Fill your Glass with Almost Heaven Cider

Fall is cider season. Whether you prefer yours hot or cold – or an adult version – a cup of this magical autumn drink will put you in the harvest spirit. Cider is an unfermented drink made by crushing fruit – typically apples. It can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic, but either way, it’s full of flavor.

Fresh-Pressed Cider

You’ll find apple butter, apples, and, of course, apple cider at Berkeley Springs’ Apple Butter Festival, which is held annually on Columbus Day weekend in downtown Berkeley Springs. You can get a chance to stir apple butter, listen to music, discover local arts and crafts and more.

Orr’s Farm Market in Martinsburg offers a variety of apples, preserves and jams, gift baskets, baked goods, pies and cider, in addition to the various you-pick items on the farm. In the fall, you can stop by to have a glass of fresh cider and enjoy an apple cider donut.

Hard Cider

Swilled Dog Hard Cider

Located in Pendleton County, Swilled Dog Hard Cider creates local and refreshing hard ciders in a variety of flavors, like “Walk The Dog,” “Rose,” “Caramel Apple” and “Pineapple.”

Hawk Knob Hard Cider and Mead

Hawk Knob’s Appalachian hard cider and mead is created in the rolling hills just outside of Lewisburg. This cidery offers several styles of locally grown artisan hard cider, like “Appalachian Classic,” “Barrel Heritage,” “Elderberry Infused,” and “Wild Fermented” styles.


Sept. 21  |  Swilled Dog Hard Cider

The West Virginia Cider Fest will feature all of your Swilled Dog favorites, exclusive West Virginia Cider Fest releases and bring together craft beverage makers from around the Mountain State and country. Plus, find live music, food trucks and more at Swilled Dog Hard Cider on Sept. 21.

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This post was last updated on March 18, 2022