Castle Hill @Alexandria Cider Fest
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Castle Hill @Alexandria Cider Fest

Enjoy a selection of ciders from more than 9 Virginia cideries. Ticket includes 8 tastings, a souvenir glass, live music, and fun fall activities. Food trucks available. Additional tasting tickets and special tasting lectures available for purchase onsite. Dress for the weather – this event is outdoors!

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Green Dogs Unleashed‎  6Th Annual GDU Santa Paws and Vendor Extravaganza
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Green Dogs Unleashed‎ 6Th 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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Tilmans Cider Pairing
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Tilmans Cider Pairing

Tilman’s pairs up with Castle Hill Cider as part of the 2018 Cider Week!

We will explore local ciders from Castle Hill, including some of their new releases.

Each cider will be perfectly paired with cheese

6:30: a welcome glass of cider

7:00: The seated tasting begins

Tickets: $30

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Castle Hill Cider @Montpelier Races
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Castle Hill Cider @Montpelier Races

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

When planning your tailgate please consider our sponsors:

11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

PLEASE NO GRILLS OR OPEN FIRES, see below.

Gates Open 9 AM
Terrier Races 10:30 AM
First Post time 12:30 PM

Last Post Time – approximately 4:30 PM

Race Day Activities:

Jack Russell Terrier Races – near the flat track at 10:30 AM

Entries now being accepted for Terrier Races AND Mutts and More. Click here for the Entry Form

Stick Horse Races – pre enter at the Montpelier Tent prior to 11:15. For children 2-11, on the Racecourse in front of the Race Towe

Tailgate Contest – no entry fee, just let the office know prior to race day that you would like to be judged, we need your location 540-672-0014 or email info@montpelierraces.org. Great prizes and lots of fun ! More information can be found on our Race Day Information page and Facebook.

Hat Contest – Always a big hit and right after the second race on the racecourse in front of the Race Tower. Judged on elegance, or best race theme, even a group prize! Sponsored by Dubarry of Ireland. More information can be found on our Race Day Information page.

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Castle Hill @Fire Flour & Fork
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Castle Hill @Fire Flour & Fork

Gather friends and family for this dine-around event as Virginia chefs, brewers and distillers take on rivals from Massachusetts for the title of first (and best) Thanksgiving. Wine and cider from Virginia Wine Board plus Iron Clad Distillery bourbon. Joy Crump of Foode, Will Gilson of Puritan and Co., Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks Q, Velma Johnson of Mama J's, Jason Bullard of Graduate Richmond, Michael Hall of Spoonbread, Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider and Edwards Virginia Ham are just some of the participants. $60 after Sept. 15th. From soup to pie, try samplings from both states. Presented by C.F. Sauer with additional sponsors American Evolution, Virginia Wine Board, Iron Clad Distillery and Hayden Flour Mills. Nonprofit beneficiary: Tricycle Urban Ag.

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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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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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