Apple Fest FAQ: Everything You Need to Know!

Our 4th Annual Apple Fest is Saturday, Sept. 21. Take a look below at the downloadable maps, answers to frequently asked questions, and everything you need to know to make the most of our celebration of the apple harvest! Something you STILL aren’t sure about? Reach out to us at or via direct message on social media!

There’s still time to RSVP - it’s FREE and ALL AGES! Feel free to come on in on Saturday as well. #virtueAF


When is it?

Saturday, Sept. 21

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?

It’s FREE to RSVP! Or just show up day-of.

What does my RSVP get me?

Entry to our fest with a day full of games, pig roast from Lillie’s Q, an Apple Queen pageant, outdoor bar, Percheron-led cart rides, and a three-band music festival.

What if it rains?

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

How do I get there?

Uber is limited in the area, so we recommend carpooling with a designated driver. We also recommend Cindy’s Moonlight express taxi service, and there are other taxi services in the area.

How do I park?

We have ample parking at Virtue Cider, and it’s free! We will have parking attendants on site to help direct traffic.

How do I eat and drink at this event?

We will have food and cider (and other non-alcoholic beverages) available in several locations during the event. We accept cash and cards.

Is this event pet-friendly?

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

Can I take a tour?

Yes! We have cider house tours available on the half hour for $10 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 do not allow outside food. BUT! There is a lot of great food happening! Lillie’s Q is hosting a pig roast. and will be introducing our new collaboration barbecue sauce. We will also have food available from our Tap Room kitchen all day: grilled cheeses, cider donuts, charcuterie boards, pickle plates, cheese plates, candy apples, Bang Bang Pie slices of our collaboration apple pie, and so much more!

What else is going on?

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

We have 3 regional bands performing and other events! The schedule is:

2pm - Apple Pie Eating Contest

2:30pm - Apple Bushel Holding Contest

3pm - Claude (band 1)

4pm - Apple Pie Eating Contest

4:30pm - Apple Bushel Holding Contest

5pm - Health&Beauty (band 2)

6pm - Apple Queen Pageant

8pm - Ratboys (band 3)

There are free to play games, our farm animals to discover, and an interactive scavenger hunt. See the map below for the location and more details.

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


Blue Star Motel

Kingsley House

Wickwood Inn

and so much more!

Kim Vavrick