Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, July 2019

Happy Birthday America! Help us celebrate this red, white and blue month with Blue Toad Hard Cider events. From holiday celebrations to seasonal launch parties, we can’t wait to see you around in July!

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Wednesday, July 3rd – Red, White and Blue Toad July 3rd

We are open on July 3rd, so stop on by and start your holiday early. We will be serving soda and cider floats for $5! Your favorite soda or your favorite cider with a scoop of ice cream.

Thursday, July 4th – Red, White and Blue Toad July 4th

Open from 11am-7pm on July 4th to help you celebrate our nation’s birthday! We will be serving soda and cider floats for just $5.

Saturday, July 20th – Second Annual Virginia Cider Festival at Valley Park

The Virginia Cider Festival at Valley Pike Farm Market is one of a kind as it exclusively features Virginia cideries! With 18 participating cideries and over 50 hard craft ciders to choose from, we can guarantee that you will find a favorite – or two! All proceeds benefit Mercy House. For information on tickets click here.  

Rochester, New York Area Events


Monday, July 8th – Brush Calligraphy

Come learn the basics of hand lettering with brush-style pens! This class will teach the building blocks of brush calligraphy. We will cover technique and letter shapes so you can learn to make beautiful works of art you can keep or give as gifts. Students go home with practice sheets, a few styles of brush pens to keep practicing with, and the tools to find their own style!

Please note: This ticket includes one glass of cider for those 21+. Anyone under the age of 21 can enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage. A happy half-hour will take place from 6:00pm-6:30pm and the class will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Wednesday, July 10th – Orange Crush Cider Release

We think summer ciders should be crushable! Our Orange Crush is semi-sweet, fizzy cider made with both orange essence and orange peels to invigorate each pour with a citrus flavor and fragrance. A refreshing session cider will have you enjoying every last bit of summer and your sunny brunches. Join us at our tasting room from 5-9pm to help us launch this seasonal favorite.

taste of nelson

The Second Annual Taste of Nelson!

After a successful event last year, we are returning with all of our favorite Nelson County flavors to celebrate our county the best way we know how!

Celebrating all that Nelson County has to offer, the 2nd Annual Taste of Nelson! Craft Beer & Cider, Wine, Locally Sourced Food, Games, Music, Crafts & More. The event will be held at the home of Blue Toad Hard Cider and High View Farm, at the base of Wintergreen Resort. The event will be a combination of indoors, outdoors, fully shaded, and air conditioned spaces.

Nelson County Partners: Bold Rock Cidery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Blue Mountain Brewery, Blue Mountain Grill, Blue Mountain Barrel House, Virginia Vinegar, and Blue Ridge Trail are some of the amazing Nelson County partners you can mingle with!

VIP Sponsor: Tiger Fuel Company and The Markets will provide delicious food and beverages inside the air conditioned event space!


12pm-2pm Bennie Dodd

2pm-5pm Chamomile and Whiskey

After the party, there’s the after party! We will be partying until 8pm with HoboJac! Enjoy pints and flights while you unwind and listen to great local music!

VIP Admission: $50 11am – 5pm

*Includes 1 hour early entry, VIP area all day, food, tasting glass, unlimited beer, cider, wine tastings, and live music

General Admission: $30 12pm – 5pm

*Includes tasting glass, unlimited beer, cider & wine tastings, and live music

Designated Driver: $15 12pm – 5pm

*Includes tasting glass and live music

Pints, glasses of wine, and food available for purchase

**No pets allowed for this event***

***No outside food or beverage allowed***

Check out our partners offering safe rides!

Brew Ridge Tours

Cville Hop On Tours

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