Sample ciders and seasonal beers in the midst of rich fall color at the third annual Cider and Ale Festival. Sip on local favorites and explore new craft ciders and beers while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of The Morton Arboretum.
Guest restaurants and Arboretum concessions will be available on-site for purchase. Bring a chair or lie down on a blanket in the crisp Autumn air while listening to live music by Cadillac Groove. This event is rain or shine; please come prepared.
*This is a 21 and over event. No one under 21 will be allowed into the festival.
Find a list of participating breweries here: bit.ly/2haaLCb
Beat the crowd, avoid long lines, sample special and limited release beers, and more!
Perks of being a VIP:
Early entry to the festival at noon
New! Separate seating area with VIP only restrooms
New! Welcome beer! Enjoy a special tasting before you enter the festival area.
New! Hot Cider available only in the VIP area
First samples of the limited Infusion Ciders
First samples of cask beers (finished in a firkin). These beers are in very limited quantities and are only guaranteed to VIP ticket holders from 12:00 — 1:00 p.m.
And everything included in General Admission
Enjoy the colors and taste of Fall.
General admission ticket holders receive:
New! 20-3oz tastings
A souvenir tasting glass
Live music by Cadillac Groove
The Morton Arboretum encourages safe driving with designated driver tickets.
Designated Drivers ticket holders receive:
Non-alcoholic hot cider
Complimentary water and soda
Speciality Ciders & Beers:
What is a Cask? — Unfiltered beer that is transferred into casks, carbonated, sealed and then undergoes a slight final fermentation in the cask. The result is a beer that has a much gentler level of carbonation, a rounder mouthfeel, and since it is unfiltered, usually shows a slightly more complex flavor and aromatic profile. It is often slightly cloudy, and is best served at cellar temperature (around 55°F). It’s considered “live” beer since it is unfiltered and has live yeast in the cask (which is how we get the final fermentation and carbonation).
Cask beers will be provided by:
Infused Beers & Ciders:
Be sure to stop at the Infusion Tent to taste these one-of-a-kind beers and ciders. Select beers and ciders will go through a Randall full of flavor-enhancing ingredients. Infusion beers and ciders will be announced soon!
Featured guest restaurants:
FEES AND ADMISSION:
VIP Entry: $60/members, $70/non members. There is a $5 charge added to ticket purchases made on the day of the event.
Entry: $40/members, $50/non members. There is a $5 charge added to ticket purchases made on the day of the event.
Designated Driver: $15/members, $15/non members.