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Heirloom Apple Tasting
Heirloom Apple Tasting

Of course, you’ve heard of Granny Smith and Red Delicious, but what about Esopus Spitzenburg and Belle de Boskoop? At Albemarle CiderWorks, we cultivate over 250 unique apple varieties, and we want to share them with you! 

Join our CEO, in-house apple experience, and studied historian, Charlotte Shelton on a journey through culinary history and the apples that made the cut. While you taste a variety of unique and heritage apples, Charlotte will treat you to the story of each fruit, its origin, development, and how each shines best on the table (and in the bottle). From Arkansas Black to Zabergau Reinette, this unique experience offers an elevated look at apples from across the pages of history and the globe.

Tastings will begin at 1pm on all dates and run for about an hour.

Tickets Include:

  • Tasting of 6-8 rotating fruit varieties*
  • 1 glass of cider showcasing at least one of the varieties from the tasting**
  • ½ peck of apples to take home* (~5lbs)

Please contact events@albemarleciderworks.com for large group (8+) reservations

*Varieties dependent on season and availability

**Non-alcoholic, fresh juice can be substituted when available and if desired

BOOK A TASTING

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Jackson, Pendergrass, and Townsend
Live Music in the Orchard: Jackson, Pendergrass, and Townsend Jackson, Pendergrass, & Townsend creates original music in the jazz/blues tradition. A 3-piece trio featuring Denise Jackson on vocals, Marcus Pendergrass on keys, and Kenneth Townsend on guitar, JPT is based in central Virginia and plays throughout the state.

 

JPT embraces and celebrates the diversity and breadth of America in our music. You will hear a Willie Dixon blues juxtaposed comfortably with a hit from Marvin Gaye. A Wayne Shorter instrumental complimenting a Hank Williams Sr. classic. And you will hear original music that incorporates all these influences, and more.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
Kizomba Family Night
Kizomba Family Night

This is a family-friendly night of dancing, dining, games, and cider! All are welcome to join in this experience. Come out on Saturday, October 1st to enjoy a beginner-friendly Kizomba lesson, music by a live DJ, catering by one of Cville's local eateries, tabletop games and arts and crafts, and delicious cider crafted by ACW.

THE WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MUCH:

Location: Albemarle CiderWorks

Dates: 10/1

Time: 6:00p - 7:00p: Beginner-friendly Kizomba lesson | 7:00p - 11:00p: Social dance with a live DJ (Mathieu, Devine)

Event Cover: Adults: $10 early bird | $15 same day | Children (U-18): "Pay what you can", $1 minimum | e30% off cover with student ID

 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

PRECAUTIONS:

Registration is open to all, regardless of vaccine status. Participation in close contact, and physical activity does come with an increased risk of exposure to illness and risk of injury. Masks are not required, however, participants may choose to wear one if they feel more comfortable. We ask that you stay home if you are feeling ill.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?

  • > Friendly, welcoming community
  • > Casual fun for all ages
  • > Local food and cider
  • > Introduction to a new style of dance!
  • > Connect with Kizomberos from neighboring communities
  • > Beginner-friendly
  • > No partner required
  • > Student specials - 30% off with ID
  • > "Pay what you can"-based tickets for U-18 children ($1 minimum)

Age of guests and ticket purchases are verified at the door. Guests will be given a wristband as appropriate. Photos will be taken throughout the event for future promotional use.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions! See you on the dance floor!

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 
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Early Close for Event
Early Close for Event

We will be closing at 4pm for a Private Event. Last Guided Tasting at 3:30 pm. Thanks!

11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Bill Adams
Live Music in the Orchard: Bill Adams Enjoy live music by Bill Adams!

 

Bill Adams brings his unique fingerstyle guitar arrangements of blues and old-time music to Albemarle CiderWorks.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit! 

 

MAKE A RESERVATION 
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pumpkin Carving Demonstration
Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

If you plan to carve a jack-o-lantern this year, you won’t want to miss this chance to hone your skills. We are playing host to Master Pumpkin Carver, Ed Morton, on Saturday, October 8th from 1-4pm. Watch this expert at work as he creates a custom, Albemarle CiderWorks pumpkin to kick off the spooky season. Looking for tips and tricks to perfect your skills? Ask Ed! 

