Vermont Cider Week, 24 February - 5 March 2017- celebrates craft cider by increasing its presence in top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across the state. Vermont Cider Week serves as a central hub for the cider-centric tastings, dinners, classes and more taking place during Cider Week
Cider Days, 4-5 November 2017- is a community event celebrating all things apples in Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2017 marks the 23nd year of this event and there will be two days of orchard tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more.
The 2016 Tasmanian International Beerfest, August 2016, will feature beer and cider from all over the world, and especially local
Downtown Collingwood, Canada, welcomes Ontario's best craft beer and cider houses to the inaugural Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival August 26-27, 2016! Check out event details, including beer, cider, and food vendor
separately), Live Bands, and Jumbo Lawn Games will do the trick! This year, we are raising funds for Life Lab.
October 8, 2016, Apple Harvest Celebration at Foggy Ridge- Taste the fruits, and the beverage, of the season as Foggy Ridge
feature local breweries, cideries, and winderies. Cider Dayze will include activities such as cornhole, barrel races, beer stein hold, apple bobbing, a brew camp and more. Local food will also be available from The Mulefoot Gastropub and Bad Brad's BBQ.
One of the most exciting and engaging ways to discover hard cider, to renew an old passion for the drink, or simply to enjoy the company and imbibe with others who already share your cider drinking desires is to attend a local or regional festival or competition. Those highlighted below are examples of the dozens of cider festivals and competitions held annually worldwide, with more appearing every year! Please use this list as a starting point to locate a festival near your home or on your travels.
Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), 2017 listing for dozens of beer festivals across Great Britain all year that typically include Ciders and Perries. CAMRA campaining for real ale, pubs and drinkers rights since 1971.
Batlow CiderFest and the Cider Industry Conference, 20 May 2017, are a celebration of great Australian ciders, held in one of Australia’s most recognized apple producing towns. Meet the apple growers, catch up with family and friends, enjoy great food, live music and fresh air, and soak up street festival atmosphere while sampling some of Australia’s fabulous ciders!
At the Virginia Cider Festival, 16 September 2017, Fredericksburg, Virginia- you and your friends will be surrounded by hard ciders from all across the country. – more than 20 in all! The event will also feature local
Cider Summit Chicago, 11 February, 2017. 5th annual Cider Summit Chicago, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.
Summer Cider Day in Port Townsend (WA) on Saturday August 6th, 2016 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Summer Cider Day is the Northwest Cider Association's biggest event of the year and has helped establish the Northwest as a nationally recognized cider region.
Apple Cider Century (ACC), 24 September 2017, Michigan- is an annual one-day 15, 25, 37, 50, 62, 75 or 100 mile bicycle tour of the orchards, forests and wine country in and around Three Oaks, MI.
on both Saturday and Sunday, and cast their vote for their top choice. Cider producers will also be on hand to consult about cider crafting and production. The California Cider Competition is designed to help consumers find ciders they love and get to know the California cider makers that craft them. This annual event, the state’s only cider competition, is hosted by California’s one and only Apple Show at the Mendocino county Fair, now in its 91st year! The California Cider Competition features ciders made from California-grown apples.
International Cider and Perry Competition, 11 May 2016, Cider Museum, Hereford, England, completion for all classes of perry and cider with class and overall champions.
The 12th Annual Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), April 19-22, 2017, at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) has established itself as the largest
Royal Bath and West, Somerset, England, 31 May - 3 June June 2017- The Award of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers' Cup for the Supreme Champion Cider. Founded in 1777 The Royal Bath & West of England Society are a Somerset based registered charity that aims to encourage agriculture, the arts and commerce. The biggest event in the calendar is The Royal Bath and West Show.
Haverfordwest's annual beer, cider & perry festival, celebrating and supporting local breweries. Join us at Haverfordwest Castle on the 26-28 August, 2016!
2017 Isle of Man Beer and Cider Festival, This year’s festival will run from 6-8 April 2017. Whilst we aim to have as many beers and ciders on as possible, the selection of available beers will decrease throughout the festival. If a beer runs out, we can’t just pop down to the brewery and put another one on! There are many
Gardens of over a hundred years old, incredible biodiversity, native yeasts and skilled artisans are the driving force in this workshop. A tasting of eight ciders from five counties. Held on even numbered years.
