Northwest Cider Events

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May 21 4:00 PM

BC Cider Week

Thu, May 21, 2020, 4:00 PM — Sun, May 31, 2020, 11:00 PM Google CalendarICS

Discover NW ciders from the BC interior to the Islands with 4 main festivals bookending the week. Details at BC Cider Week on Facebook.

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Nov 7 12:00 PM

Cider Rite of Spring

Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 12:00 PM — Sat, Apr 11, 2020, 6:00 PM Leftbank Annex (map) Google CalendarICS

Postponed until November 7th, due to the Corona virus. Only the date has changed. Your fav cidermakers will still be there and they’ll certainly need your support.

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Mar 9 8:00 AM

Northwest Cider Symposium 2021

Tue, Mar 9, 2021
8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Greater Tacoma Convention Center (map) Google CalendarICS

The Northwest Cider Association invites you to our first annual NW Cider Symposium on March 9, 2021 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. An event for Northwesterners passionate about making cider. Learn. Ask. Connect. Grow.

March 9, 2021 in Tacoma!

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Apr 7 12:30 PM

Packaging & Shipping Cider

Tue, Apr 7, 2020
12:30 PM — 12:30 PM
Google CalendarICS

Join Vessel Packaging & and Great Little Box Co in learning about packaging and shipping options to help you pivot your cider business model.

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Apr 3 12:30 PM

Innovative Ways to Sell Cider Now

Fri, Apr 3, 2020
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Google CalendarICS

Curb-side sales, home deliveries, and online sales – let’s talk about what you can do NOW to keep selling cider.

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Mar 6 4:00 PM

Swift Cider Taproom Grand Opening!

Fri, Mar 6, 2020
4:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Swift Cider (map) Google CalendarICS


Portland, Oregon – Swift Cider opened their first ever taproom this February and they are inviting the community to celebrate the Grand Opening on Friday March 6 from 4pm to 9pm at 100 NE Farragut Street #101, Portland, Oregon. 

After years as one of Portland’s leading distributed cider producers, Swift’s jump into retail marks a major milestone: “Opening the taproom means drinkers can taste the dozens of seasonal and small-batch barrel-aged ciders that we release in limited quantities each year,” says founder and head cider maker Aidan Currie.  

From their twelve taps, Swift pours a rotating lineup of their own ciders alongside craft beer, wine, guest cider taps, hard seltzer, kombucha, water kefir and CBD soda. “Our local neighborhood, Piedmont, was founded by prohibitionists, so there has historically been a limited number of bars here. We created a community space where you can appreciate great cider and all types of fermented beverages,” says Currie. 

The 500 square foot taproom seats 39 in a warm industrial space notable for its timbers-trussed ceiling, stainless tanks, oak barrels, warm lighting, local art, and greenery. A discreet projector screens local sports while a shuffleboard table and stack of board games invites patrons to play. Plans are in the works to add patio seating by summertime. To complement the drinks, Swift stocks a regular menu of snackable, allergen-friendly bites and plans to run pop-up food nights to showcase their favorite cider pairings. 

During the Grand Opening Party, Swift will run cidery tours and let visitors explore their new digs in the newly renovated General Industry building, which houses a collection of local maker businesses. Their neighbor Happy Mountain Kombucha will also host a showcase of their new space down the hall. A Champagne toast is scheduled for 7pm that will kick off the music and dancing. All ages are welcome. 

Swift Cider launched in 2015 and has grown into a regionally distributed cider brand in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. They have a mission to make exceptional cider with fresh, whole ingredients and inspire playful, creative communities like their namesake the Chapman Swifts. Their ciders have earned significant acclaim at the world’s largest cider competitions with 21 medals, including the Best Medium Cidery of the Year at the Portland International Cider Cup. Their normal taproom hours run Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm.






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Feb 8 1:00 PM

Soundbite Cider’s Winterfest

Sat, Feb 8, 2020
1:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Soundbite Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

Soundbite Cider in Everett, WA is hosting a winter cider & mead fest. There will be winter cider & mead offerings from Soundbite, Celler Ciders, Greenwood Cider, Bellingham Cider Company, Brownrigg Hard Cider, and Aesir Meadery. For more info please visit our facebook page.
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Oct 21 8:00 AM

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 8:00 AM — Fri, Oct 25, 2019, 4:00 PM WSU Mount Vernon NW Rec (map) Google CalendarICS

This five-day course provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by WSU fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials. The course is located at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC.

