CiderFest NC

We’re back! Join us for the eighth annual CiderFest NC fundraiser, featuring ample tastings of hard cider, mead and apple wine, along with artisanal food, live music, workshops, a kids zone, and more along the scenic French Broad River.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Olivette Riverside Community & Farm, 1069 Olivette Road, just 6.7 miles from downtown Asheville, NC

WHAT: Your ticket includes entry into the festival where you’ll receive a souvenir CiderFest NC 2oz glass that you are able to fill up with samples from over 20 local cideries. In addition to tasting cider and mead, guests can enjoy free bites of artisanal food including local cheeses, baked goods, caramels, ice cream, and more. Food and merchandise will be available for purchase from a mix of local food trucks and art vendors.

V.I.T. Tickets: Again this year, a limited number of VIT (Very Important Taster) tickets offer advance entry to the event a full hour early beginning at noon to enjoy exclusive access to tastings from our cider and mead makers and artisanal food vendors before the crowds arrive. You may even have the opportunity to sample some specialty, small-batch or limited-release ciders and meads that won’t be available during the regular event. CiderFest NC is hosted by Green Built Alliance in partnership with the NC Cider Association. Tickets are now available! The event has sold out in recent years so attendees are encouraged to plan ahead and buy their tickets early.

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