THE BEST BEER BASH IN THE CITY! MARCH 3-4, 2017. We are excited to be back home at the Lexington Avenue Armory, New York City for our annual Spring Seasonal. We are very excited to share the best selections of the most
Richmond Cider Celebration, 12 November 2016, Virginia- Dive into the cider renaissance with cider from VA cideries and educational workshops about cider
local favorites like Big Apple Hard Cider and Original Sin; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard; and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.
Colorado Cider and Beer Circus, the Greatest Cider Show on Earth, 27 August 2016, Copper Mountain, Colorado- The Cider Circus brings a unique element to a cider and beer tasting
National Winter Ales Festival, 21-25 February 2017, Derby, England- The venue is historic as Derby’s Roundhouse is the worlds first and oldest surviving railway roundhouse. It was originally developed in 1839 by four rival rail companies, including North
Ciderstock 2017, 19 August, Woodchuck Cidery, Middlebury, Vermont- A day of fresh music, delicious food, and ice-cold cider at Woodchuck
Come celebrate the 38th Annual Cider Days on October 1-2, 2016, Lakewood, Colorado! Celebrate Lakewood's agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest
craft beers in one place at one time with you this coming spring. 75 BREWERIES - 150 BEERS, CIDERS, & MEADS. From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the Craft Brewing Community has proven to be limitless.
garden, festival style.The ales and ciders all locally produced in Victoria. The brewers will be on hand to proudly serve up their craft and give you the insider info on flavour.
Fuelled By Cider's day of cider tasting and live music returns to All Hallows Hall in Easton, Bristol, England, on Easter 26 March 2016.We will be bringing a huge selection of proper, farmhouse ciders from across the West Country and beyond for you to taste, rate or just enjoy. Awards will be given for the most popular ciders of the day in 3
The inaugural PA Cider Fest will bring together the state's cideries for a weekend of sipping, sampling and education at Jack's Hard Cider, located at Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville 12 to 4 p.m. June 24, 2017. The event's
The International Cider Challenge, 3 March 2017, Entry Deadline, England- is designed to recognize the diversity and range of packaged products within this dynamic and growing category. Ciders entered into the tasting categories will be blind tasted by an
Hard Core Cider Tour: Santa Cruz- Join us as we tour California with 40 of the World’s Top Hard Cider Makers. The Hard Core Cider Tour: Santa Cruz takes place on October 8th, 2016 at San Lorenzo Park from 12pm to 4pm. If imbibing from 100+ craft ciders has not convinced you, perhaps mouthwatering food from some of Nor Cal’s best Food Trucks (food sold
Cider Summit Portland, Oregon, 16-17 June, 2017, Portland, Oregon. SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to
Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill is hosting The Annual Cider Dayze Festival, 26-27 August 2017, Armada, Michigan. The Annual Cider Dayze Festival is a 2 day premier brew fest in Metro Detroit. The event will
23 July 2016, It’s the first annual Vermont Cider Classic- with Local Pork Food Pairings- ArtsRiot, Burlington, Vermont.
with little churches and crossed by a winding stream. Its ancient chestnut trees are prolific producers and the local cider resulting from the orchard fruit harvests is said to be of singular quality, too – so everyOctober, a traditional festival is held to celebrate both.
family entertainment. More than 80 beers and ciders will be available for tasting and visitors will be able to take part in beer/cider food matching sessions, hear guest speakers and meet the brewers.
The Hard Cider Run is exactly what it sounds like, a run featuring hard cider. If you ask us, we think running for cider is pretty cool. When is this? We have a number of dates and locations throughout 2017, hopefully in a city near you! Head over to the 'Cities' page to see when we are coming to visit!
number of different seminars on cidermaking and the enjoyment of cider.
different activities available to do on the Isle of Man when you visit the Isle of Man, from visiting some of the Islands beautiful glens, to discovering about the Islands heritage.
