Tickets to the Central Coast Cider Festival now on sale
–The Central Coast Cider Association recently announced that tickets to the fourth annual Central Coast Cider Festival are now on sale. The grand tasting for the CiderFest will take place on Saturday, August 10, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake and Park. Returning in 2019, the Cider Association is holding a revamped Sunday Brunch Seminar, on Sunday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the Atascadero City Hall Rotunda Room.
“We feel privileged to spearhead the first cider festival on the Central Coast,” said Neil Collins, Owner of Bristols Cider and member of the Central Coast Cider Association. “During the last three years, the Cider Festival was incredibly successful, so we will be expanding this year to include many more opportunities for cider enthusiasts.”
On Saturday, the grand tasting will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature a variety of cider makers, showcasing the best ciders on the Central Coast and throughout California. A new InCider Experience ticket is offered this year, for those who want a more intimate tasting experience. The InCider ticket will give attendees VIP access to a private bar, where they can chat with cider makers, taste special releases and enjoy local cheese pairings. The grand tasting will also feature an expanded selection of food vendors in 2019, with delicious bites included in the ticket price.
On Sunday, August 11, the CiderFest will welcome the Sunday Brunch Seminar, presented by ETS Laboratories. The Seminar will offer a full brunch paired with a cider tasting, along with a panel discussion on crafting single-varietal ciders, moderated by Cidercraft Magazine’s Darlene Hayes.
A portion of the proceeds raised by the Central Coast Cider Festival will benefit Woods Humane Society, specifically their Daphne Fahsing Spay & Neuter Clinic in Atascadero. “The Cider Association is also very excited to work with new sponsors and event partners this year,” said Collins. “We have a great partnership in the works with Cidercraft Magazine and ETS Laboratories. We are also thankful to be working with Visit Atascadero.”
General Admission tickets for the CiderFest start at $45 per person. “InCider Experience” admission is $65 per person and the Sunday Brunch Seminar tickets are $50 per person. Saturday/Sunday packages are also available for purchase. To purchase tickets, visit www.my805tix.com or www.CentralCoastCiderFestival.com. Tickets are also for sale at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo.