Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    Portland, OR


    CiderCON 2016 Schedule Overview
    (subject to change)
    All events will be held in the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower,
    unless otherwise noted.

    Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    8:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Bus Tours (include lunch) $65
    1) Willamette Valley
    2) Portland
    3) Hood River (full day with optional addition of overnight stay)
    Evening left open for networking or fun seeking

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – TTB & FDA Compliance Training Workshops (RSVP required)
    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Advanced Cider Orchard Production Workshop  (RSVP required & Additional Cost, includes lunch) 
    12:15 to 1:30 PM – Networking Lunch (RSVP required & Additional Cost)
    1:00 to 5:00 PM – TTB Assistance/Q&A Booth Open
    1:00 to 6:00 PM – Vendor Move-in for Trade Show
    2:00 to 3:30 PM – USACM Business Meeting
    4:00 to 5:30 PM – Sensory Analysis Training (RSVP required)
    5:45 to 6:00 PM – First Timers Orientation
    6:00 to 8:00 PM – CiderCON Welcome Reception with Networking Salon/Cider Share

    Thursday, February 4, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM – Optional Networking Breakfast – Pre-purchased Ticket Required (additional fee)
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Opening General Session – Cider Market Review & Outlook & Clicker Survey
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Trade Show Open (AM/PM breaks in show area)
    10:30 AM to 11:50 AM – In-Depth session block
    12:00 to 1:20 PM – Lunch, 2015 US Apple Crop Update & 2016 Outlook
    1:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Concurrent Sessions
    Evening left open for networking or fun seeking

    Friday, February 5, 2016
    7:30 AM to 8:20 AM –  Breakfast Session- Pre-purchased Ticket Required (additional fee)
    9 AM to 2:30 PM – Trade Show Open
    9:00 AM to 11:50 AM – Concurrent Sessions
    12:00 to 1:20 PM – Group Lunch with Guest Speakers
    1:30 to 4:50 PM – Concurrent Sessions
    5:00 PM – CiderCON Commencement/Toast
    Evening left open for networking or fun seeking

    Saturday, February 6, 2016
    The Cider Certification Program

    Sessions Planned but not currently in specific time slots:
    >Tastings and Mixology sessions

    Registration Desk/Badge Pickup Hours 
    Monday, February 1, 2016 – 5 PM to 7 PM
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – 7 AM to 6 PM
    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – 7 AM to 6 PM
    Thursday, February 4, 2016 – 7 AM to 6 PM
    Friday, February 5, 2016 – 7:30 AM to 3 PM

    Questions/comments:  info [at] ciderassociation.org

  • Fri
    Boston, MA


    If you’re in the know, you realize that beer and cheese go together in ways most people wouldn’t believe…if you DON’T think that beer and cheese are a magical pairing, then the Boston Beer & Cheese Fest 2016 will be a wake-up call that you can’t miss! Last year sold out over a month in advance, so we're going BIGGER and BETTER this year!

    25 craft beer and cider makers from New England; 10 New England creameries. 25 beer/cider & cheese pairings. Yep. Get on this!

    Find out why Drink Craft Beer was awarded Boston magazine's Best of Boston® 2014 - Best Booze Fest!

    Ciders at this event will include:

    Artifact Cider Project (MA)
    VIP - Oak Experiment 2 (?%)
    New World - Dry cider from heirloom apples (6.0%)
    Roxbury - Semi-sweet, single varietal cider (6.8%)
    Wild Thing - Off-dry, tart, wild fermented cider (6.1%)

    Bantam Cider (MA)
    VIP - Dane Street Special -
    Rojo - Cider with sour cherries and black peppercorns (5.4%)
    Wunderkind - Cider with flower blossom honey (6.1%)

    Citizen Cider (VT)
    VIP - Cidre Bourgeois - Delicate, floral organic cider (6.2%)
    Northeast Cascade - Cider dry-hopped with Cascade hops (6.2%)
    Unified Press - Off-dry, refreshing cider (6.8%)

    Far From the Tree Cider (MA)
    VIP - Envy - Blueberry, strawberry, and carrot cider with fresh jalapenios and fragrant herbs (6.5%)
    Apple of My Chai - Cider with chai spices and black tea (6.5%)
    Nova - Hopped Cider (8.0%)
    Patch - Cider with strawberries and basil (8.0%)

