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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Cider Week Finger Lakes Goes Hybrid This Fall

Sep 29, 2020 11:43AM ● By Marilee Burrell

This year’s Cider Week Finger Lakes, set for October 2-11, will be a mix of virtual and socially distanced in-person events: a full 10 days of cider tastings, orchard tours, chef and cider pairings, panel conversations and more, presented either in-person where social distancing is possible, or online via YouTube at New York Cider Association TV.

 “Cider Week Finger Lakes is known for creating connections across the region between cider makers and apple growers to craft beverage and farm-to-table enthusiasts. As we continue to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy, we’re looking forward to a much-needed safe and socially distanced celebration over cider,” says Scott Ramsey, executive director of the New York Cider Association.

The presenting sponsor is Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming.

“Glynwood is proud of its continuing support of the New York Cider Association and Cider Weeks across New York. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s possible with this hybrid version of Cider Week Finger Lakes 2020, and excited for both in-person and online experiences that bring you closer to our iconic orchards and the world class cider they produce,” says Megan Larmer, Glynwood’s director of regional food programming.

Although the festival is free, donations will be accepted. The New York Cider Association will give 20 percent of donated proceeds to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, with a focus on Covid-19 relief and issues of social justice.

To register for or donate to Cider Week, visit For more info, visit, or

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