Royal Three Counties Food & Drink Festival (RTCFDF) will be invited to participate in the judging, which will involve: following a designated "Cider Trail" of cider producers. The "Cider Trail" will include eligible individual cider producers who have their own stand in the RTCFDF hall, elsewhere on the show ground and those whose cider is being sold at the Royal Three Counties Real Ale, Cider & Perry bar or the Royal Three Counties Show Cider & Perry Shop.
in Canada, but it is the only way for Canadians to advance to the National Homebrew Competition, which is the largest homebrew competition in the world. Cider Maker of the Year – Awarded to the single best cider entry.
Saratoga Beer Week is proud to announce the third annual Cider Night! Friday, February 24th at the Saratoga Springs City Center! Enjoy 3 hours of hard cider sampling from more than 30 cideries from all over the country! Also enjoy live music and food available for purchase!
Cider Conference (CIDERCON), February 7-10, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, offers a mix of education and networking opportunities for commercial cider producers. CiderCon is organized to give the commercial Cider Industry an outlet to meet, share
The 2017 London Drinker Beer & Cider Festival will be held on 8-10 March 2017. A list of the expected beers (UK and imported), ciders and perries will be posted when the various orders were finalised. See last year's list.
New York City Cider Week 20-29 October 2017- Cider Week celebrates hard cider--America's oldest libation--with tastings, flights, pairings, events, classes, and more. Stay tuned for more details on events and tasting opportunities, coming soon!
Ice cold from the tap and hot off the grill, that’s the way you’ll find the Cider and Pork at the Victorian Cider & Pork Festival. Join us on January 21st & 22nd, 2017 at the Nursery at Flemington Racecourse, Australia for a celebration of all things apple and pig! We have some of Melbourne’s most innovative chefs there alongside the top cider producers from VIC, Australia and beyond.
The Apple Cider Century in Three Oaks, Michigan hosts over 5,500 cyclists annually riding through the countryside and towns of Southwest Michigan. Casual to expert riders enjoy the food, sights and sounds and camaraderie of fall cycling.
Francisco. Cider Summit puts on four cider festivals throughout the year, bringing artisanal hard cider from around the World. According to the organizers, they’re the “largest cider festivals in the U.S. giving consumers an opportunity to sample a range of ciders including regional favorites and international classics.”
people. The Paseo de Arenal festive enclosure will have a total of 218 posts sales of products made in the villages.
expert panel of independent judges and assessed according to their taste, appearance and aroma. Medals and trophies will be awarded to the best ciders.
Hudson Valley Cider Week, 9-18 June 2017- Cider Week brings all cider lovers together with a chance to meet and learn from the best craft cider producers in the region. Drink, eat, learn and enjoy the great company!
Australian Cider Festival, 8 October 2016 - The Australian Cider Festival will be a celebration of all things cider, showcasing high quality cider and
The Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival, Australia, to be held 18 March 2017. The Festival will be staged in the gardens of the heritage Mercure Canberra in Braddon and will feature breweries from across Australia along with live bands, food and
Great British Beer Festival, 8-12 August 2017, London- Over 800 cask and bottled real ales, ciders and foreign beers from around the world. Britain's biggest beer festival, the Great British Beer Festival
Agribusiness Henderson County is sponsoring the Apple Country Cider Jam, Henderson County’s first hard cider festival, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 on Main Street. The festival, from 1 to 6 p.m., will be a ticketed event with hard cider tasting, a nationally known bluegrass band and food trucks.
The 21st Reading Beer & Cider Festival, 28 April - 1 May 2016- takes place at a new siteChristchurch Meadows, Caversham, England. 550+ real ales, 150+ ciders and perries, with an excellent selection of foreign beer and Great British wine available. LocAle bar, showcasing beer from breweries within 30 miles of the Festival. Hosting National Cider and Perry Awards on Friday and Saturday
will come together for the event and provide delicious tastings, workshops, and other entertainment to showcase the fast-growing industry.
relaxing and refreshing evening under the stars! Sample delicious cider created by cider makers from the Rocky Mountain northwest, locally catered food, and music!
