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Cider and Ale Festival


  • Visitors, wearing pretzels necklaces, enjoy cider samples
  • A volunteer pouring samples of ale
  • Visitors sitting on blankets and in chairs sampling ale and cider

Schedule and Location

October 19, 2019
General Admission 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. (last pour is 4:45 p.m.)
VIP Admission early access at 12:00 pm.

Please note: This event is ages 21+, and a valid I.D. is required for entry.  Infants and children are not permitted at this event. 


Participating breweries & cideries 


Savor hard cider and seasonal beers from local breweries and cideries. Bring a lawn chair and breathe in the crisp autumn air among the trees.


Parking and Other Things To Know Before Your Visit:

Be prepared and make the most out of this festival. Learn More >


Ticket Details:

VIP Tickets:

$65.00 member; $75.00 nonmember
Beat the crowd, avoid long lines, sample special and limited release beers, and more! Perks of being a VIP:

  • NEW THIS YEAR! VIP's will receive a collectible 16 oz. beer can glass as their tasting glass. This glass's theme will focus on a new tree/leaf each year! 
  • Early entry to the festival at noon
  • Separate seating area in the White Pine Pavilion with VIP only restrooms
  • Welcome drink! Enjoy a special tasting before you enter the festival area.
  • First samples of the limited Cider Infusions
  • 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


General Admission:

$45.00 member; $55.00 nonmember
General admission ticket holders are admitted to the event at 1:00 p.m. and receive:

  • 20 - 3oz  tastings
  • A souvenir tasting glass
  • Live music 


Designated Driver Tickets:

$15.00 per person
The Morton Arboretum encourages safe driving with designated driver tickets.

Designated Drivers ticket holders receive:

  • Complimentary water and soda
  • Admission at 1:00 p.m. If accompanying a VIP ticket holder, the Designated Driver ticket holder will be admitted at noon.

Fees and Admission

VIP Entry: $65.00 member, $75.00 nonmember

General Admission Entry: $45.00 member, $55.00 nonmember

Designated Driver: $15.00 member and nonmember

*Due to the popularity of this event, tickets at the door are an additional $5.

This is a 21 and over event. No one under 21 will be allowed into the festival.


BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours


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