Summer is nearly upon us. To celebrate, the good folks at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are throwing a festival dedicated to the perfect summertime beverage — cider. Sitting on the Watsons Bay foreshore, this establishment knows a thing or two about hosting chilled summer events, even in spring.
Their Cider Festival will feature a large variety of local and imported ciders. Making good use of the fact that cider rhymes with slider, snacks in slider form will be available all day (as will non-rhyming paella, beef brisket reubens and poke bowls). Live music will be plentiful, as will dessert — there'll be a gelato cart on hand for the sweet-toothed.
But things get serious when you join the cider trail. The cider trail will travel along Military Road and culminate at the hotel's breezy Beach Club. This is the kind of walking trail we can all firmly get behind. To partake, you'll need a ticket ($30), available from the venue on the day or here. The cost of the ticket includes 15 tasters of cider, which you find at the many stalls, and a whole bottle of whichever's your favourite.