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CiderFest NC 2022
October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.
As the largest annual fundraiser hosted by nonprofit Green Built Alliance in partnership with the NC Cider Association, 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 4 p.m. Saturday, October 8, 2022 at our new, improved and expanded venue of Olivette Riverside Community & Farm, 1069 Olivette Road, just 6.7 miles from downtown Asheville, NC.
After taking a break during the pandemic, we are delighted to be back and partnering with the NC Cider Association . The 2022 event is expected to draw another sell-out crowd to sample sips from a large and diverse 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.
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. 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 Green Built Alliance’s Appalachian Offsets program which supports local clean energy projects for schools and nonprofits.
Tickets go on sale soon, and since the event has sold out in recent years, attendees are encouraged to plan ahead and buy their tickets early.