We are proud to announce exciting details of what’s happening at Brogdale Cider Festival on 26th and 27th August. Join us for a memorable experience, indulge in a variety of ciders from around Kent, whilst grooving away to live music from popular local bands. We have an array of amazing food and drink on offer plus lots of free family fun!
Brogdale Cider Festival is a great day out for adults with tons of cider and music for a knees up, and we’ve made sure there’s lots to keep kids of all ages entertained too (and all included in your ticket price). From a bouncy castle, face-painting and festival games, teddy parachuting and trifle eating competition to educational (and fun) ukulele classes, crafts, cooking and juice making workshops and loads more.
We have 3 music stages and some fun and interactive acts for children. Top of the bill are the bands, many of which are local favourites with a mix of classics, covers, tributes, rock and roll, jazz, jive, swing, country, folk and original twists on pop music, there’s something for everyone! Headliners are Hullabuloo, The 286 and Certified Madness all guaranteed to get you dancing or toe tapping!
FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM FAVERSHAM TRAIN STATION WILL BE RUNNING ALL WEEKEND PLUS AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE FROM CANTERBURY AND FAVERSHAM.
Our Cider Producers
Showcasing some of the best and award-winning cider producers from in and around Kent. Over 40 artisan and specialist ciders to taste. Vote for your favourite to win a cider hamper!
Biddenden Vineyard – winner of Cider of the Year at this year’s Taste of Kent Awards. Come and try their award-winning Ice Cider made from Kentish grown Egremont Russet and Bramley apples.
Brogdale Cider – Brogdale makes it’s own delicious ciders and juices from the Heritage Fruits at Brogdale Farm. Wholly Pig Dry, Medium, Pear of Pigs, Curious Brew lager and cold Brogdale. Pressed in the traditional manner on their twin-bed rack and cloth press. Cider demos also available.
Hernhill Cider – small batches of traditional Kentish cider made using only freshly pressed juice from their own small orchard.
Kent Cider Company – great variety of traditional & dry to cloudy apple or real fruit ciders such as Rhubarb or Lemon. Voted winner of Brogdale’s Cider Trail for four years in a row now with Rhubarb (twice), Yowler and most recently with their real fruit Lemon cider in 2022.
Kentish Pip – their ambition is to create outstanding cider with impeccable core values. Carefully pairing apple varieties with cultured yeast including wine and champagne yeasts to promote its distinct flavour.
Longtail Cider – made from apples grown in orchards in north west Kent, fermented with wild yeasts.
Mad Cat Brewery – will be opening their bar here at Brogdale and serving their craft beers made with Kent hops. Tours of their brewery are also available.
Turners Cider – awarded Muddy Stilettos Award for Best Food and Drink Producer in Kent 2023.
Wise Owl Cider – award-winning Medium Lightly Sparkling Cider, Dry Cider, Pear Cider and even fruiter flavours, cherry, Mango, Strawberry, Blood Orange and Blueberry. The secret to Wise Owl Cider is a blend of 8 different varieties of apples all grown and harvested locally.
Non cider lovers we have you covered with a range of cocktails and other alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks available.
We have a fantastic eclectic line up for you on our stages this year!
Saturday 26th August
The 286 – 7-piece band with a fantastic mix rock and roll riffs with cellos and violins to create an all unique sound.
Gone Country – Country music only more fun!
Ionosphere – modern covers with perfect harmony
Outskirt – brand new local teenage band
Pete’s Corner Big Band – 22-piece Dutch Jazz group.
Rock Choir – the largest contemporary choir in the UK.
Tim Edey – BBC Radio Two’s Folk Awards Best Musician of the Year and multi-award winning guitarist.
Sunday 27th August
Beard Conspiracy – fast paced tango, classical and klezmer with an eclectic blend of contemporary classics.
Bread and Butter Duo – fun, high energy covers duo, buttering tunes from past to present complete with audience dressing up box.
Certified Madness – a nutty tribute band from Kent.
Hullabaloo – a fantastic 4-piece jazz-swing, rock n roll, party popband.
Let’s Go Clubbing – fun two person juggling show charting a journey through the history of club music starting with Disco up to the modern day.
Native Oysters Band – playing traditional second line classics and originals through to full on 70’s funk.
Rhythm Fish – one of Kent’s finest covers bands.
Samba Pelo Mar – Whitstable’s community Samba band playing uplifting and dynamic Samba with traditional samba drums and percussion instruments.
Our Kids Activities – included in the ticket price!
There’s so much for children of all ages and all included in the ticket price!
Ralphus The Undead Poet – the world’s greatest zombie poet will be performing family comedy and amazing story-telling – not to be missed!
Ukulele Class – fun, have-a-go sessions for beginners with Learn Ukulele East Kent.
Willow Crafts – decorate a beautiful wand or crown to take home with you.
Apple Juicing – learn how apple juice is made as you help in the process to create and taste fresh juice.
Wild Classroom – help make seasonal dishes over the campfire.
Face Painting – choose your fabulous look with paint and glitter!
Tractor Rides – hop onboard the trailer and have a ride round the orchards.
Meet Reptiles – get up close with snakes, lizards and reptiles (if you are brave enough).
Giant Kites and Teddy Parachuting – watch and fly the magnificent kits and bring a teddy so they can experience parachuting!
Bouncy Castle – the large pirate ship is back!
Trifle Eating Competition – for kids and big kids, prizes to be won!
Festival Games – lots of fun games to take part in!
Juggling Show and Workshop – watch the exciting performance and then learn the tricks
Bee Exhibition – learn all about our friends the bees.
Seed Swap – take seeds home to plant in your garden.
Animal corner – come and see some farm animals.
Plus, the Miniature Railway – take a ride around the orchards. Run by Faversham Miniature Railway volunteers, a small donation of £1 per person goes towards the upkeep of the trains and track.
Tickets can be pre-booked for all our events from brogdalecollections.org
Tickets will also be available on the gate during all our events at Brogdale Farm.