Apple Fest is a one-day festival of all things celebrating the apple harvest in Southwest Michigan. For our fourth annual installment, Virtue Cider will host a day of programming including a pig roast by Lillie’s Q, live music curated by Chicago music venue the Hideout, and much more.
RSVP here! Apple Fest is free to attend and all ages are welcome.
You can also sign up now for the following add-ons (Please specify the times in the comments section at the time of booking):
$10 per person (21+ only): Cider house tours (12pm; 12:30pm, 1:00pm 1:30pm, 2pm; 2:30pm; 3pm; 3:30pm; 4pm; 4:30pm; 5pm)
FREE (all ages): Percheron rides (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm)
FREE: Chicago Shuttle Bus (VERY limited seats. 21+ only): leaving near Lillie's Q Bucktown Restaurant at noon CT, returning to Chicago at 11pm CT.
The Lillie’s Q pig roast, other food, and cider house tours will be available for purchase on-site. All other activities are free!
Apple Fest programming:
Lillie’s Q Pig Roast - featuring
the debut of the Virtue Cider x Lillie’s Q barbecue sauce
Live music curated by the Hideout: performances by Ratboys, Health&Beauty, and more TBA
Apple Queen pageant (all humans and animals can enter; more details here)
Cider house tours
Family-friendly farm tours: see our animals and learn about our working farm
Local apple discovery zone
Carnival-style harvest games including apple slingshot, axe-throwing, apple bushel-holding contests, guess the apple crate weight and more
Cart rides drawn by Percherons, the traditional workhorse of cider farms
Limited seats available on a free shuttle from Lillie’s Q Bucktown Restaurant in Chicago (21+ only; must sign up in advance, details at https://vrtu.us/applefest2019)
Apple Fest is free to attend and all ages are welcome. The Lillie’s Q pig roast, other food, and cider house tours will be available for purchase on-site day-of. All other activities will be free.
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