Cider in Middlebury, VT! Cage The Elephant headline the four band bill with support from New Politics, and homegrown Vermont acts Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band and Madaila! Be there!
Wales - as well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
THE FESTIVAL 2016, Shelton Brothers, October 28-29, 2016, Louisville, Kentucky- The world’s greatest and smallest artisanal beer, cider, and mead makers will join us to meet festival attendees and share their stories and knowledge. You’d have to spend months and countless dollars for a chance to meet this many world-class brewers.
perry, live entertainment and cider matched food in the gracious surrounds of Ormond Hall at The Village Melbourne. The Australian Cider Festival presents a fantastic opportunity to sample a diverse range of ciders and perry from 30 local and international producers. Plus you can discuss and learn about the products directly from the cider makers. The festival is perfectly suited to cider enthusiasts, amateur cider makers, craft beer and wine lovers and locals looking for a great day out
Virginia Cider Week Celebration, 11-20 November 2016- Annual Cider Week Virginia, where you can celebrate craft ciders from across the Commonwealth with tastings and accompanying foods. Eight Virginia cideries
At Pour The Core: June 10, 2017, Brooklyn Expo Center you and your friends will gather in Brooklyn's trendy and crafty Greenpoint neighborhood and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature
During the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show, Sept. 17 & 18, 2016, visitors will be able to taste flights of award-winning cider from the California Cider Competition
Pour the Core- A Hard Cider Festival, 30 September 2017, Long Island, NY, The biggest names in international cider making will unite in cities throughout the Northeast for the 2015 Pour The Core: Hard Cider Festival series. Each city’s event will showcase more
pour the cider without looking at the glass but by tilting the bottle several feet above the bottle in a skilful feat that results in no spillage !
The Welsh Perry and Cider Festival, 27-30 May 2016, enters its 14th year this May, when the festival is welcomed at Caldicot Castle for the first time. The event begins at 6pm on Friday 24th May and runs all weekend, with live music and entertainment. A great location is vital for a great festival and we've found ours. Caldicot Castle was founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as a Victorian family home now offering a colourful history.
Australian Cider Competition, entries due by 16 September 2016. Entering the Australian Cider Awards is an unparalleled opportunity to have your ciders evaluated and bench-marked by some of the best cider judges in the nation. There are 19 award classes this year, with the standard cider and perry
Union. SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective are pleased to announce the return of the Cider Summit Festival to Seattle, WA. Cider Summit will once again be at The South Lake Union Discovery Center near Westlake & Denny in downtown Seattle.
Royal medal. This is a fantastic opportunity to submit your finest products to benchmark them against the rest of this high-growth industry.
The Sausage and Cider Fest, August 20, 2016, Covington Community Park, Washington- Hard cider and sausage lovers will sip on ciders and
Belfast Beer and Cider Festival, Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 17 - 19 Nov 2016. There are now almost 800 microbreweries in the UK and Ireland (20+ in NI, 60+ in Rep. Ire and 700+ in Eng/Scot/Wal,) many of which are prevented from selling their products on draught here in NI. We want others to share our passion and will be back in the Ulster Hall for 3 days, setting up the biggest bar in Northern Ireland, selling around 100 real ales, ciders and perries.
Vintage Virginia Apples, Apple Harvest Festival, 5 November 2016, The Ruritan Club will be making Apple Butter and Brunswick Stew over a slow fire to be ready in the early afternoon. But hurry! They sell out fast! Local musicians performing all day. A hayride over the ridge above the orchard. Dozens of craft and artisanal food vendors. Hot cider by the cup. Hard cider available in our tasting room. Tours of the cidery given throughout the day.
America On Tap Beer Festivals and Saratoga Beer Week, 21-25 February 2017, Saratoga Springs, New York-
event with amazing entertainers and acts including juggling, mimes, clowns, acrobatics.
Wessex Ale 'n' Cider Festival, England, 23-24 June 2017- You can't have a cider festival without entertainment. This year we will be having a yard of ale competition during the afternoon and also, for the more energetic, a Tug-of-War
at Boston's first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston. The event will feature local favorites like Downeast Cider & Far From the Tree; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard, and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere.
