Ciderfest NC in Ashville, North Carolina

Come to North Carolina for the seventh 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.

As the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Green Built Alliance, the al-fresco event will be held during the peak of fall colors and the height of this area’s busiest tourism season from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at our new, improved and expanded venue of Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road, just outside of downtown Asheville, NC.

The sixth annual CiderFest in 2018 connected a record-setting 2,000 people with 24 national and local cider, mead and apple wine makers, and the 2019 event is expected to draw another sell-out crowd to sample sips from an even larger mix of local and national, small and large pourers. 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. This year’s event will also welcome a mix of food trucks to offer paid meals for hungry cider-sippers throughout the afternoon.

This quintessential family-friendly fall fest also offers arts and crafts from local vendors, live music, a kids zone, and community demos and workshops.

For the third time 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. In addition to early access, VITs will also receive a complimentary commemorative CiderFest NC snifter.

CiderFest NC is a carbon-neutral event and will be offsetting the event’s footprint for each ticketholder through contributions to the nonprofit’s Appalachian Offsets program, which is currently completing fundraising to install a solar system on the roof of Isaac Dickson Elementary School.

Parking for all ticketholders will be available at AB Tech, 340 Victoria Road in Asheville, about two miles east of Carrier Park, with continuous shuttles running between the lot and the festival for the full duration of the event.

Cideries at Ciderfest NC
Ace Premium Craft Cider
Appalachian Mountain Cidery
AppleJohn Applejack
B. Nektar
Bhramari Brewing
Blake’s Hard Cider
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bontanist and Barrel
Bull City Ciderworks
Daidala Cider
Eden Specialty Ciders
Flat Rock Cider Company
Good Road Cider Works
Green Man Brewery Hard Cider
Honeygirl Meadery
Asheville Mead Cider
Honeygirl Meadery
Mica Town Brewing
Noble Hard Cider
Potters Craft Cider
Potter’s Craft Cider
Red Clay Ciderworks
Urban Orchard Cider Co.

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