2018 Heritage Trail Run
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Heritage Trail Run

Runners Receive:

1 Glass of Cider from Castle Hill Cider, Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Benefiting Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption

Come out and enjoy these scenic 5k/10k cross country courses around the scenic property.

Walkers and leashed pets are welcome to attend this event.  Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller.

Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  You will receive a medal.

 

Race Start Times

10k/5k – 10am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until Oct 15 ($35)

10k – $45, until Oct 15 ($50)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Oct 17.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts).

 

Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 45 minutes before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers.

 

Directions to Parking

The race starts and ends at Castle Hill Cider (6065 Turkey Sag Rd, Keswick, VA 22947).  Parking is on-site.

 

Blue Ridge Greyhound Adoption (BRGA) is a racing-neutral, non-profit greyhound rescue and adoption organization serving the entire Northern Virginia and adjacent areas east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. BRGA was founded in May, 2005 in Leesburg, Virginia. BRGA is dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds. Our goal is to promote public awareness about what excellent pets these elegant dogs make.

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Green Dogs Unleashed‎6Th Annual GDU Santa Paws and Vendor Extravaganza
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Green Dogs Unleashed‎6Th Annual GDU Santa Paws and Vendor Extravaganza

Join us for the 6th Annual Green Dogs Unleashed Santa Paws Photos and Vendor Extravaganza. Come out with the whole
Family, furry and feathered friends included, for photos with Santa, and get all your holiday shopping done in one place with over 40 vendors in attendance.
Come For breakfast and stay for lunch with some of our awesome food trucks, and make sure to pick up your tickets for our Tricky Tray Raffles, with incredible prizes from all over Our area. All proceeds benefit Green Dogs Unleashed, a Special Needs Animal Rescue and Therapy Dog Program.
For more information, keep and eye on our website at GreenDogsUnleashed.com and visit us on Facebook!

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Brasserie Saison Cider Dinner
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Brasserie Saison Cider Dinner

We are excited to partner with Brasserie Saison for this Cider Pairing Dinner. Be the first to try our Apple Port that is still in barrel~! Purchase tickets @ Brasseriesaison@gmail.com

4 courses $65 plus tax ad Gratuity

1st Course

Local, Seasonal Vegetables

Terrestrial

2nd Course

Rabbit, Parsnips, Apples

Celestial

 

3rd Course

White Fish, Artichokes, Fennel

Serendipity

 

4th

Apple Custard, Shortbread, Rosemary

 

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2018 Cider Fest
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Cider Fest

 Cideries sampling & selling, food trucks, Music by Hard Swimmin Fish and Positive Collective, vendors, kids' activities, & more!

Participating Cideries- Blue Bee, Albemarle Ciderworks, Big Fish , Old Hill& Courthouse Creek

Food Trucks- Moe's BBQ, Thrill of the Grill, Firefly on the Fly, Blue Ridge Pizza & Good Waffles & Carpe Donut

Non Drinkers $15 Kids Free

Tickets will be sold at gate for $30

 

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Friday Night Happy Hour Series
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Happy Hour Series

Start your weekend off right with music and drink specials at Castle Hill Cider! we will extend our normal hours of operation until 8pm and feature a 20 % discount on select ciders. Entertainment from 5:30-7:30 as well as local food trucks

Music from Robert Jospe and food from Moe's BBQ Food Truck

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Fun Art Night " Forest In Trees
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Fun Art Night " Forest In Trees

Get your tickets now and reserve your spot to paint with the Valley's #1 Place to be Creative! Tammy will show you stroke by stroke thru the process of creating this awesome painting! You CAN do it! No experience necessary. Fun Guaranteed!

We ask you patronize our venue pARTner *during* the event by purchasing a minimum of 2 items and come prepared to tip the staff. :) Tickets are just $35. All supplies and materials are provided!

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Friday Night Happy Hour Series
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Happy Hour Series

Start your weekend off right with music and drink specials at Castle Hill Cider! we will extend our normal hours of operation until 8pm and feature a 20 % discount on select ciders. Entertainment from 5:30-7:30 as well as local food trucks

Music from Billy & the Backbeats & Two Brothers Southwestern Grill

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Friday Night Happy Hour Series and Cider Release
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Happy Hour Series and Cider Release

Start your weekend off right with music and drink specials at Castle Hill Cider! we will extend our normal hours of operation until 8pm and feature a 20 % discount on select ciders. Entertainment from 5:30-7:30 as well as local food trucks. We will be unveiling our two new Big Pippin flavors( Eldercherry & Prickly Pear and Orange Blossom)

Music from Mike Rosensky and food from Firefly on the Fly

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Friday Night Happy Hour Series
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Happy Hour Series

Start your weekend off right with music and drink specials at Castle Hill Cider! we will extend our normal hours of operation until 8pm and feature a 20 % discount on select ciders. Entertainment from 5:30-7:30 as well as local food trucks

Music from Berto & Vincent Latin Guitar Duo and food from Fire Fly on the Fly Food Truck

 

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Friday Night Happy Hour Series
Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Happy Hour Series

Start your weekend off right with music and drink specials at Castle Hill Cider! we will extend our normal hours of operation until 8pm and feature a 20 % discount on select ciders. Entertainment from 5:30-7:30 as well as local food trucks

Music from Jon Spears Band and food from Moe's BBQ

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Sunset Series with Yonder Phonics & Two Brothers Southwestern Grill
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sunset Series with Yonder Phonics & Two Brothers Southwestern Grill

Join us as we continue our Sunset Series (1st & 3rd Thursdays, May to August, from 5 to 8 pm) with music by Yonder Phonics. Groove Music for Yonder People - featuring the unique 'Yonder Sound' - Roots Music w/ elements of Rock, Funk & Jazz. 
YonderPhonics, from Charlottesville VA, features driving rhythms & musical  and food from Two Brothers Southwestern Grill. Music & food sales from 6 to 8 pm.

