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Over the next week cider lovers have no less than 8 exciting regional cider events to get yourself along to.

Represented from Suffolk in the East, to South Wales in the West, to Newark in the North(ish). There are some really talented cider and perry producers coming to the forefront, some for the first time this year. You’ll be able to taste a wide range of local ciders and perries to the event, and maybe even meet the producers themselves – at events just like the ones below.

Here on the Real Cider community, we are getting more and more interest from a wide range of cider drinkers. However, some are not sure where to start, so why not share your experiences of your next cider event with us!

Would you like to review the cider event that you are going to?

We’d love to be able to share your experiences with other like-minded cider fans, virgins to old-timers.. Don’t be shy! We are just looking for a few paragraphs about the event, your favourite ciders, and anything else. If you have photos that would really bring the article to life.

Read the recent Hove cider festival review to get an idea of what we’ve written about from previous cider events.

Essex

The Chappel Cider Festival

  • When 4 – 7 Jun 2010
  • Where CO6 2DS
  • Description Up to 70 types of cider. Entrance is free. At the Anglian railway Museum www.earm.co.uk

Hampshire

Southampton Beer & Cider Festival

Nottinghamshire

Newark Beer & Cider Festival

  • When 28 – 30 May 2010
  • Where Riverside Park in the shadow of Newark Castle.
  • Description Since the first festival in 1996, it has become a major attraction drawing both the enthusiast and the inquisitive to the banks of the River Trent to enjoy great music, good food and, of course, an amazing selection of cask conditioned beers and ciders www.newarkcamra.org.uk/festival/cider.htm

Northamptonshire

Newark Beer & Cider Festival

  • When 27 – 29 May 2010
  • Where Delapré Abbey
  • Description The Northamptonshire Beer Festival (also known as the Delapré Abbey Beer Festival) is organised jointly by the Northants branch of CAMRA and the Friends of Delapré Abbe www.northantscamra.org.uk

Suffolk

Dove Street Inn Beer Festival, Ipswich

  • When 26 – 31 May 2010
  • Where The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA (map)
  • Description 60+ beers, milds & Ciders see www.dovestreetinn.co.uk

South Wales

Welsh cider and perry festival at The Clytha Arms

  • When 29 – 31 May 2010
  • Where The Clytha Arms
  • Description Taste over 70 different types of cider and perries www.welshcider.co.uk Near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales. Address and Directions from:www.clytha-arms.com / Tel: 01873 840 206

Somerset

Cider and Perry show at Bath and West show, Shepton Mallet

  • When 4 – 6 Jun 2010
  • Where Bath and west showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Description The biggest cider competition in the country takes place in the Orchard and Cider pavilion at The Royal Bath and West Show. Entrants from all corners of the kingdom compete for the title of Supreme Championship. This year the Pavilion’s theme is Wessex in honour of our show president, Sophie, Countess of Wessex. www.bathandwest.com

West Sussex

Glastonwick, west sussex

  • When 4 – 6 Jun 2010
  • Where Church Farm, Coombes, West Sussex
  • Description For the 15th consecutive year, and our fourth at the fabulous rural location of Coombes, this popular festival will again bring sleepy Sussex to life in June 2010. http://efestivals.co.uk/festivals/glastonwick/2010/

View all our listed forthcoming cider events.

If there is an event that isn’t listed that you know about, please leave the information as a comment below. Thank you!