The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:
– A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
– An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry
– Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis
– Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry
– Experienced guest lecturers
– CINA Certification Exam – Required for advanced modules coming in 2019

To sign up go to

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Oct 5 3:00 PM

Windfall Cider Fest and Roots Music

Sat, Oct 5, 2019
3:00 PM — 9:00 PM
E 8th Ave & N Alder St (map) Google CalendarICS

WindFall is the biggest gathering of craft cider in central Washington. Twelve cider houses and four live Bluegrass-Americana-Folk bands come together in Ellensburg to harvest the tastes and tunes of the season.
It’s a lively and fun benefit event with enough flavors to make the most experienced taster swoon. Nationally touring and local bands light up the stage at the KVEC Western Town to help you and your friends create memories that will last forever.
WindFall is the best new festival around! Don’t miss it!
Food, beer, wine and soft drinks are also available.
Please visit for more information.

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Oct 4 12:00 PM

Newport Cider Festival

Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 12:00 PM — Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 9:00 PM Newport Armory (map) Google CalendarICS

Celebrating the beauty and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, the Cider Festival is a great way to welcome the arrival of fall. Enjoy the work of local artisans, Oregon craft brews,  Pacific Northwest ciders and wine.

Adults: $12.00

Kids 3-12: $8.00

Live Music

Food Trucks

Family Friendly

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Sep 28 11:00 AM

Bauman’s 4th Annual Cider Festival

Sat, Sep 28, 2019, 11:00 AM — Sun, Sep 29, 2019, 4:00 PM Bauman's Farm and Garden (map) Google CalendarICS

What better place to enjoy some of the best ciders in the Northwest, including our own Bauman’s Cider, than at Bauman’s Harvest Festival! The Bauman Family has been growing apples since the farm was first homesteaded in 1895, and Great-grandpa Stephen used to make cider in the old barn for friends and family alike.

Together with our sponsor Capitol Auto Group, we have invited our friends, some of the top local ciders in the Northwest, to join us in our fourth annual Cider Festival. We will all be under one roof….rain or shine…for your tasting and drinking enjoyment! Attendees will be invited to vote for their favorite ciders and afterwards, a people’s choice winner will be crowned!

This Cider Festival event will take place within the Bauman’s Harvest Festival over two days: September 28 & 29, 2019. Cider Festival hours will be from 11 AM to 4 PM each day.

$20 Tasting Fee INCLUDES:
– 8 Tasting Tickets
– a Bauman’s Cider Festival tasting glass
– Harvest Festival general admission ($8 value)

Kids are allowed into the Cider Festival as long as they are accompanied by their parent(s) or adult guardian(s). Must be 21 or older to participate in the Cider Festival

Online ticket sales will be available shortly as will the list of cideries attending. Be sure to reserve the date on your calendar and stay tuned for more info!

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Sep 28 11:30 AM

6th Annual Cider Swig in Gig Harbor!

Sat, Sep 28, 2019
11:30 AM — 4:30 PM
Sehmel Homestead Park (map) Google CalendarICS


The Cider Swig returns to Gig Harbor with dozens of regional ciders to sip, live music and entertainment on two stages, the annual “Battle of the Pie” Contest, apple launching, award winning delectable “curbside cuisine” by area chefs, restaurants and food trucks, the Kids Applet Drop-off Center, and more!

Northwest cidermakers will present over 100 ciders (and related libations). The popular Apple Carnivàle returns – replete with performers, arts and crafts, dancers, an array of carnival games, inflatable obstacle course, sticky wall, face painting, apple launching, demonstrations, and other fun and games.

Ciders presented for sampling in the Cider Garden, sponsored by UPTOWN Gig Harbor, will be for sale under the Cider Tent, so you can take your favorite ciders home to enjoy!

Come Get your Swig On!

Ticket includes: 5 drink tokens, 6 oz. festival glass, and access to all live music and entertainment, food, the Apple Carnivàle Zone, and all other festival activities.

Additional cider tokens are available at festival. ID is required to enter the Cider Garden. Must be 21+ to enter the Cider Garden.

**Each year the Cider Swig brings thousands from around the region to enjoy ciders, great food, live music and family fun. And, each year the Cider Swig sells out! Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.**


This is an accessible family-fun and dog-friendly event. Dogs are required to be on leash and under the control of their owners at all times.

