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Fifth Annual CiderFest
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
After record turnout at 2016’s event, planning is underway for the fifth 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 noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Salvage Station, at 468 Riverside Drive, just outside of downtown Asheville, NC.
The fourth annual CiderFest in 2016 connected 1,200 people with 15 national and local cider, mead and apple wine makers, and the 2017 event is expected to draw another sell-out crowd to sample sips from a mix of local and national, small and large pourers. In addition to tasting cider and mead, guests can enjoy bites of artisanal food including local cheeses, baked goods, caramels, ice cream, and more.
This quintessential family-friendly fall fest also offers arts and crafts from local vendors, live music, a kids zone, and community demos and workshops.
CiderFest partnered with the Salvage Station for the first time in 2016, after the new outdoor event space opened along the French Broad River in Asheville. Salvage Station aligns well with Green Built Alliance’s mission by heavily relying on recycled and salvaged materials in their construction. The fourth annual event was the most successful fundraiser to date, increasing attendance by 150 percent with more than 1,200 guests on hand and generating four times as much revenue for the nonprofit as it did the year before.
Since the event has sold out in recent years, people are encouraged to buy tickets early. Find more information and purchase tickets at www.ciderfestnc.com.