Canadian cider

If you like authentic Canadian cider — or want to discover what all the fuss is about — there is one place you need to be on Aug. 24-25.

The Toronto Cider Festival will once again create a unique environment at Sherbourne Common, bringing the Wild West to Toronto’s waterfront. Showcasing over 100 ciders from nearly 30 cideries from the best apple growing regions across Canada, delicious food and live entertainment; this will be a cider experience you definitely won’t want to miss.

Three cider makers from Niagara will be pouring at the event: Peller’s No Boats on Sunday Cider, Shiny Apple Cider and Ironwood Cider.

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With a new Friday night session this year, guests can get access to 3 different sessions, each with its own unique vibe, 5 hours in duration and a wide range of Wild Western festivities like a Mechanical Bull available to ride all weekend.

The new Friday Night session exclusively showcases line dancing experiences and features Rising Star Award finalist and Canadian country music artist, Alessia Cohle with her live Country band.

In addition, live cover tunes will be turned up all day Saturday for a waterfront day drinking experience and DJ D-Smooth will be spinning all through Saturday Night creating the ultimate Party Zone.

Fan favourites like the Flair Cider Cocktail Bartending Competition, the Art Showdown, the Photo Booth, and the interactive Gaming Zone will also be making a comeback with a Wild Western summer spin to it and guests will have the chance to win prizes from a variety of contests, like a new Outfit Showdown competition as well as contests to win getaway trips across Canada, back by popular demand.

Admission tickets to all 3 sessions include 4 sample tokens and a commemorative sampling mug to kick off the cider experience. In addition, cider enthusiasts can take advantage of the VIP experience on Saturday Night, which includes everything at the Saturday Night Party, along with 6 additional tokens, access to an exclusive VIP hour featuring a Food & Cider pairing session, exclusive VIP entertainment, and Bonus VIP giveaways.

The Toronto Cider Festival will be partnering with County Cider Company, Lonetree Cider, Seagram Cider, Brickworks Ciderhouse and eFresh Meals this year, all contributing towards bringing this cider experience to life.

For more information and how to get tickets, visit here.

Note: Information for this report supplied by the organizers of the cider fest.