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Fri, 11/17/2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Cider Smackdown just keeps getting bigger and badder! Virginia cideries go head-to-head in this annual competition to showcase our state's best ciders. This year’s theme: Virginia Hewes Crab. Join us for a night of tasting, snacks, and a chance to chat with cider enthusiasts across Virginia.

We’re keeping things casual with a tasting session beginning at 7 pm which will include a mini-workshop on how to taste cider. Don’t miss our grazing table as you blind taste through the best Virginia Crab ciders VA has to offer. Submit your vote and stick around for the winner's announcement at the evening's end!

Event begins at 7pm on Friday, November 17th and will include self-guided tastings and light bites. Winner will be announced at 9pm. Click here to purchase tickets

Not close to Charlottesville? Check out the sister-event at Sage Bird Cider in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Stay tuned for participating cidery announcements coming soon!

Tickets include:
Unlimited blind tastings of all ciders
Light bites