The 2018 Lehigh Valley Cider and Wine Festival – an on-field event featuring hard cider and wine tastings from local and regional cideries and wineries – returns to Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The event begins at 12 p.m. and features a pair of four-hour tasting sessions. Last year, a combined total of more than 30 cideries, wineries and food trucks attended, and another exciting lineup is expected in 2018!

Tickets for the event start at just $35 per person for a four-hour tasting session from 12-4 p.m. (Session 1) or 6-10 p.m. (Session 2). VIP tickets are available for $45 include an extra hour of access to either session (11 a.m. for Session 1 and 5 p.m. for Session 2).

From now through Monday, August 27, save $5 on your tickets with a special early bird offer. This offer is only valid for a limited time, so secure your $30 general admission or $40 VIP spots before the offer expires.

Tickets are also available for designated drivers. For just $5, DDs may enter the event with the VIPs and enjoy a five hour session of complimentary soda and access to various food vendors, games and more.

Interested parties are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance as sessions have sold out each year of the event’s existence. Should tickets remain the day of the event, they will be available at the ticket window with for $40 per person ($50 for VIP).

In addition to unlimited cider and wine tastings, the event includes live music, games (including the Great Apple Launch) and the chance to purchase cider and wine by the bottle or case.

Wineries including Sleepy Cat Urban Winery, Vynecrest Vineyard & Winery and Blue Mountain Vineyards and cideries like Angry Orchard, Austin East Ciders and Stella Cidre attended last year’s event.

Stay tuned to CocaColaParkEvents.com and the IronPigs’ social media channels for updated lists of 2018 attendees.

New for 2018: Spirits have been added to the festivities at the Lehigh Valley Cider and Wine Festival with Eight Oaks and Social Still bringing their hand-crafted artisan spirits to Coca-Cola Park.

Parking for the Cider and Wine Festival is free to all attendees. Please note, however, that you must be 21-or-older to attend – no exceptions.