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location, just outside of Gettysburg, is a deliberate nod to nearby "Cider Town," as well as Adams County's renowned apple production. A "cider check," the festival's version of a coat check, will allow buyers to keep their cider purchases in one place as they sip their way through the festival. Food trucks - some of which will be serving gluten-free eats - and an artisan market will also be on site.
fantastic live music alongside other fun and games to keep you entertained...
Festival-Competition The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about cider festivals and competitions.
gardens and vineyards at kellybrook’s Wonga Park property, it’s only 40 mins from Melbourne. The weekend features our famous Scrumpy, Kellybrothers ciders, Riders brew co beers and Kellybrook’s highly regarded estate grown wines.
Annual Bath Cider Festival, England- Friday 24-25 Feb 2017. The 9th Bath Cider Festival is one of the largest gatherings of real ciders and perries - and cider and perry drinkers - in the West. On offer will be over 100 ciders and perries including award-winning ciders from Somerset, Herefordshire, Hampshire and South
cocktails, cheese plates designed with cider in mind, and of course cider tasting events.
Pour The Core, 29 April, 2017, The Cruiseport, Boston, MA- Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries at the home of The American revolution
British Columbia Cider Week, 29 April to 7 May 2017. The NorthWest Cider Association, along with your local BC Cider producers, are really stoked to be bringing BC’s Cider Week to you. This week long series of events will take place around the province, and with an opening festival at the start of CiderWeek. The festival is still being organized, so stay tuned. In attendance will be craft cider producers from BC, Washington and Oregon.
ciders they are creating. The 2016 Festival will be held on July 30th in Downtown, Snohomish, Washington.
The Cyder Market hard cider information for cider makers and drinkers about cider festivals and competitions.
Nottingham Beer and Cider Festival, 11-14 October 2017, Nottingham Castle, England- The beer festival renowned for offering the world’s
categories of medium, dry and sweet. Live music in the afternoon from Steve Wurzel & The Scrumpy Swillers plus the brilliant captain hotknives and ACiD DROP during the evening session.
Cider Summit Seattle, 8-9 September 2017. Diverse Gathering of Artisanal Ciders Returns to South Lake
lineups, tap takeover events, and tasting seminars at collingwoodcraftbeerfestival.ca!
New World Beer & Cider Awards, New Zealand, entries close 13 January 2017, a unique competition celebrating great beer and cider from around New Zealand and overseas. Now in its third year, the awards invites breweries and cidermakers, large and small, to enter.
largest selection of real ales once again returns to the fantastic grounds of Nottingham Castle... As well as a massive array of golden ales, fruit beers, stouts, bitters, milds, porters and barley wines we also offer a wide selection of traditional ciders and perries plus an assortment of country wines.
apples and cidermaking. Families will be able to sample different varieties of apples, sip apple juice and participate in educational workshops including cider blending, apple juice pressing, apple tasting and others.
Cupboard Blues band, Burnside Music and more. Sausage and Cheese Sunday including:- Farmers and Craft Market and live music from a Swing band and others.
the previous autumn - ie lots of cider, perry and apple juice to sample, including the winners of the Cider and Perry Trials.
stands and over 200 craft beers and ciders, from all four corners of Ireland. 14,000 attendees are expected over the four three days to meet the brewers, and to sample their wares, many of which are available only at the festival!
announce the return of Cider Summit NW Festival to Portland, OR. Cider Summit is expanding to the new Fields Neighborhood Park at NW 10th/Overton in the Pearl District.
Cider Summit San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco, 22 April 2017- If you love hard cider, mark your calendars. It was just announced that the Cider Summit that last year was held in Berkeley will be moving to greener apple orchards this year in San
Celebrate the harvest and the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson at the annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, Virginia, 9 September 2017.
