Information & FAQs

Common questions (and answers!) about the WA Cider & Pork Festival

What better way to cool off this Labour Day long weekend than with an ice cold cider? And while you’re at it, you might as well indulge in some of the best pork dishes from  Perth’s most innovative food trucks and restaurants! Come on down to Burswood Park on Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March to celebrate all things apple & pig – a classic, winning combination.

We will be open from 11am – 11pm on Saturday & Sunday; this will give you heaps of time to try our huge range of cider from all over Australia. Cider makers can talk you through their processes and the different flavour profiles, while you match your beverage with a delicious rib, sticky bao, or pulled pork burger.

The kids can enjoy a go on the bouncy castle, you can win a prize at sideshow alley, take the pedal boat out for a spin on the lake, marvel at the fire breathers and have a laugh with stilt walkers. And while you’re enjoying the best cider and pork going around you’ll be entertained with live music across two stages. Burswood Park is conveniently located right near a huge range of public transport options. Check out the FAQ section below for more info on your options.

For the Mums and Dads wanting to know if they can bring their kids to the WA Cider & Pork Festival, you are more than welcome to bring along your child. Entry is free for under 18’s, however they will need to be closely supervised at all times. Your fur babies are welcome too! Dogs can come as long as they are on the lead and cleaned up after.

The WA Cider & Pork Festival is an entirely cashless event! We use EFTPOS at every bar, food stall and market stall. This means you can use your own EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa card anywhere – no tokens, no re-loadable wristbands, no extra charge.

Getting to the Festival!

🌳 Where are we?
We are located in the Burswood Parklands near the Crown Casino & Burswood Park Board. Easily accessible off of Great Eastern Highway or the Graham Farmer Freeway.

🚙 Driving?
Parking is available at Crown and on the corner of Camfield Drive & Glenn Place. We will have staff stationed nearby to show you where to park.

🚕Uber?
We will have an Uber drop off and pick up spot available.

🚌 Public Transport?
The venue is serviced by many Transperth buses and the Burswood Railway Station is only a short away. There is also a Crown Shuttle Bus that leaves every fifteen minutes from the train station to the Food Court at Crown, which is next to the Festival.

🚊Trains
To get to Burswood Station catch an Armadale/Thornlie Line train from Platform 4/5 at Perth Station.

🚍 Buses
Timetabled bus services will operate across the Transperth network, with limited services after 7.00pm. After 7.00pm take a train from Burswood Station.

🎫 Ticketing Information
To travel on any Transperth service, you need to purchase a ticket or use your SmartRider.
Please refer to Tickets and Fares for more information.

👉Remember to use the Transperth Journey Planner for the latest information before you travel.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cider & Pork Festival is located at Burswood Park right next to the Crown Casino & Burswood Train Station – so there are a plethora of ways to get there safely! We will be operating a ride-share & taxi drop off and pickup point for those wanting to Uber of Didi. Feel like driving? There is heaps of free parking available at the Casino and by the river.

The WA Cider & Pork Festival is an entirely cashless event! We use EFTPOS at every bar, food stall and market stall. This means you can use your own EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa card anywhere – no tokens, re-loadable wristbands, no extra charge.

Also available for purchase are Prepaid Visa cards to the value of $50 and $100 dollars.

We welcome children of all ages to our festival. Mums and Dads, you’re welcome to bring your children to the Festival with you as long as they are closely supervised at all times. Please get in touch with us if you require further clarification on this.

The Cider & Pork Festival is dog friendly however your furry friend must remain on a leash at all times.

Our new location has plenty of natural coverage or you to lay your picnic blanket down. We have ample seating supplied at the venue so unfortunately these aren’t allowed on site.

The Ticket Booth will be open from 10.45am and the Festival gates open at 11am

There will be door sales available on both days of the Festival, however we would strongly recommend purchasing your tickets online to avoid missing out.  It’s also cheaper to buy them online, it’s $5 more to buy them on the door.

The Cider & Pork Festival gladly welcomes guests with a companion card and they are more than welcome to bring a carer in free of charge.

There are Cider (and Beer) Tasting Cards available for purchase with your ticket or at the Festival.
10 Tasters costs $30 (they are big tasters – 120ml each)!  The best way to sample the wide variety on offer!

At Cider and Pork we also have specialty crafted beers, wine, soft drink and also a section of cocktails to wet your whistle.

Did we mention children under 18 are FREE!!? No need to buy them a ticket, just bring them along.

No outside food or drink is allowed inside. There is free drinking water available inside the Festival.

We’ve got you! Our food vendors provide an array of options for the non-pork eater, the vegetarians, celiacs and more! Please inform all food vendors of any allergies before ordering.