RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- It’s apple-picking season, and that means it's also time to make cider.

Beginning on Friday, 20 Virginia Cider Trail cideries will be hosting events to celebrate the fall season, including several in this area. Events will be taking place through November.

Different apples that are used to make cider ripen at different times, and the process to press and fermenting them runs throughout the fall, much as it does for grapes used to make wine.

“Fall in Virginia is a beautiful and incredibly significant time for our cidery partners,” said Michelle McGrath, executive director of the American Cider Association. “We’re excited to see our Virginia Cider Trail partners celebrate this season and bounty of the commonwealth. We invite Virginians to ask the cideries they visit more about what apples they use in their fermentations.”

Each cidery will post details regarding its specific events.

The American Cider Association launched the digital Virginia Cider Trail on July 6, and it runs through June 25, 2023. More cideries are expected to join the trail throughout the length of the program.

For more information on the Virginia Cider Trail, click here.