This event is free and we welcome the entire community to join in the fall fun.

  • When: Saturday, October 8th, 1-4pm
  • Where: Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Lane, North Garden, VA  22959

 

 

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Her Checkered Past
Live Music in the Orchard: Her Checkered Past Enjoy live music by Her Checkered Past! Join Anne O'Brien and Frank Bechter in the orchard for some live music that will warm your heart. 

 

This duo will keep you humming along to popular songs. The cider will be flowing so bring a thirst, and treat yourself to a little relaxation.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Her Checkered Past
Live Music in the Orchard: Her Checkered Past Enjoy live music by Her Checkered Past.Join Anne O'Brien and Frank Bechter in the orchard for some live music that will warm your heart. This duo will keep you humming along to popular songs. The cider will be flowing so bring a thirst, and treat yourself to a little relaxation.
Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!
MAKE A RESERVATION 
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: Irish Music
Live Music in the Orchard: Irish Music Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heirloom Apple Tasting
Heirloom Apple Tasting

Of course, you’ve heard of Granny Smith and Red Delicious, but what about Esopus Spitzenburg and Belle de Boskoop? At Albemarle CiderWorks, we cultivate over 250 unique apple varieties, and we want to share them with you! 

Join our CEO, in-house apple experience, and studied historian, Charlotte Shelton on a journey through culinary history and the apples that made the cut. While you taste a variety of unique and heritage apples, Charlotte will treat you to the story of each fruit, its origin, development, and how each shines best on the table (and in the bottle). From Arkansas Black to Zabergau Reinette, this unique experience offers an elevated look at apples from across the pages of history and the globe.

Tastings will begin at 1pm on all dates and run for about an hour.

Tickets Include:

  • Tasting of 6-8 rotating fruit varieties*
  • 1 glass of cider showcasing at least one of the varieties from the tasting**
  • ½ peck of apples to take home* (~5lbs)

Please contact events@albemarleciderworks.com for large group (8+) reservations

*Varieties dependent on season and availability

**Non-alcoholic, fresh juice can be substituted when available and if desired

BOOK A TASTING

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Mojo Pie
Live Music in the Orchard: Mojo Pie Join Mojo Pie, also known as local songwriters Susan Munson and Frank Bechter, for an afternoon of live and local music. Mojo Pie was created when Susan Munson invited Frank Bechter to a songwriters workshop, and they've been bringing harmonies to wineries, restaurants and events in Central Virginia ever since.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION 

  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages

*Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: C'ville Jazz Congregation
Live Music in the Orchard: C'ville Jazz Congregation Grab a glass and crunch on an apple while enjoying the diverse jazzy rhythms of the C'ville Jazz Congregation! The C'ville Jazz Congregation is a collective of local musicians that have played together since 2005. Over the last 5 years, they've developed sets for every vibe; from laid back to high-energy.

 

Some bands that are part of the collective include the flagship CJC Quintet, The Hard Modes, and the Limit Break Trio.

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweater Weather Wreathmaking Workshop
Sweater Weather Wreathmaking Workshop

Grab a friend and your favorite fall sweater for a fun, fall gathering in the Orchard. Bonnie Swanson of Evergreen Lavender Farm will be your guide. We will supply kits with all the materials necessary to create your own seasonal, designer wreath. The Workshop will take place in the Orchard Room and run for an hour and a half. Don't miss this chance to create your own floral masterpiece.

The workshop will begin at 1 pm and end around 2:30 pm.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets Include:

  • 8" grapevine wreath form
  • dried florals and greenery for design 
  • ribbon and other seasonal decor
  • tools for assembly
  • A glass of cider for each designer

*This workshop is limited to 10 wreaths

Wreaths can be designed by groups of 1 or 2+

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All ticket sales are final. Please reach out to fruit@albemarleciderworks.com within 48 hours prior to the event for any cancellations. Thanks!​

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: Lua Project
Live Music in the Orchard: Lua Project Enjoy live music by Lua Project! Lua is a cultural pollinator, bridging musical styles from different continents and different centuries. They write about contemporary themes, about families, and people and work and loss, but draw on the musical traditions of their own families' past.

