EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON-SALE FOR CIDER SUMMIT PORTLAND
Portland’s Largest Cider Tasting Festival Returns to the Pearl for 6th Annual Event
Portland, OR (May 2, 2016) – Cider Summit is pleased to announce that early bird tickets to attend Cider Summit Portland are now on sale. The sixth annual event will be held Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 2016 at Fields Neighborhood Park at NW 10th & Overton in the Pearl District. Cider Summit PDX celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. Cider Summit is presented by World Foods Portland and Bushwhacker Cider.
As in years past, Cider Summit will feature leading cidermakers, including dozens from the Pacific Northwest and ciders from at least five states and five countries. Cidermakers and importers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the tastings poured into the commemorative festival glassware. Several of the cidermakers will be participating in the second annual Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge. These cidermakers will create pilot batch fruit ciders using Oregon Fruit Product’s puree and the attendees will vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event on Saturday.
The event will also feature specially paired food selections that will be available for purchase from vendors including World Foods, Streetcar Bistro and other small bites. There will be a “Dog Lounge” hosted by DoveLewis and Unleashed by Petco which will provide dogs and owners an opportunity to refresh and socialize. Live music on the Jim Miller Festival Stage includes a stellar blues line-up produced in association with event beneficiary, the Cascade Blues Association.
“We are very pleased with the way Portland has embraced our event,” noted event co-founder, Alan Shapiro. “We are expecting over 150 ciders this year – many of them new to the event. We look forward to welcoming both the area’s cider lovers and the cider curious.”
General admission early bird tickets are now on sale for $30 exclusively online at https://cidersummit.boldtypetickets.com/. Beginning June 1, general admission tickets will be $35 in advance online or at selected event sponsor locations and $40 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $45, exclusively online, and include four extra tasting tickets and exclusive early access to the event between 2pm-3pm on Friday. Designated driver tickets will be available for $5 at the door only and include a bottle of water. This event is strictly 21 & over – no exceptions.
For those seeking to utilize public transportation, Cider Summit recommends the Portland Streetcar which stops 1 block from the event entrance. There will also be a complimentary shuttle, courtesy of Rogue and The Green Dragon, with multiple stops in SE Portland. Please visit the event directions page for further information.
Cider Summit is committed to working with several community and non-profit organizations. This year’s event beneficiaries include Cascade Blues Association, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Northwest Cider Association, and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.
For more information please visit CiderSummit.com, facebook.com/CiderSummit or follow us on Twitter @CiderSummit.