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Midsummer Merrymaking: "A Merrier Hour Was Never Wasted There"

  • Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery 104 Eastside Drive Black Mountain, NC, 28711 United States (map)

Join us Saturday, June 17th, as we celebrate the approach of the summer solstice with a day of cider, mead, and merrymaking! Midsummer, or the summer solstice, is vital to our craft as a fertile summer is necessary for the bountiful apple harvest on which we rely to make cider. We honor midsummer with the release of The Basilisk, cider with basil and honey, and some summer-inspired meads as well. Cider sangria will also be available!  We’ll light a fire pit in the evening, make s’mores,  and reflect on the summer’s abundance.

 A spread of cider and mead-based foods will be available in exchange for donations to Friends2Ferals, with whom we work to care for the feral cat population at the Eastside Business Park where Black Mountain Ciderworks + Meadery is located.

 The sun is universally acknowledged as the source of life, fecundity, and fertility. It has been worshipped by all cultures across the earth. This event will bring together myth and legend, offering new and old ways of the celebrating the turning of the season.  We invite you to a celebration of not only the sun and its life-giving energy, but of the life and light within each of us.  Summer-solstice-related costumes, props, and activities are welcome, as are pets (and behaved children are allowed).


Earlier Event: March 17
Zephyrus Cider & Boudica Mead Release
Later Event: August 21
Eclipsing At Ciderworks