Arizona Mead and Cider Festival

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Pioneer Museum--Arizona Historical Society

2340 North Fort Valley Road

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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The Arizona Mead and Cider Festival is a day of tastings with some of the best cider slingers and mead makers from the Southwest and beyond. Featuring 15+ mead, cider, and sake makers, live music, food trucks, lectures, talks, and more!

The Pioneer Museum is the perfect venue to join hundreds of other mead and cider enthusiasts in the cool pines of Flagstaff. Try your hand at some Viking games. Learn about backyard beekeeping and how to ferment your own mead at home. Grab a bite to eat at a delicious food truck. Listen to great bands while sipping a mead cocktail. Take bottles of your favorite mead and cider home with you.


Arizona Mead Co., Arizona Sake Co., Desert Cider House, Drinking Horn Meadery, Scale and Feather Meadery, Stoic Cider, Superstition Meadery... and more coming soon!

Event Day Schedule:

VIP Doors Open: 12:00PM

General Admission Doors Open: 1:00PM

Awards and Prizes: 4:30PM

Event Ends: 5:00PM

Live Music:

12:30 - 1:30PM: Swing Coco - Acoustic Gypsy Jazz

1:30 - 2:30PM: Slugs from Space - Modern Classical

2:30 - 4:30PM: Melissa Reaves - Grammy Nominated Indie Blues

Classes- included with all tickets!

1:30PM: Mead Homebrewing with Evan Anderson of Drinking Horn Meadery

2:00PM: Cider Homebrewing with Chris Repka, Pomological Fermentation Advocate

2:30PM: Backyard Beekeeping with Dennis Arp of Mountain Top Honey

Viking Games- all are welcome to participate!

1:30PM: Viking Spear Throw - Test your hunting skills on a bale of hay!

2:00PM: The Sheep Toss - 100% vegan! Not a real sheep, but still pretty hefty!

3:00PM: Jomsvikingr - Think marco polo meets pillow-fight! Delightful mayhem!


General Admission: 1pm-5pm

General Admission: $40

Includes 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir tasting glass, free parking, and access to the Pioneer Museum.

SOLD OUT! VIP Admission: 12pm-5pm

VIP Admission: $75

Includes 15 tasting tickets, early access to the event, appetizer pairings, VIP seating area, souvenir tasting glass, full access to the Pioneer Museum, and free parking.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes! You must bring your ID and be 21+ to attend the Mead & Cider Festival.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be plenty of free parking next to the Pioneer Museum at Sechrist School, but why not leave your car at home?

By bus: Take the Mountain Line Route 5 Orange from Downtown Flagstaff to the Pioneer Museum Stop on Fort Valley Road. For more information:

By bike/foot: The Pioneer Museum is just two miles north Downtown Flagstaff. Walk or ride your bike up the all-paved Fort Valley Trail portion of the Flagstaff Urban Trails an Bikeways system. For more information:

Flagstaff is also serviced by Lyft, Uber, and a variety of independent cab companies. Please make good choices and don't drink and drive!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Go ahead, ask us anything! Just email:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! All tickets are at will-call. Just bring yourself and your ID.

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Pioneer Museum--Arizona Historical Society

2340 North Fort Valley Road

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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