Music: American Idol star and Fox Island native, Ruthie Craft; contemporary rock and a little bit country band Sounds Like Doloreswill get you up a dancin; singer, songwriter, pianist, and Gig Harbor native Maddy Dullum; and accomplished composer and lyricist Kristen Marlo, who’s broad appeal is reflected in the different artists she has opened for including Sara Bareilles, Allen Stone, The Bravery, and Eric Church.

The Applet Center (drop-off and activities), is hosted by GGHF Curious by Nature School in the Volunteer Vern Pavilion. For a small fee, children ages 3 to 12, can play games, create art, and have a blast in a safe, clean environment while you enjoy the Cider Garden and other festival activities.

Cider Swig proceeds support environmental education, restoration and conservation efforts across our greater peninsulas.

For more information call or email us:

  • (253) 514-6338
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Sep 28 10:00 AM

Montana Cider Week 2019

Sat, Sep 28, 2019, 10:00 AM — Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 11:00 PM Montana (map) Google CalendarICS

Explore Montana ciders across the state. Events will include festivals, tap takeovers, cider pairing meals at our fav local restaurants, and much more. Stay tuned.

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Sep 21 12:00 PM

TerpFest NW

Sat, Sep 21, 2019
12:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Cider Riot! (map) Google CalendarICS

TerpFest NW is the first terpene beverage focused festival bring together cider, beer and cannabis culture. Terpenes are responsible for the aromas and flavors we perceive in all of our favorite beverages and flower. The festival features 8 uniquely infused beverages to create a one of a kind drinking experience.

Come taste 4 beers and 4 ciders at an event sure to tantalize your tastebuds with profiles like Jack Herer, Tangie, Golden Pineapple and more!

Brewery/ Terpene pairings are as follows:

Xylem Cider- Jack Herer
Grixsen Brewing- Forbidden Fruit
Swift Cider- Pie Hoe
Rev Nat’s Cider- Grapefruit Romulan
Cider Riot!- Cherry Pie
Coalition Brewing- Golden Pineapple
West Coast Grocery Co.- Black Lime
Base Camp Brewing- Tangie

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Sep 14 4:00 PM


Sat, Sep 14, 2019
4:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Herb's Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

Our first annual Herbsstock is a celebration of two years in production and many more to come! We are shutting down the street in front of the Herb’s Cider tasting room and will have a 21 and up cider garden, live music and food trucks!

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Sep 5 10:00 AM

Washington Cider Week 2019

Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 10:00 AM — Sun, Sep 15, 2019, 11:00 PM Washington (map) Google CalendarICS

Washington Cider Week kicks off on Sept 5 for ten days until Sept 15 kicking off with the Seattle Cider Summit, followed by fun from Seattle to Spokane. The full calendar of events is on its own website at

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Aug 24 4:00 PM

English Cider and Cheese Experience!

Sat, Aug 24, 2019
4:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Stone Circle Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

Four of Oregon’s premiere English West Country cidermakers share their ciders, stories, songs and exhibits, along with an Oregon vs English cheese smackdown. Presented by Stone Circle Cider, Slake Cider, Runcible Cider, and Cider Riot! Taste 2 ciders and 1 perry from legendary producers in England and 2 ciders and 1 perry from each Oregon cidermaker. Tickets include samples of 8 ciders, 4 perries and 4 cheeses. Learn about traditional bittersweet apple varieties, proper cider, and the culture of cider in the English West Country.

Advanced tickets at:

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Aug 17 4:00 PM

5th Annual Sausage and Cider Fest in Covington WA!

Sat, Aug 17, 2019
4:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Covington Community Park (map) Google CalendarICS

The Sausage

Sausage and cider? What’s not to love? You better come hungry because you will get the chance to nosh on delectable sausage and other yummy foods during the Sausage and Cider Fest.

The Cider

Cider-lovers will get to sample dozens of hard ciders from around the Northwest including Finnriver, Pear Up!, Bad Granny and many others! Bringing a non-cider fan with you? Don’t worry, there will be craft beer and wine available.

The Entertainment

Enjoy live musical entertainment and lawn games! Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit back, relax and enjoy the live musical entertainment.

The Benefit

Proceeds will support initiatives of the Covington Kiwanis Club which include: The Eliminate Project, Children’s Cancer Program, Covington Youth Athletics, Community Events and more.

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Jun 15 12:00 PM

Lost Giants Cider 1st Anniversary Celebration!

