2019 Dates and programs

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


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.

2018 Cideries

Batlow Cider Co

Apple Thief

Wilgro Traditional Cider

3 Sons Cider

Cheeky Grog

Darkes Cider

Faire Ferments

Lost Pippen

Nightingale Bros Alpine Cider

Small Acres Cyder


Thank you and welcome to our 2019 sponsors!

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Become a Sponsor

It is always a good time to sponsor Batlow CiderFest.

Become a part of an event which bring great economic benefits to our community. The positives spill over to the rest of the district and even nearby regions and your business can be part of our success story.

In 2018 over 4,500 people attended for the day. Over 60% of our visitors come from outside our region, from nearby capital cities and even interstate. International touring parties are now looking at including our rural hideaway on their itinerary because what better way to meet the locals and get a feel for a fun, carefree Aussie culture than attend Batlow CiderFest.

Batlow CiderFest is a multi-faceted event. The day before the festival, Batlow hosts Craft Cider workshops as well as a Back to Nature seminar and workshops.

These activities are anticipated to attract delegates from around Australia. Delegates are usually looking at being innovative with their rural assets, interested in pushing boundaries, and open to trying new things that can grow local economies.

There could be some of our delegates who, like the Festival, would be interested in forming mutually beneficial partnerships.

Talk to us if you if you would like to discuss a partnership that supports joint aims into the future.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here to see the sponsorship levels available, and download a sponsorship commitment form here.