Killerton cider and apple festival

We make our own cider on the Killerton estate.

This unique family festival takes place in Sparrow Park Orchard on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017. Join in the celebration of National Apple Day with live music, children's activities and award-winning Killerton cider and apple juice, family fun and the best in local food, bands, and cider.

What's on this year?

This year the festival will be all about apple myths and folklore. You could be singing wassailing songs with orchard spirits, discovering gravity with Isaac Newton, having a go at William Tell archery and pressing apples to make your own juice.Apple pressing including demonstrations of our 200 year old cider press.

  • Children's activities including storytelling, bushcraft, games, and arts & crafts.

  • Live music from great local bands including Alex Dobson, Budleigh Salterton Ukulele Strummers, Redsky, Anna Hamill and the BlimeyohRiley's.

  • Performances of a traditional mummers play about apple trees and orchards.

  • Have a go at singing wassailing songs.

  • Local beer and cider including Killerton's award-winning medium cider as well as cider cocktails and mulled cider.

  • Tasty food from local producers.

  • William Tell archery

  • Learn Segway skills with Segway South West

  • Have a go at frisbee golf (Sunday 15th only)

  • Help make a bug mansion to encourage orchard wildlife.

  • Learn how to make cider at home with Vigo Presses.

  • Vintage tractors.

  • Browse local craft stalls scattered in the orchard.

  • Challenge yourself to build a Killerton estate gate in record time


Adult tickets are £6, children are £3. National Trust members and under 5's are free. Tickets only available on the door.

The festival is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October.

The cider bar
Killerton cider and apple festival cider bar
The cider bar
Storytelling at the festival
Killerton cider and apple festival story telling devon
Storytelling at the festival
orchard family fun at killerton

The big pick up

The orchard is full of apples and we need your help to collect them. Head down to Sparrow Park orchard, grab a bag or mini-wheelbarrow and enjoy a family day out helping with this season's harvest.

Killerton's slighlty sparkling cider

Overall Drinks Winner: Killerton Estate 

Overall Drinks Award winner was the Killerton Estate, near Exeter, for their Medium Sparkling Cider.

Ranger dog toby collecting apples in the orchard at killerton

Caring for traditional orchards

Orchards are a special habitat and are managed in a traditional way to make award-winning apple juice and cider.