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An Autumn festival celebrating the humble apple
It's on again, the 31st annual Kellybrook Cider Festival. Held each Autumn to celebrate the end of the apple harvest, this year's festival will be on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2019.

Scrumptious, scrumpy cider (the only time of the year that they make their famous scrumpy), live music, fabulous food and fun for the whole family is all on offer over the two days of the festival.

Did you know that the term "scrumpy cider" was originally used in parts of the UK to describe a "rough" or "harsh" cider? If that doesn't sound overly scrumptious, don't worry. Today it's smoother and usually refers to a cider made using traditional methods in smaller quantities. Don't miss out on trying some of the very special Kellybrook's scrumpy. You can bring your own containers to fill and take home, or purchase a container on the day.

Kellybrook Cider Festival
Scrumptious Scrumpy

Kellybrook started out as cider makers over 50 years ago and all their ciders are made using the best local apples and pears. As well as their famous scrumpy cider, Sommerset Draught, Method Traditional Cider, Mulled Cider and the Kelly Brothers sparkling apple and pure pear ciders will all be available.

If beer is more your thing, Riders Brew Co. established in 2014, produces three full flavoured craft beers and will be available to enjoy on the day or take home.

Kellybrook Wines will be opening their historic cellar door for wine tastings and you'll also find a range of delicious local produce including cheeses, charcuterie and relishes sourced mainly from Yarra Valley producers.

Plenty of family-friendly entertainment will be provided, including the ever-popular Morris dancers and talented local musicians. This years band line up:

Tracy McNeil and The Good Life (Saturday)
Sal Kimber and the Rollin' Wheel (Sunday)
Mission Brown, Ghost Towns of the Midwest, Ginger Pony, Jo Pearson - over both days

Kellybrook Cider Festival
Checkout the Morris Dancers

The gorgeous gardens at the Kellybrook Winery & Distillery, are the perfect place to spread out your picnic rug under a leafy tree. With plenty of activities for the kids and grown-ups and a variety of food available, it's a fabulous day out with family and friends.

Kellybrook Cider Festival
Grab a rug and find a spot under a shady tree

Tickets are available at the gate or can be purchased online and are $22 for Adults with kids getting in for free.

Kellybrook is approximately a 45-minute drive from Melbourne, 10 minutes from Ringwood, Croydon, Warrandyte and Lilydale and a 15-minute drive from Yarra Glen. Check back closer to the date for shuttle service from Croydon Station to Kellybrook.
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Why? Scrumptious Scrumpy Cider and Fun for all
When: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2019 11am to 5pm
Phone: (03) 9722 1304
Where: Kellybrook Winery Fulford Road Wonga Park Victoria
Cost: Adults $22, Kids are free
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Those shady trees look amazing! Great article Julia.
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