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15 – 17 May 2020

The Apple Thief Worth stealing a taste of. The Apple Thief is a premium alcoholic cider created from freshly crushed Batlow apples. Refreshing in its deliciousness and purity, The Apple Thief contains no artificial flavours or concentrates, and is currently being downed by discerning drinkers......

Batlow RSL has been a proud sponsor and avid supporter of CiderFest since 2012. This year at the Club, enjoy pre-CiderFest entertainment provided by Jade Gibson Music on Friday 17th  May.  Jade is a country rock/pop singer, songwriter and musician. After the street festival on......

    We hope you enjoy the goodness of Batlow Road Cider, hand made at Wilgro orchard using our own apples. Our traditional process is totally natural. Wild yeasts on our apples convert the sugar in apple juice into alcohol, without any preservatives, additives or......

2019 program

Friday 17 May

2.30pm-6pm Taste and learn at the Craft Cider Sessions

9am-4pm Make and talk at the Back to Nature conference / workshops

Saturday 18 May

10am – 4pm Enjoy our bubbling street party in the historic town centre with local and Australian ciders, craft beer and wines, tantalising food, market stalls and entertainment on two stages.

Sunday 19 May

10am – 2pm Visit the orchard and cidery

1pm – 4pm  Gain experience with Dowsing

Information on if you're away from home on election day

18 May is Federal Election Day

Save time! – Vote Early!

  • If you live interstate you will need to vote early. Unfortunately you will NOT be able to vote in Batlow.
  • We advise all visitors to vote early and avoid possible large queues at the Batlow polling booth.

Click here for more info about your voting options.


Let our local innkeepers host you in town, or stay in the festival Tent Town.

RVs are welcome with power available at the showground or caravan park.

Visit our region

Our beautiful mountain region has plenty to offer mum, dad and the kids.

Book your friends and escape for a fabulous, fun few days in the clear mountain air of this beautiful part of NSW, nestled between the Riverina and the Snowy Mountains.

Craft cider taste and learn

Every year the Batlow CiderFest includes an educational component that supports the apple and cider industries and those that enjoy a cider. The focus this year is on real cider made from 100% Australian fruit.  Come along on Friday 17 May and ‘Taste and Learn’ from real Aussie cider makers who support our apple industry. You may also like to join our local Hand Crafted cider makers for a cidery and orchard visit on the Sunday.

Back to Nature conference / workshops

Friday 17 May

Discover how to make your own fermented living foods and natural herbal remedies. It’s simple, cheap, healthy and tasty. Is your home making you sick? Find the cause and the solutions.

Street Party

On Saturday 18 May the town centre hosts a bubbling street party with cider, craft beer and cold climate wine bars, tantalising foods, market stalls and two entertainment stages.

Thank you and welcome to our 2019 sponsors!

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