By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected]
Hosted by the Office of Historic Alexandria in partnership with the Virginia Association of Cider Makers, the Alexandria Cider Festival will be held at the Lloyd House on Nov. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will include cider tastings, live music, a tasting glass for attendees and learning the history behind cider making and its connection to the city.
For example, cider was a popular beverage in the 18th and early 19th centuries in Alexandria and was even offered at Gadsby’s Tavern.
The Alexandria Cider Festival includes offerings from Albemarle Cider Works, Big Fish, Bryant’s Cider, Lost Boy Cider, Muse Orchard, Potter’s Craft Cider, Winchester Cider Works and more. Rocklands food truck will also be in attendance at the event.
Tickets are $55 per person and can be purchased by visiting alexandriava.gov/Shop. Walk-in ticket pricing is $65 per person, if space permits, with special tasting talks offered for $5 per person. For additional information, please visit Alexandriava.gov/historic.