    Shacksbury Cider (VT)
    VIP - Basque Cider Catching - Dry, funky cider spewing straight out of the barrel! (6.2%)
    Arlo - Aromatic, grapefruity, dry cider (6.2%)
    Classic - Full bodied, earthy cider (6.0%)
    Farmhouse - Light, floral and dry cider (6.5%)

    Urban Farm Fermentory (ME)
    VIP - Amalgam - Cask conditioned cider/kombucha blend (?%)
    Dry Cidah - Wild fermented cider (6.8%)
    Baby Jimmy - Cider aged in Jim Beam barrels (6.8%)

  • Sat
    5-8:30pmAtascadero Pavillion on the Lake





    20+ Small Craft Cider Producers

    Enjoy a traditional English pig roast dinner created by Chef Jeff Scott of Vineyard Events, included in the price of your ticket.

    Sip your cider to live music. Band to be announced.

    Souvenir pint glass included with the price of your ticket.


    Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake 
    9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422


  • Sat
    8:30 pmBrooklyn, NY

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    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at Brooklyn's premier hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Brooklyn.

    At Pour The Core: Brooklyn, 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 styles produced by over 40 different cider makers! The event will feature 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.

    So get your sunglasses ready and kick off summer with cider and local grub from the city's favorite food trucks! The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds).

    There will be free seminars for ticketholders about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for KiDS NEED MoRE. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.



  • Sat
    1-6 PMPoughquag, NY 12570


    America on Tap Presents: The Hudson Valley Cider Festival, Saturday, July 16th at the Barton Orchards in Poughquaq, NY! This premium event will showcase over 50 delicious ciders from some of the best Cideries across the country! Sample the best hard ciders that are available from local favorites to special national brands to exclusive rare options.. you can sample them all! The VIP session is from 1pm-2pm and General Admission begins at 2pm and runs until 6pm. The event will also feature delicious food options from culinary experts and live entertainment all day!

    Read More: America On Tap Craft Beer Festival - Hudson Valley, NY

  • Sun
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Festival of Hard Apple Ciders, Meads, music and food. Details to be announced!



  • Sat
    4-8pmBurlington, VT



    The second annual Vermont Cider Classic is here! Vermont’s Cider Makers are coming together again on July 23rd for a night of tasting, eating, and competing. Each local cidery will be bringing their favorite pours and new innovation. With live music and local fare, we look forward to seeing you there!

  • Fri
    6:00 pmCopper Mountain Resort, Colorado



    Big Top Cheese Pairing Friday night, August 26th, join us at Copper Mountain with our friends at the Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, Stem Ciders, Colorado Cider Company, Gumption Cider, and Anthem Cider for a cider and food pairing. You’ll sample five artisan food items (including cheese, cured meat and chocolate) expertly paired with craft cider.


    • Starting at $25

    • Chip-timed 5k at Copper Mountain Resort

    • Includes T-shirt




  • Sat
    Copper Mountain Resort, Frisco, CO


    Think you don’t like cider? Think again! This event is for tried and true cider-lovers, and we’ll have some great craft beer for those of you who think cider is not for you, though we’re betting you’ll leave with a cider favorite, or two, or three…


  • Sat
    1-5pmIndianapolis, IN

    Taste a Curious Collection of Mead & Hard Cider from Far and Wide!

    New Day Craft's Meadful Things and Outciders Festival is Indiana's first alcohol event specializing in Craft Mead and Hard Cider.

    When: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1 PM - 5 PM

    Where: Circle City Industrial Complex, 1125 Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203 *Free Parking!*

    The Details:

    • Unlimited Sampling from over 30 Mead and Cider Makers


    Commemorative Glass


    Live Music: Bashiri Asad & Shelby County Sinners


    Food Vendors: Caveman Truck, Gomez BBQ, Cosmic Chrome Cafe, & Bee Coffee


    Adoptable PUPPIES & KITTIES for Snuggling (Thanks FACE!)


    Photobooth to capture all your best moments


    All Attendees MUST BE 21 or Older - NO Children or Pets Please


    Valid Photo ID to Confirm Age is Required for Entry


    All Tickets Must Be Purchased in Advance, NO DAY-OF SALES

  • Sat
    2-7pmSt. Johns, MI

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    Join us for a fun day of food, Michigan cider tasting music & more.  Producers from some of Michigan’s premier Cideries will be on site to visit with and enjoy their ciders. We will be spinning vinyl with the Record Lounge & more!


