Kellybrook Cider Festival

Our 31st Festival was in 2109 (festival at home in 2020)

Save the date…. An autumn harvest celebration. Every year – rain, hail, or shine!

Scrumpy cider, great live bands, loads of great food and smiles all round is what the Kellybrook cider festival is all about. With a strong focus on families, it’s an event for everyone.

Since its inception 32 years ago, it has become the premier independent cider festival event in Australia.

Cider Festival in 2020

SCRUMPY SHOP

2020 SPECIAL SCRUMPY BATCH  We are not running the festival this year. We have heard though that many of you are commemorating this special time of year by catching up online with friends for a few ciders and to reminisce over past fun times at the Kellybrook Cider Festival. So… wait for it! The Kelly’s have been pressing fresh apples and Phil has made a special 2020 batch of scrumpy to get you all through this time of home isolation. The scrumpy will be bottled early on Saturday morning ready for pick up from our cellar door between 10am and 1pm. We are also hitting the road to personally deliver scrumpy flagons in our local area for your iso scrumpy parties. If you live within 30 minutes of Wonga Park, we will deliver to your door. Minimum order for delivery is $65.00 (two bottles of scrumpy or one bottle plus another Kellybrook product). We’re happy to deliver wine and Kelly Brothers cider as well. Head to our shop to order your scrumpy by Friday.

2019 Festival Snapshot

Date: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May

Time: 11am to 5pm each day

Price: $22 Adults, Kids Free (tickets are valid for both days) TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE OR AT THE GATE

No Dogs Please

Book Tickets

Festival Food

 FOOD TRUCKS

Digging for Fire BBQ – BBQ’d meats, falafels, salads, chips

Pizza Pony – woodfired pizza

Chef Calamari – calamari, chips

L’Amour de la Crepe – savoury and sweet crepes

Curry Up Now – curries!

Little Sugar coffee van – coffee and sweet treats

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free menu items available

IN THE CELLAR DOOR    Local produce is available the providore area. Products include Yarra Valley Dairy and Yea cheeses, Cunliffe & Waters pickles and relishes, Mt Zero Olives, locally made dips, charcuterie, crackers and chips. Choose whatever tickles your fancy to build your own grazing platter.

Cider, Music and Family Fun

The origins of the festival are based in the celebration of the end of the apple harvest and we have adapted it to include end of wine vintage celebration. Set in the historic gardens and vineyards at Kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, it’s only 40 mins from Melbourne. The weekend features our famous Scrumpy, Kelly Brothers ciders, Riders brew co beers and Kellybrook’s highly regarded estate grown wines.

This is the only time of the year that we make our famous scrumpy!

Don’t miss the Morris dancers and under the great oak the talented local musicians playing rootsy Rock to country and folk.

This years band line up:

SATURDAY (2019)

MAIN STAGE

11:30am Ginger Pony

12:45pm Ghost Towns of the Midwest

2:00pm Mission Brown

3:30pm Tracy McNeil and The Good Life

CELLAR DOOR   12:30pm – 4pm Jo Pearson

SUNDAY (2019)

MAIN STAGE

11:30am Ghost Towns of the Midwest

12:45pm Ginger Pony

2:00pm Mission Brown

3:30pm Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel

CELLAR DOOR  12:30pm – 4pm Jo Pearson

Grab your picnic rug and get in early so you don’t miss a minute of the action!

NO BYO FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED

Free Entry For Kids

The cider festival is a family affair so bring the kids for free. Kids’ entertainment includes:

  • KIDS’ ZONE Rhythm and Moves (music workshops for preschoolers) 1:30pm each day in the Kids’ Zone (marquee between oak tree and winery/cidery)
  • Face painting (FREE in the Kids’ Zone)
  • Colouring and drawing area (FREE in the Kids’ Zone)
  • Wonga Park scout group – outdoor activities
  • Jumping castle
  • Toffee apples – made on the day near the Main Bar/Food Trucks

Shuttle Bus To Festival

The shuttle bus service will not be running this year. Please use a designated driver, taxi or Uber.

Cider Festival Gallery