Official Toronto Cider Festival Preview – 2019
5 Years — 35 Cideries — 100+ Ciders — 3 Sessions
We are excited to come back to the Sherbourn Commons for the 5th anniversary of the largest cider festival in Canada, the legendary Toronto Cider Festival. We will be doing photos, reviews, podcasts and social media updates all weekend long (We already gave out free passes but you can get $5 off by using the code CIDERCRATE at checkout for general admission tickets). So feel free to track us down and say Hi!
Its getting even bigger this year, with 35 confirmed cideries, and a few new ones attending for the first time! They are bringing over 100 ciders to try (Not all in one day…..)
Year 1 and 2 of the festival was located downtown at Yonge/Dundas – which provided a nice bustling, metropolitan backdrop; however, the space was just too small for new and exciting expansions to be made. The move to the Sherbourne Commons two years ago was brilliant, and it offers a nice view of the Waterfront, with a lot more space for cideries and attendees alike.
The Other Stuff
Along with a whole ton of cider, there are many other activities to keep you busy during your session:
Friday – Country Night
Live Dancing and Music, Mechanical Bull and Line Dancing
Saturday – Afternoon Party
Waterfront Day Drinking, Outfit and Live Art Showdowns, and Cover Band
Saturday – VIP Session
Intimate experience with dedicated fans and cideries, food pairing session with Lonetree Cider and El Bosco Catering delivering delicious Latin eats!
Saturday – Night Party
Live Music, DJ’s (REALLY GOOD DJS BTW) and a Flair Bartending contest (this alone is worth going to the Sat night!)
Life size games, photo exhibit, passport challenge, contests, shopping, People’s Choice Awards, FUN, CIDER GALORE and THE CIDER CRATE!
Toronto Cider Festival is founded on principles of community support; promoting local farmers, local artists, and small businesses, all while remaining true to its values of sustainability and social responsibility. While growing as a business, the organization has equally grown as a contributor to the community, founding the Toronto Cider Festival Event Management Scholarship Foundation at George Brown College, developing a Student Internship program, and is an official member of the Ontario Craft Cider Association. The organization also works with companies like the TenFed Project; providing meals to hungry children around the world and encourages responsible drinking and festival attendance
Last year over 4300 people attended.
- Session 1 Country Night (Friday, August 24th 6PM – 11PM)
- Session 1 VIP Ticket (VIP experience 5:30PM+ Friday Night Country Party 6-11PM)
- Session 2 Waterfront Day Drinking (Saturday, August 25th 11AM – 4PM)
- Session 3 VIP Experience (Saturday, August 25th 5-6PM + Saturday Night Party 6-11PM)
- Session 3 Saturday Night Party (Saturday, August 25th 6PM – 11PM)
Ticket Prices – $40/ $75 (VIP) +HST & the price of drink tokens. Travel packages also available both via www.torontociderfestival.com
We are thrilled to announce we will be working with Her Fathers Cider Bar for a meet the makers event. Details to come shortly! Happening Thursday, August 22nd in the evening.