  • Sat
    Finger Lakes, NY


    Finger Lakes Cider Week is a celebration of the hard cider revival in New York apple country.  There are public events every day and over 50 participating locations.  You are invited!




  • Sat
    1-4:30pmSchlitz Park, Milwaukee, WI


    Enjoy unlimited 3 oz. samples of some of the best craft brews and ciders from Milwaukee! Our Cider & Nano Beer Fest offers the perfect environment to explore new styles and find your next favorite cider or small-batch craft beer. Enjoy unlimited sampling, over 40 ciders and brews, live entertainment, a commemorative tasting glass and much more!

    The Fest is located on the beautiful 43 acre corporate campus of Schlitz Park.  Schlitz Park is the former Milwaukee headquarters of Schlitz Brewery.  Today over 35 companies and 4300 people come to work every day at Schlitz Park.


  • Sat
    4-10pmSpring Lake, MI


    Vander Mill Spring Lake

    Vander Mill Presents Vander Fest 2016

    Live music from DJ Nick awesome and the social Bones and over 50 beers and ciders on tap & local food trucks

    Tickets $35 advanced purchase, $40 at the door. Includes 8 beverage sample tickets & souvenir glass.

    VIP tickets $85 and includes 8 beverage sample tickets, souvenir glass, reserved table, designated server and food by vander mill.

    Designated driver tickets, VIP tables and sponsorship available.
    for more details & to purchase tickets click here

    Proceeds benefit Michigan Cider Association (www.michigancider.com).

  • Sat
    Gervais, Ore.


    Bauman Harvest Festival launches new Cider event! 

    Come To The Farm On October 8th & 9th For A Cider Festival And Competition 

    Gervais, Ore. – Move over wine because Oregon will soon be known for producing exceptional ciders as well! The Bauman Family is starting a new annual Cider Festival to coincide with their popular Harvest Festival. “We want this to be an opportunity to showcase to Oregon and our visitors from around the Northwest that there are some amazing Cideries producing some of the best Hard Ciders that you can find anywhere,” stated Brian Bauman, owner and operator of Bauman’s Harvest Festival.

    The Bauman’s will be hosting 10 local cider producers onsite at the farm on October 8thand 9th. On Friday evening prior to the opening of the festival, local cider experts will be on hand to award medals to the top ciders. In addition, every festival attendee will be asked to vote for their favorite cider.

    Not to be outdone, the Bauman Family, spearheaded by Christine (Bauman) Walter, launched their own cider back in March of this year! A total of four Bauman’s ciders will be on tap for sampling, including one for families and kids that is non-alcoholic. Bauman’s Cider has in a short time become extremely popular locally, and is now served in over 50 establishments. “My Great-Grandpa Stephen began making hard cider on the farm over 100 years ago and we are thrilled to see the Willamette Valley blossom into such a vibrant community of orchardists, cider makers and cider drinkers!” said Christine, Owner and Head Cider Maker at Bauman’s Century Farm Cider.

    Tasting Fee 

    • There is a $5 initial tasting fee that includes a commemorative glass and 4 tasting tickets. Additional tickets will be $1 each or 25 for $20.
    • Note: The tasting fee does not include the $5 admission into the Harvest Festival.

      Participating Cideries 

      Bull Run Cider; 1895; Wandering Aengus; The Oregon/Washington Cider Collective; Woodbox Cider; Wildcraft; Bauman’s Cider; Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider; Roshambo Art Farm; Swift Cider; Two Towns Cider

      12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE Gervais, OR 97026

  • Sun
    12-5PMKinderhook, NY


    One of the most exciting events of last fall returns this October!

    On Sunday October 9th, meet us at Samascott Orchards for a pick your own apple experience with a POP-UP hard cider bar! Come down to Kinderhook and have some fall fun in Samascott's incredible orchard with over 20 apple varieties to choose from! While picking your apples, enjoy a cider or two from a POP-UP Nine Pin cider bar in the middle of the orchard.

    Food trucks will be on site and this is not an event to miss!

    Event is from 12-5pm. No tickets are required, cider and food is available for purchase. Pick'm and Drink'm!

  • Sat
    1-5pmPhiladelphia, PA

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    Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, and craft beverage fanatics at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the third annual Pour The Core: Philly.

