Apple Fest 2018 FAQ

Here is all the information you need about Apple Fest! We are updating this FAQ as we finalize everything leading up to our event.

When is it?

Saturday, Oct. 20

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Where is it?

Virtue Cider, 2170 62nd Street in Fennville, Michigan.

How long is it?

Noon to 9pm.

Who can attend?

All ages are welcome!

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for kids


What does my ticket get me?

Entry to our fest with a day full of games, outdoor bars, Percheron-led cart rides, and a five-band music festival.

What if it rains?

This event will take place rain or shine! We have lots of tent spaces, some heaters, firepits, and of course our cider house. Do dress accordingly for the weather!

How do I eat and drink at this event?

Most of the event will be pay via tokens. Everything at token locations will be in $5 increments. Tokens can be purchased at two outdoor bars or in the Tap Room. The Tap Room (our regular, indoor bar) will be the only location where cash or card is accepted.

Is this event pet-friendly?

Yes, we are allowing leashed dogs only outdoors at this event.

Can I take a tour?

Yes! We have hourly production tours available for $5 (one token!) that you can register for on-site or in advance via our ticket sale link. Space is limited!

Can I bring my own food?

We are encouraging our guests to support these local vendors: Louise Earl Butcher pig roast and sausages, ManBQue sides, Kismet Bakery donuts and breads, Evergreen Lane Creamery cheeses, Farmhouse Deli candied apples, Bang Bang Pie apple crisp, Overhiser Orchard apples, and so much more. We will also have ready-to-go cheese plates, charcuterie plates, and pickle plates, along with our normal assortment of chips, pretzels, and other snackables. 

What else is going on?

(Scroll to the bottom for the full schedule and event map)

We have five regional bands performing every 90 minutes. The schedule is:

  • 1pm - Thomas Comerford

  • 2:30pm - The Long Lost

  • 4pm - The Family Gold

  • 5:30pm - American Grizzly

  • 7pm - Major Murphy

There are free to play carnival style games by the cider house, a special apple bobbing area in our Shade Garden, and Percheron cart rides. See the map below for the location and more details.

We are also running two free and open Farm Tours (great for kids to see the animals!) at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

Where should I stay?

There is a wide range of amazing lodging options in and around Saugatuck! Give a ring to:

  • Lakeshore Lodging

  • Starlite Resort

  • AmericInn

  • Blue Star Motel

  • Kingsley House

  • Wickwood Inn

  • and so much more!

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