 

The music is inspired by Mexican Son, Appalachian song forms, Jewish and Eastern European tonalities, baroque melodic ideas, and Scotch-Irish narrative storytelling approaches. They strive to create a repertoire that constitutes new traditional music that they will be able to pass down to their children to experience, transform, and pass on.Grab a glass and relax the weekend away in musical bliss!

 

Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table inside by the fire or near an outdoor fire pit!

 

MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will setup in the Orchard Room during the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
Hocus Pocus Movie Night
Hocus Pocus Movie Night

 “I put a spell on you and now you’re mine…” – Winifred Sanderson

Join us in the Orchard for an enchanting night of family fun at our screening of the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus! This film is our favorite way to get into the Halloween spirit and the perfect opportunity to celebrate the long-awaited sequel debuting this year.

All are welcome. Light bites, movie snacks, and cider will be available for purchase. Don't miss our ONE-NIGHT ONLY spooky cider sangria!

Indoor and outdoor seating will be provided, all with excellent views of the Orchard and screen.

The film will begin promptly at 7 pm on Saturday, October 22nd and runs ~1.5 hours. Feel free to come early for a glass or a stroll around the Orchard.

Tickets are available on our website and at the door until they sell out!

  • Adults: $10
  • 12 & under: $5

Complimentary, small popcorn for anyone in costume.

Watch the Trailer HERE. | Buy Tickets HERE

Come, we fly!

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
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Live Music in the Orchard: Gina Sobel
Live Music in the Orchard: Gina Sobel Gina Sobel is a natural improviser. Accomplished on multiple instruments (flute, sax, voice), she radiates energy and excitement in her live performances and is sought after as a soloist with national and international performers. She is an award-winning songwriter and composer; in her own music, Sobel brings together elements of funk, jazz and American folk music into a fresh and compelling sound.
Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table. Otherwise, we welcome you to bring chairs or blankets and claim your spot on the lawn!
MAKE A RESERVATION
  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages
*Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heirloom Apple Tasting
Heirloom Apple Tasting

Of course, you’ve heard of Granny Smith and Red Delicious, but what about Esopus Spitzenburg and Belle de Boskoop? At Albemarle CiderWorks, we cultivate over 250 unique apple varieties, and we want to share them with you! 

Join our CEO, in-house apple experience, and studied historian, Charlotte Shelton on a journey through culinary history and the apples that made the cut. While you taste a variety of unique and heritage apples, Charlotte will treat you to the story of each fruit, its origin, development, and how each shines best on the table (and in the bottle). From Arkansas Black to Zabergau Reinette, this unique experience offers an elevated look at apples from across the pages of history and the globe.

Tastings will begin at 1pm on all dates and run for about an hour.

Tickets Include:

  • Tasting of 6-8 rotating fruit varieties*
  • 1 glass of cider showcasing at least one of the varieties from the tasting**
  • ½ peck of apples to take home* (~5lbs)

Please contact events@albemarleciderworks.com for large group (8+) reservations

*Varieties dependent on season and availability

**Non-alcoholic, fresh juice can be substituted when available and if desired

BOOK A TASTING

 

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
 
Live Music in the Orchard: The Pollocks
Live Music in the Orchard: The Pollocks

The Pollocks are led by Jason Pollock, former guitarist, and songwriter for Seven Mary Three. In the mid-1990s, Jason penned such hits as "Cumbersome" and "Water's Edge", sold a few million albums, and toured extensively.

Jason's new band was formed in 2014 when a friend told him that he needed to get back into the game. The music can best be described as American rock, with the right amount of soul: The Rolling Stones meets Jefferson Airplane. There's some Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Neil Young thrown in for good measure.

 Reservations are encouraged if you'd like to secure a table. Otherwise, we welcome you to bring chairs or blankets and claim your spot on the lawn!

 MAKE A RESERVATION

 

  • Light bites and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle, or flight.
  • Outside food is welcome; feel free to bring a picnic!
  • ABC laws prohibit the consumption of outside alcoholic beverages

 *Musicians will set up in the Orchard Room during inclement weather and the winter season

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
 
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