The Cider Barn
This years Cider Barn will have 6 bars and over 70 locally produced artisan ciders! Read about the cider on offer below...
The Tiddly Pomme Cider Bar
Tiddly Pomme run the main bar in the Cider Barn, selling around 50 different ciders, including their very own woolly pig cider.
Kentish Pip Cider Bar
Kentish pip blend a mix of dessert apples with a selection of cider apples that are chosen for attributes such as their tannin content. It is the sharpness, a little tannin and bitter combined with a degree of sweetness that makes for a delightful sensory experience. Kentish Pip have now planted their own cider orchards with varieties specially designed to provide the perfect blend for you to enjoy.
Kent Cider Co. Bar
The Kent Cider Company produces ciders with depth, unique flavours and finishes. Flavours that offer an alternative to wine and represent the seasons, complimenting different foods that can be enjoyed in their own right at home or in the pub. They also produce oak matured (for a minimum of 12 months) ciders. Talk to the makers when you get your pint at the festival, you will most definitely learn something too!
Biddenden Cider Bar
Biddenden’s Kent apple ciders offer an excellent alternative to other alcoholic drinks with their strong, still cider, made from farm pressed Kentish culinary and dessert apples. Available in sweet, medium or dry these ciders will quench your thirst in the heat of our summer festival. They also produce sparkling ciders; bottle fermented by the traditional method to produce a dry, fruity taste.
London Glider Cider Bar
‘London Glider’ pick apples from the gardens of suburbia and turn them into award-winning cider and perry. London Glider is a clear, strong, still cider with a well-balanced fruity flavour and clean apple finish; perfect to compliment an afternoon in the sunshine listening to local folk bands at our Cider Festival.
Turners Cider Bar
Turners make craft cider in the Eastern Counties style with 100% Kentish apples. They source their apples from the village of Marden, pressing the apples between September and Christmas, leaving them to ferment until Spring, when they carefully taste and blend the different batches. The resulting cider is clean, light and refreshing, with a balance of sweetness and acidity. A must try at this year’s Cider Festival.
FREE Shuttle Bus
The FREE shuttle bus will be running all weekend from Faversham Station to the Brogdale Cider Festival(and back again)!
FREE Face Painting
Get your face painted for FREE and spend the day looking like a tiger! Whats not to enjoy!?
Miniature Railway
(small charge per person) - The Faversham Miniature Railway will be running all weekend and the 15 minute ride around our beautiful orchards is something not to be missed!
Live Bug Road Show!
Get close and comfortable (or uncomfortable) with amazing and over sized creepy crawlies and beasties in the live bug road show!
Interactive Storytelling
Enjoy storytelling where you can become part of the show with our wonderful actors in the little festival goers storytelling corner!
FREE Craft Workshop
Get creative and crafty with cherry themed activities for the whole family to make and take home, all run by fantastic children’s workers 'Handcrafted Events',
you can find out more about them HERE...
Teddy Bear Parachute Jump
Run by the Kent Kite Flyers, parachuting bears will be lifted by a kite and then released for you to try and catch as they float to the ground. Bring your own teddy or buy one on the day! There will also be a kite making workshop for you to build your very own kite! (£2 per kite)
FREE Bouncy Castle
Children can bounce around to their hearts content on the bouncy assault course in the festival field whilst parents enjoy the music on the 'Grassy Stage'
Richard Navarro
Playing: Saturday & Sunday (11:00 - 12:45)
Richard Navarro cut his teeth performing with just a violin and loop station on street corners in his home town of Canterbury. His witty, observational songwriting soon attracted like-minded musicians resulted in his own live band. Now, Richard's live show mixes his effortlessly beautiful vocal with a genius weaving of violin, trumpet and piano into tightly composed character pieces.
Rhonda and the Great Unknown
Playing: Saturday (12:00 - 13:45)
A 6 piece funky-bluesy-rockabilly-rock and roll band that plays original songs and a small array of eclectic covers. This is a very talented and experienced lineup of musicians and we are looking forward to enjoying their performance at this year's Cider Festival! MORE…
Jumbo Gumbo
Playing: Saturday (14:30 - 16:15)
Nothing stopped this band jamming at last year’s Apple Festival, even the never ending rain, so we just had to ask them to come back and play in the sunshine! You won’t be able to stop your foot tapping as you enjoy music and your pint of local cider! MORE...
Rudy Warman
Playing: Saturday (13:45 - 15:30)
Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather are musicians from the South Coast of England who perform high quality original songs. You may have stopped to listen to them play in Canterbury or other Kent towns and we are looking forward to having this lively and fantastic band with us at this year’s festival. MORE…
Carter's Alibi
Playing: Sunday (13:45 - 15:30)
Playing: Sunday (14:30 - 16:15)
