Annual May Day Celebration at Sea Cider

For Immediate Release

April 9, 2014 – Victoria, B.C. Spring has arrived at the Sea Cider orchard and with it a host of traditions to welcome the season’s renewal. Mark your calendar! You’re invited to our Annual May Day Celebration on Sunday, May 4th from 11am to 4 pm.

Bring the family! The day’s festivities include traditional Maypole dances, guided tours of the cidery and orchard, food and cider tastings as well as a crafts and activities for kids of all ages. To commemorate May Day, Sea Cider has crafted the Saanich Sunrise Cider Cocktail, and invites you to raise a glass to the return of the sun.

"May Day celebrates the return of the sun and fertility to the soil – all things we eagerly anticipate in the orchard. It’s when we celebrate spring’s renewal and participate in some of the ancient traditions associated with May Day and farming," says Kristen Jordan, owner and cider master. "It’s a time to connect to the land and to nature as we mark the start of the growing season for another year."

Tours of our orchard & Ciderhouse will be conducted by our owner Kristen Jordan. Morris Dancers around the world perform on May Day. The Island Thyme Morris will perform throughout the day at Sea Cider to ensure the sun will shine on the orchard and bring a good harvest. Between their performances, enjoy folk, country, rock and roll, old time, swing and yes, even bluegrass music from the Bowker Creek Band. Guests receive a complimentary glass of sparkling cider or non-alcoholic sparkling apple juice on arrival. Truffles Catering, Food For Thought Catering and The London Chef will serve spring-themed food items made to pair with Sea Cider ciders. Wannawafle will also be baking their famous Waffles! Tickets for food items and additional cider samples can be purchased for $2 each.

Sea Cider’s May Day celebration runs 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, May 4 at 2487 Mt. St. Michael Road. The event is free and open to the public. Cidery tours run every hour on the half hour beginning at 11:30. The scavenger hunt, crafts and other activities begin at 11. Morris dancing performances take place at noon and 2pm. Food and cider tastings are continuous throughout the day.

About Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

Sea Cider is a certified organic cidery and orchard located minutes from downtown Victoria. Situated on 10 acres on the Saanich Peninsula overlooking the Haro Strait, the Ciderhouse is open for tastings and tours year round from 11am – 4 pm. Sea Cider is the perfect venue for large and small weddings and corporate events. Producing award-winning ciders since 2007, Sea Cider is available throughout B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Washington, Oregon and Illinois States.

For more information about the event, or Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse contact: Sara Park, Sales & Marketing Manager, 250-544-4824 ext. 2. sara@seacider.ca

2487 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton, BC, V8M 1T7

www.seacider.ca

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