Events

Cider and Ale Festival

Sample ciders and seasonal beers amid rich fall color at the Cider and Ale Festival.

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Savor hard cider and seasonal beers from more than 30 local breweries and cideries. Breathe in the fresh autumn air and stroll among the trees while you sip. Tasting booths will be spread out along the Meadow Lake, Frost Hill, and Conifer walking paths.

Ticket Details

Ticket purchasers must be 21 or older and present a valid I.D. at check-in. All Cider and Ale Festival tickets include admission into the Arboretum on Saturday, October 21. There is no designated driver ticket type for this event.

 

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Ticket Details

Ticket purchasers must be 21 or older and present a valid I.D. at check-in. All Cider and Ale Festival tickets include admission into the Arboretum on Saturday, October 21.

There is no designated driver ticket type for this event. Nondrinking and underage guests are able to join ticket holders along the tasting route, but are required to reserve admission passes to the Arboretum before arriving.

Admission to the Arboretum is limited on the day of the event due to capacity restrictions. The last admission window will be at 11:00 a.m. Reserve your passes before they are sold out.

Participating Breweries

A list of participating breweries for the 2024 Cider and Ale Festival will be available closer to the event date.

Food Options and Vendors

The Ginkgo Cafe, inside the Visitor Center, will be open selling food and beverage items. The Gingko Restaurant will be closed on the day of the event.

Several food truck vendors will be on site.

More information about food options will be available closer to the event date.

Accessibility

Tasting booths will be spread out along our new ADA accessible Conifer path. The mile-long, paved path begins near the Visitor Center and Parking Lot 1 and is accessible for wheelchairs and walkers; it includes a few gentle hills. The tasting tables will be stationed on the grass within ten feet of the path. View the Accessibility Guide for more detailed information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No additional samples will be available for purchase.

  • Yes, Arboretum admission is included with your Cider and Ale Festival ticket. Visitors are allowed to remain on-site for the duration of the day. The Arboretum will close at sunset.

  • In addition to the breweries and cideries attending the event, several food vendors will also be on-site.

  • There will be a select few breweries offering gluten-free and non-alcoholic options. A list of vendors will be available closer to the event.

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