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Sat, 04/27/2024 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us on April 27th  1- 5pm for our 7th Annual Cider Blossom Festival! This event is a celebration of spring, pets and plants. Enjoy dry ciders, explore offerings from local artisans, cuddle sheep, swap plants, and dance the afternoon away with live music from musicians “Her Checkered Past"

Festival Features

Need a new furry bff? The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be hosting a pop-up pet-adoption station throughout the festival.

Already have your four-legged companion? Bring them in costume and enter them in our Pet Fashion Parade! The parade is $10 to enter, and all proceeds benefit the CASPCA. Prizes have been donated Fetch! Pet Care, Sammy's Dog Walking, and Vintage Virginia Apples. Pre-register online, or come day of the festival by 1:45pm.  You will have to put your best foot (paw) forward to impress our panel of judges, so strut your stuff down our "cat walk". Parade begins at 2pm, and details can be found by clicking the link

Prefer plants to pets? Find your newest household addition at our Plant & Seed Swap, happening 1-2 in the Orchard Room

1:30 - 2 Explore where our traditional, dry Cider is produced, with a behind-the-scenes tour with Associate Cidermaker David Timmerman

Throughout the day, cuddle sheep (here for the afternoon from Old Orchard Farm), play lawn games (like limbo, corn hole, and giant Connect Four), and peruse offerings from local vendors.

Get to Know Our Vendors

Food Truck

  • Twisted Biscuit

Artisians and Makers

  • Thistle Hill Pet Treats
  • Karmic Dog Photography
  • Lydia Jacobs Studio
  • Totally Nuts | Hoos Nutz
  • Green Turtle Jewelry
  • Black Sheep Creations
  • Sophia Alexander Candle Co.


All day activities (on the lawn) – Sheep cuddling, limbo, tug of war, connect four, corn hole

1:00 – 2:00 Plant & seed swap – trade your seeds, vegetables, indoor/outdoor plants & flowers

1:30 – 2:00 Cidery tour with David Timmerman from Albemarle CiderWorks

1:45 – Final call to enter the Pet Fashion Parade

Pet Fashion Parade begins!

Dog adoption with the SPCA begins

Face painting with Mayra Face Painting

2:30 – Mini photo shoot with Karmic Dog Photography

2:30 - 4:30 Live music in the Orchard with “Her Checkered Past”