Rootsy, folky, fun, infectious music inspired by tunes and songs from around Europe with a unique line-up including: George Stevens on pipes, bouzouki and djembe, Will Summers (Princes in the Tower) on crumhorns and recorder, Kim Thompsett on guitar, harp and vocals, James on banjo and Cat on vocals and leading the dancing.
The Barrett Brothers
Playing: Sunday (12:00 - 13:45)
The Barrett Brothers bring you their own energetic and infectious take on Gypsy Jazz, leaving their audiences spellbound: it’s one thing to hear them, it’s quite another to watch. Their new all originals CD 'Symmetry' is out now! MORE...
Trifle and Jelly Eating!
Cider Fest's Tasty Competitions!
Test your gobbling power in our adults Trifle Eating Competitions! Running at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm followed by a children's Jelly Eating Competition! No hand of course!
Juicing Competition
Pulp & Press vs Juice & Strain
A demonstration of the traditional pulp and press, and novel juice and strain methods of obtaining fresh apple juice will take place over the weekend. This will take the form of a contest between these two alternative methods in a “fair test” trial. It promises to be educational, instructive and, most of all, fun. The pulp and press team will be led by Peter Eveleigh of Hardwood Crafts. Peter, a bespoke scratter and press maker, and his co-worker will be equipped with an electric mill, and two manual presses – a 32 litre barrel press and a 50 litre rack and cloth press, all of his own fabrication. At approximately half the capital outlay, Nevin Stewart, and one other, will put two high performance juicers to the juice and strain task, see: Juice and strain YouTube video and juice and strain blog. Each team will have a 100kg of washed apples and one hour in which to do their best work. Yield of juice produced in a given time, and other key measures, will be recorded.
Dead Horse Morris
'Dead Horse Morris' and their ladies side' The Broomdashers' are a morris dancing side based in Whitstable. They will be dancing a traditional East Kent Regional style of morris on Saturday wearing hob nail boots and dancing with sticks.
Dancing on Saturday only.
Joe's Bows will be giving you the chance to test your Robin Hood Skills in the Archery corner! Small price per go.
EAT: Hog Roast
In the centre of the Festival Cidreaterie will be a succulent spit roasted pork for you to enjoy with with crisp crackling and apple sauce! A great choice to enjoy with your fresh local cider!
SHOP: Kent Chilli Farm
With more than 40 chilli varieties and over 3000 plants. Come see or buy, plants, fresh and dried chillies and seeds along with some tasty sauces, jams and chutneys.
EAT: Paul Babra
Vegans, Veggies or meat lovers, Paul and his team will be cooking up an authentic range of home cooked Samosas, Curries, Chutneys galore, snacks and spice mix to tickle your taste buds! Paul will also be running alfresco cooking demonstrations from our mobile kitchen at 11:30 and 14:30 so don't miss out!
SHOP: Traditional Intentions
All of the products on offer at Traditional Intentions are lovingly handmade in the garden of England using years of experience and passion in a varied array of crafts. You will find moisturising oils such as Coconut and Olive along with other ingredients such as oats, beeswax and honey to name only a few!
EAT: Twisted Chip Company
Scrumptious hot and tasty sprial potatoes! Spice'm how you like'm with a choice of shake on flavours or dip your stick in delicious organic homemade sauces.
SHOP: Amos Country Kitchen
With the best range of chutneys, jams and sauces you will ever see, Richenda will have something for EVERY tastebud, whether its to go on bread or enjoyed with cheese or wine!
SHOP: Traditional Intentions
All of the products on offer at Traditional Intentions are lovingly handmade in the garden of England using years of experience and passion in a varied array of crafts. You will find moisturising oils such as Coconut and Olive along with other ingredients such as oats, beeswax and honey to name only a few!
EAT: Enzo's Bakery
Enjoy a delicious range of Italian lunch choices from Enzo's bakery!
SHOP: Potash Farm
Potash Farm sells an exclusive range of Kentish Cobnut, Walnut, Chestnut, Almond, and Pecan nut products, including oils and preserves.
EAT: Oldspots Halloumi Grill
The ‘Old Spots’ boys build, what some would say, the best burgers out there! Why not try their metric tonne burger and let them know what you think!
SHOP: Small Green Boutique
Ladies, do you like shopping? Then make sure you visit Small Green Boutique; a one stop shop for everything beautiful! The latest ladies fashions, Shoes, Scarves, Costume Jewellery and much much more!
EAT: Real Pasta
Fresh, homemade pasta and gourmet sauces ranging from traditional tomato and carbonara sauces, through to a hearty meatball sauce and spicy chorizo ragu; a great choice with your frosty cider!
SHOP: Fruit Trees
Buy fruit trees and other plants from the grow garden centre, open all weekend.
EAT: Icecream!
Enjoy ice-cream from Rochester refreshments beautiful vintage van! Perfect for a hot sunny day!
SHOP: Craft & Produce
There will be a lovely range of local craft and produce stalls for you to browse throughout your day!
Talks & Demos
Talks and demos will be taking place all weekend across the whole festival.