Basque Cider Fair, Santo Tomas Bilbao, Spain, Dec 2016, there will be about 300 booths selling cider, vegetables, cheeses, txakolí and other farm products. It is expected a large number of
The Manchester Beer & Cider Festival, 19-21 January, 2017- has confirmed its range of special tasting events allowing visitors to learn more about their favourite drinks. In a first for the festival
Liquid Apple Night, October 7, 2017, Hamilton, Montana-Enjoy all the sweet and tart goodies that Apple Day has to offer, and then join us for a
World of Cider · 9th International Cider Fair, March 26th 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany- Experience the new world of cider and visit the unique vintage presentation of fine ciders made from apples and other fruits. Here you find the finest and newest cider innovations competing with one another. Whilst strolling from stall to stall and country to country,
Washington-Oregon Cider Festivals, 2017- Northwest Cider Association is pleased to announce a coordinated effort to even further billboard the
The Snohomish Cider Festival features cider makers from around the Pacific NW. Come meet the makers and taste the wonderful
celebrates The Apple. Sample heirloom favorites like Cox's Orange Pippin, Ashmead's Kernel and Roxbury Russett along with award winning cider. Learn about how cider is made and apples are grown.
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celebrate the summer and the shore’s newest libation innovations; ciders, meads and other fruit based brews. How about them apples?
The Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival returns to RDS, Dublin from 7-9 September, 2017. A celebration of Irish craft brewing, live music and fabulous Irish artisan food. This Gathering of brewers and cider makers features over 50
Virginia favorites like the artfully crafted, award winning, Bold Rock Hard Cider from Nellysford, VA. We will also have local live music on tap for your listening pleasure.
Towcester Sausage and Cider Festival takes place in 2016 at Towcestrians RFC on Saturday September 3. Live music, 30 different real ciders and 20 varieties of gourmet sausage from noon until midnight.
Artisan ciders will be the main attraction at Hood River Chamber of Commerce's Hard-Pressed Cider Fest on Saturday, April 8, 2017. As the local cider industry has grown in the valley so have the demands of hard cider drinkers.
snack on different styles of sausage from around the Northwest. The festival will also feature local beer and wine for non-cider drinkers. Featured cideries include Finn River Farm and Cidery, Reverend Nat's, Cockrell Hard Ciders, Six Knot Cider, Number 6 Cider, Locust Cider and more. Cedar River Cellars will also be on hand featuring wine selections. Adding to the festivities will be live music and a variety of lawn games like corn hole, croquet and badminton.
Nava Cider Festival, El Cidre Fiesta, Spain, annually the 2nd weekend in July- Hundreds of microbrewers transcend on the small town of Nava in a bid for acknowledgment, recognition and another crazy Spanish Fiesta. There’s music in the streets, all the bars are open late and in traditional Spanish festival style (sawdust on the floor) with potent, sweet cider on offer. There’s is also the pouring competition- this is the tradition whereby locals practice all year to
treats. Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family! This 38th annual event includes tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon, hay and barrel train rides along with other children's activities, historic demonstrations, the 20th Century Emporium for that nostalgic gift, as well as a unique variety of exhibitors, vendors, live entertainment and food.
Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture.
producers in Tasmania. There will be entertainment, master classes and homebrewing competitions. Located at Princes Wharf No.1 , Hobart, Tasmania. Next biennial competition will be August 2018
The Miracle of Apples: Ciders (and Perries) of the World, October 2016, Torino, Italy-
The Natural Cider Festival, Gijon, Spain, last weekend in August 2016, Come to Asturias, the home of great cider and cheese and join in with the crowds at the Fiesta de la Sidra Natural, or the Natural Cider Festival, in the gorgeous city of Gijon.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, 31 March to 9 Apr 2017, Australia- Join the festivities in our sunny ale and cider garden – think of your favourite beer
ripe-coloured, stone and half-timbered houses snuggle against a ruin-topped hill overlooking an idyllic valley, dotted
Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show, Australia, 3 June 2016 closing date to enter, 8 July results- The Sydney Royal competitions showcase Australia's finest produce and award the best of the best with a coveted Sydney
take the opportunity to taste over 200 different specialties from 90 exhibitors from 10 nations. Tantalise your taste buds with the finest culinary sensations from the best Producers in Hesse. Discover the vast and diverse variety of cider accessories.