Sat, Jun 15, 2019
12:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Lost Giants Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

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Apr 26 12:00 PM

BC Cider Week 2019

Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 12:00 PM — Sun, May 5, 2019, 11:00 PM Google CalendarICS

The Northwest Cider Association invites you to celebrate it’s 5th annual British Columbia Cider Week. This week long series of events will take place around the province from Victoria to Kelowna with 5 major festivals where you can meet the makers and sip from the 30 makers across the province!

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Apr 6 12:00 PM

Cider Rite of Spring 2019

Sat, Apr 6, 2019
12:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Leftbank Annex (map) Google CalendarICS

Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in beautifully renovated historic event space, the Leftbank Annex in NE Portland.

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Mar 18 8:00 AM

Cider and Perry Production – A Foundation at Oregon State University

Mon, Mar 18, 2019, 8:00 AM — Fri, Mar 22, 2019, 4:00 PM Oregon State University (map) Google CalendarICS

Learn the fundamental techniques of cider making in Oregon State University’s fermentation labs in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Developed by Peter Mitchell and taught by Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant Professor of Enology at Oregon State University, this course involves hands-on, practical lab work, lectures and cider tasting.

In the five-day workshop, you will receive:

* A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
* An essential grounding in the chemistry and microbiology of cider and perry and its alcohol content
* Practical training in the key skills of cider production and in the main methods of laboratory analysis
* Sensory analysis of hard cider and perry

To learn more and secure your seat, go to

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Mar 11 8:00 AM

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 8:00 AM — Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 4:00 PM Washington State University Mt. Vernon (map) Google CalendarICS

This five-day course provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum is taught by WSU fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

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Feb 9 5:00 PM

Wassail at Western Cider

Sat, Feb 9, 2019
5:00 PM — 11:00 PM
Western Cider (map) Google CalendarICS

On February 9th, Western Cider hosts the seasonal rite of Wassail. The ancient ritual of wassailing apple trees is well known in the cider regions of England. Western Cider is in their second year of bringing their version of Wassail to Montana. Humorous and strange rituals are performed to ward off bad spirits from the orchard and encourage the good spirits to provide a bountiful crop for the following year.

In some traditions, the men of a village went out to the orchards carrying the “wassail bowl” filled with warm cider, to serenade and ridicule the apple trees into producing fruit.

The festivities will include costumed pageantry, singing, theater, and music in their outdoor cider garden. Ken Grinde will produce and direct a small play for this year’s event. Ken has assembled a group of local actors, a choir, and the River City Players to entertain. The first cider from Western’s orchard harvest will be released the night of Wassail. They are also serving a special, hot drink made from a New England style cider they call The Colonial.

Western Cider is encouraging everyone to attend the festivities in “Old World” costumes. They will be hosting several workshops in their tasting room to help prepare you for the festivities including mask, crown, and costume making – in partnership with Zootown Arts Community Center, Farm Hand Farm, and Earth Within Flowers. The Clay Studio of Missoula previously hosted a clay cup making class to equip attendees with an old-style cup to drink out of during the celebration.

You can follow Western Cider’s stories on Instagram and Facebook as they familiarize the community with this ancient celebration. “Since last year, our goal with Wassail has been to bring the community together during a bleak time of year in the hope of a good harvest. We want to partner with artists, performers, and anyone excited to add to Wassail’s participatory nature. It’s a holiday we know Missoula will have fun with once they understand its heritage and concept. It’s the best party in Missoula!” says Matthew LaRubbio, co-owner at Western Cider.

Western Cider is asking that people dress warm and arrive around 5pm on Saturday, February 9th. A suggested entry of $5 is being asked to support the performers. See

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Dec 12 8:00 AM

Exploring Commercial Craft Hard Cider & Perry Production: From orchard to glass

Wed, Dec 12, 2018
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Mountain View Grange (map) Google CalendarICS

Join WSU and OSU Extension for an all-day, exploratory workshop for those interested in orchard-to-glass commercial craft cider and perry production in the Mid- Columbia Gorge region. The event will bring together speakers from OSU and WSU’s cider teams, along with panels of tree fruit growers and cidermakers.

