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!