Brackley Sausage and Cider Festival, England- Live music. 20 varieties of gourmet sausage and 30 real ciders. August 19, 2017 from noon at Brackley RUFC. Featuring a range of gourmet sausages, including
Chicago is hosting its first annual Cider Week, February 3-11, 2017. Events include tastings at bars and restaurants across the city, community gatherings, and educational opportunities. This week-long festival is a unique opportunity to spend time with and learn from makers, growers, and cider drinkers. Chicago Cider Week will highlight, promote, and inform the community about where and how to enjoy Chicago’s many cider offerings.
The Royal Three Counties International Cider and Perry Competition, 16-18 June 2017, The Severn Hall at the Three Counties Showground, England. All members of the public who visit the
to benefit the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria Program. The big white tent will be filled with a number of hard cider and mead producers, their fabulous products and lots of raving fans. Come taste and learn about some of the best ciders and meads from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There will be a number of live bands playing on the stage, fermentation demos, great food and our wonderful Farmers Market right next door. There will also be food pairings at local restaurants and bars all weekend. And definitely make sure you purchase some bottles to take home and enjoy later.
Cider Swig Festival, Gig Harbor, Washington, September 24 2016, Come discover the delicious diversity of Northwest craft hard ciders at the CIDER SWIG. The Festival,
The Big Apple Harvestime Festival, 7-8 October, 2017, England- Join us in celebrating English apples and cider with the Big Apple – a real opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in this corner of Herefordshire in and around Much Marcle.
classes split into “New World” or ‘Traditional’ styles. ‘Cider or Perry with fruit’ and ‘Apple or Pear Spirit’ have been added to the schedule.
AHA/BJCP Competitions 2017- Find numerous sanctioned homebrewer and professional commercial producer competitions for beer, cider and mead occurring around the USA.
Cider Rite of Spring, 25 March 2017, is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of Spring, featuring nearly 100 unique ciders served by 30 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in beautifully renovated historic event space, the Evergreen in SE Portland.
a coordinated effort to even further billboard the artisanal cider category in our communities.
Oregon Cider Week from June 15-25, 2017 to celebrate cider all throughout Portland and Oregon! The week celebrates cider around the state with many events, from tap takeovers at neighborhood pubs to elegant prix fixe menus with cider pairings. You’ll find cider-based specialty
and orchards. As a premier apple growing region, the Finger Lakes Region is a natural spot to explore distinctive styles of hard cider based on variety and place. The week is full of educational and delectable events including orchard and cidery tours, lectures, menu pairings at area restaurants, cider flights, cider-‐maker dinners and more.
Hold onto your apple carts, folks, THE ATLANTIC CITY CIDER SOCIAL is headed your way! On August 6, 2016, attendees will pour into the waterfront property adjacent Gardner’s Basin to
The International Cider Awards, England, closing date for cider submittals 31 January 2017. An Award is a recognition by fellow professional cider makers that a cider is an outstanding commercial example of its style.
gluten-free and vegetarian options, and expertly-sourced real ciders from artisan producers around the country.
than 40 ciders and will feature a number of different seminars on cider making and the enjoyment of cider.
The Mondial des cidres de glace SAQ, Canada, held in Rougemont March 3-5, 2017. Some 18,000 people turned up for the great fifth anniversary celebration of this typical Quebec product. The Mondial is a memorable winter event that was created for Quebeckers and visitors alike to promote ice cider—a product created in Quebec just 20 years ago.
The messages of support we have received since announcing there will be no (big) Boondocks 2017 have been so heartwarming, we thought we HAVE to do something. So, here goes with the first ever “Baby Boondocks!” - we have managed to secure the old SherstonFest site (Sherston Village Hall and grounds) plus a few other essentials for 7th-8th July 2017 so SAVE THE DATE.
