Boston Residents, are you looking for something to do this weekend? Pour the Core: A Hard Cider Festival is in your city tomorrow at the Flynn Cruiseport Boston. We had the pleasure of attending this event in Baltimore, MD and highly recommend it.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event:
Flynn Cruiseport Boston
April 7, 2018
VIP Hour: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
GA: 2:30PM – 6:00PM
Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries at the home of the American revolution at Boston’s premier hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston. The event will be taking place indoors at Flynn Cruiseport Boston right in the Boston Harbor.
At Pour The Core: Boston, you and your friends will gather at Flynn Cruiseport Boston and be showcased to the finest locally-produced and internationally-sourced ciders. The event will feature local favorites like Downeast Cider and Bantam Cider; best-selling US brands like Woodchuck Hard Cider and Angry Orchard, and a variety of imported ciders and perries from Spain, England and elsewhere, such as Strongbow.
A sell-out is expected so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available. VIP tickets are $60 +tax/fees and general admission (GA) tickets are $45 +tax/fees. Tickets will not be available at the door. GA ticketholders will receive a 5-ounce tasting cup and access to 2-ounce samples of any available cider on the main floor plus free festival seminars. VIP attendees receive a glass tasting cup, exclusive VIP seating area access, special cider tastings, and an additional hour in the event from 1:30-2:30pm, in addition to 2-ounce samples of any available cider. Designated driver (DD) tickets are also available. GA designated driver tickets are $12 +tax/fees but VIP designated drivers are $15 +tax/fees. VIP DD ticketholders receive an extra hour in the event and access to VIP seating. No DD is permitted to drink any alcohol. DDs do not receive a tasting cup but will receive bottled water.
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed into the event. This includes designated drivers who must also be 21 years or older in age. No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without valid photo ID (no exceptions)! Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
Tickets & Sessions:
A SELL-OUT IS EXPECTED so buy your tickets early! Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available.
VIP runs from 1:30pm – 6:00pm and General Admission runs from 2:30pm – 6:00pm.
VIP tickets are $60 +tax/fees each and GA tickets are $45 +tax/fees. VIP DD tickets are $15 +tax/fees and GA DD tickets are $12 +tax/fees. All tickets must be purchased online. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. We have limited the number of attendees to ensure that everyone who purchases a ticket will be able to sample the ciders they want and move around with ease. There will be plenty of water and food available for purchase.
April 7, 2018.
VIP is 1:30pm – 2:30pm. GA is 2:30pm – 6:00pm.
Click here to purchase tickets.
FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: If you purchased your tickets on the event website and are in need of customer service regarding your ticket purchase, please call 1-877-435-9849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance in the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
One Black Falcon Avenue, Terminal 1, South Boston, MA 02201. Click here for directions.
The festival is an indoor/outdoor event with most tasting taking place indoors.
Each general admission ticket includes a souvenir tasting cup and the freedom to enjoy samples from any participating cidermaker. Attendance at event seminars is also included. VIP Admission includes sampling and seminars just like general admission ticketholders but VIP attendees also receive an additional hour of sampling from 1:30pm-2:30pm, receive a tasting cup made of glass, have private seating, and access to special tastings available only in the VIP area. VIP Designated Driver ticketholders receive an extra hour in the event and access to VIP seating compared to GA designated drivers. However, no DD is permitted to drink any alcohol. DDs do not receive a tasting cup but will receive bottled water.
Yes, food is available for purchase. It is not included in the price of admission.
A general admission designated driver ticket is $12.00 and a VIP designated driver ticket is $15.00. All designated drivers receive bottled water but VIP designated drivers are allowed into the event an hour earlier beginning a 1:30pm and have access to the VIP seating area. No designated driver is permitted to sample any alcoholic beverages at the festival. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting cup. Any designated driver who is seen drinking at the festival will be escorted out immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.
YES. No one under 21 will be admitted into the festival. Designated drivers, like everyone else, must show valid photo ID before being admitted into the festival.
No outside food or beverages will be permitted.
There is a 1,700 spot parking garage located across from the venue at 12 Drydock Ave where you can park for a fee. The event producers do not have control over the parking fee.
Yes, the following are hotels in the area. However, neither Pour the Core nor its producers are affiliated with any hotel or offer any discounted room rates. All event participants are responsible for their own lodging. The list below includes lodging options located within a short distance from the venue (other options are located at a further distance). Please make sure to do your research on the form of lodging that you decide on to make sure it is the right fit for you.
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Aloft Boston Seaport
401-403 D Street
Boston, MA 02201
Element Boston Seaport
391-395 D Street
Boston, MA 02210
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
370 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
If you are having problems buying your ticket, please call 1-877-987-6487 to purchase your ticket by phone.
NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets are permitted into the festival.
Smoking is not allowed on Flynn Cruiseport Boston property – this includes vape pens and e-cigs. No smoking inside the venue. No smoking on the pier.
Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible and located on street level. However, the venue does not provide wheelchairs or walkers. Attendees in need of wheelchairs should bring their own.
Starfish Junction Productions is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees, exhibitors, staffers, and guests. Please use common sense and remember that what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to show rules, are subject to search upon entering the event, and are prohibited from bringing in the following items:
· outside alcohol, glass bottles, cans, outside food/beverages, metal water bottles
· weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks, smoke bombs
unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) is prohibited in the venue/under tents. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.
Infants/Children/Strollers…No one under 21 will be admitted. Valid photo ID is required for entry.
No pets are permitted at the event (unless they are service dogs with accredited tags/paperwork)
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.
Yes, bags are subject to search by security. Bags should be limited in size to small handbags/purses.
Yes, groups of 10 or more persons can buy discounted tickets together. Please see the ticket page for additional information.
Yes, seniors (over 55 in age), active military and veterans can purchase a ticket to the event at a discounted rate. Please see the ticket page for additional information.
• 21+ Only. Must show valid photo I.D. for admission. Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
• Don’t drink and drive! Designate a driver!
• Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and, as a ticketholder, you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
• Drink responsibly, know your limits!
• This is a sampling event, 2oz. pours only!
• All attendees must be properly attired.
• We reserve the right to check all bags.
• No pets or persons under 21 years of age allowed.
• No outside food, beverage or glassware permitted.
• You get one souvenir cup for this event. Replacements $5.00 ea. Designated drivers do not receive a cup.
• We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately. You will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in!
• All exits are final. No open alcohol permitted outside the event.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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