Blue Toad Hard Cider Events, November 2019

November kicks off the holiday season, and we at Blue Toad Hard Cider can’t wait to make 2019 the best celebration yet! We will be having events at our tasting rooms, cider houses, and across the areas of Rochester and Central Virginia.

Check back for updates throughout the month!

Central Virginia Area Events

Saturday, November 9th – Richmond Cider Celebration

Kick off Cider Week VA with the 7th Annual Richmond Cider Celebration on Saturday, November 9 from 11am – 4pm!  This festival will feature 15 Virginia cideries, as well as local food and artisan vendors. Enjoy three different flights of five ciders, all separated by region. Share with your friends and vote on your favorite flight! Each flight is $15 with a portion of proceeds benefiting Enrichmond Foundation and Virginia Association of Cider Makers.

November 15-24 – Cider Week Virginia 2019

Celebrate Virginia’s craft beverage through a week-long series of events including festivals, pop-up tastings, tours, workshops, and more. Visit for updates and a complete calendar of events.

Saturday, November 23rd – Coastal Virginia Cider Fest

Sly Clyde is hosting Virginia’s Best Craft Ciders at our first Coastal Virginia Cider Fest. Live Music, Food Trucks, Local Maker’s Fair, and cideries from around the Commonwealth.

Saturday, November 30 – The Toader, The Official Race for the Underachiever!

The Toader is a race for the underachiever in all of us after the long days of feasting with our loved ones. We feel that Thanksgiving is all about family, fun, food & drink! So we’re doing this race thing with a twist! Join us the Saturday after Turkey Day with your crew, and enjoy a “challenging”, eating, running, drinking, 1.51 Km race on Blue Toad Hard Cider’s stunning 27 acre farm surrounded by 360* views of the Blue Ridge!

Rochester, New York Area Events

Sunday, November 10th – Blue Toad Bingo

Join us for six free games of bingo for a chance to win free cider and exclusive swag. Seats fill up fast so make sure you get there early for our final round of bingo for 2019. If you purchase a flight during the event you will get a bonus board!

Tuesday, November 12th – Holiday Menu Planning

Entertaining for the holidays should be fun! This class will focus on hospitality that doesn’t overwhelm the host. Students will leave with sample menus and go-to party recipes, timelines that simplify planning, and plenty of decorating ideas. Appetizers will be provided to enjoy during the class, and tickets include a cider from our hosts!

Thursday, November 21st – Heather’s Lemongrass Spa Launch Party

Join us for a fun and relaxing Sip, Sample and Shop event at Blue Toad Hard Cider as Heather launches her new business with Lemongrass Spa! Looking for healthy, fresh, natural and organic products for yourself and your family? Are you looking for holiday gifts that are pampering and also practical and affordable? Would you like tips for keeping your skin hydrated, happy, and protected from the elements? You won’t want to miss this!

The Fourth Annual OkToaderFest

Join us on Saturday, October 12th at Blue Toad Cidery and High View Farm from 2pm-7pm for the Fourth Annual OkToaderfest! Rare Cider & Beer, Live Music, Food, Local Vendors and More!

Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Rockfish River you will enjoy a unique experience celebrating Oktoberfest!

Blue Toad will feature our Caramel Apple Cider, a Barrel Aged Release plus our flagship and a few seasonal specials! A minimum of 10 CIDERS for your tasting pleasure!

Special beers from Bench Top Brewing, South Street, Blue Mountain, Devil’s Backbone, Pro Re Nata, Stable Craft Brewing and more amazing breweries!

Hop’s Kitchen will be on site serving their delicious food with a bit of a German twist! They will feature our famous Whiskey BBQ Chicken Egg Rolls!


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Live Music, Local Vendors, Corn Hole, Tastings, Mulled Cider, Growlers and Cans to Go!

Enjoy our “Meet the Cider Maker Tent,” and a “Taste Test Tent.”

Festival will happen rain or shine! We have a spacious Event Hall in case of inclement weather.


– $25 includes a tasting glass, unlimited 2oz tastings of 24 beverages, live music, and access to vendors

– Pint Tickets will be available. 5 for $20 or $5 Each. GROWLER TICKETS TOO! $15 64 oz TO GO GROWLER FILLS On “Most Products, Excludes Barrel Aged / Specialty)

– Designated Driver Tickets $10 includes tasting glass, live music, and access to vendors

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Fall Seasonal Now Available – Harvest Fest

Leaves are changing. There’s a chill in the air. Pumpkins are popping up outside of all our favorite stores. Apple picking is taking up our weekends. Our opened toe shoes have been retired and replaced by socks and boots. A jacket is necessary, especially in the evening. You know what this means… FALL is here!

September always brings great change to our lives. With new school years starting and the weather changing, it’s always refreshing to really dive into the spirit of a new season.

Blue Toad Hard Cider has once again released their Fall Seasonal – Harvest Fest. Nothing says Fall like Harvest Fest, “Autumn in a Glass”. A subtle yet perfect blend of cinnamon, all spice and clove on our Award Winning ROC HARD Amber.

You are able to purchase Harvest Fest by the pint, growler, 4-pack, 9-pack or case! If you are unable to find Harvest Fest in a store near you, we can ship some to you in just two days or less!