any food and drink festivals, with a distinct focus being on ciders in general. While you may come across cider and beer festivals or drinks festivals that include ciders; cider festivals focus only only ciders and are generally smaller because it is more of a niche subject. They are nevertheless still fun to attend, especially if you consider yourself to be a cider drinker.
What Can You Expect?
As with other food and drink festivals, cider festivals include stalls. A large percentage of these stalls will be run by various cider brewers, with a good number of them being from the local area. You have the chance to meet and greet with people who make some of your old favourites and those who can introduce you to new flavours. As many operate on a try before you buy policy, it can be a good way to browse and experiment a little.
Although food is not the focus, festivals in the UK always have a food element to them and cider festivals are no different. Whether it is the street food on sale to accompany all that drinking, or the demonstrations that show you how to cook using various types of ciders – there will also be a reminder of just how important food and drink are together.
As cider festivals are often rowdier than others, you may want to consider that before attending. If you do not like loud music, a lot of shouting, singing and dancing and drunk people then you may want to look elsewhere. If you do however, these are the types of events you should visit.
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/whittingham-beer-sausage-festival/Whittingham Beer And Sausage FestivalIf you love a good banger, a good bit of beer or cider and some fine live music, head to the Whittingham Beer And Sausage Festival.
- April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Whittingham Club, Old Whittingham Hospital Grounds, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2JE
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/lancaster-food-drink-festival/Lancaster Food And Drink Festival
- April 30, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LA
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/royal-bath-west-show/Royal Bath And West ShowLover of all things rural or want to help educate your family about countryside life? Try The Royal Bath And West Show, a celebration of farming life.
- May 31, 2017 - June 3, 2017
The Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/fynefest/FyneFestThis unique beer festival brings together heavyweights of the craft beer world. Click here to find out all the details and get tickets.
- June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Fyne Ales, Achadunan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BJ
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/tyndale-beer-cider-festival/Tyndale Beer and Cider FestivalTyndale Beer and Cider Festival is a great place to try local brews and enjoy delicious food, relax and have a listen to live music. Discover more here!
- June 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Tynedale Park, Station Road, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AY
https://www.eatdrinkseek.co.uk/event/great-british-beer-festival/The Great British Beer FestivalIt takes a real aficionado to have the dedication of the Great British Beer Festival. Committed to beer & all things pub, this festival you will love!
- August 8, 2017 - August 12, 2017
London Olympia, Kensington W14 8UX