50 regional (hard) ciders highlight the festival!
Cideries presenting include: Alpenfire, Dragon's Head, Finnriver, Nashi Orchards, ReFinnriver Cidery, Whitewood Cider Co., Dragon's Head Cider, Schilling Cider, Seattle Cider Co., Snowdrift Cider Co., Alpenfire Cider, Tieton Cider Works, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Nashi Orchards, The Methow Valley Ciderhouse (confirmed to date)
The CIDER SWIG stage will have live music all day:
12-1pm: Spare Thyme (twin fiddles)
1-2pm: Lobo Del Mar (Celtic-Bluegrass-Flamenco fusion)
2-3pm: The Early Birds (American folk, rock, soul guitar)
3-4pm: Budapest West (High-energy World fusion)
4-5pm: Billy Farmer (Classic Americana)
Select food pairings by area restaurants ($5 small and $10 large). Cideries will also have available ciders for sale, to take home, during the event.
- $25 advance online (through 9/15)
- $32 at gate (**only 200 "at gate" tickets**).
- $10 designated driver.
Tickets available @ www.ciderswig.eventbrite.com
Advance ticket purchase encouraged. Sales on first come-first-served basis limited to 1,400.
Ticket includes: 5 drink tokens, festival glass, and access to music, food, activities, and more. Additional tokens available at festival. ID required to enter the cider area. Under 21 free entry.
The event is presented by the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation's Parks and Environment Core Area Board.
Proceeds will support environmental conservation and education, and other initiatives of the Foundation’s Parks & Environment CAB, which include maintaining and expanding parks, trails and natural areas of the greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsulas.
50 regional (hard) ciders highlight the festival!
Join us in beautiful Orondo, WA at Orondo Cider Works for a family friendly harvest celebration to include: Food/BBQ, live music, hard cider tasting, bouncy house, orchard tours, hay pyramid, and more!
Event Phone: (509) 784-1029
Facebook Fanpage: www.facebook.com/orondociderworks
2014 marks the inaugural year for the NW CIDERFEST benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Located at Pioneer Square in downtown Portland sample ciders from over 20 different NW vendors, cheese and food pairings, enjoy live music, family fun activities including bobbing for apples, petting zoo and live on-stage contests.
The NW Cider Association and the local chapter of the MDA have partnered to offer this fun filled event celebrating all things autumn.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 503 223 3177.
Business of Making Hard Cider
The Northwest Agriculture Business Center, WSU - Northwest Washington Research& Extension Center, and the Northwest Cider Association will present a one-day cider making business development workshop for new or existing operations. Industry professionals will provide information about production, economics, business plans, risk management and marketing that will provide assistance to both the veteran and the aspiring cider maker. The goal of this workshop is to help maximize cidery business performance.
Classes will include:
- Cidery Investment and Operating Costs
- Buying Apples/Cider from the Producer
Fee: $95. Lunch and guided tasting of local ciders & cheeses included. Class is limited to 40 attendees.
Exact date in December TBA. More details coming soon.
Cider & Perry Production - Principles & Practice
A two-part course, with optional NACM certification*. Part one may be taken separately, with or without the certification. The class is typically held in conjunction with the Introduction to Cider Fruit Orchard Management workshop on a Saturday preceding or following the Cider course. The course is suitable for beginners, new businesses and existing producers (large & small-scale) alike. An additional registration fee of $145.00 is payable for those wishing to enter for the NACM Certification in Cider & Perry Appreciation. This additional fee includes a complimentary copy of the official textbook: Out of the Orchard – Into the Glass.
*NACM certification: Students may opt to receive a certificate in cider production from the National Association of Cider Makers, based in the UK. The NACM Certificate in Cider & Perry Appreciation is the only formal cider industry specific qualification available in the world. Certification can be a useful marketing and promotional tool for the aspiring cider professional. More information about the NABC can be found on their website: http://cideruk.com/nacm
Part 1: An Understanding of Cider & Perry:
Including extensive sensory analysis of cider & perry, this section aims to enable the participant to:
- Develop a broad appreciation of the main types and styles of cider and perry, along with an understanding of the cider industry;
- Gain an outline knowledge and unerstanding of the main principles and practices involved in making cider & perry;
- Explore ways in which to encourage the positive & responsible development of the industry & its products.
Part 2: Practical Production of Cider & Perry:
Including hands-on practical production and laboratory work, this part aims to provide:
- A thorough grounding in the main methods and processes of cider and perry production;
- A wealth of knowledge, insight and technical know-how, drawn from many years of practical experience;
- The skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for the production of quality cider and perry
Peter Mitchell-a highly qualified and internationally recognized expert in cider and perry making and tasting, leads the class. With over 30 years of practical experience, he is a professional trainer, a UK and USA cider competition judge and an award-winning producer in his own right.
- Full course (Part 1 & 2): $999 (includes Orchard Management: Cider Fruit Production class
- Full course with NACM certification*: $1,144
- Part 1 only: $395
- Part 1 with NACM certification*: $540
Class size is limited to 20 attendees. Lunch, beverages, snacks and course materials are included with all options.