Upcoming Events


NYCA 2018 Annual General Meeting

The New York Cider Association's 3rd Annual General Meeting will take place at Finger Lakes Cider House in Interlaken, NY on Monday, February 26th. The meeting will kick off with coffee and pastry at 9 am, will include speakers and lunch, and will conclude at approximately 3 pm.

Please RSVP here before Friday, January 26.

There is no charge to attend the meeting, although cider maker attendance, like participation in our Cider Week festivals, is available only to members in good standing. 

Lodging possibilities will be provided by January 19.

The agenda is in draft form, and will include: 

  • Board Elections - three positions are up for election, more on this in an email directly to members
  • Review of NYCA's 3-Year Strategic Plan including Marketing and Research Objectives, and a recap of 2017 activities
  • Overview of the Research and Marketing Committees' Orchard-Based Cider Dryness Scale, including how to adopt it on your labels
  • Updates from Cornell Hard Cider PWT on the Economics of Cider Apple Orchards in New York State
  • Ag & Markets on the New York Grown & Certified program
  • NYSLA on Brand Label Registration Updates
  • USACM on coordinated response to TTB's Cider Act Rules
  • Pace Food Law Clinic's New York Cider Law 101

...and, as they say, much more (including Good Life Farm's beef stew for lunch!)

Please RSVP here before Friday, January 26.

Cider Week New York

Launched in 2011 as a way to connect influencers in the restaurant and retail world with exciting developments in New York cider, Cider Week festivals offer a variety of dining, educational and promotional events at a diverse group of venues in three key regions: the Finger Lakes, the Hudson Valley and New York City. At participating restaurants, bottle shops, bars and orchards you can celebrate cider in a variety of ways: tastings, food pairings, educational seminars, even orchard and cidery tours where you can see how apples grow, are harvested, and pressed into the juice needed to make craft cider. You can learn more about Cider Week events at each festival’s site:

Hudson Valley — June 8 – 17, 2018
Western New York — August 18 - 26, 2018

Finger Lakes — September 28 - October 7, 2018
New York City — November 2 - 11, 2018

If you produce cider from New York State apples and would like to be a part of official Cider Week NYC Activities, please join NYCA to learn more about our plans for trade and consumer events this fall. If you are an NYC venue interested in hosting a Cider Week event during the fall festival, you can learn more here

If you are a cider producer or distributor representing cider made from apples grown outside of New York State, learn more here