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Ciders, Meads & Music on Orcas Island, July 23
It’s that time again! For the sixth year in a row, Orcas Island will host its annual Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival on Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Eastsound Village Green in Eastsound, WA – a major fundraiser for its Farm to School Program.
The Orcas Island Festival was one of the first to celebrate Northwest ciders and meads with its first festival in 2010. This year it expects more than 700 visitors sampling ciders and meads from nineteen well-known and new producers offering tastes of 70+ varieties of ciders and meads. Adults 21 and over may enter the tasting tent for as little as $10 that includes admission, tastes and a commemorative tasting glass. Hand-made Orcas Island Growlers and other ciderfest-related items will be on sale as well as bottles of ciders you have tasted for take-home.
Music all day – Orcas Island’s own Dustbunnies; and singer/songwriter from Seattle, Isaiah Dominguez, will be returning to entertain the crowd from the Village Green Stage with musical strains from Celtic to soft rock. The big white tasting tent will be perched alongside the Farmers Market that will be in full swing offering produce, flowers, food and crafts. Restaurants will be pairing ciders with entrees, and other cider-related activities will be occurring on the Island leading up to and during the Festival.