Official Toronto Cider Festival Preview – 2018
Already Year 4 of the Toronto Cider Fest and once again they raising the stakes and upping the game – going even bigger and better than last year, expanding to 3 sessions over 2 days. We are thrilled to be heading down to cover all three sessions and and see the second night on a Friday! This year you are asked to strap on your boots and throw on your cowboy hat, as its all gone country – with a western/country theme and musical lineup, especially on the inaugural Friday Night session! We can’t even begin to describe how much fun we had the last two years here, and we cannot wait for the festival to happen again!
This year we see 31 (3 more than in 2017!) cideries participating – with a handful of past favourites and many new ones joining in, from across the province and country. There will be many first time cideries attending – including many we haven’t even tried yet – such as East Street Cider and Overlander! Here is the list that will yield over 100 ciders to try (but please don’t take on that challenge!)
Year 1 and 2 of the festival was located downtown at Yonge/Dundas – which provided a nice bustling, metropolitan backdrop; however, the space was just too small for new and exciting expansions to be made. The move to the Sherbourne Commons last year was brilliant, and it offers a nice view of the Waterfront, with a lot more space for cideries and attendees alike.
The Other Stuff
Along with a whole ton of cider, there are many other activities to keep you busy during your session:
Friday – Country Night
Live Dancing and Music, Mechanical Bull and Line Dancing
Saturday – Afternoon Party
Waterfront Day Drinking, Outfit and Live Art Showdowns, and Cover Band
Saturday – VIP Session
Intimate experience with dedicated fans and cideries, food pairing session with Brickworks Cider
Saturday – Night Party
Live Music, DJ’s (REALLY GOOD DJS BTW) and a Flair Bartending contest
Life size games, photo booth, passport challenge, contests, shopping, People’s Choice Awards, FUN, CIDER GALORE!
Plus thousands of fellow cider fans who will all become your best friends after a few 🙂
- Session 1 Country Night (Friday, August 24th 6PM – 11PM)
- Session 1 VIP Ticket (VIP experience also includes 10 tokens, commemorative mug + 2018 Toronto Key to the City)
- Session 2 Waterfront Day Drinking (Saturday, August 25th 11AM – 4PM)
- Session 3 VIP Experience (Saturday, August 25th 5-6PM + Saturday Night Party 6-11PM)
- Session 3 Saturday Night Party (Saturday, August 25th 6PM – 11PM)
Ticket Prices – $35/ $49 / $70 plus the price of drink tokens. Travel packages also available.
Looking for more? Check out our pre-event on the 23rd!