Apple season is officially here and what better way to celebrate than to head out to one of these upcoming cider-tastic affairs! From coast to coast, there’s a variety of cideriezed events coming up so be sure to check one out near you.
Cider Week NYC | New York, NY | October 20-29
What better place to celebrate all things apple related than in the Big Apple! This week-long festival will offer tastings, tap room tours, cider pairings and much more in various locations around the city. Get to know ciders from all over the Empire State and indulge in some delicious foods showcasing some of the the best restaurants of the big city. Check website for event and ticketing details.
Pour the Core Philly | Philadelphia, PA | October 21
This celebration of cider will feature local cideries as well as national and international brands. Along with great sips, there will be a food trucks, a donut eating contest and cider seminars. A portion of the profits from the event will help raise money for the Committee to Benefit the Children, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting children with cancer and other serious diseases. General admission tickets start at $45.
Hard Core Cider Tour | San Luis Obispo, CA | October 21
The Hard Core Cider Tour is making a stop in beautiful San Luis Obispo for the second year in a row! Enjoy sipping on unlimited two ounce samples from expert craft cidermakers as you munch on some food truck fares, listen to groovy tunes and participate in a variety of community lawn games. This year, part of the proceeds will be going to Bike SLO County, an organization dedicated to making bikes more accessible to people of all ages in San Luis Obispo. Tickets start at $30.
Colorado Hard Cider Festival | Paonia, CO | October 28
Back for its sixth year, this intimate cider fest will have something for everyone with plenty of farm grown ciders to sample from the region. There will be live music, delicious food and some family-friendly activities for the kids like face painting and more. The day long festival could be part of a fun weekend getaway, as camping packages are available. Head over to the festival’s Facebook for more information.
Rock the Core | Washington, DC | October 28-29
Described as “celebration of cider, beer and great tunes,” this upcoming three-day festival will provide plenty of 21 and over fun. There will be over a hundred craft beers and ciders available for tasting onsite in addition to tasty local eats and live entertainment. General admission tickets start at $50 and include a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited pours of certain beers and ciders.