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Nov 17 1:00 PM

Cider Riot’s 2nd Annual Pressing Matters Festival

Sat, Nov 17, 2018
1:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Cider Riot! (map) Google CalendarICS

Pressing Matters, the first Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival in North America returns to Cider Riot!® Saturday, November 17th. Showcasing two-dozen ciders made from traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples and five cask-conditioned ales, Pressing Matters tips its cap to the fermentation traditions of England and France and celebrates the innovation of American cidermakers and brewers.

“One of my favorite quotes about cidermaking is that ‘making cider from eating apples is like trying to make Pinot Noir from Concord grapes,’” says Cider Riot! instigator and cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong. “We’re hosting Pressing Matters to show people how amazing ciders made from bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples such as Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, or Marie Maynard can be.”

The festival runs from one to 8pm Saturday, November 17th, at Cider Riot!’s Pub and Production Facility at 807 NE Couch St, in Portland. The casks of ale will be tapped in the traditional manner with taps driven in with mallet at the festival opening. In addition to the spectacular ciders and ales, there will be a dance performance by the Bridgetown Morris Men at 2pm, and cider apple tasting at 3pm.

All-vinyl DJs follows the festival at 8pm, so bring your dancing shoes.

Children are welcome at the event, and food will be available from No Q’ No Taqueria, Cider Riot!’s resident foodcart. Admission is free, tasting tickets are $3 each. A glass and five tickets is $20, a glass and 12 tickets is $40 day of, $35 in advance, with Early Bird packages for $30 available until October 17th.


Ciders Available:  
Cider Riot!: Porter’s Perfection single varietal, Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill single varietal, Kingston Black single varietal, a French-meets English collaboration with E.Z. Orchards, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider vintages 2015 and 2016 and 2017on draught, 2013, 2014 available in the bottle. Cider Riot! will also be offering two vintages of perry made from traditional perry pears from the famed White Oak Cider Farm in the Ribbon Ridge AVA of Yamhill County.

Guest Ciders from:
Dragon’s Head, Portland Cider Company, Alpenfire Cider, Bull Run Cider,
Carlton Cyderworks,Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, E.Z. Orchards Cidre, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Stone Circle Cider, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider with more to come.

Cask Ales from:             
Machine House, Gigantic, Brewers Union Local 180, Burnside, and Baerlic Brewing

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Oct 13 1:00 PM

WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass

Sat, Oct 13, 2018
1:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Kittitas Valley Event Center (map) Google CalendarICS

Twelve regional cideries plus four live bands gather in Ellensburg on October 13 for a celebration of the season’s bounty and bright colors. There has never been such a grand collection of tunes and taps in central Washington. Each ciderhouse will bring two or three flavors, providing enough variety to make the most experienced taster swoon. Local craft beer, wine, soft drinks and food will be available.

Before the taps open, Bre Ewing (WSU) will be teaching a two hour class on history, theory, practice and tasting cider. Cider School starts at 1:00, space is limited.
Taps open at 3:00, the first band, The W Lovers begins at 3:30, followed by Dodgy Mountain Men, Bootleg Sunshine, and finally, Old Salt Union. The public WindFall closes at 9:00, and is followed by the Golden Apple After Party for VIPs, Sponsors, Volunteers, Ciderhouse staffers and a few special guests. WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass is a benefit for Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit. Please go to for tickets.

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Oct 12 12:00 PM

2nd Annual Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival

Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 12:00 PM — Sun, Oct 14, 2018, 6:00 PM Olympic Peninsula, WA (map) Google CalendarICS


Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival

Fall abundance is celebrated with the second annual Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival, October 12 – 14, 2018. Appreciate the traditions and culture of growing apples and brewing cider with a truly authentic Pacific Northwest, tree-to-glass weekend experience. Attendees are welcome to join for one, two, or all three days of feasting, tasting and celebration. Events take place on the North Eastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in East-Jefferson County – single ticket event or full weekend access tickets may be purchased now at


All events will take place on the North Eastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in East-Jefferson County


October 12-14, 2018


Single event pricing range: $15-$30 – ON SALE NOW

Full access weekend pass: $65 per person

To purchase:


Facebook – appleandciderfest


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Oct 8 8:30 AM

Cider & Perry Production – A Foundation

Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 8:30 AM — Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 3:30 PM Washington State University (map) Google CalendarICS

This five-day course located in Washington’s Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum, originally developed by Peter Mitchell, is taught by fermentation specialist, Bri Ewing, and includes information regarding cider culture, production, science, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:
– A detailed step-by-step guide to cider and perry production
– An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry
– Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis
– Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry

More information available at

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