All Day - Cider Pressing Demo
Marcus from Kent Cider Company will be pressing cider apples throughout the day to give you a little insight into the cider making process. 

11:00 - Cider Making Talk
Debbie from Tiddly Pomme will be showing you how to make cider and giving you an insight into how to get started at home.
Location: Russet Room

11:30 - Cooking with Cider & Spices
Using local ingredients and spices from his own range, Paul Babra will be demonstrating how to incorporate cider and spice into a tasty meal.
Location: Food Area

11:30 - Wood Turning Demonstration
12:00 - Sausage Making Demonstration
13:00 - 14:00 - Juicing VS Straining

13:30 - Discovering Quex Park (Sun Only)
Quex Park Head Gardener, Sue Harris, will be talking about the history of the Quex gardens & what they hope to achieve with restoration in the future, accompanied by an impressive selection of photographs.
Location: Russet Room

14:00 - Sausage Making Demonstration
14:30 - Wood Turning Demonstration

14:30 - Cooking with Cider & Spices
Using local ingredients and spices from his own range, Paul Babra will be demonstrating how to incorporate cider and spice into a tasty meal.
Location: Food Area

15:30 - Sausage Making Demonstration
Orchard Tours
Find out all about the history of the largest fruit tree collection in the world on one of the guided walking and tractor trailer tours of our beautiful orchards. Running all weekend. All included in the price of your ticket.

Book your Tractor Trailer tour on arrival.
Getting to the Cider Festival: By Train
Faversham is the closest station to Brogdale. Faversham is just over an hour from London Victoria and London St Pancras. You can then hop on the FREE Shuttle Bus from the station to the Festival and back again at the end of your day.

Getting to the Cider Festival: By Car
Brogdale is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the M2 at Faversham in Kent. For SatNav use the postcode in our address below.

Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Road
ME13 8XZ

Getting to the Cider Festival: By Bus and Foot
A Bus service runs from local areas in Kent and will get you to the A2 at the bottom of Brogdale road, it is then a gentle 15 minute walk to us, once you reach the motorway bridge, we are located just on the other side to the left.

Getting to the Cider Festival: Local Taxis
Starlite taxis are based in Faversham and can be contacted on 01795 591 066 or 01795 591 067.

Having Trouble Finding Us?
We are here to help should you need any help or advice on the best way to get to us, you can contact us on 01795 536 250.