    At Pour The Core: Philly, you and your friends will be surrounded by the picturesque fall backdrop of the Marine Parade Grounds and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 75 in all! The event will feature local favorites like the artfully crafted, Frecon’s Cidery Crabby Granny, Sir Charles Hard Cider, Good Intent Adam's Apple, and so many other PA favorites! Best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard, Original Sin and Doc's Draft Hard Cider will also be featured. And, a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere will round out the varieties offered.

    So get your blanket or lawn chair ready to stake your spot by the live music. Carry your sunglasses and hat for protection from the sun... check the weather for what to wear and get your tickets. The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). Don’t forget to bring a belly ready for delicious foods available to purchase from local Philly Food Trucks.

    There will be special seminars about cider, the making of cider, and the enjoyment of cider. The event will also help raise funds for the Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC). Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization. - See more at:


  • Sat
    1-5pmAsheville, NC


    North Carolina’s premier hard cider tasting event. CiderFest NC began in 2013 as a fall fundraiser with locally produced apples, cheeses, hard cider and plans to serve only about 60 people. We exceeded those expectations by a wide margin by selling out that first year at 400 attendees! Almost overnight we became recognized as the very first hard cider tasting festival in North Carolina. CiderFest NC is back for its 3rd year and will feature over twenty hard cider makers from all over the region, as well as special guest from out of state, and imported Spanish ciders, local mead makers, food pairings, local arts & crafts, live music, and an interactive children’s area!

    This year’s event is packed with new opportunities to taste and experience Cider. Twenty plus Cider makers will be serving up their tasty varieties of hard cider along with a new addition of two local mead makers Bee & Bramble & Fox Hill Meadery! To complement your cider we have added a new Chef’s Station where apples and hard cider will be the featured ingredients for small plates. And back again by popular demand is the WNC Cheese Trail offering samples from local creameries.

    On the music front, we have opted to switch it up, instead of the large stage with one band the festival will feature local bands and buskers from the Asheville area sprinkled throughout the festival, unplugged, allowing attendees to enjoy live music as they are in line for a sample of cider or mead! You will enjoy music by Goldie & The Screamers, Shifty Drifters (Abby the Spoon Lady), and many more great bands.

    Salvage Station
    468 Riverside Drive
    Asheville, NC 28801




  • Fri
    New York City


  • Sat
    Boston, MA
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    Royale Boston
    October 22, 2016
    Session 1: 12:00PM - 3:30PM
    Session 2: 5:00PM - 8:30PM

    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 at Boston's first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston.

    At Pour The Core: Boston, you and your friends will gather in Boston's Theatre District and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders – more than 40 brands! 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.

    The event will also help raise funds for The Barton Center for Diabetes Education. Visit the charity page to find out more about this great organization.

    A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. General admission (GA) tickets are $45 +tax/fees. If tickets are still available at the door, they will be sold for $65. Ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting cup with a 2-ounce pour line. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available for $12 +tax/fees but DD ticketholders are not permitted to drink any alcohol. DD ticketholders will receive a bottle of water and access to festival seminars.




  • Sat

    Welcome the annual Cider Week NYC with a kick-off party perfectly suited for October and the fall harvest! Porktoberfest will feature outdoor grilling and 10+ chef stations, 20+ of the region's best ciders, craft beer and entertainment along with a sausage fest co-hosted by Blue Smoke's Chef Dan Jacobilis! All taking place on the Manhattan waterfront.

    Features to include:

    • 10+ chefs including, Jimmy's No. 43, Fleishers Craft Butchery, Blue Smoke, Flying Pigs Farm, Starwurst, Jake's Handcrafted with more to be announced
    • 20+ ciders, including "World of Cider" station and special guest Greg Hall of Virtue Ciders
    • Craft beer, including Sixpoint
    • Live entertainment TBD
    • Plenty of fall's best veggie sides: Mexican corn, squashes, etc.

    Join us in celebration of NYC's cider scene and enjoy cookout style foods of fall! Check back for details.


    SolarOne - 24-20 Fdr Drive Service Road East, New York, NY 10010



  • Fri
    Franklin County, Ma


    CiderDays is an annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2016 marks our 22nd year with tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more in orchards and venues county-wide from Ashfield, Deerfield, Charlemont and Colrain to New Salem and the towns in between. Whether you are a cider aficianado (hard or sweet), love apples, make your own cider, are an orchardist, or just enjoy soaking up all the goodness autumn in New England has to offer, CiderDays is not to be missed!

    There is a charge for some of the events but many of the workshops and activities at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center and at local orchards are completely FREE.

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email ronald@drinkingcider.com