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Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Cider Summit Chicago 2024

Tickets are now on sale for Cider Summit Chicago, the region’s largest cider tasting. Cider Summit Chicago celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. The 10th annual Cider Summit Chicago will feature over 150 ciders, cider cocktails and fruit spirits. This year’s event, Saturday, February 3 at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom, expands general admission event hours to 2-6 p.m..

Cider Summit Chicago 2024 highlights: 

  • Over 150+ ciders, cider cocktails and spirits.
  • NEW Pre-Opening Add-On Event: Cider-Cheese-Charcuterie Tasting from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. with local cheese monger Alisha Norris Jones will guide attendees through 4 curated pairings of artisanal ciders with regionally produced cheese and charcuterie. Limited to 64 participants. Attendees must purchase a separate VIP or General Admission festival ticket to access the Pre-Opening Tasting.
  • VIP ticket holders receive early entry!VIP Entrance: 1 p.m. **VIP Tickets must be purchased in advance & will not be sold at the door**
  • Beneficiary: Women Employed is a 50-year-old Chicago-based advocacy organization that pursues equity for women in the workforce, a portion of ticket sales plus additional contributions will go towards this amazing organization.
  • Food Trucks:  Cider lovers can snack on delicious food from Chelsea’s Gluten Free and Sausage Fest food trucks, plus additional onsite snacks.
  • Event Store featuring festival merch and extra tasting tickets.
  • Fruit Spirit and Cider Cocktail Pavilion
  • Debut of the Cider Summit-Blake’s Hard Cider East-West Collaboration Cider
  • Escanciar (Spanish pour) Finals at 3 :30 p.m.



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