Pioneer Street, Batlow, NSW, 2730, Australia
20th May 2017
Batlow CiderFest is a full-on community street party celebrating the end of the harvest of Batlow's iconic apples (think Jazz, Bonza, Pink Lady, and everyone's favourites Granny Smith and Red Delicious). Growers, cider producers, locals and their visitors enjoy some hard-earned down time after the long months of cultivating, growing, picking and packing, before winter sets in on the Snowy Mountains. It's a street party not to be missed. Two stages host local talent and approximately 80 market stalls offer boutique ciders, gourmet food, locally grown produce, and tempting homemade treats. Set in Batlow's main street the atmosphere sizzles with buskers and street theatre including a troupe of home-grown Apple Tarts who lead the dance. Against a backdrop of trees in glorious autumn colours, the aroma of food from around the globe and of course, the sound of fresh cider being poured in clear mountain air stirs the senses. On the professional side, the Festival hosts a cider industry and Farm Gate Enterprise conference the day prior to the Festival. It attracts delegates from across Australia wanting to increase their knowledge and share their experience in this exciting emerging industry.