Cider Festival FAQ Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th September 2021

COVID RESTRICTIONS –

  • A half capacity event is the single biggest change we can make to ensure the safety of everyone attending
  • We will be asking for proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative test result within 48 hours. You can read this page on the government website for details of how to obtain these: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/
    • If you are unable to provide either of these, we will ask you take a lateral flow test on arrival.
  • We ask all attendees to respect the personal space of others, and to remain mindful at all times of the safety and comfort of those around them.
  • We encourage you to wear masks whenever entering enclosed areas like the toilets.
  • We are re-arranging the layout of the festival to provide a safer and swifter environment. For example, our bar will now be situated solely in the top cider barn. There will be no bar in the music barn.
  • Anyone acting in a way that is putting their fellow attendees at risk will be removed from the festival.

FAQ

  • What is the earliest I can arrive?
    • If you have a full event ticket with camping, you are very welcome to arrive on the Thursday.
  • What is ‘Cider Club’?
    • Cider Club is a monthly event we run at the Yew Tree, where a guest producer comes to our pub and gives a talk and tasting with their products. The Festival Cider Club is a special warm-up event where we do the same thing. Full details here https://rosscider.com/shop/cider-club-sept-2021/
  • What do I do once I arrive on site?
    • Our volunteer stewards will help you park. Then please make your way down to the admin desk in the festival barns (signposted) to register, receive your wristband & glass.
  • What do I need to bring to sign in?
    • We check you off our list of ticket holders, so nothing, but please make sure you have ID with you to make sure you get given the correct wristband.
  • How do I buy drinks?
    • Everything is cash. We do not operate a tokens system and unfortunately we do not have card readers on the farm.
  • Are there showers?
    • Yes, we have a shower block on site as well as additional showers brought in for the festival.
  • Are there toilets?
    • Yes, there are gents/ladies toilets, as well as a disabled toilet and a unisex toilet.
  • Can I camp with my car?
    • Not in the main camping orchard, due to space, but if you want to camp with your vehicle you will be able to do so in the surrounding orchard rows.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    • Yes, of course, but please under control, be mindful of other people around you and always clean up after them.
  • Can I bring my caravan?
    • Yes, as long as you have purchased the caravan pass. It is an additional £10 per vehicle, but only one is required for the whole festival. You will be helped to park by our volunteer stewards when you arrive – take a look at this map to plan your stay. Please be aware there are no hook-ups on the farm, and to be considerate of other vans/campers as we have limited space.
  • Are there hook-ups?
    • There are no hook-ups available this year.
  •  What meals and hot drinks will be available?
    • Breakfasts are TBD.
    • There will be food served for lunch & evenings on Friday & Saturday from different vendors.
  • Will there be veggie/vegan/gluten-free food?
    • Yes, absolutely. We are committed to providing all options for you, although admittedly as this is only a small festival, the choice will be slightly smaller if you have special requirements.
  • Will there be things to drink other than Cider?
    • Yes, as well as Cider we will serve a variety of beers, wines, perry, soft drinks, apple juice, etc. The only thing there won’t be is fruit cider.
  • Will there be any tickets on the door if I find someone is suddenly free to come with me?
    • No, there are no tickets on the door this year.
  • Can I have a fire in the campsite?
    • No – there is zero tolerance on fires during the festival weekend due to health and safety. This includes: candles, tin foil barbecues, campfires and any type of naked flame.
  • How late does the festival run?
    • The music will end at 11.45PM on Friday & Saturday, and the barns must be vacated by Midnight.
  • Can I arrive on Thursday?
    • Yes, you can come as early as you like on Thursday.
  • Can I arrive late on Friday/Saturday?
    • Yes, it doesn’t matter if you are arriving late in the day. Our stewards will be out car parking until around 7PM. If you are arriving later than that and haven’t been before, please get in touch and let us know.
  • When do we have to leave?
    • You can stay until Monday if you choose!
  • Do I need to bring a glass?
    • No, everyone will be given one re-usable ecocup once they arrive.
  • Is there a dedicated area for families?
    • Yes, the Old Orchard is designated as being a family friendly camping space. This is the tent only orchard nearest to the festival barns. Please be considerate of families if you camp in this orchard.