Fall in Western North Carolina is one of the most breathtaking times of the year. Colorful leaves adorn the trees, the air is crisp and perfect for sweaters, and hiking becomes a favorite pastime. The autumn season also brings in many fall festivals and events to the area like CiderFest NC! The area around Orchard Inn is scattered with apple orchards, and local breweries have taken advantage of this to create delicious hard ciders. Ciderfest NC is the perfect opportunity to taste this fall beverage!
About CiderFest NC
CiderFest NC is all about the apples! Every October, cider makers from all over North Carolina show their ciders, mead, and apple wines to festival-goers. In the past, more than 2,000 people have flocked to this festival to try the 50 varieties offered by more than 15 cider makers, and it grows every year! Between tasting all the varieties of apple products, grab a bite from some of western North Carolina’s best local food producers. They offer small bites so you can get a true taste of the area.
Who Will Be at the Festival?
Participating companies change every year, so make sure you check the cider maker lineup on the website to see who will be featured at this year’s festival. In the past, there have been popular participants like Angry Orchard, Ace Cider, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and more. Plus, there are always local cideries that make their ciders in such small batches that they are hard to get your hands on. This is the perfect opportunity to try them!
Where Is the Festival?
Ciderfest NC is located in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s just 40 minutes away from Orchard Inn! It is usually at Carrier Park along the French Broad River near downtown Asheville, but this is subject to change depending on the year.
CiderFest NC Experience
There is more than enough to keep you busy during your day at the CiderFest NC. Not only do you spend time tasting all the ciders and small plates offered, but you can also shop and be entertained! Attendees receive a tasting guide to start their day, then are free to do whatever they please. Local artists and crafters are scattered about so you can find some great souvenirs or a gift for someone back home. To keep festival-goers entertained, local bands and artists can be found throughout the event. What could be better than hard cider, local cuisine, and live music?
Stay at Orchard Inn to Attend CiderFest NC
After your fun-filled day at CiderFest NC, come back and relax at Orchard Inn. Our inn is perched on top of a mountain, and each room, suite, and cottage has stunning views. Browse our accommodations to choose your favorite, then book your stay! Enjoy the peaceful solitude of our secluded inn, then don’t forget to enjoy our gourmet breakfast each morning to start your day off right. Tucked away in the seclusion of the forest, you won’t want to miss Orchard Inn in the fall!