There are festivals for beer and wine, so why not one for hard cider? The folks behind the Hard Core Cider Tour agree and have rounded up dozens of the world’s top hard cider makers for a traveling celebration of the craft that makes stops in San Luis Obispo, Pasadena and Santa Cruz. Boasting unlimited 2-ounce samples of cider, the local leg of the tour features food trucks, music from the Olde Blue Band, and more. It will also raise funds for Life Lab, a garden-based educational program.
INFO: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz. $40/adv, $50/door. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 to find out how you could win four tickets to the event.