Cider & Perry Month

May & October are Cider & Perry Month

CAMRA promotes Cider & Perry in May & October.

Unlike real ale production, which can happen at any time of the year, real cider & perry can only be made when the fruit is ripe and is tied to a natural cycle of the apple and pear trees found in orchards around the country.

October is a very active time for cider makers, especially for those who make only a small amount of cider.  Harvest time for cider fruit is roughly from September to November and by October production is in full flow.

May on the other hand is when the orchards bloom and begin producing the fruit which will be harvested in October. It is also when cider and perry produced in the previous year reaches maturity and can start being enjoyed.

CAMRA promotes real cider and perry all year round but May & October, given their relationship to the traditional production cycle are focal points.

  • Cider & Perry Articles

    Learn more about what goes on during our Cider Months with our collection of articles.

    View Cider & Perry Articles

  • Cider & Perry Month Events

    We are now accepting submissions for our Cider Month Events list. This is for cider & perry related events taking place during May or October and submissions are open to all.

    View Cider Month Events

    Submit Your Event

  • Is there a good cider pub near you?

    CAMRA has a Real Cider Sold Here window sticker scheme to promote pubs serving real cider and/or perry.

    Real Cider Pub Near You

  • Order Promotional Material

    Real Cider Sold Here

    Why not order some of our 'Real Cider & Perry Grows on Trees' promotional material?

    See the range and order here