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Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love

Saturday 5th October 2019, 10am ~ 10.30pm
Lostwithiel Community Centre, Pleyber Christ Way, Lostwithiel PL22 0HA


The Cornish Cider Festival celebrates the best in local cider making.

Offering an extensive range of Cornish and regional ciders, as well as apple pressing, music, a cider maker’s competition and lots more, all in the beautiful ancient town of Lostwithiel, situated at the entrance of Cornwall’s Fowey valley.

Now in its glorious tenth year, the festival is a permanent fixture in the Southwest’s food and drink calendar, enjoyed by hundreds of cider and music lovers every autumn. Here, we hope to tell you more about the festival, what it has to offer and why you should come long to this great little event.

What to expect on the day

The festival starts at 10am, when the bar will be open. If you are entering the amateur cider maker’s competition or apple pie competition, please bring your entries in early before the judging begins around 1pm. The cider press will also start around this time, where you will be able to press your own apples or ones purchased at the festival.

We are also pleased to have The Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the Bodmin branch of the British Beekepers Assocaition represented in the day, as well as The Bodmin and Distict Woodturners, who will be demonstrating their craft.

There is also plenty for the kids, with a welcome addition of Sarah Hercod Illustrates and her Sketch Club and artist Fiona Chivers, who will be running a workshop on making paper apple blossoms.


Essential festival details

The Cornish Cider Festival 2019 is held at the Lostwithiel Community Centre on Saturday 5 October from 10am to 10.30pm. The festival is free but your reusable plastic pint glass will cost £1.

Getting there by car

Entering Lostwithiel from the west (St Austell direction) on the A390. 

Once you enter the town, you will drive through a set of traffic lights, after the lights the Community Centre is the third turning on the right and is sign posted. 

Entering Lostwithiel from the east (Liskeard/Plymouth direction) on the A390.

You will pass the industrial estate entrance on your left, Community Centre is the next left hand turning.

Parking is limited at the Community Centre but you should be able to find on-street parking reasonably easily in the town. The best bet is to travel by train!

Getting there By train

The Community Centre is only about 4 minutes walk from Lostwithiel railway station, which is on the mainline from London to Penzance. There are regular trains from Plymouth and Truro stopping throughout the day; please check Great Western Railway website for details.

Places to stay

Lostwithiel has a good selection of B&Bs, hotels and pubs to choose from, including many places on Airbnb. Please check out Lostwithiel town website for details


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Ciders at this years show include



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