Virginia Has the Right Idea, Dedicating an Entire Week to Apple Cider
We know that there’s plenty of cider and associated apple goodness arriving this weekend in Massachusetts, but if that’s not enough there’s even more autumn awesomeness heading to Virginia in just a couple of weeks. However, instead of just dedicating a few days to their festivities the state really gets into things, as they have Cider Week Virginia that runs between November 15 and November 24—actually that’s like more than just a week, cheers!
There’s a whole website dedicated to all things cider, so you can navigate toward exactly what you need. There’s listings for events, locations, news, and—best of all—hard cider. There are cheese and cider workshops, opportunities to learn about what pairs well with what, and cider flights at the vineyard. Albemarle CiderWorks, Blue Bee Cider, Bock Rock Hard Cider, are more are all getting in on the fun, and they’re eager to share—and for you to buy—some of their seasonal selections.
If you’re looking for just one event in which you can sip and sample, then we’d probably suggest the Richmond Cider Celebration taking place on November 16. There’s live music, appearances from eight of the area’s cider makers, and plenty of apple and cider treats.
Best of all there’s the opportunity to enjoy five cider tastings and two food samples for each person in attendance, and it’s all included with your $15 admission fee. Just make your way over to the city’s 17th Street Market, and follow the signs for a way to celebrate the season and the cider.
[Photo: Cider Week Virginia / Facebook]