A Charlottesville Adventure: Cider Sipping and the Banff Mountain Film Festival

Outdoor adventure, cider sipping and good times await you just down the street from your Charlottesville Virginia bed and breakfast! Visitors to the area the weekend of March 9th - 11th can enjoy an exclusive cider sipping event at Albemarle Cider Works and the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival benefiting the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

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Hosted by the award winning Albemarle Cider Works, a local cidery that produces an eclectic variety of apple cider that dates back to Thomas Jefferson! There are more than 18 different varieties of apples in the region and the ciders produced today would give the Colonial area ciders a good run for the money.
This year's Cider Sipping is sure to be a hit as Albemarle will be introducing two new ciders: Red Hill and Pomme Mary which are guarantee to be cider enthusiast pleasures! The festivities begin on Saturday, March 9th at 3pm and will continue until 5pm. Attendees can enjoy Irish Folk music played by Alex Caton.

The Cider Sipping and Release Party will continue on Sunday, March 10th from 3pm to 5pm and will feature the Irish Folk music of Patrick and Aaron Olwell & Friends. Greenies, a local eatery that specializes in vegetarian dishes and famous for their root veggie sandwich on Naan; will be serving at the Cider Sipping.

The cost of admission is $10 per person and includes a tour of the Cidery, tastings of ciders and apple juices and a souvenir glass.


Albemarle Cider Works
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden Virginia 22959
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The Banff Mountain Film Festival is making its World Tour and one of the stops is Charlottesville, Virginia. This is not your ordinary film festival, but an exhibit of films that display adventure and exploration; mountain sports such as cross country skiing, downhill extreme skiing, mountain climbing and more, as well as mountain environment and culture.
What is so awesome about the Banff World Tour is that all the proceeds go to support the local communities' outdoor programs such as rescue, youth outdoor adventure, conservation, trail maintenance and climbing programs. Attending the Film Festival is a great way to support the Charlottesville community and this years' local recipient of the proceeds is the Shenandoah National Park Trust! Hosted by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports and held at the beautiful Paramount Theater, the two day film festival is sure to bring out the adventurer in everyone.

The Film Festival begins on Sunday, March 10th at 6pm and the films include: Lily Shreds Trailside; Highway Wilding; Wild Bill's Run; Man and Mammoth; Flow Hunters; Denali Experiment; and Ernest.

The films showing on Monday, March 11th begin at 7pm and include: The Gimp Monkeys; 5 Races 5 Continents; Crossing the Ice; Industrial Revolutions; Mountains in Motion: Canadian Rockies; Huck; Reel Rock; and Honnold 3.0.

Admission to the film festival is $15.

The Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia

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