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Scrumptious Cider at The Brogdale Cider Festival

Brogdale Cider Festival returns 26th – 27th August 2017

Brogdale Cider Festival takes place on the 26th & 27th August this year. Brogdale rolls up the barn doors to local producers of Artisan and specialist cider. Barrels of scrumptious cider and Perry only available in selected outlets will be racked and ready for visitors to sample.

Entertainment will include 3 stages of live music, activities for little festival goers, eating competitions, kite flying and of course cider making demonstrations.  A free shuttle bus will be running from Faversham mainline train station to Brogdale throughout the weekend, allowing visitors easy access from public transport routes.

A great day out, just over an hour from London to the heart of the Kent country side.


Taste the finest ciders from small producers based in and around Kent including Kentish Pip, Turners, Kent Cider Company, Biddenden’s and Duddas Tun. Along with Tiddly Pomme who are resident artisan cider producers, offering our very own apples from The National Fruit Collection, in their Woolly Pig. The Cider Barn will offer over 50 ciders to enjoy during the weekend. With cider sampling and tasting available all day. Ciders will range from lighter sparkling to fiery ginger flavours to classics made with traditional Cox and Bramley.

Visitors can follow the Cider Trail to find each of the producers for sampling and scoring. The people’s favourite will determine a ‘Cider or Perry of the Festival’. The winning cider from 2016 was Cherry Cider from Dudda’s Tun.

Popular local bands on 3 outdoor stages will perform throughout the weekend with headline acts including Rudy Warman and Hullabaloo. The Old Country Crows and Jumbo Gumbo will have visitors swinging their pants on the Festival Field.

Entertainment for all ages will include archery, pig racing, wellie wanging and trifle eating. Talks and demonstrations available throughout the weekend will enthuse and inspire.

Local stalls of hot food to soak up the cider will include hog roast, halloumi burgers, crepes, jambalaya, churros and hotdogs. Other stalls will offer freshly ground coffee, milkshakes and for non-cider drinkers, prosecco or Pimms. Local craft stalls will offer a range of Kentish produce.

Little Festival Goers can make willow wands in the craft tent, have a fairy face paint or join in the kite making workshop.

Brogdale has unlimited free parking, a picnic area, disabled toilets and a market place of local shops, garden centre and micro-brewery.

Tickets can be purchased on the day or online at a discount.

Address: Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ

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