Alexandria Cider Festival

Sample Virginia ciders, enjoy live music, and take home a souvenir glass.

Page updated on Nov 4, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Celebrate Virginia Cider!

Cider Week 2019Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
Historic Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street

  • Advance tickets available online at The Alexandria Shop, $45.00 per person.
  • Tickets at the door, $55.00/per person. 
  • Tastings, music and souvenir glass included in the ticket price.

About the Festival

The event is held the grounds of historic Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria. The event is held outdoors, under a tent, rain or shine. 

Sample ciders from the participating cideries. Enjoy live music featuring Chris Lindsay & Andrew Dodds and the Gooberville Three. Food will be available from the Mount Vernon Food Truck, “Executive Orders.”  

Proceeds benefit the preservation and interpretation programs of the Office of Historic Alexandria. 

Download the Cider Week flyer and invite your friends!

Virginia Cider Week

In order to highlight cider's renaissance, and to draw attention to Virginia’s long history with the drink, the Virginia General Assembly established Virginia Cider Week on September 5, 2012. The joint resolution designated the full week before Thanksgiving as Virginia Cider Week not just in 2012, but in each succeeding year. The bill recognized cider’s role in early Virginia, its favor in the eyes of Thomas Jefferson, its decline due to industrialization and Prohibition, and its rebirth in this century.  

This year, the Office of Historic Alexandria is holding its 5th annual Alexandria Cider Festival. The event has grown over the years from 50 to more than 350 people attending and enjoying a range of Virginia hard ciders. Two cideries, Albemarle Ciderworks based in North Garden, and Blue Bee, based in Richmond have participated in the festival since its inaugural event. 

Participating Cideries

  •  Albemarle
  •  Blue Bee Cider
  •  Bold Rock
  •  Bryant’s Cider
  •  Buskey Cider
  •  Castle HIll
  •  Courthouse Creek
  •  Old Hill
  •  Lost Boy Cidery
  • and more