The Morton Arboretum will celebrate the fall season with the return of the Cider and Ale Festival on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors can taste crisp ciders and local craft beers from more than 50 breweries and cideries, surrounded by the brilliant fall colors of the Arboretum’s trees. The event includes a live performance from 70s rock and pop band 1976, as well as various food trucks.
“The Cider and Ale Festival is a fall favorite at the Arboretum, as it provides our guests with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and tastes that make this time of year so special,” said Jenelle Hardtke, special events manager at The Morton Arboretum.
General admission tickets to the festival will include 20 tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. VIP ticket holders will receive early entry at noon as well as a welcome cider from 2 Fools Cider, and first samples of the limited cider infusions and cask beers. New this year, VIP ticket holders will also receive a collectible tasting glass, which will feature a new tree or leaf design each year. General Admission ticket prices are $45 for Arboretum members and $55 for nonmembers. VIP ticket prices are $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are an additional $5.
Designated driver ticket prices are $15 per person, which includes complimentary hot cider, water and soda.
For more information, visit the Cider and Ale Festival event information page.