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Shay & Company partners with the North Carolina Cider Association on Ciderfest

Jun 10, 2024 11:16AM ● By WNC Business

ASHEVILLE - Asheville’s premier cider festival, Carolina CiderFest, returns for 2024. Join the North Carolina Cider Association and Shay & Company for ample tastings of hard cider, mead, apple wine, and seltzers along with artisanal food, live  music, and more this year on South Slope. The annual cider festival will be held on June 22nd from 12:30 to 4:00 PM with VIP hours starting at 11:30 AM.  

The 2024 event is expected to draw another sell-out crowd to sample sips from a diverse mix of  local and national cideries. In addition to tasting cider and mead, attendees can enjoy food  vendors and local makers. Bottles and cans of cider will also be for sale.  

VIP tickets will be available again this year, offering early entry and VIP Area with snacks. VIP  ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample specialty, small-batch or limited-release ciders  and meads that won't be available during the regular event. 

Since the event has sold out in recent years, people are encouraged to purchase their tickets  soon. For tickets and more information, visit

About Shay & Company:  
Shay & Company is an event planner in Asheville. From bespoke weddings to multi-weekend festivals to grand galas, they specialize in creating unique and memorable events that reflect personal style and vision. For more information, visit

About NC Cider Association:  
The North Carolina Cider Association is a 501(c)3 member organization, established in 2020, to  promote the success and popularity of the state's hard cider producers. Thirty plus cider-maker  members across the state share their love of cider at their tasting rooms with events and cider sales. The association’s goal of a completed NC Cider Trail map will be realized with a portion of  Carolina CiderFest funds being used to support the final steps of creating and distributing the  map. Follow NC Cider Association on Facebook and Instagram for more information. 

Source: Shay & Company