Finger Lakes Region, New York, 29 Sep - 8 Oct 2017 - The Finger Lakes Cider Alliance announces Cider Week to celebrate and promote local and regional hard ciders
Apple Blossom Festival, Herefordshire, England- Put a note in your diary for the 30 April to1 May 2017 when, once again, we will be celebrating the glories of the orchards in full blossom and sampling the products of
Gloucester Blackfriars Beer & Cider Festival, 31 Mar to 1 Apr 2017, England, we will be selling 100 real ales, from near and far, with 25 ciders and perries, together with a local artisan cheese bar stocked with 12 different varieties. And of course there will be some
2016 Cider Festival, Broome Farm, England- on Friday 2-4 September follows our traditional format: Friday evening Ceilidh dancing to Chicken Shed Zeppelin Saturday Meet the Cider Makers + Live MusicIncluding: - Compost Heap, Broome
2016 NHC Canadian Regional Qualifier/ALES Homebrew Open competition from April 11-16, 2016 at the Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina, Saskatchewan. Not only is this the largest competition
Kellybrook Cider Festival, Australia, 6-7 May 2017- The origins of the festival are based in the celebration of the end of the apple harvest and we have adapted it to include end of wine vintage celebration. Set in the historic
ideas, collaborate, and affect positive changes in cidermaking and cider fruit production best practices, the cider market and cider regulations.
visitors will also be able to gain a recognised qualification in the love of beer! Cider and perry fans won’t miss out with Thursday evening seeing local expert Charlotte Bulmer (no relation) lead a session exploring the massive variety of flavours which can arise from the fermented juices of humble apples and pears
and most respected cider judging in North America. With cider experiencing a renaissance in the United States and across the globe, the 2016 event is destined to become the world’s largest cider competition.
3rd Annual CiderFest North Carolina, 15 October 2016, Asheville, North Carolina- Annual Hard Cider tasting with live music, local creameries, fresh apples, children's activities, and local artist.
at Olympia, once again brings together a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and international beers for you to sample. There's plenty to occupy you at the festival; you can play on some traditional pub games, enjoy live music, sample food, including good pub snacks and also attend tutored beer tastings.
Washington Cider Week, 7-17 September 2017- Be a part of the Craft Cider Revolution! Celebrate with the Northwest Cider Association during Cider Week. Northwest Cider Association is pleased to announce
competition. Not forgetting a fantastic Hog Roast for when you need a break from the Ales! Throughout the day live music will be playing in the Marquee with a diverse & varied line up.
Nearly all cider makers in Vermont will be in attendance and you can taste from them all! In addition, we have amazing local restaurants and food trucks offering local pork dishes to complement your cider drinking. We will have a nice local band serenading you the whole time. Plus- you will be the judge of the coveted “Favorite Cider of the Classic” contest. Everyone who attends gets to vote. It’s that good. And it is really happening.
Pour The Core, Philadelphia, 21 October 2017- The biggest names in international cidermaking will unite in two great cities in the Northeast for the 2016 Pour The Core: Hard Cider Festival series. Each city’s event will showcase more than 50 ciders and will feature a
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The New Zealand Cider Festival to be held in Nelson at Founders Heritage Park, Saturday 12th November, 2016, 87 Atawhai Dr, The Wood, Nelson, New Zealand. Cider is at the heart of the Nelson region - produced in the nation’s apple growing capital; 60 percent of cider produced nationally is from Nelson and about one third of the apples used to make cider in New Zealand were grown in the region.
artisanal cider category in our communities. Each year's festival listings are updated as information is available.
Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival, July 22, 2017, Village Green- From 11-4, the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island will be packed with people enjoying a multitude of ciders and meads
Baby Boondocks Festival (was Sherstonfest) 7-8 July, 2017, England– The South Cotswolds Cider, Music and Fine Food Festival
presented by the Parks & Environment CAB of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, will have great food, music, events, and activities for all ages. Meet the cidermakers and taste from over 50 varieties of regional ciders. The Cider Garden will offer cider enthusiasts and the cider curious a chance to sample a complete range of cider styles – and you can buy your favorites under the Cider Tent, to take home.
Midland Railway (NMR) for whom George Stephenson and his son Robert were engineers. The Roundhouse itself will have stillage around it serving real ale, cider, perry, continental beer and mead.
Discover the delicious diversity of Pacific Northwest craft hard ciders at the Northwest Cider Association's third annual