Fall is finally here. The leaves are turning, the cider is appearing on the shelves and we’re starting to fill our weekends with the best cider festivals in the U.S. Even though cider can be enjoyed year round, there’s no better season than fall to drink the boozy apple beverage. Here are a few festivals that we already plan on visiting:
Cider Summit Seattle – Seattle, WA
September 6-7, 2013
The fourth annual Cider Summit takes place this weekend in the Northwest city. Expanding to two days this year, the summit features over 80 crafted ciders from makers in Washington, Oregon, California, Michigan, British Columbia, England, France and Spain. There will be cider makers and experts on hand as well as live music, food selections and entertainment. Tickets go fast, don’t hesitate.
Pour the Core – Philadelphia, PA
September 28, 2013
The first annual Pour the Core: Hard Cider Festival is happening at the end of this month in PA. The day long festival will feature the biggest names in international cider making, totaling over 30 ciders to try. Whether you’re a cider lover or just a casual cider drinker, this festival is perfect for you. Can’t make it to PA? Hit up Pour the Core Long Island on October 5.
Cider Week NY – New York
October 18-27, 2013
The last place you would expect cider to be expanding is Manhattan. New York City and the surrounding area are embracing the apple beverage and paying tribute at the third annual New York Cider Week. Events include: an inside look at the apple, a hard cider takeover and “Applepalooza.” No wonder it’s called the Big Apple.
CiderDays – Franklin County, MA
November 2-3, 2013
CiderDays is the festival that celebrates all of the delicious things that apples give us, most importantly cider. Without them, we wouldn’t have it. Marking its nineteenth year, the festival will include a cider making workshop, tastings, talks with experts and many other highlights. This two-day festival is worth the trip up North, plus you can see the New England foliage while you’re at it.
Any cider festivals you’re visiting this fall? Let us know below and we’ll add it to our list.