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Drone Day - MultiGP Racing with River City Racers & CvilleFPV
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Drone Day - MultiGP Racing with River City Racers & CvilleFPV

Spectators of all ages are welcome to this FREE, family friendly event! Richmond's River City Racers and CvilleFPV have joined forces to create a challenging course on Castle Hill's back terrace.  Drone racing is a motorsport type where participants control multi-rotor quadcopters equipped with FPV (first person view) cameras while wearing video goggles showing the live stream camera feed from the drones. The goal is to complete a set course as quickly as possible. Food truck: Flavor

Click here to access the Facebook event page!

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Tasting Room Closing Early!
Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

Tasting Room Closing Early!

In order to accommodate the final and important details for someone's big day, we are closing the Tasting Room early. We ask that you arrive by 3:00 pm at the latest to have time to experience a full tasting and relax in our Tasting Room. We will promptly close at 3:30 pm.

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2018 Virginia Historic Garden Week - Keswick Hunt Country Tour Headquarters
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Virginia Historic Garden Week - Keswick Hunt Country Tour Headquarters

Castle Hill Cider's beautiful barn will serve as the Tour Headquarters. A food truck will be present and the Tasting Room will be open from 11 am to 5 pm.

Visitors will travel historic roads amid scenic vistas through part of picturesque Keswick Hunt country, situated in the Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District. Visitors will have access to five of Albemarle County’s finest private, historic properties, dating back to the Jefferson era. 

Advance Ticket Price: $40 pp, day-of $50 p

Get your tickets & more information at http://www.vagardenweek.org/main/tourdetails?id=364

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Ishan Gala 2nd Annual Egg Hunt
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Ishan Gala 2nd Annual Egg Hunt

Castle Hill Cider will host the Ishan Gala Foundation's Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt, a fundraiser open to their families and the public! The will be crafts and fun activities before the egg hunts; the kids' hunt ($5) begins at 2 pm and the adult hunt ($8) at 3 pm. The adult easter egg hunt will contain prizes, but participants are not guaranteed a prize. Food trucks are to be announced in mid-March. Learn more at http://ishangala.org/egghunt

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Virginia Cycling Beginning Racer Program
Mar
23
2:30 PM14:30

Virginia Cycling Beginning Racer Program

The Virginia Cycling Beginning Racer Program presented by Peaks Coaching Group, and cosponsored by the Charlottesville Racing Club, is a USAC sanctioned series of 5 unique on-the-bike clinics, designed to be enjoyable, inspirational and educational for beginning and intermediate racers, and provide attendees the skills to have safer and more enjoyable bicycle racing experiences. Register at https://www.bikereg.com/37546

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Wassail Party
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Wassail Party

Food, cider, & celebration!

Adult (Drinking) Tickets, Kids, & Adult Non-Drinking Tickets can be purchased in person in the Tasting Room the day of the event!

Cider Club members are eligible to use their 20% discount on ticket purchases. carpe donut will be onsite selling warm donuts, hot chocolate, and coffee for the evening! Everyone should wear appropriate attire, including good shoes, to stay warm and safe for the evening!
 

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Open House & Meet-Up & Music Sunday with Hard Swimmin' Fish
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Open House & Meet-Up & Music Sunday with Hard Swimmin' Fish

Join us for a celebration of Castle Hill Cider during our Open House! Kids' Apple-Focused Activities, Tours at 12 noon and 2 pm, Thanksgiving Bites & Flights (sample food & cider at $10/ticket), and Blue Ridge Pizza will be onsite offering up delicious food options! With music by Hard Swimmin' Fish, from 2 - 4 pm, relax at Castle Hill Cider over a glass of cider, yard games, and picturesque views.

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Kickoff Virginia Cider Week: Tap Takeover
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Kickoff Virginia Cider Week: Tap Takeover

FIREFLY is hosting a Cider Week Kickoff event! There will be at least 10 ciders from 6 cideries across Virginia. Representatives from local cideries will be there to talk about their ciders, and you will have a chance to win free tastings at their cideries, cidery tshirts, and other cider-related merchandise. FIREFLY will also have a cider-centric food menu throughout the week. Plus, local non-alcoholic apple cider, too! FIREFLY is proud to be Charlottesville's most cider-centric restaurant throughout the year, and especially during Cider Week!

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Meet-Up & Music Sunday with Randy Johnston Duo
Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00

Meet-Up & Music Sunday with Randy Johnston Duo

With music by the Randy Johnston Duo, relax at Castle Hill Cider over a glass of cider, yard games, and picturesque views. Groups who book their visit in advance with Kristin Hicks, Marketing Director, will receive a special discount. Contact Kristin at 434.296.0047, ext. 106 or Kristin@castlehillcider.com for more information!

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