Celebrate Cider & Craft Beer, the right way!
Grab a friend and spend the day with us, enjoying your favorite Hard Ciders & Craft Beers! And who knows… you may just find a new favorite. Summer is just getting started, so we’re saving the BEST for last! Get ready to celebrate…
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Downtown Outside, St. Cloud
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Discounted tickets available @
From the same people that bring you the St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour
We’ve Brewed up the 3rd Annual St. Cloud CiderFest
Know what to Expect
You may have gone to or heard stories about the St. Cloud Craft Beer Tour or last year’s St. Cloud CiderFest. We have been drafting up this year’s event to be bigger and better! Get ready to have a blast.
Don't miss it
Make sure that you don’t miss the event of the summer!
What is Hard Cider?
Cider is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from the juice of apples. In the U.S., cider is commonly known as “hard cider”, while “cider” usually refers to a non-alcoholic, unfiltered apple juice known as apple cider with a distinct sweet-tart taste. The addition of sugar or extra fruit before a second fermentation increases the alcoholic content of the resulting beverage.
What is CiderFest?
Ciderfest is a Hard Cider and Craft Beer sampling. Come find your new favorite ciders and beers! Minnesota made or National, try them all! Unlimited Ciders and Beers, food, games, prizes and live music. We’ve got it all just for you!
It is GLUTEN FREE
Yes, it is made from apples, and not from wheat or barley, so it is naturally gluten-free. With Smith & Forge Hard Cider, those with a sensitivity to gluten may instead concentrate on fending off other health threats, like being trampled by their oxen. We are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group. They really don’t see eye to eye with gluten.
How does it work?
Gates will open at 1pm for VIP and 2pm for general admission. Upon arrival have your ID and ticket. General Admission & DD tickets will be available to purchase at the gate. General Admission $35 | DD $10 at the gate. At the gate you will receive a commemorative sampling glass which will be your pass to sampling nearly 100 different ciders and craft beers, an ultimate cider guide, and a free St. Cloud CiderFest t-shirt (VIP only). Apparel will be available for purchase to General Admission and DD’s.
You Like Craft Beer?
Perfect! So do we, in fact we love it. We will be pouring from over 20 Minnesota craft breweries.
General Admission $302 - 5 p.m.
- The General Admission experience runs from 2-5pm and includes a commemorative sampling cup.
- Tickets at the gate will be $35
VIP Pass $40VIP Hour 1 - 2 p.m.
- The VIP experience includes an extra hour of sampling from 1-2pm plus the 2-5pm of regular sampling time. Our VIP tourists receive a St. Cloud CiderFest T-shirt and the commemorative sampling glass.
Designated Driver $10Everyone needs a DD
- The DD (Designated Driver) experience will also include a sampling cup for the non-alcoholic drinks available. Thank you for helping all tourists to sample responsibly.
West Lot , River’s Edge Convention Center (Across from MC’s Dugout)
10 4th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301
What to Expect?
Expect to find your next favorite beverage! Explore the seasons best craft ciders and beers with unlimited samples!
August 12th, 2017
VIP Hour 1-2 pm
General Admission 2-5 pm
St. Cloud CiderFest
Get directions here
Thanks to our Sponsors
Some of the Ciders & MN Breweries we will be Pouring