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Sawyer Point will soon host a signature cider event called Rock the Core this Halloween. Read on to see how you can enjoy its 35 beers and ciders, fun games and live music.


Rock the Core is a cider fest brought to Cincinnati by Drink the District that will be held at Sawyer Point on Halloween.Steuart Martens and Dan Kirner launched Drink the District in 2012 while in search of a way to create a pop-up social experience that was affordable, unique and hassle-free. The idea has since grown in several U.S. cities including Washington, D.C., Norfolk, Virginia, Federick, Maryland, Baltimore, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

This year, Drink the District Cincinnati will be hosting a first-of-its-kind cider fest called Rock the Core. The event at Sayer Point is for those who are age 21 and older. It’ll be held this Saturday, on Halloween, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dan O’Keefe of O’Keefe Public Relations says that Kirner and Martens chose Cincinnati as the location for this signature event because of the city’s craft brewery footprint in Over-the-Rhine.

“Cincinnati has such a rich history as a brewery town, dating back to the mid-1800s,” says Martens. “There’s no better way to celebrate than to host Rock the Core at Sawyer Point.”

“Rock the Core promises to bring the orchard to your mug with bottomless pours of hard cider and beer,” says O’Keefe. He adds that local breweries participating in the event including MadTree, Listermann, Christian Moerlein, Fifty West, Mt. Carmel, Bad Tom, Rivertown, Wiedemann and Rhinegeist. There are also regional favorites who will be there such as Magic Hat, Goose Island, Strongbow, Woodchuck and DuClaw.

Some of Cincinnati’s most popular food trucks will also be on hand, including Red Sesame, Alabama Fish Bar, Fat Daddy’s Foodtruck and Cuban Pete’s. DJ Julian will be providing the tunes and games at Rock the Core include giant Jenga, beer pong, corn hole, ladder golf and more.

Tickets for the event are $35 and include admission, unlimited samples of more than 30 ciders and 20 beers, access to Cincinnati’s best food trucks, live music and games. The cost of the ticket does not include food from the trucks.

O’Keefe says those attending the event should wear their Halloween costumes and arrive ready to party.

To learn more about Rock the Core and Drink the District, visit click here.