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WindFall Cider Fest and Bluegrass

  • Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensberg WA 98926 (map)

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.