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La Faîs’sie d’Cidre

Cider Making Festival

A unique Jersey experience in the beautiful surroundings of Hamptonne


  • 14 October 2023 - 15 October 2023

La Faîs’sie d’Cidre brings together communities, volunteers and apple and cider experts to create a unique Jersey experience in the beautiful surroundings of Hamptonne.

But it's not all about the cider - there's also live music, entertainers, creative activities, dance, artisan sellers, fantastic food and even better company. There really is something for everyone - lots to do, things to learn, people to meet and fun to be had! Support our cider making volunteers as they, with the help of working horses, produce cider for next year’s festival. Two pressings each day 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm each, each pressing takes 40 x 25kg sacks of cider making variety apples. That’s 160 sacks of apples!

Parking is very limited for this event, please catch the bus or make alternative transport arrangements. More details below.

Event sponsors

Ogier Logo Sponsored by Ogier


Come and meet the Jersey beekeepers and L’Office du Jerrias team

Watch the blacksmithing demonstrations

Take part in face painting or join Stephen Le Quesne for nature activities in the orchard for the little ones 11am-4pm both days.


Will Howarth12-12.30
Blue Moon Duo1.30-2
Gonzo Gypsies2.15-2.45
Perchard’s Wall3.45-4.30
Jasmine Derrien & Isla Macready11am-11.30
Cecily Rouse11.45-12.15
Rory Hughes12.30-1
Sula2 – 2.45
Sonneaux3 -3.45
Parish 133.45-4.30

Food and drink

Cider and Sausages from La Robeline cider

The Pizza Box Jersey

Jersey Heritage pop up bar outside Hamptonne café

Eat some Cabbage loaves

Taste the fruits of last years cider making in the cider barn


The Jersey Rally runs through Waterworks valley on Saturday, 14  between 07.45 to 12.45hrs and in the lanes to the west of La Grande Route de St Laurent from 12.45 – 5.30. Access to Hamptonne Country Life Museum will remain clear. The best access to the Cider Making festival will be up Mont Felard from the South and from St John’s Village to Carrefour Selous from the north.  All roads will be clear on Sunday, 15 October.


Please follow the signage to The Cider Making Festival parking from Carrefour crossroads into Rue Parcqthée then right into Mont au Meunier. Disabled parking and cyclist parking in Hamptonne carpark.


Hop on the 43-seater apple coach leaving on the hour from 12pm both days.  Head to Le Petit Train layby at Liberation Square. Return journey from Hamptonne will be approximately half past the hour from 12.30pm both days.

We would appreciate a donation of £2.00 person adult for the journey.


Hamptonne Country Life Museum

A picturesque country farm estate from the 15th century sharing the story of Jersey’s rural life.

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